Optical cable that provides physical attachment between two devices or between a device and
a distribution panel. Contrast with
cable. See also
Kb. A unit of measure for data storage, equaling 1,024 bits, or two to the tenth power. Kilobits
are generally approximated as being one thousand bits.
KB. A unit of measure for data storage, equaling 1,024 bytes, or two to the tenth power.
Kilobytes are generally approximated as being one thousand bytes.
Laser is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. A device that
produces a very powerful narrow beam of coherent light of a single wavelength by simulating
the emissions of photons from atoms, molecules, or ions.
Amount of time elapsed between receipt of a data transmission at a switch's incoming fabric
port (F_Port) from the originating node port (N_Port) to retransmission of that data at the
switch's outgoing F_Port to the destination N_Port. The amount of time it takes for data
transmission to pass through a switching device.
Liquid crystal display.
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