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 RatioMultimode 62.5 μmMultimode 50 μmSingle-mode 9 μm
 (1300 nm)(850 nm)(1300 nm)(850 nm)(1310/1550 nm)
50/503.9/3.9 dB4.7/4.7 dB4.5/4.5 dB5.5/5.5 dB3.6/3.6 dB
60/403.0/5.03.8/5.73.7/5.64.7/6.62.8/4.8
70/302.3/6.33.0/7.02.9/7.03.9/8.02.0/6.1

Supported Media

Fiber type MultimodeSingle-mode
ConnectorLCLC
Fiber Diameter(s)50 μm or 62.5 μm9 μm
Wavelength Ranges (dual window)850 nm or 1300 nm1310 nm or 1550 nm

Environmental Requirements

SpecificationOperational 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

InterfaceMedia
Link A/Link B (Link under test)RJ45
Copper Analyzer InterfaceRJ45

Environmental Requirements

SpecificationOperational Range Storage Range
Temperature range32° to 120°F / 0° to 55 °C 32° - 167°F / 0° - 75°C
Humidity35-85% (non-condensating)

Power Requirements

SpecificationMeasurement/Value
AC Input90 V to 264 V, 47 Hz to 63 Hz
Operational Voltage5 V (+10% to -5%, < 100 mV ripple)
Operational CurrentTypical: <= 1.8 amps Max: <= 2.8 amps
Power DissipationTypical: 8 W Max: 14 W

Regulatory Compliance

SpecificationCertification
EmissionsFCC Part 15 Class B
CE MarkEN61000-3-2, EN55024, EN55022A

How to Get Started

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