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Product Bulletin, No. 2450
End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the 4-Port Analog Conventional PCI and T1 Voice Integration Cards for Cisco Unity Software
Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the 4-port analog Conventional PCI (part number UNITY-D/41EPCI ) and T1 (part number UNITY-D/240PCI-T1) voice integration cards for use with Cisco Unity™ software. The last day to order these cards is September 25, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until September 25, 2009. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the end-of-life cards. Table 2 lists the product numbers affected by this announcement. Only the 4-port analog voice interface cards listed in Table 2 are affected by this announcement. Other 4-port cards (Universal PCI form factor) are still available from Cisco Systems.
New customers and customers currently using the 4-port Conventional Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) card who want to increase the number of ports on their system should use either 4-port or 12-port analog cards in a Universal PCI form factor. Information about these voice cards and other methods of integrating Cisco Unity software with a legacy private branch exchange (PBX) is at:
Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the end-of-life cards to the recommended replacement cards.
Product Migration Options
The 4-port analog Conventional PCI voice card (UNITY-D/41EPCI) was used in North America and Western Europe for Cisco Unity integrations with a variety of legacy PBXs. This card plugs into an available PCI slot on a Cisco Unity server and provides an analog connection to the legacy PBX. Deployments requiring analog integrations between Cisco Unity software and a legacy PBX should use the newer Universal PCI form factor voice cards, which are available in both North American and Western European variants. There is no direct replacement for a 4-port analog card in the older, non-Universal (Conventional 5 VDC PCI) form factor.
The T1 voice card (UNITY-D/240PCI-T1) plugs into an available PCI slot on a Cisco Unity server and was used for serial integrations with a variety of PBXs that support analog T1 connectivity for Cisco Unity software. There is no direct replacement for a T1 voice card qualified for use with Cisco Unity software. Additional analog (4-port or 12-port) serial or digital integrations between Cisco Unity software and some of the PBXs listed below may be possible, but are not yet fully tested and qualified. Contact your Cisco account team representative for information about the Cisco Systems "Out of Box" qualification process.
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.
For PBX integrations where a direct replacement for the listed voice cards does not exist, other analog, serial, or digital integrations may be possible but are not fully tested or qualified. The Cisco Systems "Out of Box" qualification process allows customers, with the support of their Cisco Account Team and Cisco, to complete the field testing and qualification of various PBX integrations. Requests for Out of Box testing are handled on a case-by-case basis. Contact your Cisco Account Team for more information about this process.
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