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Cisco 2500 Series Routers

End-of-Sale Announcement for Cisco 2501 and 2514 Routers

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Product Bulletin No. 1564

Last day to order Cisco 2501 and 2514 routers will be April 30, 2002.

Product Number

Replacement Products

Important Dates

Assistance


Product Bulletin No. 1564


End-of-Sale Announcement
for Cisco 2501 and 2514 Routers

Last day to order Cisco 2501 and 2514 routers will be April 30, 2002.

October 31, 2001

Please note: This product bulletin does not affect the Cisco 2509 and 2511 routers.

The Cisco 2501 and 2514 Series routers have enjoyed a long and successful history since their introduction in 1993. As customer requirements for higher performance, advanced security, and multiservice applications have increased, the demand for feature-rich routers has increased as well. Although the Cisco 2501 and 2514 routers deliver reliability and stability, they do not offer the New World services that are essential for customers to fully participate in today's business environment. Therefore, the end of sale (EOS) for these routers will be April 30, 2002.

The following product numbers will not be orderable after April 30, 2002:

Product Number

CISCO2501
CISCO2501-00
CISCO2501-02
CISCO2501-ACLAB
CISCO2501-CH
CISCO2501-DC
CISCO2501-EDU
CISCO2501-RF
CISCO2501-RFB
CISCO2501F
CISCO2514
CISCO2514-00
CISCO2514-02
CISCO2514-88
CISCO2514-A
CISCO2514-ACLAB
CISCO2514-CH
CISCO2514-CH-RF
CISCO2514-DC
CISCO2514-DC-88
CISCO2514-RF
CISCO2514-RFB

Replacement Products

The Cisco 2600 Series routers have long been promoted as the migration path for Cisco 2500 routers. The replacement routers for the Cisco 2501 and 2514 routers are as follows:

EOS Product
Replacement Product

Cisco 2501 Series

Cisco 2610 Series

Cisco 2514 Series

Cisco 2611 Series


The Cisco 2600 Family of routers offers customers many advantages over the Cisco 2500 Series routers, including:

Modular design

High performance

Multiservice voice/data integration

Strong encryption for VPN security

Inter-virtual LAN (VLAN) routing

For more information on the Cisco 2600, please visit the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/rt/2600/prodlit/2600_ov.htm#xtocid156992

Important Dates

End of orderability for the Cisco 2501 and 2514 models:
April 30, 2002

End of hardware support for the Cisco 2501 and 2514 models:
April 30, 2004

End of software support for the Cisco 2501 and 2514 models:
April 30, 2005

Product obsolescence/end of TAC/CA support and RMAs for the Cisco 2501 and 2514 models:
May 1, 2007

Assistance

For further assistance, please contact your customer-service representative.