The TAP Series

Accesses traffic from full-duplex networks, making them available for network intelligence tools and are the foundation for Network Intelligence Optimization system building. All VSS' TAP Series products (copper taps, fiber taps, etc.) are failsafe for 100% guaranteed network uptime. Features such as network aggregation, replication, regeneration, and L2-L4 filters provide a wide range of options for accessing Ethernet networks.

As of February 18, 2015, the following TAPs series will enter their End of Life and can no longer be purchased.

Aggregation TAPs
- v1x2 Aggregation TAPs (Some models EoL – See Notice Above)
- v1x2 Filter TAPs (Some models EoL – See Notice Above)
- v2x1 Aggregation TAPs (EoL – See Notice Above)
- v4x1 SPAN Port Aggregators (Some models EoL – See Notice Above)
- v6x4/v12x4/v24x4 Port Aggregators

Regeneration TAPs
- v1x4 SPAN Port Replicators (Some models EoL – See Notice Above)
- Optical 1G Port Replicators (Some models EoL – See Notice Above)
- Optical 10 GigE Port Replicators (Some models EoL – See Notice Above)


Secure: Without an IP address, TAPs have no presence on the network which safeguards users' security and performance monitoring tools.

High Performance: Full line rate throughput, all layer 1 and 2 functionality, and low latency throughput to monitor output guarantee full visibility at line speeds.

Reliable: Redundant power supplies and fast failover ensure your network never goes down.

Scalable: Work independently or in conjunction with each other and any VSS Monitoring device as part of the VSS Monitoring Network Intelligence Optimization layer.

Features may include

     100% failsafe
     Different models support 10/100, 10/100/1000, 100M, 1G, 10G, 40G, & 100G traffic
     100% passive inline electrical or optical access
     Full line-rate traffic access
     Low latency throughput to monitor output
     Small data center footprint
     Dual, redundant, universal power supplies (AC, DC options)
      Hyper-fast failover and link re-negotiation for 1G copper networks

Specification Table

Model Network
Ports
Traffic
Access
Points
Monitoring
Ports
Output Streams SFP Ports Media Type Fiber connectors Fiber Types Max Throughput Speeds
v1x1 10/100 2 1 2 1 n/a Copper  n/a n/a 100 Mbps 10-100 Mbps
v6x6 (EoL – See Notice Above) 12 6 12 6 n/a Copper  n/a n/a 100 Mbps x6 10-100 Mbps
v12x12 (EoL – See Notice Above) 24 12 24 12 n/a Copper  n/a n/a 100 Mbps x12 10-100 Mbps
v24x24 10/100 48 24 48 24 n/a Copper  n/a n/a 100 Mbps x24 10-100 Mbps
v1x1 10/100/1000 2 1 2 1 n/a Copper  n/a n/a 1 Gbps 10 Mbps-1 Gbps
v1x1 1G Media Converters 2 1 2 1 n/a Copper, Fiber SC SX, LX, ZX 1 Gbps 1 Gbps
v1x1 All Optical (EoL – See Notice Above) 2 1 2 1 n/a Fiber SC, LC SX/SR, LX/LR, ZX/ZR/ER All Speeds All Speeds
v2x2 All Optical (EoL – See Notice Above) 4 2 4 2 n/a Fiber LC SX/SR, LX/LR, ZX/ZR/ER 2-960 Gbps All Speeds
v1x2 Aggregation (Some models EoL – See Notice Above) 2 1 2 2 n/a Copper, Fiber n/a SX, LX, ZX 1 Gbps 10/100/1000 Mbps - 1Gbps*
v1x2 Filter Taps (Some models EoL – See Notice Above) 2 1 2 2 n/a Copper, Fiber n/a SX, LX, ZX 1 Gbps 10/100/1000 Mbps - 1Gbps*
v2x1 Aggregation (EoL – See Notice Above) 4 2 1- Aggregation 1 n/a Copper, Fiber n/a SX, LX, ZX** 1 Gbps 10/100/1000 Mbps - 1Gbps*
v4x1 Aggregation (Some models EoL – See Notice Above) 4 4 1- Aggregation 1 n/a Copper, Fiber n/a SX, LX, ZX** 1 Gbps 10/100/1000 Mbps - 1Gbps*
v6x4/v12x4/v24x4 Aggregation 12-24 6-24 4 4 2 Copper, SFP n/a n/a 4.6 Gbps - 6.4 Gbps* 10 Mpbs - 1 Gbps
v1x4 SPAN Port Replicator (Some models EoL – See Notice Above) 1 1 4 4 n/a Copper, Fiber n/a SX, LX, ZX** 1 Gbps 10/100/1000 Mbps - 1Gbps*
1G Optical Regeneration (Some models EoL – See Notice Above) 2 *1-2 4-16 4-16 n/a Fiber SC, LC SX, LX, ZX 1 Gbps 1 Gbps, OC1, OC3, OC12, OC192, OC768
10G Optical Replictor (Some models EoL – See Notice Above) 2 *1-2 8 8 n/a Fiber LC SR, LR, ER, ZR 10 Gbps 10 Gbps
HD Fiber TAP (SX) 2 1 2 1 n/a Fiber LC OM1, MM 62.5µm 1 Gbps 1 Gbps
HD Fiber TAP (SX/SR) 2 1 2 1 n/a Fiber LC OM3, MM 50 µm 10 Gbps 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps
HD Fiber TAP (LX/LR/ZX/ZR/EX/ER) 2 1 2 1 n/a Fiber LC OS2, SM 9µm 100 Gbps 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps, 100 Gbps
HD Fiber TAP (SR4) 2 1 2 1 n/a Fiber MPO OM3, MM 50 µm 40 Gbps 40 Gbps
HD Fiber TAP (SR10) 2 1 2 1 n/a Fiber MPO OM3, MM 50 µm 100 Gbps 100 Gbps
* Rate depends on model
** Monitoring side only