The fiber optic GBIC (Gigabit Interface Converter) is an interchangeable module that plugs into a switch to connect it to a fiber network. GBICs are extremely useful due to their flexibility and ease of replacement. Instead of purchasing a new switch when your fiber network is upgraded, simply replace the GBIC with a compatible model.
The TP-LINK TL-SM311LS miniGBIC supports full-duplex rates and plug-and-play use. LED indicators show the operation status of the fiber module. The TL-SM311LS is hot-swappable and can be removed and replaced while the switch is powered on.