The Cubro copper TAP uses telecom relays to close the link if the power supply is
interrupted. The switching time depends on speed, master/slave resolve, and length of cable in the link. It is
maximum 2 or 3 seconds long, in most cases only a few milliseconds.
Yes, the EX series can be used inline. For pure monitoring applications, we
recommend using the NPB behind TAPs in order to guarantee disruption-free service. In case incoming traffic to the
NPB needs to be modified, NPB can be used inline.