Network Module with 8x 2.5GbE Copper Ports & Bypass Function

*Status: Renamed to PNC-EB8R-G2 | Migration options: This is a product model name change only. Customers will experience no change in functionality. The new product name is designed to better align the brand and value Portwell’s products deliver.


  • Intel® I225-LM LAN Controller
  • 8x 2.5GbE RJ45 ports
  • 4 pairs bypass segments
  • Based on OCP NIC 3.0 spec with extended depth and height of OCP NIC 3.0 SFF physical form factor

The Portwell APTNC series offers OCP (Open Compute Project) NIC 3.0 cards with network bypass function, an industry-leading design concept. Featuring a convenient thumbscrew pull-tab design to simplify maintenance and upgrades, the APTNC series NICs are also designed on a compact form factor, and yet are configured with high port density to optimize connectivity options. Furthermore, the APTNC series of network adapters helps ensure network connection and business continuity with its built-in network bypass function to optimize uptime, fail-safe network connectivity, as well as network security, resilience and threat prevention.

The APTNC-O28R-BP network adapter features Portwell’s innovative proprietary design based on OCP NIC 3.0 specification with extended depth and height of the OCP NIC 3.0 SFF physical form factor, to provide even higher port density as well as more application design flexibility. It is built with 8x 2.5GbE copper ports and network bypass function, and is designed with Intel Ethernet controller, delivering energy efficiency, seamless interoperability, optimized load balancing, and enhanced agility through Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) drivers.

Offering a comprehensive feature set to ensure superior performance and reliability, the APTNC-O28R-BP bypass network adapter is an ideal critical component for modern network infrastructure in diverse applications for next-generation firewalls, unified threat management (UTM) solutions, network routers, gateways, and software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WAN).

Form FactorOCP NIC 3.0 Network Module
LAN ControllerIntel® I225-LM x8
Ethernet Port8x 2.5GbE RJ45 ports
Bus TypeCompatible with OCP NIC 3.0 primary 4C+ connector: PCIe x16 Gen3
Bypass2 segments on board
Dimension76x166x22.6 mm (WxDxH)
Operating EnvironmentTemperature: 0 to -40°C
Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
Storage EnvironmentTemperature: -10 to 70°C
Humidity: 5 - 95% non-condensing

Ordering Guide
In ProcessAPTNC-O28R-BP Network module with 8x 2.5GbE copper ports & bypass function

*Status: Renamed to PNC-EB8R-G2 | Please reference to PNC-EB8R-G2 for ordering information.

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