Description The GLC-ZX-SMD= is a Cisco 1000BASE-ZX Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) interface converter. This hot-swappable input/output device plugs into a Gigabit Ethernet port or slot and allows the port to link with the network via single-mode optical fiber. This donation provides a single interface converter module, part number GLC-ZX-SMD=, without any additional equipment. Benefits for Organizations If you have experience with fiber optic networks or hire a consultant, you can use this interface converter 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 70 km long. When using shorter distances of single-mode fiber, it might be necessary to insert an inline optical attenuator in the link to avoid overloading the receiver. More information about this product is available on the Cisco website. Support 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.