IBM United States
Withdrawal Announcement 903-206
October 14, 2003

Software withdrawal: IBM WebSphere Transcoding Publisher V4 for Multiplatforms

 ENUS903-206.PDF (7KB)


Effective January 14, 2004, IBM will withdraw from marketing WebSphere® Transcoding Publisher V4 for Multiplatforms and the following associated part numbers licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA).

Description                       number
Passport Advantage(R)
LIC + SW MAINT 12 months          D5BHVLL
TRD to WTP LIC + SW               D5BHXLL
 MAINT 12 months
Media Pack Multilanguage          BM000LL
Media Pack Japanese               BM001JA
Non-Passport Advantage
Program Pack Multilanguage        45P7365
Program Pack Multilanguage        29P4188
Program Pack Japanese             29P4189

On or after January 14, 2004, you can no longer obtain this program directly from IBM. You can obtain this program on an as-available basis through IBM authorized remarketers.

Transcoding functionality is available in other selected IBM products that are available for purchase. These include WebSphere Everyplace™ Access, WebSphere Portal, and WebSphere Everyplace Server — Service Provider Edition. For more information about IBM products that offer transcoding capabilities, contact an IBM Pervasive Computing specialist.

Replacement product information: There is no replacement product for WebSphere Transcoding Publisher V4.

Reference information

To review the original announcement of WebSphere Transcoding Publisher V4 and other announcements that have affected this product, refer to:

  • Software Announcement 201-235 , dated August 21, 2001.
  • Software Announcement 903-030 , dated February 11, 2003.
  • Software Announcement 903-091 , dated May 13, 2003.
  • Software Announcement 203-205 , dated August 19, 2003.

For additional information about WebSphere Transcoding Publisher V4 and other WebSphere products that contain transcoding capabilities, contact your IBM representative or an authorized Business Partner, or visit the IBM Pervasive Computing Division Web site at:

Basic warranty service for WebSphere Transcoding Publisher V4 remains available until April 30, 2005. Refer to the Software License Agreement (SLA) Web site for information about warranty services:


Everyplace is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
WebSphere and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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