Optical to Copper Aggregator Conversion nTAP

Copy traffic from one full-duplex optical link to one copper monitoring device

  • Copies traffic from one full-duplex optical link to one copper monitoring device
  • Connects to the full-duplex link under test and an analyzer equipped with a single-receive capture card
  • Compatible with network analyzers, security monitoring devices, forensics tools, remote monitoring appliances, and RMON probes
  • Choose from a 256 MB, 512 MB, or 1 GB buffer

Install Observer Aggregator nTAPs on 10 Mb, 100 Mb, or 1 Gb links for quick, anytime access to network traffic. Designed for low-to-moderate utilization full-duplex links, Aggregator nTAPs merge data into single streams for transmission up to two single-receive analysis devices. Industry-leading buffer sizes offer less likelihood of lost packets than SPAN ports to ensure critical traffic reaches analyzers, remote monitoring appliances, and forensics tools. For networks and analyzers of different topologies, an Observer Conversion Aggregator nTAP is available.

nTAPs are passive, full-duplex devices, offering complete visibility to monitoring devices regardless of traffic level. They work with the leading management tools for quick and easy deployment. nTAPs are transparent for monitoring critical links, and provide continuous network data flow even if power fails. nTAPs are scalable, modularized, space efficient, and economical.

Which nTAP do I need? Tap vs Span

Use the Optical to Aggregator nTAP to connect to a 1Gb fiber full-duplex network. Then connect up to 2 copper monitoring devices to the nTAP. The monitoring devices can be equipped with standard NIC cards because the TAP will aggregate the full-duplex network.

Technical Specs

Dimensions

Depth 7.66 in / 19.46 cm
Width (faceplate front) 5.85 in / 14.86 cm
Width (back) 4.55 in / 11.56 cm
Height (faceplate) 1.10 in / 2.79 cm

Options

Multimode (62.5 μm) Multimode (50 μm) Single-mode (9 μm)

Optical 

Maximum Insertion Losses (dB)

Split Ratio Multimode 62.5 μm Multimode 50 μm Single-mode 9 μm
  (1300 nm) (850 nm) (1300 nm) (850 nm) (1310/1550 nm)
50/50 3.9/3.9 dB 4.7/4.7 dB 4.5/4.5 dB 5.5/5.5 dB 3.6/3.6 dB
60/40 3.0/5.0 3.8/5.7 3.7/5.6 4.7/6.6 2.8/4.8
70/30 2.3/6.3 3.0/7.0 2.9/7.0 3.9/8.0 2.0/6.1

Supported Media

Fiber type Multimode Single-mode
Connector LC LC
Fiber Diameter(s) 50 μm or 62.5 μm 9 μm
Wavelength Ranges (dual window) 850 nm or 1300 nm 1310 nm or 1550 nm

Environmental Requirements

Specification Operational Range
Temperature Range (operating) -40° to 185° (F) / -40° to 85° (C)
Temperature Range (storage) -52° to 185° (F) / -47° to 85° (C)

Copper 

Supported Media

Interface Media
Link A/Link B (Link under test) RJ45
Copper Analyzer Interface RJ45

Environmental Requirements

Specification Operational Range  Storage Range
Temperature range 32° to 120°F / 0° to 55 °C  32° - 167°F / 0° - 75°C
Humidity 35-85% (non-condensating)

Power Requirements

Specification Measurement/Value
AC Input 90 V to 264 V, 47 Hz to 63 Hz
Operational Voltage 5 V (+10% to -5%, < 100 mV ripple)
Operational Current Typical: <= 1.8 amps  Max: <= 2.8 amps
Power Dissipation Typical: 8 W  Max: 14 W

Regulatory Compliance

Specification Certification
Emissions FCC Part 15 Class B
CE Mark EN61000-3-2, EN55024, EN55022A

How to Get Started

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