Gigabit Ethernet converter. An interface module used by gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel to convert the serial electrical signals to the transmission medium's physical layer signalling, which is typically optical. GBIC modules can be hot-swapped and contain ID and system information that a switch or router can use to determine the network device's capabilities. Different GBICs handle different types of fiber cable. See 1000BASE-LX/LH, 1000BASE-SX, and 1000BASE-ZX.
(Gigabit Interface Connector) The physical connection to Gigabit Ethernet media.
Gigabit Interface converter, these devices can be obtained in copper DB9, HSSDC and Fibre Optic type connection. GBICS are hot swappable allowing re-configuration to take place on a live system with no down time
a hot-swappable input/output device that plugs into a supervisor engine or Gigabit Ethernet module, linking the module with the fiber-optic network or copper network
Gigabit Interface Converter; a Fibre Channel optical or copper transceiver that is easily swapped to offer a flexible choice of copper or fiber optic media. An optical GBIC supports both shortwave and longwave optical transmission, an important criteria when trying to go the distance.
Gigabit Interface Converter. A hot-swappable input/output device that plugs into a Gigabit Ethernet port to link the port with the fiber optic network.
Gigabit Interface Converter a transceiver that converts serial electric signals to serial optical signals and vice versa. In networking, a GBIC is used to interface a fiber optic system with an Ethernet system, such as Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet. A GBIC allows designers to design one type of device that can be adapted for either optical or copper applications. GBICs also are hot-swappable, which adds to the ease of upgrading electro-optical communication networks.
Gigabit Interface Converter - An optical transceiver (transmitter and receiver) housed in a small (30 mm x 65 mm), hot-pluggable, subenclosure. A GBIC converts electric currents (digital highs and lows) to optical signals and optical signals to digital electric currents.
An acronym for GigaBit Interface Converter, an interface module which converts the light stream from a fibre channel cable into electronic signals for use by a network interface card
A type of hot-swappable, standards-based transceiver used with switches. It converts electrical signals to optical signals and vice versa, and it is usually used for connections on or to the backbone.
GigaBit Interface Converter:- an interface module which converts the light stream from a fibre channel cable into electronic signals for use by the network interface card. Fibre channel GBIC's
A GBIC is a standard for transceivers, commonly used with Gigabit Ethernet and fibre channel. The name is an acronym for "gigabit interface converter". By offering a standard, hot swappable electrical interface, one gigabit ethernet port can support a wide range of physical media, from copper to long-wave single-mode optical fiber, at lengths of hundreds of kilometers.