Dual-Mode GbE Copper and Fiber Network Tap
The ETAP-2306 from Dualcomm is a GbE Network Tap with multiple monitor ports which can be used with either a 10/100/1000Base-T copper link (copper mode) or a 1000Base-X fiber link (fiber mode).
In the copper mode, it provides four aggregation monitor ports, each of which outputs a copy of aggregated inline traffic in both directions. It is compatible with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), which is capable of passing PoE inline power between two copper inline ports. As such, a connected PoE powered device (e.g., a PoE IP phone) can still receive the inline power seamlessly from its PoE capable link partner such as a PoE switch.
In the fiber mode, it provides two aggregation monitor ports and a pair of non-aggregation monitor ports. Each non-aggregation monitor port outputs a copy of inline traffic in only one direction. Using the pair of non-aggregation monitor ports is usually preferred for high data throughput situations to avoid possible packet loss due to port oversubscription.
The ETAP-2306 uses the standard small form-factor pluggable (SFP) modules when it operates in the fiber mode. Copper SFP modules are also available for use
The ETAP-2306 automatically switches between the two operation modes by detecting the presence of SFP modules. No additional user configuration is needed. It can also be conveniently powered by USB power from a USB host device such as a Laptop computer.
Key Features and Benefits:
- A single Network Tap for use with either a copper or fiber Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) link
- Both aggregation and non-aggregation monitoring ports
- USB Powered
- Compatible with PoE. PoE pass-through between two inline ports
- Plug-and-Play. No user configuration is needed