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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco 10720 Router 24-Port Fast Ethernet Multimode and Single-Mode FX Interface Modules

Product Migration Options

Additional Information


Product Bulletin No. 2468

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco 10720 Router 24-Port Fast Ethernet Multimode and Single-Mode FX Interface Modules


Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco® 10720 Router 24-Port Fast Ethernet Multimode and Single-Mode FX interface modules with the part numbers listed in Table 2. The last day to order the end-of-life Cisco cards is October 30, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until October 30, 2009. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the end-of-life Cisco cards.

No direct replacement exists for these cards. Another Ethernet module available for the Cisco 10720 Router is the Gigabit Ethernet/Fast Ethernet TX module with the part number shown in Table 3. The Gigabit Ethernet ports on this card can be used in applications requiring Ethernet connectivity over fiber for longer distances. The Gigabit Ethernet ports support Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) optics with reach up to 70 kilometers.

Table 1  End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 10720 Router 24-Port Fast Ethernet Multimode and Single-Mode FX Modules

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 is distributed to the general public.

April 30, 2004

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 30, 2004

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.

January 30, 2005

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.

October 30, 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.

October 30, 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.

October 30, 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.

July 30, 2009

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 30, 2009


Table 2  Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Product Description

10720-FE-FX-MM

24-Port 100-Mbps Ethernet Multimode FX Interface Module with MTRJ connectors—Reach is 2 km

10720-FE-FX-SM

24-Port 100-Mbps Ethernet Single-Mode FX Interface module with MTRJ connectors— Reach is 15 km


Product Migration Options

An alternative to the end-of-life Cisco cards is the Cisco 10720 Router Gigabit Ethernet/Fast Ethernet TX module, as shown in Table 3.

Table 3  Product Comparisons

 
Cisco 10720-GE-FE-TX-B
Cisco 10720-FE-FX-MM and Cisco 10720-FE-FX-SM
Number of Fast Ethernet ports

8

24

Number of Gigabit Ethernet ports

4

None

Fiber-based Ethernet ports

4 GE with SFP

24

Reach of Ethernet ports

GE SFPs support three different optics at 500 m, 10 km, and 70 km reach

Multimode FX card reach is 500 m

Single-mode FX card reach is 15 km


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/

Additional Information

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:

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

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http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice