Cisco ONS 15454 Series Multiservice Provisioning Platforms

EOL Alarm Interface Controller Card for Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP

Product Bulletin No., 2055

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement of Alarm
Interface Controller Card for the Cisco ONS 15454
Multiservice Provisioning Platform

Cisco Systems announces the end of life of the Alarm Interface Controller Card (model AIC) for the Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP). The last day to order the AIC card is December 1, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until January 1, 2009. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the AIC card for the Cisco ONS 15454. Table 2 outlines the Cisco product names impacted by this announcement.

Customers are encouraged to begin deployment of an enhanced Alarm Interface Controller (model AIC-I) card for the ONS 15454, which provides the following enhancements:

  • Increased alarm terminations
  • System input voltage monitoring
  • User data channel access

Information about this product can be found at:

Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the AIC card to the AIC-I card for the ONS 15454 MSPP.

Table 1   End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the AIC Card for the Cisco ONS 15454

Milestone Definition Date
End-of-life announcement date

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

February 14, 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.

December 1, 2003

Last shipment date

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

January 1, 2004

End of software maintenance releases 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.

January 1, 2005

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.

January 1, 2005

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.

January 1, 2005

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.

January 1, 2008

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.

January 1, 2009

Table 2   Affected and Replacement Product Part Numbers

End-of-Sales Product Part Number EoS Product Description Replacement Product Part Number

Alarm interface controller card, SONET system



Alarm interface controller card, SONET system (spare)


Product Migration Options

The recommended replacement for the AIC card for the Cisco ONS 15454 is the AIC-I card (Table 3). The AIC-I card includes the following features outlined in Table 3. More details can be found in the data sheet at:

Table 3   Product Comparisons

Feature EoL Product
AIC Card
Replacement Product AIC-I Card
Alarm inputs


Up to 32 (with alarm extension panel)

Alarm outputs


16 (with alarm extension panel)

User data channel access



Shelf input voltage monitoring



Part number



Optional Alarm Expansion Panel


Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (CTMP) 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.

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 End-of-Life Policy, go to: