Cabling Glossary

Glossary Term Description
FTTD

Fibre to the desk

Full-Duplex Transmission

Transmission over 2 channels in both directions simultaneously

Gb/S

Gigabits per second

GHz

Gigahertz

Gigabit Ethernet

A version of Ethernet operating at 1,000 Mbit/s over twisted pair copper and optical fibre cabling

GOP

Grid outlet Position

Half-Duplex Transmission

Transmission in either direction but not in both directions simultaneously

HC

Horizontal cross-connect

Horizontal Cabling

Subsystem cabling from the equipment room patch panel to the work area commonly known as the Permanent link or Channel

HSE

Higher speed Ethernet

HTTP

Hypertext transfer protocol

HUB

The core of a star topology network or cabling system

I/O

Information Outlet

IC

Intermediate Cross-Connect

ICMP

Internet Control Message Protocol

ID

Intermediate Distributor

IDC

Insulation Displacement Connector

IEC

International Electrotechnical Commission

IEE

Institute Of Electrical Engineers Bs7671

IEEE

Institute Of Electrical And Electronic Engineers.

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