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ImageStream WAN Monitoring Tapper

Optical Tap

Optical Tap

Optical Taps

ImageStream's optical tap is used in passive monitoring applications with single mode or multimode fiber optic connections from SONET/SDH or ethernet networks. The optical tap acts as an optical splitter, directing a percentage of each photonic signal to the corresponding pass-through output, and directing the remaining portion of the signal to the monitor card. As a passive monitoring device, the optical tap does not interrupt normal data flow when the monitor card is disconnected from the tap.

The optical tap provides two duplex SC connectors that are used to connect to both sides of a split fiber optic line, and pass through the bi-directional data traffic to each side. The tap also provides a duplex SC connector for output of both data signals to the monitoring card.

The optical tap is available in single mode and multimode versions. In addition, these versions are available with different signal splitting ratios of line-to-monitor output. The available line-to-monitor output ratios include 50:50, 70:30, and 80:20. These optical taps are also available in stand-alone and rackmount versions.

Part Numbers

Stand Alone Multimode Taps
FT1-MMSSC5 - 50:50 tap
FT1-MMSSC7 - 70:30 tap
FT1-MMSSC8 - 80:20 tap

Stand Alone Single Mode Taps
FT1-SMSSC5 - 50:50 tap
FT1-SMSSC7 - 70:30 tap
FT1-SMSSC8 - 80:20 tap

Rackmount Module Frames
PL-1U3 - 1U rackmount frame for up to 3 tap modules
PL-4U12 - 4U rackmount frame for up to 12 tap modules

Multimode Rackmount Modules
FT1-MMRSC5 - 50:50 tap
FT1-MMRSC7 - 70:30 tap
FT1-MMRSC8 - 80:20 tap

Single Mode Rackmount Modules
FT1-SMRSC5 - 50:50 tap
FT1-SMRSC7 - 70:30 tap
FT1-SMRSC8 - 80:20 tap

Monitor Cards
ETH-100X2-MMSC - Passive 2-port 10/100 ethernet monitor card (MMF/SC)
ETH-1000X2-MMSC - Passive 2-port gigabit ethernet monitor card (MMF/SC)
ETH-1000X2-SMSC - Passive 2-port gigabit ethernet monitor card (SMF/SC)