Virtual Circuit Identifier


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Virtual Circuit Identifier

(networking)
(VCID) An identifier used for the routing of a virtual circuit. An ATM switch may route according to a Virtual Circuit Identifier, a Virtual Path Identifier, or a combination.
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ATM and frame relay switches are slightly different in that they examine a virtual circuit identifier to move traffic to the appropriate output port.
Offering over 4,000 user-addressable Virtual Circuit Identifiers (VCIs), the ForeRunnerLE conforms to ATM cell processing per ANSI T1S1 5/92-002R3, ITU 1.

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