Small Form Pluggable (SFP) Package
These transceivers use the industry-standard Small Form Pluggable (SFP) package. They slide into the mini GBIC slot of the Gigabit device. They provide the necessary signal amplification for data to be transmitted to the network cable from the port, and vice versa, for the port to receive data from the network cable.
All D-Link Mini GBIC transceivers are hot-swappable. You can remove or replace the GBIC transceiver with the system powered on. This permits modules and mini-GBICs to be added or swapped without interrupting the network.
Applications of the fiber transceivers include distributed multi-processing, Gigabit switch cascading, high-speed I/O file transfer, bus extension application, and channel extender/data storage.