Fiber TAP Cassette - Singlemode, 8-Fiber MPO to MPO, 4 Monitoring Ports, 70/30 Split
Helps you gather data to analyze performance issues, optimize network traffic and monitor a fiber network for security threats.
- Passive OM4 multimode fiber TAP with 40/100 Gb MPO to MPO ports
- 70/30 split ratio allows real-time traffic analysis while preserving primary link performance
- Fiber TAP cassette is optimized for parallel optics and Base-8 connectivity
- Compatible with Tripp Lite N482-00U, N482-01U, N482-02U and N482-04U panels
- This product is covered by a Lifetime Limited Warranty (coverage details)
Fiber Optic TAP Cassette Helps You Monitor and Analyze Network Data
This Tripp Lite N482TAP-4SM73M8 singlemode TAP (traffic access point) cassette is a passive device added to a fiber optic network to enable real-time monitoring. Its optical splitter divides the optical signal into two outputs, one for the downstream device and one for monitoring, without introducing latency or creating a single point of failure.
Creates a 70/30 Split Ratio for User Traffic and Signal Monitoring
Network monitoring is used to gather data to analyze performance issues, optimize network traffic and uncover security threats in your data center, telecom carrier network or R&D facility. This TAP cassette directs 30 percent of the light to a nearby monitoring device. The remaining 70 percent is transmitted as usual throughout the network without affecting performance.
Compatible with Tripp Lite Singlemode Cabling
This passive TAP cassette supports 40/100 Gb internally using singlemode fiber optic cable, enabling you to perform monitoring and data analysis without causing delays or affecting network performance. It is compatible with recommended Tripp Lite cables, including the N390-Series, for connecting to switches, routers and monitoring equipment.
Easy to Install with Compatible Enclosures
The singlemode N482TAP-4SM73M8 works with Tripp Lite’s N482-00U (fits one cassette), N482-01U (fits five cassettes), N482-02U (14 cassettes) and N482-04U (28 cassettes) chassis. The futureproof-friendly modular design allows you to remove the cassette without replacing the panel or removing other cassettes. The TAP cassette also complies with IEEE 802.3ae (10 Gb) and ANSI T11.2 (Fibre Channel) requirements. A 0.20 dB maximum insertion loss falls under IEEE 802.3ae maximum channel loss spec of <25 dB.
Factory-Terminated Ports Help Reduce Installation Time
The OM4-rated cassette has 12 QSFP 8-fiber MTP/MPO ports that allow fast, easy connection of cables. The durable plastic cassette comes with dust caps to protect unused ports.
Monitor network activity for performance or security issues while allowing the normal flow of traffic
- N482TAP-4SM73M8 Singlemode TAP Cassette, 70/30
- Quick Start Guide
|Product Type||Passive Fiber TAP|
|Number of Fibers||32|
|Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.)||2.00 x 7.50 x 4.80|
|Shipping Weight (lbs.)||0.50|
|Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)||4.72 x 3.46 x 1.18|
|Operating Temperature Range||-4 to 140 °F (-20 to 60 °C)|
|Storage Temperature Range||-4 to 140 °F (-20 to 60 °C)|
|Relative Humidity||5 to 85% RH, Non-Condensing|
|Network Compatibility||40 Gbps; 100 Gbps; 400 Gbps|
|Insertion Loss||≤2.30 dB / ≤6.30 dB @ 1550nm|
|Side A - Connector 1||12-STRAND MTP (MALE)|
|Side B - Connector 1||12-STRAND MTP (MALE)|
STANDARDS & COMPLIANCE
|Product Warranty Period (Worldwide)||Lifetime limited warranty|
Questions & Answers
An Optical Traffic Access Point (TAP) facilitates real-time monitoring of data flowing between two endpoints in a fiber optic network so network and storage engineers can analyze traffic patterns, optimize network performance and quickly identify security threats. TAPs are typically installed between switches or routers. They split (or copy) an incoming signal from a switch or router, with one branch connecting to another switch or router and the other to a monitoring system. Fiber TAPs are available for various network speeds and fiber optic cable types.
The split ratio indicates how much of the light entering the TAP goes to the connected device and how much is split off and sent to the monitoring device. A 70/30 split means 30% of the light is output to the monitoring port. The two numbers always add up to 100 percent. A 70/30 split will provide a sufficiently strong signal for a monitoring device located relatively close to the TAP while avoiding signal degradation on the primary link.
Most TAPs used in enterprise and cloud data centers are passive. A passive TAP is a relatively simple device with no circuitry or power requirements. Its reliability makes it the preferred choice in mission-critical networks. By contrast, an active TAP requires an external power source to support circuitry that regenerates the incoming signal and transmits it to both the connected device and the monitoring system. A split ratio is not a consideration because both downstream devices get a full-strength signal. However, its power requirements and electronic circuitry make it a potential point of failure.
More Q&As may be available on the N482TAP4SM73M8 model support page.
Fiber Network Cables
|N390-01M-12-AP||MTP/MPO (APC) Singlemode Patch Cable (F/F), 12 Fiber, 40/100 GbE, QSFP+ 40GBASE-PLR4, Plenum, Push/Pull Tab, Yellow, 1 m (3.3 ft.)|
|N390-02M-12-AP||MTP/MPO (APC) Singlemode Patch Cable (F/F), 12 Fiber, 40/100 GbE, QSFP+ 40GBASE-PLR4, Plenum, Push/Pull Tab, Yellow, 2 m (6.6 ft.)|
|N390-03M-12-AP||MTP/MPO (APC) Singlemode Patch Cable (F/F), 12 Fiber, 40/100 GbE, QSFP+ 40GBASE-PLR4, Plenum, Push/Pull Tab, Yellow, 3 m (10 ft.)|
|N390-05M-12-AP||MTP/MPO (APC) Singlemode Patch Cable (F/F), 12 Fiber, 40/100 GbE, QSFP+ 40GBASE-PLR4, Plenum, Push/Pull Tab, Yellow, 5 m (16 ft.)|
|N390-07M-12-AP||MTP/MPO (APC) Singlemode Patch Cable (F/F), 12 Fiber, 40/100 GbE, QSFP+ 40GBASE-PLR4, Plenum, Push/Pull Tab, Yellow, 7 m (23 ft.)|
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