Cisco Universal Broadband Router Line Cards

Recall of Cable Line Cards with BNC Connectors

Product Bulletin No. 2082

Recall of the Cisco Universal Broadband Router Cable Line Card Outfitted with BNC Connectors

Cisco Systems is formally announcing the recall of Cisco Universal Broadband Router (uBR) cable line cards outfitted with BNC connectors. Cisco recalled this line card, effective February 14, 2003. Last date of support is May 12, 2003.

Table 1 lists milestone dates. Table 2 identifies impacted part numbers.

Customers who purchased this line card are offered a full refund or exchange for an identical line card with F connectors. Cisco commits to working with customers who have deployed line cards with BNC connectors in a production environment to identify the best migration plan on a case-by-case basis as needed. For customers who cannot deploy cards with F connectors, Cisco offers a full refund, provided previously purchased BNC connectors-based line cards are returned to Cisco no later than May 12, 2003.

Table 1   Recall Milestones



Effective Date

Recall Announcement

The document date of notice to the general public

March 24, 2003

Recall Date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale

February 14, 2003

End of Software Maintenance Release Date

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software

February 14, 2003

Last Date of Support

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

May 12, 2003

Table 2  

Cisco uBR7246VXR Cable Line Card Part Number

Cisco uBR10012 Cable Line Card Part Number

UBR-MC28C-BNC (option)

UBR10-LCP2-MC28C-B (option)

UBR-MC28C-BNC (spare)

UBR10-LCP2-MC28C-B (spare)

Impacted Part Numbers

Product Migration Options

Cisco Systems offers the "F" connectors-based uBR cable line card as a replacement product for the BNC connectors-based line card. The F connector-based line card has identical density, function, and performance. The only significant difference between the two types of cards is whether F connectors or BNC connectors are used to connect to coaxial cables. Table 3 recommends the migration products.

Table 3  

Current Product Part Numbers

Replacement Product Part Numbers









Migration Options

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:

The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a user ID.

For more information about Cisco products, please contact your Cisco account manager and/or Cisco Channel Partner.

For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to