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BPX-ASI Card End of Life Announcement, No. 875

Cisco Product Number
Description

BPX-ASI-2-T3/C(=)

ASI Card—2 T3 ports

BPX-ASI-2-E3/B(=)

ASI Card—2 E3 ports

BPX-ASI-2-155E(=)

ASI Card—2 OC3 ports


Ordering Information


Product Bulletin - No. 875


BPX-ASI Card End of Life Announcement

Overview

Cisco Systems Multiservice Switching Business Unit (MSSBU) announce the end of life (EOL) for the following BPX® 8600 ATM Service Interface (ASI) cards. The ASI cards are replaced by the BXM cards that implement Stratm technology, enabling the BXM cards to deliver the most advanced ATM switching and traffic management in the industry.

Products

Cisco Product Number
Description

BPX-ASI-2-T3/C(=)

ASI Card—2 T3 ports

BPX-ASI-2-E3/B(=)

ASI Card—2 E3 ports

BPX-ASI-2-155E(=)

ASI Card—2 OC3 ports


Last date to enter orders (end of sale): July 30, 1999
Last date to ship products: February 1, 2000

The above ASI cards will not support new features after Release 9.2. They will, however, continue to be supported by software (can run with new releases of software but will not support new features) until July 2002. The above products will be declared obsolete on July 2004.

Ordering Information

Orders after July 30, 1999 will be automatically transferred over to the new products based on the following matrix:
Old Cisco Product
New Cisco Product

BPX-ASI-2-T3/C(=)

BPX-BXM-T3-8

BPX-ASI-2-E3/B(=)

BPX-BXM-E3-8

BPX-ASI-2-155E(=)

BPX-BXM-155-4


Detailed information regarding the BXM cards is available on the MSSBU Web site and on the Pricing Agent. For more information, contact Pam Kanazawa, product manager, MSSBU at 408 527-0844 or pkanazaw@cisco.com.