Observer TAPs - Copper

Easily send Ethernet traffic from a full-duplex copper link to a copper monitoring device with Observer Copper TAPs.

Install Observer nTAPs on 10 Mb, 100 Mb, or 1 Gb copper links for quick, anytime access to network traffic. Depending on your network, choose 10/100 or 10/100/1000 copper nTAPs to send perfect copies of critical traffic to network analyzers, remote monitoring appliances, forensics tools, and similar dual-receive devices. For further flexibility an Observer Copper-to-Optical Conversion 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

10/100 Copper nTAP

10/100 Copper nTAP

Deployment

Place a 10/100 Copper nTAP between two devices of interest on a 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps copper link. Then attach a copper monitoring device to the nTAP. To successfully analyze the full-duplex link, the monitoring device must be equipped with a dual-receive capture card.


10/100/1000 Copper nTAP

10/100/1000 Copper nTAP

Deployment

Place a 10/100/1000 Copper nTAP between two devices of interest on a 100 Mbps or 1000 Mbps copper link. Then attach a copper monitoring device to the nTAP. To successfully analyze the full-duplex link, the monitoring device must be equipped with a dual-receive capture card.


10/100/1000 Copper to Optical Conversion nTAP

10/100/1000 Copper to Optical Conversion nTAP

Deployment

Place a 10/100/100 Copper to Optical Conversion nTAP between two devices of interest on a 100 Mbps or 1000 Mbps copper link. Then attach either a copper or optical monitoring device to the nTAP. Only one analyzer connection can be utilized at a time. To successfully analyze the full-duplex link, the monitoring device must be equipped with a dual-receive capture card.

Technical Specs

10/100 Copper nTAP

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

10/100/1000 Copper nTAP

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

10/100/1000 Copper to Optical Conversion nTAP

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
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
Supported Media
InterfaceMedia
Link A/Link B (Link under test)RJ45
Copper Analyzer InterfaceRJ45
SFP Conversion Analyzer InterfaceSX
850 nm, 1000BaseSX
Multimode
LC connector
LX
1310 nm 1000BaseLX
Multimode or Single-mode
LC connector
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)
Regulatory Compliance
SpecificationCertification
EmissionsFCC Part 15 Class B
CE MarkEN61000-3-2, EN55024, EN55022A

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