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10/100/1000 Copper Aggregator Tap, 1 GB Buffer

Monitor a network for analysis and data logging.


Please call 877-877-2269 for a replacement product or part.
Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

Product Features

  • Aggregate traffic into a single stream for examination by one or two analysis or security devices.
  • Copies both sides of a full-duplex 10-, 100-, or 1000-Mbps copper link.
  • Sends the copied data to its two simplex ports where it buffers the data for output to two analysis devices!


  • Connect and disconnect monitoring devices without network disruption.
  • Buffer data during short spikes of high usage, caching packets until the analyzer is ready to receive.
  • Tap into a high-speed copper network with no disruption or downtime.
  • Second simplex port can be used for attaching a logging device.
  • Help prevent a monitoring device from being fed incomplete network information and creating false alarms.
  • Autonegotiate speed to transfer data at rates of 10, 100, and 1000 Mbps.
  • Operate transparently and can be left in place permanently.
  • Doesn't block error packets.
  • Connect and disconnect monitoring devices without network disruption.
  • Provide continuous network data flow if the power fails.
  • Mount three taps in an optional Rackmount Bracket (TS253).

  • Accurately monitoring network activity often means using more than one analysis device, as well as ensuring that data isn't lost before analysis.

    The BLACK BOX® 10/100/1000 Copper Aggregator Tap gives you easy access to the data streams passing on a full-duplex link. But because it also works as an "aggregator," it copies both sides of the link into a single data stream and distributes the copied data to its dual simplex ports. You can then attach up to two analysis devices for further examination.

    The large 1-GB buffer enables the tap to store a large amount of data before sending it for analysis. It also reduces the chance of dropped packets on Gigabit links. So if there's a spike in usage on your network, there's a much smaller chance of data getting lost before it can be examined in its entirely. If the network traffic entering the tap exceeds the capacity of the analyzer's capturing cards, the buffer goes to work, capturing as much traffic as possible and releasing it only when the analyzer's capacity to receive returns.

    Typically, you install a 10/100/1000 Copper Aggregator Tap between a switch and a DTE. From there, it replicates the full-duplex signal from the network, sending one signal back to the network and the other signal to one or two monitoring devices.

    The 10/100/1000 Copper Aggregator Tap operates passively and works regardless of traffic levels. Once you install a tap, you can leave it in permanently without interfering with network operation or introducing a point of failure. You can even connect and disconnect different monitoring devices without interrupting the network.

    With a tap installed on your 10-, 100-, or 1000-Mbps links, you're assured of continuous data flow, even if power to the tap itself fails. They also work well with redundant-enabled devices. If the link on one side of the 10/100/1000 Copper Aggregator Tap fails, it'll allow the corresponding device to switch over to a redundant path—great for networks that can't afford any downtime!

    The 10/100/1000 Copper Aggregator Tap works with today's leading security tools, so it helps you quickly isolate vulnerable points in your network. And because it isn't addressable, the tap can't be the target of a hacker or virus attack.

    If you want to deploy more than one tap between links in, say, a wiring closet, order the optional Rackmount Bracket (TS253) (sold separately). It holds up to three taps and mounts in a single 1U rack panel.

    Tech Specs

    CE Approval Yes
    Connectors (2) RJ-45 analyzer ports; (2) RJ-45 link ports
    Indicators (7) LEDs: (3) speed, (2) Link, (2) Analyzer
    Interface 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet
    Power 90-264 VAC, 4-63 Hz
    Size 1.1"H x 5.6"W x 7.6"D (2.8 x 14.7 x 19.3 cm

    * Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 877-877-2269.



    Double Diamond Warranty

    Extended 1 Year Warranty Available

    Protect your purchase with an additional 1 Year Double Diamond™ warranty!
    Cost: $250.00

    Extended 3 Year Warranty Available

    Protect your purchase with an additional 3 Year Double Diamond™ warranty!
    Cost: $499.99


    Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)

    Take the risk out of equipment purchases with the Double Diamond™ Warranty from Black Box Network Services.

    The Double Diamond Warranty is our warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    The 10/100/1000 Copper Aggregator Tap, 1 GB Buffer comes with a standard 1 Year Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard) already included.

    During the warranty period, Black Box Network Services will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!*

    Plus, get an Extended Double Diamond Warranty.

    You can also extend your warranty or protect a previously purchased Black Box® brand product** for an additional year—for only 10% of the purchase price! Or, extend your coverage for a full three years for only 20% of the purchase price!

    Ordering an extended warranty is easy: When viewing a product in your shopping cart, just select the one or three years of additional coverage in the dropdown menu under “Warranty Options.” For details, contact Customer Service at 724-746-5500.

    * Warranty subject to certain exclusions and limitations ** Certain products may not be eligible.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.