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APX6000 "AN" End-of-Life announcement

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APX6000 "AN" End-of-Life announcement

Postby sjxts3000 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:28 am

Motorola just announced end-of-support for all APX5000/6000 and SRX2200 "AN" models for December 31, 2021 and end of new feature requests and development for December 31, 2019.

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APX6000 AN - End of Support

Postby firecomm » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:56 am

APX6000 “AN” RADIO MODELS
END-OF-SUPPORT NOTICE

OVERVIEW
In 2016, the APX 6000 family (APX 6000, APX 6000Li, APX 6000XE, APX 5000, and SRX2200) evolved to support newer technologies. These enhancements required a revision in hardware from an “AN” model suffix to a “BN” model suffix.
The purpose of this notification is to inform customers of an end of support of the APX 6000 family AN, or legacy, radio models on December 31, 2019. The APX 6000 family legacy models are no longer orderable. The APX 6000 family can continue to be purchased on the BN, or “Enhanced,” models listed below.

END-OF-SUPPORT DATE:
To align with 5-year support: December 31, 2021 (or while supplies last).

NEW FEATURE REQUEST/DEVELOPMENT:
To conclude December 31, 2019.

REPLACEMENT PRODUCT:
The APX 6000 family BN models are available for order. They offer the same features, functionalities and options as the APX 6000 legacy AN models, but with new features for an evolving customer need.

HARDWARE IMPACT:
Be advised that product repair support of the AN models is dependent on the availability of replacement parts. Motorola will make commercially reasonable efforts to repair products until the end of their respective support dates. Aftermarket product support will be available for the APX 6000 family
AN radio models via commercially reasonable efforts through Customer Fulfillment Centers (CFC).

SOFTWARE IMPACT:
New features and enhancements will no longer be offered on AN models after December 31, 2019. The BN models do not share the same codeplugs as the AN models. There will be no additional new features developed on the AN models after December 31st, 2019.

MODELS/OPTIONS END-OF-SUPPORT
Listed below are the APX 6000/XE/Li models –

H98UCD9PW5AN, H98UCD9PW5_N
H98UCF9PW6AN, H98UCF9PW6_N
H98UCH9PW7AN, H98UCH9PW7_N
H98KGD9PW5AN, H98KGD9PW5_N
H98KGF9PW6AN, H98KGF9PW6_N
H98KGH9PW7AN, H98KGH9PW7_N
H98QDD9PW5AN, H98QDD9PW5_N
H98QDF9PW6AN, H98QDF9PW6_N
H98QDH9PW7AN, H98QDH9PW7_N
H98SDD9PW5AN, H98SDD9PW5_N
H98SDF9PW6AN, H98SDF9PW6_N
H98SDH9PW7AN, H98SDH9PW7_N

Replaced with;

H98UCD9PW5BN
H98UCF9PW6BN
H98UCH9PW7BN
H98KGD9PW5BN
H98KGF9PW6BN
H98KGH9PW7BN
H98QDD9PW5BN
H98QDF9PW6BN
H98QDH9PW7BN
H98SDD9PW5BN
H98SDF9PW6BN
H98SDH9PW7BN

AN versions of the APX5000 and SRX2200 are also being replaced with BN revisions.


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Re: APX6000 AN - End of Support

Postby firecomm » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:57 am

Disregard, I just saw the other post. I started this a few hours ago and just hit send now.

[I combined the threads. -Alex]

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Re: APX6000 "AN" End-of-Life announcement

Postby k4vks » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:22 pm

What's new in the BN/enhanced models?
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Re: APX6000 "AN" End-of-Life announcement

Postby wavetar » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:35 am

k4vks wrote:What's new in the BN/enhanced models?


Since the APX8000 form factor was the same as the AX6000, it made sense from a manufacturing standpoint for Motorola to use the same, newer hardware in both platforms, and firmware limit the APX6000 to a single band. So now it's wi-fi capable, bluetooth 4.0 compatible, and uses the same "adaptive audio engine" as the 8000.
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Re: APX6000 "AN" End-of-Life announcement

Postby k4vks » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:15 am

Makes sense. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: APX6000 "AN" End-of-Life announcement

Postby N4KVE » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:42 pm

So is it safe to assume a new 6000 BN is really a 8000 hardware wise, with only one band enabled? GARY

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Re: APX6000 "AN" End-of-Life announcement

Postby wavetar » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:31 am

N4KVE wrote:So is it safe to assume a new 6000 BN is really a 8000 hardware wise, with only one band enabled? GARY


That is what I said, yes.
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Re: APX6000 "AN" End-of-Life announcement

Postby escomm » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:12 am

wavetar wrote:
N4KVE wrote:So is it safe to assume a new 6000 BN is really a 8000 hardware wise, with only one band enabled? GARY


That is what I said, yes.

Really lends credence to Citron's assertions that Motorola is not helping its customers selling the same hardware with 3 or 4 different names at 6 or 7 different price points

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Re: APX6000 "AN" End-of-Life announcement

Postby WNCradio » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:01 pm

In the July 2017 updated version of the June 2016 bulletin, the end of support date is moved from 2021 to end or 2023.


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