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EoS Notification for Analog Modem NM for Japan and Singapore

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Product Bulletin No. 1733

Introduction

Support Programs

Product Substitution

Key Benefits of WIC-1AM and WIC-2AM

End of Life Schedule


Product Bulletin No. 1733


Cisco 2600/3600 Series Analog Modem Network Module for the Japanese and Singapore Markets End-of-Sales Notification

End-of-Sale Announcement for NM-8AM-J and NM-16AM-J

April 8, 2002

Introduction

Cisco announces the End -of -Sale (EoS) for NM-8AM-J and NM-16AM-J (8-port and 16-port analog modem network module for Japan and Singapore) for the Cisco 2600/3600 Series platforms. This announcement does NOT affect the non -J versions of the NM-8AM and NM-16AM. The major reason for this decision is:

The sales volume of the NM-8AM-J and NM-16AM-J over their lifetimes does not

justify their continued support.

The recommended migration path for customers requiring Analog Modem connectivity in Japan and Singapore are the WIC-1AM and WIC-2AM.

The replacement products and support programs are detailed below. For those interfaces already deployed in the field, the standard Cisco support programs remain in effect.

Table 1  NM-8AM-J and NM-16AM-J EoS Schedule

Products Affected
EoS
Announcement Date
Last Order Date
Last Ship Date

NM-8AM-J

NM-16AM-J

April 8, 2002

July 8, 2002

July 22, 2002


Support Programs

End-of-Sale refers to the time when certain 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 NM-8AM-J and NM-16AM-J network module through our 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 hardware support for a period of five years after the EoS date.

Product Substitution

Table 2  Network Module Substitution

End-of-Sale Products
Recommended Replacement Products
Recommended Replacement Platform
Advantages of
Replacement Product

NM-16AM-J

NM-8AM-J

WIC-1AM, WIC-2AM

26xx/36xx

More efficient use of NM resources; does not require a Network Module slot. Expanded protocol support (i.e. V.90).


The minimum Cisco IOS release requirements for the Modem WICs are outlined in Table 3.

Table 3  Minimum Cisco IOS Requirements

WAN Interface Cards
Cisco IOS Software Release Support

WIC-1AM

WIC-2AM

12.2(8)T and above


Key Benefits of WIC-1AM and WIC-2AM

Internal analog modem dialup capability—Internal modems allow simple setup of a remote router. There is no separate external power, no cables, and everything is in one chassis.

Support for speeds up to 56K (V.90 specification)—When dialing out to a digital endpoint, this feature allows users to achieve maximum data transfer rates, equating to faster file transfers, speedier Web access, and faster e-mail downloads.

Cisco IOS Dial Access Software—Cisco IOS Software provides a broad range of features for remote router management and dial backup, including:

Reverse Telnet support for LAN-based dial-out and fax-out

Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Multilink PPP (MLPPP), and Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP)

TACACS+, Radius, and PPP password security

Auto-sensing Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX), Transmission Control Protocol/IP (TCP/IP), AppleTalk Remote Access (ARA), and AppleTalk Control Protocol (ATCP)

The differences between the NM-8AM-J and NM-16AM-J and the WIC-1AM and WIC-2AM modules are outlined in Table 4 below.

Table 4  NM-8AM-J and NM-16AM-J versus WIC-1AM and WIC-2AM Comparison

 
Feature
WIC-1AM
WIC-2AM
NM-8AM-J
NM-16AM-J
Carrier Protocols

Usable on Japan and Singapore PSTN

Yes

Yes

Speeds up to 56k

Yes

No

V.90, 56KFlex

Yes

No

 

V.34, V.32, V.32 turbo, V.32bis, V.23, V.22, V.22bis, V.21, Bell 103, Bell 212A

Yes

Yes

Error-correcting link access protocols

V.42 Link Access Procedure for Modems (LAPM), MNP 2-4

Yes

Yes

Compression protocols

V.42bis (includes MNP-5)

Yes

Yes

Fax protocols

ITU-T V.27ter, ITU-T V.29. ITU-T V.17

Point of Sale (PoS) Configuration support

FAX Class 2

TIA/EIA-592 Class 2.0 and TIA/EIA-592 draft SP- 2388 Class 2 Group III fax transmission, at ITU-T V.33, V.17, V.29, V.27ter, and V.21 modulations

รท

Yes

No

Leased Line Mode

Leased Line Mode

No

Yes


End of Life Schedule

Table 5  NM-8AM-J and NM-16AM-J End-of-Life Schedule

End-of-Sale Announcement
April 8, 2002

End-of-Sale

July 8, 2002. After July 8, 2002, the NM-8AM-J and NM-16AM-J can no longer be ordered

End-of-Shipment

Approximately July 22, 2002 (individual lead times may vary)

End-of Software Maintenance

End of Software maintenance is not being announced at this time

End-of-Hardware Maintenance

July 8, 2007. After July 8, 2007 no hardware repairs or exchanges will be available for the NM-8AM-J and NM-16AM-J


For more detailed technical information on the WIC-1AM and WIC-2AM please see the following urls:

WIC-1AM and WIC-2AM data sheet: http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/rt/2600/prodlit/mwani_ds.htm