Net Optics launches new line of fiber taps

JANUARY 30, 2008 -- The new family of taps supports direct cable connections using LC connectors for ATM, Gigabit, and 10-Gigabit fiber networks. With these taps, customers no longer need LC to SC cables to deploy their application and security monitoring tools, say Net Optic representatives.

JANUARY 30, 2008 -- Net Optics Inc. (search for Net Optics) has announced a new family of taps that support direct cable connections using LC connectors for ATM, Gigabit, and 10-Gigabit fiber networks. With these new taps, customers no longer need LC to SC cables to deploy their application and security monitoring tools, say company representatives.

Available connectivity options include LC-based singlemode and multimode fiber at 50- and 62.5-micron core diameters. Gigabit models support SX, LX, and ZX, while 10-Gigabit models support laser-optimized OM3 SR, LR, and ER specifications.

"These new taps are ideal for high-density interconnect and cross-connect deployments," contends Bob Shaw, president and CEO of Net Optics. "The LC connectors have allowed us to push the envelope and fit eight individual taps into a 1U rack panel for increased space savings and flexibility."

Passive optics within the tap eliminates the need for a power source, which also saves rack and data center resource requirements, says Net Optics. In addition, all taps ship with a complete set of network and monitoring cables to ease deployment; everything is available right out of the box.

Combined with other Net Optics products, this family of 100% passive fiber taps creates a versatile monitoring access platform (MAP) for improved network visibility and security-threat management across the whole network, claims the company.


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