Copper Taps

Provide complete traffic visibility to copper links

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  • Passes all network traffic – not reliant on SPAN ports
  • LED shows power, speed, link and activity
  • Link Fault Detect prevents undetected network link failures
  • DIP switches for configuring, duplexing, auto-negotiation and speed settings

Keysight Copper Taps provide network isolation, dropping any traffic that is accidentally or maliciously transmitted back onto the monitor ports. The copper taps are isolated from the network because they have no IP address, eliminating exposure to external attacks.

Keysight offers three models of copper taps:

  • TP-CU3-ST, 10/100/1000 Copper Tap
  • TP-CU3-ZD, 10/100/1000 Copper Tap with Keysight Gig Zero Delay TM
  • TP-CU3-ZD-DC, 10/100/1000 Copper Tap with -48V DC power and Keysight Gig Zero Delay TM

The Gig Zero Delay adds functionality that guarantees zero packet loss on the network link in the event that the tap loses power. It uses a battery backup to ensure that power glitches and failures do not result in link loss, dropped packets, or interrupted renegotiation sequences.

To ensure that your network connection is never at risk, the battery provides protection for up to 5 hours and recharges during normal operation.

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