Maximum Performance for Voice, Data and Power in the Real World

Protecting your IP traffic from noise and heat.


When PoE was introduced over a decade ago, it changed the landscape of structured cabling networks. Today, for many applications, it’s standard operating procedure. But higher power PoE is coming, and protecting network traffic from the noise and heat inherent with PoE will be critically important.


With their advanced engineering and field-proven design, Berk-Tek’s LANmark-1000, LANmark-2000, LANmark-10G2 and LANmark-XTP integrated data cables protect your network from noise and heat, while they deliver consistent performance in real world applications.


Proprietary insulating materials protect video and other network traffic from heat, and our Tek-Twist technology protects network traffic from noise, while our field-tested and installer-proven premium jacketing materials protect the cable itself from the physical hazards of real world installations.


As a result, your network is ready to support simultaneous voice, data, and power without compromising performance.


Features and Benefits:

  • Proprietary materials protect from heat
  • Tek-Twist Technology protects from noise
  • Only premium jacketing compounds are used
  • Protects your network investment

Real world applications. Results you can see and hear.

Berk-Tek developed a new 4-connector, 100-meter channel that measures cable performance with simultaneous transmission of voice, data and power in the real world.


VoIP Testing

VoIP call quality can be estimated using network performance metrics, specifically the Mean Opinion Score (MOS). MOS is an objective, quantitative measurement capable of classifying user experience as “Very Satisfied,” “Satisfied,” “Some Users Satisfied,” “Many Users Dissatisfied” or “Nearly All Users Dissatisfied.” 


Data Testing

Berk-Tek uses Frame Error Testing (FER) to measure data performance. Many companies perform Bit Error Testing on their products, but this is much less demanding. For example, an Ethernet frame can hold up to 12,144 bits. In FER testing, if one bit has an error, the entire frame is considered an error. In BER testing, the one bit with an error is counted as such, but the other 12,143 bits are counted as acceptable.


Video Testing

Berk-Tek incorporated a test called Media Loss Rate (MLR) into our real world testing. Ideally, you want to have an MLR = 0, meaning no errors. An MLR score higher than 0 means there were errors and each error can affect the quality in the picture and audio of the video.


Features and Benefits:

  • Real world application testing
  • Results you can see and hear
  • Cables designed and built for the real world