Operating Specifications:
Operating Temperature:
0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature: -10°C to 70°C
Relative Humidity: 10% min, 95% max, non-condensing

Mechanical Specifications:
Power Supply:
100-240V, 0.5A, 47-63Hz
Output: 12V 1.5A
Dimensions: 1.125" high x 6.5" deep x 4.5” wide

Monitor Ports: 2 x RJ45, 8 pin connectors
Network Ports: 2 x Duplex LC connectors

Fiber Specifications:
Split Ratio:

Multimode: 62.5/125µm, wavelength 850nm

Insertion Loss: 4.5dB

Single Mode: 8.5/125µm, wavelength 1310nm

Inerstion Loss: 3.7dB

Fully RoHS compliant

Comes with standard 1 year manufacturer's warranty
Optional 1 or 2 year extended warranty available at time of product purchase

Monitoring access for Gigabit copper tools with Fiber networks

GigaBit Fiber to 1000Base-TX Media Converter Taps

Ixia Gigabit Fiber to 1000Base-TX Tap simplifies connecting Gigabit copper monitoring and security devices to Gigabit fiber network links. Gigabit Fiber to 1000Base-TX Taps support passive monitoring of Gigabit links at 1000 Mbps.

Transparent Access

Gigabit Fiber to 1000Base-TX Taps establish permanent passive access ports without introducing a point of failure or disturbing other network connections. These passive Taps deliver full-duplex monitoring with zero impact on network traffic around the clock.

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 traffic as if it were inline, including Layer 2 and Layer 3 errors.


For extra uptime protection, Ixia Gigabit Fiber to 1000Base-TX 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