Passive Fiber TAPs
The VSS passive fiber TAPs feature high quality custom-built splitters that provide 100% uptime. Network operators are able to deploy a failsafe network access device without the concern of introducing a point of network failure. When used in conjunction with a network packet broker or monitoring device, future upgrades are possible without network downtime. Additionally, high-density fiber TAPs use very little real estate in often over-crowded network data centers. As gateways to VSS’ network packet brokers, fiber TAPs are a perfect fail-safe foundation for network packet brokering and vMesh system building.
The VSS HD (High Density) Fiber TAP is a high-density passive optical tapping device providing line-rate access to individual network links. Each TAP (or TAP module) can be deployed "hand-held" or in the HD Fiber TAP chassis for rack installation. The chassis holds up to 24 LC TAP modules (for 1G/10G/40G/100G SM and 1G/10G MM network access), 16 MPO TAP modules (for 40G and 100G MM network access), 16 LC BiDi TAP modules (for 40G BiDi MM network access), or a mix of the three in 1RU of space. This provides networking professionals with the highest-dense basic tapping solution on the market.
The innovative design includes tracks that guide each TAP module into proper place within the chassis. Magnets secure the modules in place to ensure that they are safeguarded in the chassis without being fully locked into place, simplifying procedures during changes and expansion to the tap deployment.
The HD Fiber TAP provides network operators with the rack-density and high availability that is needed to monitor today’s dynamic infrastructures. When combined with the VSS network packet brokers, the VSS HD Fiber TAP maximizes existing and new investments in network monitoring, security, and forensics equipment. Gain flexible and scalable network access, without a point of network failure, and adapt or scale to changing network environments.