Cisco GLC-LX-SM-RGD 1GBPS Transceiver
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Cisco GLC-LX-SM-RGD Single Mode Transceiver Module 1Gbps New

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GLC-LX-SM-RGD 1 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) 1000Base-LX/LH Long Wave Single Mode Rugged Fiber Lucent Connector (LC) Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Transceiver Module | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Product Overview of the Single-Mode Transceiver Module

In the realm of networking, the Cisco GLC-LX-SM-RGD SFP Single Mode Rugged Transceiver Module stands out as a crucial component. This module, classified as a Small Form-factor pluggable (SFP) or mini-GBIC transceiver, plays a pivotal role in facilitating data networking. In this detailed exploration, we will delve into the various aspects of this transceiver, shedding light on its design, applications, connectivity technology, and its role in supporting Gigabit Ethernet.

Understanding Transceivers

Before we delve into the specifics of the Cisco GLC-LX-SM-RGD, it's essential to understand the fundamental concept of transceivers in networking. A 1Gbps transceiver is a device that combines both transmission and reception functions in a single unit. In the context of the GLC-LX-SM-RGD, it serves as a versatile tool for transmitting and receiving data in a network environment.

SFP (mini-GBIC) Form Factor

The GLC-LX-SM-RGD belongs to the Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) family, often interchangeably referred to as mini-GBIC. This form factor is renowned for its compact design, allowing for hot swapping and flexibility in various networking devices. It is crucial in scenarios where space is at a premium, making it a preferred choice for many network administrators.

Application and Usage

Data Networking

The primary purpose of the Cisco GLC-LX-SM-RGD is to support data networking. This encompasses a broad spectrum of activities, including the transmission and reception of data packets within a network. Whether in a corporate environment, data center, or telecommunications network, this transceiver module proves to be a reliable workhorse in ensuring seamless data communication.

Data Networking Environments

The primary application of the Cisco GLC-LX-SM-RGD SFP is in data networking environments. It serves as a fundamental component in the establishment of wired connections within networks, facilitating the seamless exchange of data between devices.

Industrial Networking

The rugged design of the GLC-LX-SM-RGD makes it suitable for deployment in industrial settings. Industries with harsh environmental conditions, such as manufacturing plants or outdoor installations, benefit from the robustness of this transceiver module.

Telecommunication Networks

Telecommunication networks often require reliable and high-performance components to ensure the smooth flow of voice and data. The GLC-LX-SM-RGD excels in such scenarios, providing a stable platform for telecommunication infrastructure.

Military and Defense

In mission-critical environments like military and defense applications, where reliability is paramount, the rugged design of the Cisco GLC-LX-SM-RGD ensures that it can withstand challenging conditions while maintaining optimal performance.

Design enclosure

Plug-in Module

The GLC-LX-SM-RGD features a plug-in module design. This means that the transceiver can be easily inserted into a compatible port on a networking device, facilitating quick and hassle-free installation. The plug-in module design also allows for easy removal, making maintenance and upgrades a more straightforward process.

Rugged Enclosure Type

One of the standout features of the GLC-LX-SM-RGD is its rugged enclosure type. Unlike standard transceivers, this module is designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions. The rugged design makes it suitable for deployment in challenging settings, such as industrial environments or outdoor installations, where factors like temperature variations and exposure to dust and moisture are common.

Connectivity Technology

Wired Connectivity

The GLC-LX-SM-RGD relies on wired connectivity, which is the traditional and widely used method in networking. Wired connections offer stability and reliability, ensuring a consistent flow of data between connected devices. This is particularly crucial in scenarios where a stable and robust network connection is non-negotiable.

Gigabit Ethernet Support

Role in Ethernet Technology

The GLC-LX-SM-RGD is specifically designed to support Gigabit Ethernet, a high-speed networking technology that has become the standard in many modern networks. Gigabit Ethernet provides data transfer rates of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps), significantly enhancing the speed and efficiency of data communication within a network. The compatibility with Gigabit Ethernet positions the GLC-LX-SM-RGD as a valuable asset in networks where high bandwidth and low latency are paramount.

General Information about the Cisco GLC-LX-SM-RGD

Technical Information for Single-Mode Transceiver

  • Transceiver Type: SFP (mini-GBIC)
  • Application/Usage: Data Networking
  • Enclosure Type: Plug-in Module
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet


  • Media Type Supported: Optical Fiber
  • Fiber Optic Cable Standard: 62.5/50 µm
  • Fiber Mode Supported: Multi-Mode, Single Mode
  • Network Technology: 1000Base-LX/LH
  • Data Transfer Rate: 1 Gbps Gigabit Ethernet


  • Interfaces/Ports: 1 x 1000Base-LX/LH
  • Interfaces/Ports Details: 1 x LC Duplex 1000Base-LX/LH


  • Compatibility:
  • Cisco IE 3000 Series Switches
  • Cisco 3200 Series Rugged Routers
  • Cisco MWR 2900 Mobile Wireless Routers

Finally, the Cisco GLC-LX-SM-RGD SFP Single Mode Rugged Transceiver Module stands as a robust and versatile component in the realm of data networking. Its compact SFP form factor, rugged design, wired connectivity, and support for Gigabit Ethernet make it a preferred choice for a wide range of applications. Whether deployed in standard office environments, industrial settings, or outdoor installations, the GLC-LX-SM-RGD excels in providing reliable and high-performance data communication. The transceiver's seamless integration within the Cisco ecosystem further enhances its compatibility and interoperability, making it a valuable asset for network administrators aiming to build and maintain efficient and resilient networks.

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