NextGig Systems, Inc. - Network Connectivity & Test Solutions

Net Optics 10/100/1000 Bypass Switch with Heartbeat

Operating Specifications:
Operating Temperature: 0ºC to 55ºC
Storage Temperature: -10ºC to 70ºC
Relative Humidity: 10% min, 95% max, non-condensing

Mechanical Specifications:

Input Power: 100-240V, 0.5A, 47-63Hz
Output Power: 12V, 3A
Dimensions: 1.125" high x 10" deep x 6.5" wide

Cable Interface:

Copper Cable Type: 22-24 AWG unshielded twisted pair cable, CAT5/CAT5E
Link Distance Supported: 100 meters


(2) RJ45, 8 pin connectors (monitoring ports)
(2) RJ45, 8 pin connectors (network ports)


Fully RoHS compliant

Part Number:


Passive, Secure Technology


Fail-safe monitoring with any 10/100/1000 in-line appliance

Increased reliability on critical network links

High-speed Fast Path switching with minimal traffic interruption

Customizable behavior via command line interface

Link Fault Detect prevents undetected link failures

IEEE 802.3 compliant

Fully RoHS compliant



All Net Optics products come standard with a 1 year manufacturer's warranty

Optional 1 or 2 year extended warranty available at time of product purchase


Ease of Use

LED indicators show power, speed, link, and activity status

Front-mounted connectors support easy installation and operation

Cables included for plug-and-play deployment

Silk-screened application diagram illustrates all connections for easy deployment

Optional 19-inch rack frames holds two units

Tested and compatible with all major manufacturers intrusion detection and prevention systems

Part Numbers

10/100/1000 Bypass
Switch with Heartbeat

Bypass, Heartbeat, Copper, 10/100/1G    

- RK-2V2
  Rack Panel Frame, 2-Slot 19"

Net Optics - manufacturer of iTap™ - 10/100/1000 - GigaBit Network Taps, 10/100 - GigaBit Aggregator Taps, TX-SX, LX-SX All Converter Taps, IPS & IDS Bypass Switches, Matrix Switches and Teeny Tap™.



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Net Optics 10/100/1000 Bypass Switches with Heartbeat provide permanent and trouble-free access ports for in-line network security and monitoring devices. The Bypass Switch automatically switches network traffic through added in-line devices or bypasses devices that are about to be removed. With a heartbeat, the 10/100/1000 Bypass Switch protects network traffic against link, application, and power loss on the attached in-line device.

Link Fault Protection

The 10/100/1000 Bypass Switch with Heartbeat monitors the link to the attached in-line device by sending a heartbeat packet to the device once every second. If the Bypass Switch does not receive the heartbeat back, Fast PathTM switching automatically diverts network traffic to bypass the unresponsive device—even if the device is still receiving power. The Bypass Switch continues to send the heartbeat and restores the traffic through the in-line device as soon as the link is restored.

Simply Plug It In

Each 10/100/1000 Bypass Switch includes all the cables and power supplies necessary to connect to an IPS. Three quick steps are all it takes to establish a secure connection point for in-line devices. For special applications, the bypass trigger, heartbeat rate, and heartbeat packet can be customized from an RS232 command line interface.

Uninterrupted Traffic

The 10/100/1000 Bypass Switch supports fail-safe monitoring with any 10/100/1000BaseT in-line device when it shares the same power source as the in-line appliance. While the Bypass Switch is receiving power, it diverts network traffic to attached in-line devices. In this state, all in-line traffic is routed directly to the device connected to the Bypass Switch.

When the 10/100/1000 Bypass Switch loses power, in-line traffic continues to flow through the network link, but is no longer routed through the device. This allows the network devices to be removed and replaced without network downtime. Once power is restored to the Bypass Switch, network traffic is seamlessly diverted to the in-line device, allowing it to resume its critical functions.

Questions? Call  1-805-277-2400