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Product Bulletin No. 2422
End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for Cisco NM-8AM and NM-16AM Analog Modem Network Modules
Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco® NM-8AM and NM-16AM analog modem network modules. The last day to order the Cisco NM-8AM and NM-16AM is October 13, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until October 13, 2009. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco NM-8AM and NM-16AM.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco NM-8AM-V2 and NM-16AM-V2 analog modem network modules, which provide most of the features of the NM-8AM and NM-16AM plus added support for the 56k dial protocols, V.90 and V.92. Information about this product can be found at:
Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco NM-8AM and NM-16AM to the Cisco NM-8AM-V2 and NM-16AM-V2.
Table 2 Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number Product Description NM-8AM
8-port analog modem network module
16-port analog modem network module
Product Migration Options
The recommended replacement for the Cisco NM-8AM and NM-16AM are the Cisco NM-8AM-V2 and NM-16AM-V2 (Table 3).
The NM-8AM-V2 and NM-16AM-V2 offer the following important advantages over the NM-8AM and NM-16AM:
•Connection speeds up to 56 kilobits per second (kbps) (per International Telecommunication Unit [ITU]-T V.90 specification)
•ITU-T V.92 Quick Connect—V.92 Quick Connect speeds, client-to-server startup, reducing connect time by up to 30 percent.
•ITU-T V.44 compression—V.44 Lempel-Ziv-Jeff-Heath (LZJH) is a new compression standard based on Lempel-Ziv. V.44 LZJH yields better compression rates in almost any data stream than V.42bis.
•Modem Management Technology License (MMTL) now included—The MMTL provides for modem statistics, real-time call-in-progress, monitoring modem activity log, modem hard/soft busy out, and the ability to accomplish modem firmware upgrades. This feature carried an additional charge per port on the NM-8AM and NM-16AM models but is included without additional cost on the NM-8AM-V2 and NM-16AM-V2.
Table 3 Product Comparisons
Cisco End-of-Life Product Name Cisco Replacement Product Name NM-8AM
Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein.
The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the Cisco NM-8AM and NM-16AM through the Cisco Authorized Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units of the Cisco NM-8AM and NM-16AM are available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come-first-serve basis. Information about the refurbished equipment program can be found at:
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