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 are failsafe for 100% guaranteed network uptime. Features such as aggregation, replication, regeneration, and L2-L4 filters provide a wide range of options for accessing Ethernet networks.


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 12 6 12 6 n/a Copper  n/a n/a 100 Mbps x6 10-100 Mbps
v12x12 24 12 24 12 n/a Copper  n/a n/a 100 Mbps x12 10-100 Mbps
v24x24 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 Converter 2 1 2 1 n/a Copper, Fiber SC SX, LX, ZX 1 Gbps 1 Gbps
v1x1 All Optical 2 1 2 1 n/a Fiber SC, LC SX/SR, LX/LR, ZX/ZR/ER All Speeds All Speeds
v2x2 All Optical 4 2 4 2 n/a Fiber LC SX/SR, LX/LR, ZX/ZR/ER 2-960 Gbps All Speeds
v1x2 Aggregation 2 1 2 2 n/a Copper, Fiber n/a SX, LX, ZX 1 Gbps 10/100/1000 Mbps - 1Gbps*
v1x2 Filter Taps 2 1 2 2 n/a Copper, Fiber n/a SX, LX, ZX 1 Gbps 10/100/1000 Mbps - 1Gbps*
v1x3 Aggregation 2 1 1- Non Aggregation
2-Aggregation
3 n/a Copper n/a n/a 100 Mbps 10-100 Mbps
v2x1 Aggregation 4 2 1- Aggregation 1 n/a Copper, Fiber n/a SX, LX, ZX** 1 Gbps 10/100/1000 Mbps - 1Gbps*
v4x1 Aggregation 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 Replicator 1 1 4 4 n/a Copper, Fiber n/a SX, LX, ZX** 1 Gbps 10/100/1000 Mbps - 1Gbps*
Optical Regeneration  2 *1-2 4-16 4-16 n/a Fiber SC, LC SX, LX, ZX 1 Gbps 1 Gbps, OC1, OC3, OC12, OC192, OC768
Optical 10G Replictor 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