Good day all,
I am currently building a DMS/MS program. We are developing Lexicon to use throughout the Coast Guard to hopefully build a standard framework. What I am requesting the community possibly help me with is vetting what I have developed. During my DAU training, I have found these terms but as I developed these terms, I have not been able to find the reference.
The terms are below:
OEM End of Production - A part of a larger system that is no longer manufactured by the original manufacturer.
Original manufacturers typically begin issuing updates regarding EOL in year 5. The original manufacturer will no longer be producing or selling this product, but third-party maintenance is available for most products.
End of service life or End of support EOSL / End OEM of Support Date: At this point, the original manufacturer will start to issue EOSL updates. It may also stop issuing support. Now, the product is no longer sold by the manufacturer at all, there will be no more OS updates, and they do not renew support agreements.
Most often occurs sometime after the OEM EOS Date, when the Government is unable to (afford to)
ensure the Product meets Operational Availability (AO), Reliability, or Maintainability requirements;
A determination that the Product can no longer meet Operational, Functional and Non-functional Requirements: Interoperability, Compatibility (Interface), Security, Performance (bandwidth), etc.;
When the Government can no longer to afford to support the Product to meet AO or other Operational Requirements (e.g., RFDS PCBs increased 10x (from $4K to $46K), rendering it unaffordable to sustain).
When the LTB (Life Time Buy) the process for purchasing discontinued Components or Products (i.e., those no longer available from Flextronics, a Component Supplier or any other distribution channel) to span Product Life or Support Life requirements, as applicable, for that Component or Product
Hi Grant! Thanks for using the discussion board to ask us this question. I've taken a preliminary look through some sources and also reached out to some SME's. However, I'm having some trouble finding your email, would you mind reaching out to me directly at [email protected] so I can connect you with some resources? Thanks! -V/R, Alex
Edit to add: I will provide an update with final responses to this post so the forum can benefit.