This Product Bulletin serves as the formal notification of the End of Sales (EoS), End of Engineering, and End of Life (EoL) for the Cisco 1601-R, Cisco 1602-R, Cisco 1603-R, Cisco 1604-R, and Cisco 1605-R routers. The replacement products are the Cisco 1700 series routers that offer modular design, higher performance, and additional services including 3DES VPN, firewall, voice, and DSL broadband. For data and security services, the Cisco 1721 with optional WAN interface cards is a direct substitute for the Cisco 1600-R routers. For voice solutions, the Cisco 1751 and 1760 support data and voice integration with analog and digital voice support. The Cisco 1760 also offers 19-inch rack-mount access solutions. For additional flexibility and higher performance, the Cisco 2600XM router platform can also be considered as replacement products.
The Cisco 1600 Series router family has been a tremendously successful platform for branch office solutions. As more customers deploy networked-based and Internet applications, they require a routing platform with higher performance and advanced services support for voice, broadband DSL, 3DES VPN with hardware encryption, firewall and Intrusion Detection. The Cisco 1700 Series delivers the solutions to meet these needs. As a result, customers have steadily migrated to the Cisco 1700 Series Routers. Customers who are ordering the Cisco 1600 routers are advised to transition to the Cisco 1700 Series Routers (see Table 1 for Cisco 1600-R and Cisco 1700 feature comparisons). Table 2 lists Cisco 1600-R SKUs affected by the End-of-Sale announcement. Key dates for EOS/EOL are detailed in Table 3. The replacement products are detailed in Table 4.
The following URL provides the Cisco 1600 to 1700 Series Migration Guide (internal/partner/reseller log-in required)
Table 1 Cisco 1600-R Series and Cisco 1700 Series Products Comparison (X' depicts feature is supported).
|Features||Cisco 1600-R||Cisco 1721||Cisco 1751||Cisco 1760|
|Performance increase over Cisco 1600|
|Default memory (Flash/DRAM)|
|Max. Memory (Flash/DRAM)|
|10/100 Fast Ethernet|
|Stateful inspection firewall|
|VLAN (IEEE 802.1Q)|
|Hardware assist wire speed VPN|
|Cisco Easy VPN remote/server|
|Integrated analog modem|
|Auxiliary port (115.2 kbps Async)|
|T1/E1 multiflex VWICs|
|Packetized voice (VoIP, VoFR)|
|Maximum number of analog voice ports|
|Maximum number of digital voice ports|
|19-inch rack-mount chassis|
Table 2 EOS/EOL Products Part Number
Table 3 Key EOS/EOL Dates for Cisco 1600-R Series
|End-of-sales date||February 28, 2003||Last day to place orders|
|Last ship date|
|Last date for hardware support|
|Last date for software support|
|End of service contract renewal|
|Last date for service support|
Table 4 Product Substitution
|EoS Product||Replacement Product|
End-of-Sales (EoS) refers to the time when products are no longer available for new purchases; it does not apply to the service and support programs for those products. Cisco will continue to support the listed products through its SMARTnet and comprehensive maintenance programs. Customers with either of these service contracts are entitled to free software updates, 24-hour phone support through the Technical Assistance Center, and advanced replacement of hardware for repairs. Comprehensive maintenance customers also receive onsite service. Customers who do not have a maintenance contract can purchase software updates and hardware repair services from Cisco to meet specific requirements rather than full-service coverage. Cisco is committed to providing software support for a minimum of two years and providing technical support for a period of five years after the EoS date.