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NetOptics Flex Tap HD Modular Fiber Tap 1G/10G/40G/100G

Fast and reliable, our passive network taps provide access for security and network management devices on all types of networks. 100% passive Tap for Complete Network Monitoring Visibility.

The Flex Tap™ is a 100% passive Tap that can be deployed on any inline connection throughout the network, providing permanent access to network traffic and allowing total traffic visibility for network monitoring and security devices.

When placed on network links, the Flex Tap provides permanent access ports without introducing a point of failure. Permanent access to traffic eliminates the excess overhead added to the network devices to copy traffic for the monitoring tools. The monitoring devices connected to the Flex Tap gain total visibility and see all full duplex traffic as if it were connected inline. In addition, because the Flex Tap is passive, no power is required; all Layer 1 and Layer 2 errors are passed on to the monitoring tool,  and the Tap will not disrupt the network connection after deployment. The Flex Tap does not require an IP address, which isolates it from external access, eliminating the exposure to remote attacks. The Flex Tap provides fail-safe monitoring at any speed for your network and monitoring appliance, ensuring fail-safe, out-of-band monitoring without risk of network interruption.

Performance Focus for Quick and Easy Deployments

The Flex Tap is optimized and tested for high-performance fiber networks ranging from 1G to 100G. The 10G/40G/100G multimode varieties of Flex Tap were developed to meet today’s challenges of higher utilization rates and larger expansive deployments of fiber networks. These Taps use enhanced fiber optic technology to reclaim high signal-to-noise ratios (more signal to less noise), while supporting improved insertion loss on the multimode Taps. The Flex Tap multimode models are available in split ratios from 50/50 up to 80/20 with either LC or MTP connectors.

Modular design allows for Space and Cost Savings

With space being critical to network architects in the data center, a compact, easily scalable Tap that fits into a smaller footprint is required. The Flex Tap is designed to fit up to 24 LC Taps or 12 MTP Taps in 1U. A unified rack mount and modular Tap design provide the capability to mix-and-match speeds, of 1G/10G/40G/100G, and connectors, LC or MTP, within a single deployment. This flexibility and scalability make the Flex Tap an ideal solution to accommodate your changing needs.

Passive, Secure TechnologyNetOpticsFlexTap

  • Leading optical technology, best signal reliability
  • Each model is tested and optimized for 1G, 10G, 40G and 100G
  • Available in single mode and multimode  with MTP or LC connections
  • Multimode dual LC / MTP uses multimode OM4 50µm fiber optics
  • 40G MTP model can be used as one 40G Tap or 4 x 10G Taps
  • 100G MTP Model can be used as one 100G Tap or 12 x 10G Taps
  • Passes all full-duplex traffic (including errors) from all layers
  • Non-disruptive and transparent
  • Single mode supports both 1310 and 1550nm light
  • Y-Cable for monitor port included with the MTP model

Ease of Use

  • Industry-leading modular density; up to 24 Taps or 12 MTP Taps per 1U
  • Requires no power and does not have an IP address, providing safety from remote attacks
  • Compatible with all protocols and monitoring devices
  • Black and tan LC connectors denote multimode fiber
  • Blue and green LC connectors denote single mode fiber

Warranty

  • All Net Optics products come standard with a 1 year manufacturer's warranty

Operating
Operating Temperature: 0º to 40ºC
Storage Temperature: -10º to 70ºC
Relative Humidity: 10% min, 95% max, non-condensing

Mechanical
Tap Dimensions: 1.6”  High x 7.8”  Deep x 0.7”  Wide
MTP Dimensions: 1.6”  High x 10.1”  Deep x 1.3”  Wide
Rack Dimensions: 1.7”  High x 8.4”  Deep x 19”  Wide

Fiber Type
Multimode:
LC Model: Core Size: 62.5/125µm;
Wavelength: 850nm/1300nm
LC and MTP Model: Core Size: 50/125µm OM4;
Wavelength: 850nm
Singlemode:
Tap Core Size: 8.5/125µm;  Wavelength: 1310nm/1550nm

Connectors:
LC Network Ports: (2) Duplex LC connectors
LC Monitoring Port: (1) Duplex LC connector
MTP Network Ports: (2) MTP connectors, 12 Fiber or 24 Fiber
MTP Monitoring Port: (1) MTP connector, 12 Fiber or 24 Fiber

Certifications:
Fully RoHS compliant
Regulatory Certifications: UL, CE
MTP Regulatory Certifications: FCC, ICES , VCCI, EN55022, CISPR22, AS/NZS CISPR 22, EN55024, CISPR24

1G/10G/40G/100G Singlemode

Split Ratio

Network Port Insertion Loss

Monitor Port Insertion Loss

50/50

3.7 dB

3.7 dB

60/40

2.8 dB

4.8 dB

70/30

2.0 dB

6.1 dB

80/20

1.3 dB

8.0 dB

90/10

0.8 dB

12.0 dB

 

1G and 10G Multimode

Split Ratio

Network Port Insertion Loss

Monitor Port Insertion Loss

50/50

4.5 dB

4.5 dB

60/40

3.1 dB

5.1 dB

70/30

2.4 dB

6.3 dB

80/20

1.8 dB

8.1 dB

90/10

1.3 dB

11.5 dB

 

40G MTP Multimode

Split Ratio

Network Port Insertion Loss

Monitor Port Insertion Loss

50/50

4.5 dB

4.5 dB

 

100G MTP Multimode

Split Ratio

Network Port Insertion Loss

Monitor Port Insertion Loss

50/50

4.5 dB

4.5 dB

70/30

2.4 dB

6.3 dB

 

 

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NetOptics FlexTap for Network Visibility and Security ranging from 1G to 100G. - Data Sheet

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