High Performance FHD5 Modular Passive Fiber Network TAPs for up to 400Gbps, 4 channels/links, LC connector, Two-way TX/RX Monitoring
Fiber TAPs are passive mirroring devices for secure and reliable tapping of network data in optical networks. These optical TAPs are looped into the fiber optic line to be monitored and route all data traffic without interruption.
Our fiber optical TAPs do not require power, are purely passive components and therefore cannot be detected in the network without expensive measurement equipment. Hackers and other attackers thus have no chance, and since the integrity of the outgoing data remains unaltered due to this tapping method, Network TAPs are increasingly used in the areas of network forensics, security and monitoring.
How Does A Fiber TAP Split Ratio Work?
Due to its splitting technique using a prism, attenuations naturally occur which must be taken into account when selecting the TAP. Fiber TAPs are available in 5 different variations and differ in their split ratio.
Available are devices with the “split ratio” 50:50, 60:40, 70:30, 80:20, 90:10.
A typical attenuation value of a 70:30 Fiber TAP is about 2dB on the network side and 6dB on the monitoring ports.
Here you can see an example of a 70/30 Split Ratio:
Technically, optical TAPs split the light as it arrives and divide it into two fibers. In this case, a large part of the splitted signal remains on the actual network link and the rest is output to a monitoring port for external recording. Highly sensitive prisms are used to couple out the light wave.
Since optical Fiber TAPs are protocol-independent, these devices can be installed in a variety of network media. Thus, these network fiber TAPs are available for multimode and also singlemode network types and wavelength as well as network speed do not matter. The data is routed out transparently and loss-free without interfering with the active line.
Due to this splitting technique using a prism, attenuations naturally occur which must be taken into account when selecting the TAP. Fiber TAPs are available in 5 different variations and differ in their split ratio. Available are devices with the “split ratio” 50:50, 60:40, 70:30, 80:20, 90:10. A typical attenuation value of a 70:30 Fiber TAP is about 2dB on the network side and 6dB on the monitoring ports.
This FHD5 Modular Fiber TAPs are designed for data centers and allow you to equip up to 5 network segments with TAPs using our innovative, modular 1U rack chassis. They support network speeds from 100Mbps up to 400Gbps.
Without risk you get permanent network access and provide your monitoring and security tools with 100% reliable network data without introducing a single point of failure.
LC Singlemode Fiber TAP Supported Standards
Here is an excerpt of the standards supported by our LC Singlemode Fiber TAPs: