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Cisco AS5300 Series Universal Gateways

End of Life Announcement for the Cisco AS5300 Voice Gateway

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Product Bulletin No. 1825


Product Bulletin No. 1825


End-of-Life for the

Cisco AS5300 Voice Gateway

Addendum in reference to original EOL Notice #1825

Table 1  Addendum information

Category
Description
 

Addendum date

The date which the addendum was published

July 1, 2003

Effective date

The date which the changes are effective

June 23, 2003

Original Bulletin announcement date

The document date of the original end of sale and end of life of a product to the general public

July 1, 2002

Original Bulletin information

Original Bulletin number and link

Bulletin number 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.

Table 2  Cisco AS5300 Voice Gateway EOL Terms and Milestones

Milestone
Definition
Effective Date

EOL Announcement

Date when a product bulletin is posted on Cisco.com to notify customers, partners, and others of EOL activities.

July 1, 2002

EOS

Date when the EOL products are no longer orderable or visible on Cisco price lists. Service contracts are renewed until the end-of-contract-renewal milestone. Products are supported until the end-of-support milestone.

December 31, 2002

End of production

Date when Cisco Manufacturing no longer builds packages for the EOL products and no longer maintains stock levels. Cisco Customer Advocacy (CA) will maintain stocks to fulfill Return Material Authorization (RMA) needs.

March 31, 2003

End of hardware maintenance

Date when Cisco Development Engineering no longer provides bug fixes to hardware.

December 31, 2004

End of software maintenance

Date when Cisco Development Engineering no longer provides bug fixes to software.

December 31, 2006

End-of-support announcement

Date when a product bulletin is posted on Cisco.com to notify customers of the end-of-support milestone.

July 1, 2006

End of contract renewal

Date when service contracts are no longer renewed.

December 31, 2006

End of support (product becomes obsolete)

Date when the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) no longer supports the product.

December 31, 2007


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 3  Product Comparison Table

 
Cisco AS5300
Voice Gateway
Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateway
Cisco AS5400 Universal Gateway
Cisco AS5400HPX Universal Gateway
Port capacity per chassis

120 voice ports (4 T1/E1s)

216 voice, dial, or universal ports (8 T1s or 7 E1s)

480 voice or universal ports (20 T1 or 16 E1s); 648 dial ports (27 T1s or 21 E1s)

648 voice or universal ports (1 T3, 16 T1/E1s)

Chassis height

2 rack units (RU)

1 RU

2 RU

2 RU

Signaling System 7 (SS7) Signaling Link Terminal (SLT)

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hot-swap capability

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

CPU

150 MHz R4700

250 MHz RM7000

250 MHz RM7000

390 MHz RM7000A

Maximum main memory

128-MB DRAM

512-MB SDRAM

512-MB SDRAM

512-MB SDRAM

Power supply redundancy

Dual

Single

Dual available Q1CY2003

Dual

Dual

Feature card slots

3

7

7

Ingress

T1/E1

T3 or T1/E1

T3 or T1/E1

T3 or T1/E1

Egress

One 10BASE-T, One 100BASE-T

Dual 10/100 Ethernet Ports

Dual 10/100 Ethernet Ports

Dual 10/100 Ethernet Ports


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.

Table 4  EOL Products and Upgrade Options

Cisco AS5300 Configuration or Part Number
Suitable Replacements by Product Number

Two T1/E1 AS5300 with 48/60 voice ports

AS535-2T1-48-AC-V/AS535-2E1-60-AC-V

Quad T1/E1 AS5300 with 96/120 voice ports (AS5300-96-VOIPA/AS5300-120-VOIPA)

AS535-4T1-96-AC-V/AS535-4E1-120-AC-V


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)

Lower latency

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?

A. Yes.

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

MEM-128M-AS53=

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

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Cisco reserves the right to add, change, or discontinue any product, and credit from its price list respectively.