Net Optics RGN-50SR-IL8 User Manual

10 gigabit in-line regeneration taps, Passive, secure technology, Ease of use

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10 GigaBit In-Line
Regeneration Taps

Net Optics 10 GigaBit Regeneration Taps solve the key physical layer challenges of
multi-device monitoring for 10 GigaBit networks. For a complete picture of network
health, these Taps connect up to eight different network management and security
devices at any single 10 GigaBit network location.

Keep your intrusion detection and prevention systems, protocol analyzers, RMON
probes, and other security devices productive with a single Regeneration Tap.
Maximize resources and save on access points when multiple devices can monitor
link traffic simultaneously through a single Regeneration Tap.

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

For extra uptime protection, Net Optics 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.

Passive, Secure Technology

• Optimized and tested for 10 GigaBit fiber networks with 8.5µm fiber
• Enables real-time, simultaneous monitoring of a single 10 GigaBit link with up
to eight monitoring devices
• Provides complete full-duplex visibility at 10 Gbps without data stream
interference or introducing a point of failure
• Passes all traffic (including errors) from all layers for comprehensive troubleshooting
• No IP address is needed for the Tap or monitoring device, enhancing monitoring
• Redundant power ensures monitoring uptime

Ease of Use

• LED indicators show link status and redundant power
• Front-mounted connectors support easy installation and operation
• Connectors are perfectly angled to reduce cable strain
• Silk-screened application diagram illustrates all connections for easy deployment
• Optional custom monitoring cables support easy full-duplex monitoring by sending
each side of the signal to a separate monitoring device NIC
• Tested and compatible with all major manufacturers’ monitoring devices,
including protocol analyzers, probes, and intrusion detection/prevention systems

Technical Specifications:


Operating Temperature:

0ºC to 55ºC

Storage Temperature:

-10ºC to 70ºC

Relative Humidity:

10% min, 95% max, non-condensing


Redundant Power Supplies:

Input: 100-240VAC, 0.5A, 47-63Hz


1.75” high x 10.5” deep x 17” wide


Split Ratio:


Fiber Type:

Multimode Corning 50µm, wavelength 850nm (SR)

Insertion Loss:

Network Port: 4.5 dB, Monitoring Port: 4.5 dB max (SR)

Fiber Optic Interface:


Class I, eye-safe, laser emitter type. These Class I Lasers

conform to the applicable requirements per US 21 CFR (J) and
EN 60825-1, also UL 1950 applications.

Optical Transmitter Wave Length:

850nm nominal (SR)

Output Power:

-9.5 dB min, -4 dB max (SR)

Optical Receiver Input Sensitivity:

0 dB min, -17 dB max (SR)


Monitoring Ports:

(8) Duplex SC connectors

Network Ports:

(2) Duplex SC connectors


Fully RoHS compliant

Part Number Description

RGN-50SR-IL8 8x1 10 GigaBit SR In-Line Regeneration Tap
RGN-SR-IL4 4x1 10 GigaBit SR In-Line Regeneration Tap

*Also available in LR singlemode models. All products include a 1 year

manufacturer’s warranty. An additional 1 or 2 year extended warranty

may also be purchased.

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