Environment : This article applies to Aruba Controller that supports Gbic module.
Answer : A gigabit interface converter (GBIC) is a standard for transceivers, commonly used with Gigabit Ethernet and fibre channel. It is widely used in large scale networks for large amount of data to be transferred quickly. Data transfer rates may vary depending on GBIC module model specifications, but they have a minimum of 1 gigabit per second.
(M3) #show interface gigabitethernet 1/3 transceiver Module is SFP Manufacturer : FIBERXON INC. Part Number : FTM-8012C-SLG , rev: 10 S/N : 9216800534604285 Date Code : 100804 Lot: 1 Optional Signals : LOS Tx Fault Tx Disable Supported Modes : 1000Base-SX, LC Connector