10/100BaseT Tap

Passive monitoring access for 100% visibility

Net Optics 10/100BaseT Taps supply mission-critical networks with superior network visibility and security access. The breakthrough design of the Net Optics 10/100BaseT Tap ensures zero impact on network traffic while maintaining uninterrupted access for monitoring and security devices with the world’s first “Zero Delay” fail-over technology.

Zero DelayTM - A Net Optics Breakthrough

Highly sensitive network locations can improve monitoring performance via the innovative features of Net Optics Taps. If power is lost to other 10/100 Taps, the connected devices may introduce delays as they detect the power loss and try to re-establish their link.


Net Optics’ engineering breakthrough ensures that any loss of power to the Tap is transparent to the network, and does not affect the flow of traffic through the Tap – eliminating packet delay and loss as potential security issues.

Security and Visibility

Without an IP address, monitoring devices are isolated from the network, dramatically reducing their exposure to attacks. However, the monitoring device connected to the Tap still sees all full-duplex traffic as if it were in-line, including Layer 1 and Layer 2 errors.


Simply Plug It In

Full-duplex monitoring is a snap when each side of the signal is sent to a separate NIC on the monitoring device. All network and monitoring cables necessary for plug-and-play deployment are included with the Tap.



For extra uptime protection, Net Optics 10/100BaseT Taps offer redundant power connections. Should the primary power source fail, the Tap automatically switches to the backup power source. Power LEDs on the front of the Tap indicate the current power source – even if power is lost and reapplied, there is always zero delay to network traffic. The 10/100BaseT Tap is also compatible with Power-over-Ethernet (POE) applications. While offering a host of unique features, Net Optics 10/100 Taps remain fully IEEE compliant.


Doing Our Part

We are dedicated to ensuring user safety, and developing products that are increasingly environment friendly. All of our 10/100 Taps adhere to UL and CE safety certifications; FCC, VCCI, and C-Tick EMC certifications; and RoHS and WEEE environmental certifications.

Network Tap Application Diagram

Operating Temperature: 0ºC to 40ºC
Relative Humidity: 10% min, 95%max, non-condensing

Storage Temperature: -20ºC to 70ºC
Relative Humidity: 10% min, 95%max, non-condensing

Dimensions: 1.25” high x 4.2” deep x 4.5” wide

Fully compatible with Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications
Redundant Power Supplies:
Input: 100-240VAC, 0.2A, 47-63Hz
Output: 12VDC, 1.5A

Cable Interface:
Copper Cable Type:
22-24 AWG unshielded twisted pair cable, CAT5/CAT5E
Link Distance Supported: 100 meters

Monitoring Ports: (2) RJ45, 8 pin connectors
Network Ports: (2) RJ45, 8 pin connectors

Safety: UL 60950, cUL 60950, CE, CB
Emissions and Immunity: FCC, EN, ICES - 003 Class A
Environmental: RoHS, WEEE, Fully IEEE 802.3 compliant

All Net Optics products come standard with a 1 year manufacturer's warranty
Optional 1 or 2 year extended warranty available at time of product purchase

Passive, Secure Technology
  • Provides passive access at 10 or 100 Mbps without data stream interference or introducing a point of failure
  • Unique Zero Delay technology ensures every packet goes through without delay, even if power is lost to the Tap
  • Compatible with Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications
  • Passes all full-duplex traffic (including errors) from all layers for comprehensive troubleshooting
  • No IP address is needed for the Tap or monitoring device, enhancing monitoring security
  • Redundant power ensures monitoring uptime
  • Fully IEEE 802.3 compliant
  • Fully RoHS compliant
Ease of Use
  • LED indicators show redundant power status
  • Front-mounted connectors support easy installation and operation
  • All network and monitoring cables included
  • Optional 19-inch rack frames hold up to 3 or 12 Taps
  • Tested and compatible with all major manufacturers’ monitoring devices, including protocol analyzers, probes, and intrusion detection/prevention systems
10/100BaseT Tap

Tap, Copper, 10/100, Zero Delay

- RK-3V2
3-Slot Rack Mount Frame

- RK-12V2
12-Slot Rack Mount Frame

Power Chassis, 350W, 12VDC, 8 Lead, Rackmount