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End of Sales: PA-T3 and PA 2T3

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Product Bulletin No. 1711

Substitute Products

Support Programs

Appendix A: End-of-Life Schedule


Product Bulletin No. 1711


End of Sales: PA-T3 and PA 2T3

Cisco Systems is announcing the end of sale (EOS) for the PA-T3 and PA-2T3. These port adapters are shared among the Cisco 7100, Cisco 7200, Cisco 7400, Cisco 7500 and Cisco uBR7246VXR Series routers. The PA-T3 and PA-2T3 will be orderable until September 22, 2002.

Table 1  Products Reaching End of Sale

Product ID
Description
EOS Effective Date
PA-T3

1 Port T3 Serial Port Adapter with T3 DSUs

September 22, 2002

PA-T3=

1 Port T3 Serial Port Adapter with T3 DSUs (Spare)

September 22, 2002

PA-2T3

2 Port T3 Serial Port Adapter with T3 DSUs

September 22, 2002

PA-2T3=

2 Port T3 Serial Port Adapter with T3 DSUs (Spare)

September 22, 2002


Substitute Products

Customers looking for a T3 serial port adapter may purchase the enhanced PA-T3+ and PA-2T3+. The PA-T3+ and PA-2T3+ provide the same functionality as the PA-T3 and PA-2T3. In addition the enhanced PA-T3+ and the PA-2T3+ support Kentrox substrate and scramble mode.

Product ID
Description
PA-T3+
1 Port T3 Serial Port Adapter Enhanced
PA-T3+=
1 Port T3 Serial Port Adapter Enhanced (Spare)
PA-2T3+
2 Port T3 Serial Port Adapter Enhanced
PA-2T3+=
2 Port T3 Serial Port Adapter Enhanced (Spare)

Support Programs

End of sales refers to the time when certain products are no longer available for new purchases. It does not apply to the service and support programs for those products. Cisco will continue to support the PA-T3 and PA-2T3 after EOS through the SMARTnet™ and Comprehensive Maintenance programs. Customers with either of these service contracts are entitled to free software updates, 24-hour phone support through the Technical Assistance Center, and advance replaced hardware for repairs. Comprehensive Maintenance customers also receive onsite service. Customers who do not have a maintenance contract can purchase software updates and hardware repair services from Cisco to meet specific requirements rather than full-service coverage. Cisco is committed to providing software support for a minimum of two years and providing hardware support for a period of five years after the EOS date. Appendix A has a complete list of various dates associated with the end-of-life process.

Appendix A: End-of-Life Schedule

Table 2  PA-T3 and PA-2T3 End-of-Life Schedule

End-of-Sale Announcement

March 22, 2002

End of Sale for PA-T3 and PA-2T3 (See Table 1)

September 22, 2002
This product will no longer be orderable after the date specified.

End of Shipment, PA-T3 and PA-2T3 (See Table 1)

October 22, 2002
(depending on size of final orders and resultant lead times)

End of Software Maintenance

September 22, 2004

End of Hardware Maintenance

September 22, 2007
After September 22, 2006, no hardware repairs or exchanges will be available for the PA-T3 and PA-2T3.