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EoL for Two MIC Cards for Cisco ONS 15327 MSPP

Product Bulletin No. 2102


End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for Two Mechanical Interface Connection Cards for the
Cisco ONS 15327 Multiservice Provisioning Platform


Cisco Systems announces the end of life of the mechanical interface connection (MIC) cards (with part numbers 15327-MIC-A-T and 15327-MIC-B-T) for the Cisco ONS 15327 Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP). The last day to order these MIC cards is October 15, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until October 15, 2008. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco MIC A and B cards. Table 2 outlines the Cisco products and part numbers affected by this announcement.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the newer cards with part numbers 15327-MIC-A-1-T and 15327-MIC-B-1-T. These new MIC cards provide the exact same functions, but provide additional options for DC power connector/input. Read further for details about the new replacement versions and comparison.

Table 1   End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the MIC A and B Cards

Milestone Definition Date
End-of-life announcement date

The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product to the general public is distributed.

April 15, 2003

End-of-sale date

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

October 15, 2003

Last shipment date

The last-possible date that Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers will ship the affected product.

January 15, 2004

End of routine failure analysis date

The last possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.

October 15, 2004

End of new service attachment date

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

October 15, 2004

End of service contract renewal date

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.

October 15, 2007

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.

October 15, 2008

Table 2   Affected and Replacement Product Part Numbers

End-of-Sale Product Part number End-of-Sale Product Description Replacement Product Part Number
15327-MIC-A-T

Electrical Interface—A Side, Tx, 28 DS1s 3 DS3s, ITEMP

15327-MIC-A-1-T

15327-MIC-A-T=

Electrical Interface—A Side, Tx, 28 DS1s 3 DS3s, ITEMP

15327-MIC-A-1-T=

15327-MIC-B-T

Electrical Interface—B Side, Rx, 28 DS1s 3 DS3s, ITEMP

15327-MIC-B-1-T

15327-MIC-B-T=

Electrical Interface—B Side, Rx, 28 DS1s 3 DS3s, ITEMP

15327-MIC-B-1-T=

Product Comparison

The replacement version MIC cards provide the exact same functionality, but provide additional options for DC power input.

The replacement version MIC cards can coexist with previous version MIC cards in the same chassis.

The primary difference between the previous and replacement version MIC cards is the DC power connector plug, which now provides two separate plug options.

The replacement version MIC cards will be available for order by mid-April 2003 and will reach first customer shipment (FCS) in April.

Additional Information

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

For more information about the Cisco ONS 15327, go to:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/optical/ps2001/ps2005/index.html

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

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html