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Introducing the Newest State-of-the-art PRO Network Controller Switch
More Power, Less Energy, Maximum Performance, Minimum Latency, 24x10G Monitoring Access 24/7
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Director Xstream Pro™ Appliance

10G supported
As networks gain speed and complexity, the increase in data volumes threaten to overwhelm visibility, degrade performance, and disrupt service. Companies are increasingly challenged by heavy compliance demands and vulnerability to intrusion - driving the need for ever-greater functionality in the 10G environment.
Now, Director xStreamPro breaks new ground-protecting traffic from threats, improving network visibility, reducing latency and microburst congestion.

Advanced features include
  • Dynamic Load Balancing and filtering to maximize performance and avoid oversubscription
  • Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) for precise examination of every bit of every packet on the wire
  • Timestamping for synchronized accuracy in analysis
  • Snapshot packet capture for user-defined traffic profiles and bit-level analysis
  • Rich Web GUI with real-time, per-second network analytics
Director xStream Pro aggregates, regenerates, switches, filters, and load-balances monitoring traffic flows from network Taps and Span ports to multiple monitoring tools. It provides 100 percent traffic visibility - including errors that would never be seen using Span ports.
With support for 24 x SFP+ 10 Gigabit-per-second (10 Gbps) ports, the flexible Director xStream Pro enables traffic to be directed in many-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-many, and one-to-one port mappings.
Layer 2-4 filtering allows each monitor's traffic stream to be filtered by addresses, ports, and protocols, while DPI extends filtering all the way into the packet payload. A rich graphical user interface (GUI) provides easy, intuitive system configuration.

Dynamic Load Balancing
Dynamic Load Balancing
If your monitoring tools are not able to keep up with increasing network speeds as you upgrade from 1G to 10G infrastructure, you can increase monitoring capacity by replicating tools and using Director xStream Pro's dynamic load balancing capability. Load-balancing splits traffic into multiple streams while retaining flow integrity, so it can be processed by 2 to 16 tools working in parallel.
True dynamic load balancing ensures that each tool receives an equal part of the load, regardless of the distribution of IP address. With four independent dynamic load balancing groups, Director xStream Pro is ideal for replicating monitoring tools such as forensic traffic recorders, VoIP analyzers, and intrusion detection systems.

Deep Packet Inspection (DPI)
Deep Packet Inspection
Director xStream Pro offers the robust capability to inspect every bit of every packet - payloads as well as headers - at full 10 Gbps line rate.
Pattern matching in complete packet payload and L4-L7 headers, with up to three patterns matched sequentially; 64-byte pattern length; ASCII, hex, byte-wise don't cares, optional case sensitivity, anchored or unanchored search, independent offsets for each pattern and more features deliver unprecedented precision.

True Timestamping
True Timestamping™
Director xStream Pro is the ideal solution for accurately and efficiently identifying, monitoring, and eliminating latency, with timestamping using NTP and GPS clock at the entry PHY.
Monitoring today's multimedia networked applications such as VoIP, streaming video, and transaction-processing demands precise timing measurements to analyze such issues as jitter, packet gaps or latency-, all of which can degrade quality.
The timestamping feature enables monitoring tools to recover accurate timing information and analyze the performance of VoIP, streaming video, and transaction-processing more quickly and specifically. Director xStream Pro's sophisticated timestamping ability enables a level of precision that was formerly unachievable.

Ease of Use
  • Rich, easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI)
  • LED indicators show Link, Activity, and Error status
  • Front-mounted connectors for quick and easy installation
  • Compatible with all major manufacturers' monitoring devices, including protocol analyzers, probes, data loss prevention, database activity monitoring, Web application firewall, and intrusion detection and prevention systems
Snapshot Packet Capture
To troubleshoot, detect threats, validate filters, and identify security breaches, Director xStream Pro enables capture of complete packets crossing a network at wire speed.
A snapshot of packets matching a specified profile (filter) is copied to an industry-standard pcap file that can be exported to software tools such as Wireshark.
Once the packets are captured, forensic analysis can be used to determine the nature of the threatand the necessary steps can be taken to eliminate it.
Director xStream Pro offers the capability to capture, inspect and report on every data packet on the network in real time while maintaining a historical archive for further analysis.

GUI for Real-Time Performance Information
Director xStream Pro's easy-to-use GUI management capabilities are accessible from any Web browser - with point-and-click port mapping and graphical displays of real-time network analytics.
Quickly add, change, or move monitoring tools; monitor link status, chart RMON statistics, and set up filters with a few mouse clicks. Detailed traffic statistics are displayed second-by-second from the ProPorts, enabling you to see microburst congestion that is invisible to other systems.
You can also export statistics as CSV files for import into SQL databases, spreadsheets, and monitoring frameworks. Available statistics include bits per second, packets per second, packet size and protocol distributions, and TCP events. Minimum, maximum, mean, and standard deviation are calculated automatically for each statistic.

Flexible Port Mapping
Twenty-four interfaces in a versatile switch architecture place eight high-functionality ProPorts™ at the top half of the chassis and an additional 16 standard ports at the bottom.
You can now map ports in an intelligent variety of options that no other device offers. Port mapping enables a pool of 10G and 1G tools to be deployed across a large number of 10G network links, with remote, centralized control of exactly which traffic streams are directed to each tool.
Now you can see more traffic using fewer monitoring tools, relieve oversubscribed 10G monitoring tools, share tools and data access among groups without contention, and centralize data monitoring in the network operations center. Plus, unique TapFlow™ filtering lets you select traffic of interest for each tool based on protocols, IP addresses, ports, and VLANs.

Port Labeling and Locking
Each port can be labeled with a text string to make it easy to keep track of your configuraion and identify which ports are connected to which equipment. In addition, user accounts include per-port read and write permissions, enabling complete control over the ports to which users have access.

Doing Our Part
Net Optics is dedicated to ensuring user safety, and developing products that are environmentally friendly. Director xStream Pro adheres to UL and CE safety certifications; FCC, VCCI, and C-Tick EMC certifications; and RoHS and WEEE environmental certifications. Net Optics is dedicated to ensuring user safety, and developing products that are environmentally friendly.


  • 10 Gigabit and 1 Gigabit aggregation, regeneration, matrix switch, and filter functions in a single device
  • Four dynamic load balancing groups
  • Deep packet inspection (DPI)
  • Packet capture to pcap exportable files
  • Microsecond accurate timestamping
  • 19-inch rack frame, 2U high
  • Modular design for configuration flexibility
  • RMON traffic statistics
  • Text-based command-line interface (CLI) available through RS232 serial port
  • Field-upgradeable software
  • Security options control user access
  • Redundant power ensures uptime
  • Compatible with all Net Optics Taps and Bypass Switches
  • IEEE 802.3 compliant
  • FCC, CE, VCCI, and C-Tick certified
  • Fully RoHS and WEEE compliant

Technische Spezifikationen

Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature: -10°C to 70°C
Relative Humidity: 10% min, 95% max, non-condensing

Mechanical Specifications:
Dimensions: 3.5" high x 17.5" deep x 23.6" wide (8,9 cm x 44,5 cm x 59,9 cm)
Mounting: Surface or 19" rack mount (2U)
Weight: 25.5 lbs (11.5 kg)

SFP+ slots: 24 (8 ProPorts, 16 standard ports)
Management Port: (1) RJ45 10/100/1000 Copper Network
Console Port: (2) RJ45 RS232 (COM A is unused)
Power: (2) AC universal or (2) -48V DC depending on model
DC Receptacle: Terminal peak, 12-14 gauge wire

Electrical Specifications:
AC Input: 100-240VAC, 5A, 47-63Hz (Japan: 100125VAC, ~500 VA, 50-60Hz)
DC Input: -48VDC nominal. -36 to -72VDC, 10A
Power Consumption: 500W

Each port has a Link LED and an Activity LED
ProPorts have a warning LED indicating CRC and framing errors
Power-on LED on front panel
Power-on LEDs on power supply modules

Indigo™ Management Software:
CLI - local RS232 console for setting initial IP address
Director xStream Pro Web GUI - compatible with Firefox 3.5 and higher Web browsers
Net Optics Indigo Pro management platform appliance

Hardware throughput: 240 Gbps; no packets dropped as long as monitor traffic does not exceed monitor port bandwidth

Port mapping: Aggregation, any number of ports in; regeneration, any number of ports out; any-to-any, any-to-many, many-to-any, and many-to-many port connections; any port can be used as a network input or a monitor output (but not both simultaneously)

Dynamic load balancing: 4 independent load balancing groups; each: 10Gbps aggregated throughput, 1 to 16 outputs, four balance modes: flow (IP address pair), flow (IP source address), flow (IP destination address), packet-by-packet round-robin

DPI: Pattern matching in complete packet payload L4-L7; each DPI policy contains up to three patterns matched sequentially; 64 byte pattern length; ASCII, hex, byte-wise don´t-cares; optional case sensitivity, anchored or unanchored search, independent offsets for each pattern and filter

TapFlow: (ProPorts only): Filter by IP source address, IP destination address, MAC source address, MAC destination address, source port, destination port, protocol, network port or port group, VLAN, MPLS label, flags (URG, ACK, PSH, RST SYN, FIN); count, pass, drop, balance actions

Snapshot packet capture: 8-second capture of any filter output to exportable pcap (packet capture) file

ProPush™ statistics: Bits per second, packets per second, total bytes, total packets, CRC errors, framing errors, light intensity, protocol breakdown (IPv4, IPv6, TCP, UDP, ICMP, ARP, and NOT_IPv4_IPv6), TCP events (SYN, SYN_ACK, FIN, and RST), frame size distribution; updated every second for microburst detection

Safety: UL, CE

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Application Diagram

Management Suite

Director xStream Pro Graphical User Interface

Easy to use, with the ability to remotely manage and control Director xStream Pro devices in the network. Adds flexibility and service options that are vital in today's 24 x 7 mission critical business environment. Director xStream Pro's user friendly GUI management capabilities can be accessed from any Web browser (Firefox 3.5 and above recommended).

A rich, intuitive interface lets you add, change, or move monitoring tools and define the granularity of data that needs to be monitored. You can configure the device, monitor link status, chart RMON statistics, and set up filters with a few mouse clicks - significantly lowering the learning curve for this sophisticated appliance. The GUI offers you:
  • Simple point-and-click port mapping
  • Graphical displays of real-time, per-second ProPush network analytics
  • At-a-glance view of traffic on all ports
Director Xstream Pro - Port Topology

Point-and-click to configure aggregation/regeneration connections (solid black lines) and dynamic load balancers (dashed purple lines)

Director Xstream Pro - Filter Config

Overview of connectivity and traffic statistics for all 24 ports, including received signal strength

Director Xstream Pro - Reporting

Easily select real-time graphical charts of traffic and events on any port

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SFP+ Kits:

SFP+ kits - 10G
(for ProPorts and standard ports)
  • SFP+KT-SR Fiber SR SFP+ Transceiver with cable
  • SFP+KT-LR Fiber LR SFP+ Transceiver with cable
  • SFP+KT-50SR Fiber SR 50µm SFP+ Transceiver with cable
SFP kits - 1G
(for standard ports only)
  • SFPKT-SX GigaBit Fiber SX SFP with cable
  • SFPKT-50SX GigaBit Fiber SX 50µm SFP with cable
  • SFPKT-LX GigaBit Fiber LX SFP with cable
  • SFPKT-CU3 10/100/1000 Copper SFP with cable
(operates only at 1000 Mbps in Director xStream Pro)

All SFP+ and SFP kits include a 3-meter cable.

Director Xstream 24 SFP+ Ports

Director Xstream 24 SFP+ Ports, -48VDC


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