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Product Bulletin, No. 1954
End-of-Sales and Support Announcement
Cisco Subscriber Registration Center 1.0
This announcement does NOT apply to CSRC Device Provisioning Registrar or Cisco Broadband Provisioning Registrar products.
As part of Cisco's hardware sales enablement strategy, Cisco has aggressively delivered network management solutions that span the service provider market. Cisco Subscriber Registration Center (CSRC) 1.0, released in July 1999, was the first subscriber provisioning product to target the service provider space designed to automate the provisioning of high speed data services to cable subscribers. Cisco Broadband Provisioning Registrar (BPR) has replaced this earlier version provisioning application, providing much higher scalability and performance while enabling the provisioning of new devices and technologies. With the successful introduction and acceptance of this new BPR device provisioning platform, Cisco is announcing the end of sale and support of the CSRC 1.0.x offering. Core functionality provided by CSRC has been replaced with this new BPR product.
CSRC 1.0 had been Cisco's major product for cable subscriber device provisioning. Cisco BPR now provides the core provisioning functionality found in CSRC 1.0, but additionally provides a provisioning API, an embedded datastore, redundant caching of device information, support for Voice and ETTx provisioning, and a decentralized architecture. Sales of the CSRC 1.0 product were discontinued in April 2001. Support has continued for existing customers with the CSRC 1.0 product during the transition period. However, with the release of Device Provisioning Registrar (DPR) in April 2001 and BPR in March 2002, periodic updates and enhancements to CSRC 1.0 were discontinued. Cisco recommends that customers make new network management investments in the BPR product, and has provided an upgrade and promotional path to assist customers in acquiring the BPR provisioning applications.
Sites currently running CSRC 1.0x should plan for that transition as soon as possible. Cisco's technical support (TAC) and Cisco Connection Online (CCO) information will continue for CSRC 1.0 through its full transition period ending on January 1, 2003. For more information on the specific support of the CSRC 1.0x to BPR transition, contact your Cisco account team or BPR Product Manager.
The following table provides the CSRC 1.0 end-of-support schedule.
Milestone Target Date End of sale for nonupgrade and exchange part numbers
April 30, 2001
End of sale for CSRC 1.0x SAS contracts
April 30, 2001
End of maintenance
December 31, 2002
Last day of TAC support
December 31, 2002
The following table provides the list of all CSRC 1.0 part numbers impacted by this End-of-Support announcement.
Replacement Product Overview
Cisco BPR is a highly scalable, high performance provisioning application that offers a decentralized architecture with built-in subscriber device caching and failover capabilities.
Replacement Part Numbers
The following table provides information on replacement part numbers for CSRC 1.0.
Information on the BPR product and upgrade options can be found at: