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Product Bulletin No. 1825
End-of-Life for the
Cisco AS5300 Voice Gateway
Addendum in reference to original EOL Notice #1825
Cisco Systems announces the end of life (EOL) of the Cisco AS5300 Voice Gateway. The last day to order—also known as the end-of-sales (EOS) date—for the Cisco AS5300 Voice Gateway will be December 31, 2002. The end-of-support date for the Cisco AS5300 Voice Gateway will be December 31, 2007.EOL Milestones, Definitions, and Calendar
End of life (EOL) refers to all activities revolving around the discontinuation of a product. Table 2 defines terms and timing of EOL milestones announced in this product bulletin.
EOL Product Upgrade Options
The recommended upgrade path for the Cisco AS5300 Voice Gateway is the Cisco AS5350 and AS5400 Series Universal Gateways. The Cisco AS5350 and AS5400 Series support all voice signaling protocols (Media Gateway Control Protocol [MGCP], Session Initiation Protocol [SIP], and H.323) and are true carrier-class gateways capable of providing high-density, high-quality voice as well as a rich set of features. In addition to providing the voice capabilities of the Cisco AS5300 Voice Gateway, the Cisco AS5350 and AS5400 Series Universal Gateways support multiple data, voice, and fax services simultaneously. Table 3 compares the features of the Cisco AS5300 Voice Gateway and the Cisco AS5350 and AS5400 Series products.
Table 4 lists EOL products and identifies alternative products. Using the Cisco Technology Migration Plan, customers can trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. The program allows customers to submit a trade-in order to upgrade their existing equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/. Note All users are required to have their Cisco.com Login ID to use Cisco TMP.
EOL Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why is Cisco replacing the Cisco AS5300 Voice Gateway with universal gateways?
A. The Cisco AS5000 Universal Gateways are superior class products that will better meet the needs of Cisco customers. The Cisco AS5350, AS5400, and AS5400HPX offer many advantages over the Cisco AS5300 Voice Gateway including:
•Up to fives times greater port density
•Higher performance (throughput)
•Larger Cisco IOS® Software feature set
•More redundancy and hot-swap features
•Lower power consumption per port
The Cisco AS5000 Universal Gateways also enable service providers to implement a powerful new network architecture called Cisco Any Service, Any Port (ASAP). Because Cisco ASAP allows service providers to offer both dial and voice at the same time and on the same network, they can generate new revenue while reducing capital investment costs.
The Cisco ASAP architecture includes all of the elements to develop unified networks that provide a combination of services such as wholesale dial, wholesale voice, unified communications, mobile wireless data, prepaid calling, and enhanced voice services.
Q. Are the universal gateways suited for voice-only networks?
A. Absolutely. While the universal gateways are designed to provide both voice and dial, they can also serve as dedicated voice gateways.
Q. Are the universal gateways interoperable and backward compatible with the Cisco AS5300?
Q. What are the memory requirements for the AS5300 Voice Gateway running IOS 12.3 Mainline?
A. Support for the AS5300 Voice Gateway with IOS 12.3 Mainline requires the following memory configuration:
•128 MB DRAM Main Memory
•16 MB System Flash
•8 MB Boot Flash
Table 5 DRAM
DRAM memory upgrades are orderable through March 2004: Product ID Description
128 MB DRAM memory for 5300 USD $1,250.00
Q. Is Fast Step for Access Servers affected by this End of Life announcement?
A. Yes. Fast Step of Access Servers software will be End of Life with the AS5300 Voice Gateway. The last day to order Fast Step will be December 31, 2002. The end of support date for Fast Step will be December 31, 2007.Additional Information
For more information, contact your local Cisco account manager.Disclaimers
•All products are subject to availability.
•All prices, program credits, and their effective period are subject to change without notice.
•Cisco reserves the right to add, change, or discontinue any product, and credit from its price list respectively.