Beijer Electronics life cycle management

Whenever a Beijer Electronics product moves throughout the product life cycle, a product notification containing last-time-buy and/or end-of-life date are published below. Notifications are also published on the product support page.

Actions and notifications

  • Transition from Mature to Limited is typically announced with minimum six months’ notification through a Last-time-buy (LTB) notice.
  • Last date for order will be stated in the LTB notice.
  • Last shipment date normally occurs six months after LTB notice.
  • Transition from Limited to Discontinued is typically announced with minimum six months’ notification through a End-of-Life (EoL) notice.

Beijer Electronics product life cycle policy

Beijer Electronics products are designed for industrial applications with long term compatibility in mind.

Products naturally have a life cycle where each product eventually reaches end-of-life and is therefore discontinued. However, each product's life cycle and its discontinuation will be influenced by a number of factors. Products may be discontinued because of new and improved products, obsolete technology, changing industry standards, lack of component supply, low market demand, etc.

The Product Life Cycle Policy helps our customers foresee the product life cycle which helps them to plan and circumvent problems in their current and future network installations.

Beijer Electronics divides the product life cycle into the following phases: Active, Mature, Limited and Discontinued. Each product passes through these phases during its product life cycle.

Linked to the product life cycle phases, there are three product notifications that describe the respective change of life cycle phase. See picture above.

  • Transfer to Mature
  • Last-time-buy
  • End-of-life

The product notifications will be available on the product support page of the respective product.

New lifecycle stages

Products have to be managed because of new and improved products, obsolete technology, changing industry standards, lack of component supply, low market demands, etc. The Beijer Electronics product life cycle policy will help our customers to foresee the product life cycle and plan accordingly. We will classify all products in either of the life cycle phases: Active, Mature, Limited and Discontinued.

Active phase

A product enters the Active phase when start of sales is announced.

During the Active phase, the product is active and promoted, sold, manufactured, maintained and supported in all aspects. As an Active product, the product is improved and maintained as needed from a hardware, software and documentation perspective. Hardware updates and revisions may be issued, e.g. because of active component obsolescence management. New software versions; including new functionality, cyber security updates and bug corrections will be made available for the product. Beijer Electronics will also maintain certificates and approvals to relevant standards.

During the Active phase, Beijer Electronics offers a full range of services and product support. Standard warranty terms are acknowledged from dispatch date. Additional services such as Repair Services and Technical Support are available.

Transfer to Mature phase takes immediate effect at announcement.

Mature phase

A product enters the Mature phase through a life cycle notification.

During the Mature phase, the product is active and promoted, sold, manufactured, maintained and supported. A product in phase Mature may have a longer delivery time compared to a product in phase Active. As a Mature product, the product will be maintained for critical updates from a hardware, software and documentation perspective. Hardware revisions may be issued, e.g. because of active component obsolescence management.

New software versions normally support products in Mature phase. Some products may be subject to technical limitations meaning that new software versions may include critical cybersecurity updates and high priority bug fixes only.

Beijer Electronics will maintain certificates and approvals to relevant standards.

A product typically enters the Mature phase when a successor is available, uses legacy technology, or when there are changing industry standards. Other reasons for moving a product from Active to Mature may be lack of component supply, low market demand, or similar reasons.

Limited phase

A product enters the Limited phase through a life cycle notification, including a last-time-buy date and last-shipping-date.

During the Limited phase, the product is inactive and generally not available. The product may be available on a case-by-case basis as a spare part. Spare part availability cannot be guaranteed and must be requested to Beijer Electronics Customer Service Center. Potential sales of spare parts are typically subject to longer lead times and minimum order quantities. Special terms and conditions apply. Products in Limited phase are normally not maintained or supported by new software versions and certificates and approvals are normally not updated.

Transfer to Discontinued phase is typically announced with minimum six months’ notice. Unforeseen events may shorten the time of notice.

Discontinued phase

A product enters the phase Discontinued though a life cycle notification, including an end-of-life date.

When the product has entered the Discontinued phase, it is no longer available or maintained.

Support and services cannot be guaranteed. Limited support such as technical support, service and repair may be offered on a case by case basis.

Product information and documentation is available in the Product Support section on the website. The product will be marked as Discontinued.

 

Services from Beijer Electronics
 Active Mature
 Limited  Discontinued

Available for sale


 Yes  Yes    

Available as spare part


     (Yes)  

Standard delivery lead time

 Yes      

Product information online


 Yes  Yes    

Product support information online


 Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes

Product Maintenance


 Yes  Yes  (Yes)  

Certifications and approvals up to date


 Yes  Yes  (Yes)  

Repair


 Yes  Yes  Yes  (Yes)

Technical support


 Yes  Yes  Yes  (Yes)

Standard warranty terms


 Yes  Yes    

3 months warranty


     (Yes)  

(Yes) = on a case by case basis