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Cisco Aironet 350 Series

Cisco Aironet 350 Series Access Point EOL Announcement

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Product Bulletin No. 2112

Addendum in reference to original EOL Notice #2112

Product Migration Options

Additional Information


Product Bulletin No. 2112


End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement
for the Cisco Aironet 350 Series Access Points
and Site Survey Kits

Addendum in reference to original EOL Notice #2112

Addendum date

The date which the addendum was published.

May 12, 2003

Effective date

The date which the change are effective.

May 12, 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.

April 14, 2003

Original bulletin information

Original Bulletin Number and link.

#2112

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps458/prod_eol_notice09186a00801613bf.html


Cisco Systems announces the end of life of the Cisco Aironet® 350 Series Rugged and Captured Antenna access points and site survey kits. The last day to order these products is October 31, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until October 31, 2008. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco 350 Series access points. Table 2 lists the product part numbers included in this end-of-sale announcement.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Aironet 1100 and 1200 series access points, which provide greater investment protection as well as a superset of functionality relative to their Cisco Aironet 350 Series predecessors. Information about these products can be found at www.cisco.com/go/aironet. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco Aironet 350 Series access points to the Cisco Aironet 1100 and 1200 series access points.

Table 1  End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Aironet 350 Series Access Points and Site Survey Kits 

Milestone
Definition
Date
End-of-life announcement date

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

April 14, 2003

End-of-sale date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale.

October 31, 2003

Last shipment date

The last possible date that Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers will ship the affected product.

December 31, 2003

End of Routine failure analysis date

The last possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.

October 31, 2004

End of new service attachment date

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

October 31, 2004

End of service contract renewal date

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.

July 31, 2008

Last date of support

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

October 31, 2008


Table 2  Product Part Numbers

End-of-sales product part number
Product Description
AIR-AP352E2R-A-K9

802.11b 100 mW AP w/Line Pwr, Dual RP-TNC, FCC Configuration

AIR-AP352E2R-E-K9

802.11b 100 mW AP w/Line Pwr, Dual RP-TNC, ETSI Configuration

AIR-AP352E2R-J-K9

802.11b 100 mW AP w/Line Pwr, Dual RP-TNC, TELEC Configuration

AIR-AP352E2C

802.11b 100 mW AP w/Line Pwr, Captured Antennas

*AIR-SSI350-A-K9

802.11 In-Building Site Survey Kit, FCC Configuration

*AIR-SSI350-E-K9

802.11b In-Building Site Survey Kit, ETSI Configuration

*AIR-SSI350-J-K9

802.11b In-Building Site Survey Kit, TELEC Configuration


*Added on 5/12/03

Product Migration Options

The recommended replacement for the Cisco Aironet 350 Series Access Point with Captured Antennas is the Cisco Aironet 1100 Series Access Point. The recommended replacement product for the Cisco Aironet 350 Series Rugged Access Point is the Cisco Aironet 1200 Series Access Point.

The recommended replacements for the Site Survey Kits is the individual purchase of components. To replace the AIR-AP352E2R (Qty.2), which is included with each kit, Cisco Aironet 1100 or 1200 Series Access Points should be considered. The antennas and PCM card, which comprise the rest of the kit, are still available as separate purchases:

AIR-PCM352 (Qty. 2)—350 Series 11 Mbps PC Card Adapter with Integrated Antenna

AIR-ANT4941 (Qty. 4)—2.2 dBi Dipole Antenna (Standard Rubber Duck)

AIR-ANT5959 (Qty. 2)—2 dBi Diversity Omni-directional Ceiling Mount Antenna

AIR-ANT2012 (Qty. 2)—6.5 dBi Diversity Patch Wall Mount Antenna

Table 3  Product Comparisons

Cisco 350 Series Access Points
Cisco 1100 and 1200 Series Access Points
802.11b only, not upgradable

1100 Series is upgradable from 802.11b to 802.11g, 1200 Series is upgradable from 802.11b to 802.11g and accepts an additional 802.11a radio.

Only rugged version is UL2043 certified and plenum ratable

Both 1100 and 1200 series access points are UL2043 certified and plenum ratable.

Processor and memory platform support base Cisco IOS® feature set

Increased processing power and memory support future advanced Cisco IOS software-based access point capabilities.

Component part issues result in long lead times

Both 1100 and 1200 series access points are in general availability.


Please be advised that although the Cisco Aironet 350 Series access points will soon reach their end of sale, Cisco will continue to provide free field firmware upgrades for these devices. A utility that will enable end users to upgrade 350 Series access points from their current VxWorks operating system to Cisco IOS Software is planned for release in the third quarter of calendar year 2003. After upgrading the Cisco Aironet 350 Series Access Points to Cisco IOS Software, customers can continue to increase the value of their Cisco 350 Series access points with the features provided by these Cisco IOS firmware upgrades.

Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/. The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.

Additional Information

For more information about Cisco products, please contact your Cisco account manager and/or Cisco Channel Partner.

For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html