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Cisco SFP Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver Module (GLC-LH-SMD)

Cisco SFP Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver Module (GLC-LH-SMD)
  • Donor or Provider: Cisco
  • Platform: Multiple platforms
  • Format: Hardware
  • Product ID: G-48449
  • Availability: Available

More informations about this product


The GLC-LH-SMD= is a Cisco 1000BASE-LX/LH small form-factor pluggable (SFP) Gigabit Ethernet transceiver. This hot-swappable input/output device plugs into a Gigabit Ethernet port or slot and allows the port to be linked with the network via single-mode or multimode optical fiber.

This donation provides a single transceiver module, part number GLC-LH-SMD=, without any additional equipment.

Benefits for Organizations

If you have experience with fiber optic networks or hire a consultant, you can use this transceiver in combination with other networking equipment to implement a local area network (LAN) fiber optic backbone for your organization. Fiber optic cabling provides greater bandwidth than traditional copper cabling.

Major Capabilities

This model operates on standard single-mode fiber-optic link spans up to 10 km and spans up to 550 m on any multimode fibers. When used over multimode fiber, the transmitter should be coupled through a mode conditioning patch cable.

More information about this product is available on the Cisco website.


Cisco will provide five years of hardware and software service and support ("SMARTnet") for this product.

Obtaining Your Product

TechSoup might request additional information to verify that your organization matches the Cisco philanthropy guidelines. When TechSoup approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email from TechSoup. Cisco will deliver your product within eight weeks. For details, see The Cisco Donation Program page.

System Requirements

  • Operating temperature range: -5 to 70°C (32 to 158°F)
  • Storage temperature range: -40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F)

Rules, Eligibility and Restrictions

  • Quantity: Organizations may place one request for a total of up to $1,500 in administrative fees per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). TechSoup will cancel requests that exceed this limit.
  • Budget: Organizations with total revenue of $10 million or less are eligible for products in this program.
  • Nonprofits only:
    • Products in this program are available only to qualifying nonprofits with 501(c)(3) designation.
    • All Cisco requests are subject to a secondary eligibility review to verify that the organization meets Cisco's philanthropy guidelines. If an organization does not meet these guidelines, Cisco reserves the right to deny a donation request at any time. TechSoup will not process payments for denied requests and will return submitted checks to the organization.
  • Organization types:
    • Eligible: The following organization types are eligible to request products in this program.
      • Organizations that supply money, goods, or services to the poor
      • Job training, counseling, or assistance organizations
      • Organizations that provide rehabilitation to convicts, ex-convicts, alcoholics, drug abusers, or compulsive gamblers
      • Remedial reading and encouragement organizations
      • Low-income housing assistance organizations
      • Health clinics, rural medical facilities, hospice, blood banks
      • Mental health care organizations
      • Organizations that provide aid to persons with disabilities
      • Certain community service organizations that mainly serve the poor
      • Organizations that provide care and housing of children, work to prevent cruelty to children, and combat juvenile delinquency
    • Ineligible: The following organization types are not eligible to request products in this program.
      • Affiliates of a national organization, including the YMCA, Goodwill Industries, and the American Red Cross, that has more than 20 locations, even if those affiliates are considered separate entities and are not funded by the national organization
      • Religious organizations without a secular community designation. A secular designation is defined as an organization separate from the church or religious organization that provides services to people regardless of their religious beliefs and does not propagate a belief in a specific faith.
      • Foundations, lending organizations, grantmaking organizations, or organizations that provide scholarships or other funding to individuals and other organizations
      • Sports, athletic, recreational, and social activity organizations
      • Youth service organizations, except those that provide basic human needs
      • Camps
      • Non-direct service organizations or referral services
      • Schools, colleges, and related organizations
      • Cultural, historical, and other educational activity organizations
      • Organizations that provide care and housing for the aged, even if previously eligible
      • Publishing, radio and television, film production, discussion, non-scientific study and research, and information giving and opinion organizations
      • Hospitals, fire departments, nursing homes, and ambulatory services
      • Day care centers or child care activities
      • Conservation, environmental, and beautification activity organizations
      • Scientific research organizations
      • Business and professional organizations
      • Farming and related activity organizations
      • Mutual organizations
      • Employee membership benefit organizations
      • Litigation and legal aid organizations
      • Legislative and political activity organizations
      • Civil rights organizations
      • Credit counseling services or financial education
      • Advocacy organizations, including Planned Parenthood organizations
      • Libraries
  • Existing customers: Organizations that have purchased Cisco products within the last three months or that plan to purchase Cisco products in the next three months are not eligible for products in this program.
  • Substitutions: Cisco may substitute functionally equivalent products in a request.
  • Territories: Organizations in U.S. territories may not request products in this program.
  • Terms of service: Organizations that request Cisco products must agree to any applicable terms of service.
  • Cisco products only: Cisco requests may not include non-Cisco products. Organizations must request products from other programs separately so they are not subject to the Cisco processing delay.
  • Anti-discrimination policy: Organizations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background are not eligible to participate in this program. Organizations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive products in this program.
  • Case study: Recipient organizations must be willing and able to provide information to Cisco for the purposes of creating a case study or testimonial on this program.
  • Product distribution:
    • Products will be distributed under this program to qualifying organizations only, not to individuals.
    • Recipient organizations may not transfer or resell Cisco products.