This programming cable is intended to be used with the computer usb port for motorola GM360 radio.
To program the Motorola GM360 using a ribless cable, you can use a cable that connects straight to the computer without needing any special box. One type of ribless cable is the RS232 to port RJ45 (front microphone socket) which needs to be connected to the RS232 port in PC or to a special USB to RS232 cable. However, it is important to note that ribless cables are only suitable for programming CPS (cpg) codeplugs to the radio and not for flashing the radio with new firmware. For flashing the radio with new firmware, you would need a RIB.
A RIB (Radio Interface Box) is a device that acts as an interface between a computer and a two-way radio. It is used to program or flash the firmware of the radio. The RIB translates the signals from the computer’s serial port to signals that the radio can understand and vice versa. You can buy a genuine Motorola RIB or an aftermarket one.