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Tap kits


We do not guarantee that NAM Probes will be able to process monitored signals from 10 Gigabit network taps.

If you intend to use 10 Gigabit network taps, read this section.

When using 10 Gigabit network taps:

  • You must adhere to industry best practices for 10 Gigabit network designs, including a worst-case analysis and a design considering the light loss margins on all light paths.
  • You must take accurate light measurements to ensure that the amount of light presented to the NAM Probe 10 Gigabit NIC receivers exceeds the sensitivity of that receiver.

We recommend 10G LR fiber for passive optical monitoring using fiber optic splitter taps. The 10G SR server adapters are suitable only for point-to-point links including SPAN ports.