Cisco ONS 15454 Series Multiservice Provisioning Platforms

EOL for StarGazer Modem for the Cisco ONS 15454 SONET MSPP

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Product Bulletin, No. 2316

Product Migration Options

Additional Information

Product Bulletin, No. 2316

Addendum in Reference to Original EOL Notice #2316 for the Cisco ONS 15454 Stargazer LAN Modem

Addendum Date

March 5, 2004

Effective Date

March 5, 2004

Original bulletin Announcement Date

October 8, 2003

Original Bulletin Number


Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-life of the Cisco® ONS 15454 Stargazer 1700 LAN Modem (Stargazer Modem). The last day to order the Cisco Stargazer Modem is September 1, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until September 1, 2008. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco Stargazer Modem

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco 1721 Series Modular Access Router, which provides the same dial-up access capabilities leveraging Cisco's IOS. Information about this product can be found at: Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco Stargazer LAN Modem to the Cisco 1721 Series Modular Access Router.

Table 1  End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Stargazer Modem

End-of-life announcement date

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

October 8, 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.

September 1, 2003

Last shipment date

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead-time.

September 1, 2003

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.

September 1, 2003

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.

September 1, 2003

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.

September 1, 2003

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.

September 1, 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.

September 1, 2008

Table 2  Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Product Description

Pivotal Networking's Stargazer 1700 LAN Modem, 10BASE-T to POTS. Modem allows remote access to ONS 15454 system over dial-up phone line.

Product Migration Options

Note: 03/05/2004—Added Cisco 1700 Series Modular Access Router as a recommended replacement.

The recommended replacement for the Cisco Stargazer LAN Modem is the Cisco 1700 Series Modular Access Router (Table 3). The Cisco 1700, configured with the analog modem option, enables remote dial-up client access over a standard telephone line to the Cisco ONS 15454.

Table 3  Product Comparisons

Cisco Stargazer LAN Modem
Cisco 1700 Series Modular Access Router with Analog Modem Option
Part number


CISCO1721 configured with analog modem option (WIC-1AM or WIC-2AM) and software.

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