Glossary definition of 'TOSLINK'

An optical digital interconnect standard developed by Toshiba (TOSLINK = TOShiba Link) also going by the name "EIAJ Optical". It is most commonly used to carry an optical equivalent of an S/PDIF signal in consumer audio equipment such as CD and DVD players where it can also carry Dolby Digital or DTS encoded signals. While ADAT uses the same physical connectors and cable, it is incompatible.

TOSLINK is a registered trademark of Toshiba Corporation.