At Berk-Tek, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. This statement stands true in the TEK Center’s research and development labs. A network is only as strong as the cables used to connect it and the applications lab works to ensure that every Berk-Tek cable performs beyond your expectations. By employing industry-leading research, advanced testing procedures and sophisticated modeling for emerging technologies, the applications lab translates expanding network requirements into leading edge cabling solutions that perform beyond the standard.
As the internet of everything continues to evolve, your network will be asked to support a multitude of diverse applications. The TEK Center’s expertise in systems standards, networking technologies and emerging applications can help address your network demands.
Corporations across all industries face the challenge of taking power and data to new distances while meeting higher bandwidth demand. Frequently combined with this challenge is the requirement to provide local power in excess of 100 meters for remote IP-based devices, such as security cameras, wireless access points, emergency blue-light phones and card readers. Learn how OneReach™, a Berk-Tek PoE extender system, combines optical fiber for long-distance gigabit transmission and copper conductors in a single system.
Explosive growth in the number of wireless devices being used, combined with advancing wireless technology, will eventually lead to big changes to your network infrastructure. This 30-minute webinar will review the evolution of network technology and the associated bandwidth requirements of each new generation. It will also discuss how next generation WAPs (only a few years away) will affect your horizontal network infrastructure, and eventually, your fiber backbone too. The webinar will close with some recommended network infrastructure solutions you should consider for your next WiFi project.
PoE lighting is increasing in popularity due to is cost-effectiveness, energy efficiency and control capabilities, but what is the best way to deploy this technology and what is the best cabling to use?
As more devices are made to support PoE, and as applications for PoE continue to emerge, what you know about PoE can help ensure your designers and installers are poised to respond to customer demand, and have the expertise to install best in class systems
“Own the Link” is a revolutionary approach to specifying the transceivers used in data links. Since its launch in 2016, new tools and products have been added to the program, delivering more benefits than ever before. This short webinar will demonstrate how Own the Link can help you maximize your network, and we’ll look towards the future with a peek at what tomorrow might bring.
There is a transition happening in our industry right before our eyes. Essentially, 1Gbps drops to the wall outlets are being replaced by 10Gbps drops to the ceiling. This is because, as 802.11ac technology advances and A/V applications like HDBaseT come onto the scene, enterprises are requiring more and more Category 6A connections to handle bandwidth demand to devices. But what happens beyond the devices? Your network, like a chain, it is only as strong as its weakest link.
This presentation discusses the current state of Optical Ethernet Technologies for LAN applications and presents the options and implications on networking and cabling infrastructure. The second part of the presentation discusses the future of optical Ethernet and the technologies that will enable higher speeds.
Ever-increasing bandwidth demand is driving changes to your network and data center. Rest assured that in the coming years, you will need more servers, more switches, and more storage capacity connected at higher data rates. Using Berk-Tek’s 40Gbps transceivers paired with our GIGAlite™-10XB glass, we guarantee enough power budget to support a link distance of up to 500 meters. Watch this video learn more about how Berk-Tek can help you maximize your power budget.
The TEK Center at Berk-Tek is the industry's premier showcase for emerging applications. Watch the video to learn more.
Cellular wireless traffic continues along a five-fold expected growth pattern over the next 5 years. In 2015, more than 50% was offloaded onto a wireless network and the percentage is expected to increase to 55% by 2020. How will this growth impact future wireless deployments and what is the industry doing to enable the future demand?
Data communication speeds are constantly increasing to keep up with the growing demand for bandwidth. Ethernet speeds of 100 Gb/s are being deployed, and 400 Gb/s or more are being considered. As speeds increase, the reach of multimode fiber gets shorter. One way to mitigate the shrinking distance is to the use the highest bandwidth fiber. But what if we told you there’s a simpler way to specify the performance of the link – a way that will allow you to take control of Layer 1 performance?
In just a few short years, the connected world will experience explosive growth in bandwidth demand, an evolution in wireless technology, and a threefold increase in the amount of power transmitted through IP networks. New technology currently under development will be needed to support future generations of devices and applications. Is your infrastructure designed and built with advanced technology that will hold up to these future demands?
Data communication speeds are constantly increasing to keep up with the demand in bandwidth. Ethernet speeds of 100 Gb/s are being deployed and 400 Gb/s or more are being considered. As the speeds increase, the reach of multimode fiber gets shorter. One way to mitigate the shrinking distance is to the use the highest bandwidth fiber. What if we tell you that the transceivers can help mitigate as well?
Hospitals and other healthcare providers face the daunting challenge of managing information. As patient records, diagnostic information, and even the operating theater increasingly rely on networked electronics, the amount of data that must be created, transmitted, managed, and stored has grown dramatically. The number of devices connected and powered via the healthcare facility’s network infrastructure is also growing. Concerns with how heat rise can degrade network performance from the next generation of Power over Ethernet (PoE) is also top of mind for network administrators in healthcare. In addition, the patient experience is more important than ever, and things like a fast WiFi connection can translate to significantly improve customer experience. In this Berk-Tek webcast, you will learn how you can protect the future health of your network infrastructure
For most organizations in the IT world, the data center is their biggest investment—their most important piece of infrastructure. If you’re going to be spending millions of dollars on it, you want to make sure it does what you need it to do. In this Berk-Tek Advancing Network Resiliency webcast, you will learn the 5 things you need to consider when upgrading your data center. With the help of Berk-Tek and The TEK Center, you can be sure that your next upgrade will perform beyond expectations.
The Internet of Everything is driving MORE bandwidth, MORE wireless, and MORE PoE. The popularity of PoE has soared over the last 10 years primarily due to its cost effectiveness. As we connect more devices to the internet, those hard wire connections will likely connect devices eligible to be powered via next generation PoE.
Learn how to add thousands to your bottom line by using the industry’s best kept secret. It’s increasingly difficult to get an edge over your competition and stay profitable at the same time. With our secret weapon, you’ll reduce scrap, save time, and most importantly – increase profits!
In an attempt to ease these wireless technology implementations, silicon manufactures are experimenting with transmitting 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps over Category 5e and Category 6 cabling respectively. Their intent is to utilize existing cabling infrastructure to allow for a simple upgrade path by replacing only the electronics at the ends of the cable. But this is just a temporary solution for an ever-growing issue with wireless.
It's estimated that more than 21 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2018. Many of these devices will be generating and/or transmitting video and other bandwidth intensive applications. All of this IP traffic will have to be managed, and to support this ever-increasing demand, a solid and flexible network infrastructure will be required.
These monthly live webcasts are aimed at explaining how emerging technologies will impact the network infrastructures currently in place and under development.
The Berk-Tek Leviton Technologies alliance joins two leading network infrastructure experts. Watch this video to get an overview of this powerful alliance.
Those three drops 95m from the closet. The IP Camera or WAP that could use PoE, except that it is located a bit past the distances defined by the standard. The blue-light security phone that could be integrated into the rest of the system, but the specifics of how to accomplish it are a bit unclear.
Learn simple and efficient cabling practices to maximize data center optical performance, rack and pathway density and cable management.
See where Power over Ethernet is going, including plans to increase the delivered power, become compatible with 10GBASE-T, and increase energy efficiency.
With wireless traffic doubling on an annual basis and the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to the workplace mantra becoming more acceptable, coupled with the acceleration in application growth and bandwidth consumption, the demand and benefits for faster wireless networking technology is quickly becoming realized.
Learn what to consider when designing a network for VoIP, PoE and the growing array of IP-enabled devices that are stretching and stressing enterprise networks today.
Scott Steinhauer from the Nexans Data Communications Competence Center at Berk-Tek in New Holland, PA, demonstrates how to terminate the Metz E-DAT Industry RJ45 Field Plug.
A video explaining facility connections and demonstrates how to perform a modified permanent link test. Brought to you by the Nexans Data Communications Competence Center at Berk-Tek in New Holland, PA
Watch this video to learn how to field terminate a Telegartner connector to enable direct attach configurations for BAS devices and applications such as Security Cameras or Access Control devices.
The new smartPAK 1,500 ft. packaging from Berk-Tek means less cable scrap and greater efficiency on the job site. smartPAKs are available for LANmark-1000, LANmark-6, LANmark-350 and Hyper Plus 5e products in both Planum and Riser flame ratings.
This Nexans Data Communications Competence Center Video reveals the test results and energy saving to be realized by implementing Energy Efficient Ethernet using Berk-Tek LANmark-10G2 Category 6A UTP Cable.
Watch the tooless connector from Metz Connect attach to the LANmark-2000 Enhanced Category 6 cable for easy installation of high definition applications in the security world
Wake on LAN can help you manage the power and energy in your data center more efficiently. Learn how to save significant amounts of energy using wake on LAN with this video from the Nexans Data Communications Competence Center.
Reducing your energy costs with 10GBASE-T is easy using Short Reach Mode and Power Back-Off. Learn more with this video from the Nexans Data Communications Competence Center.
Nexans’ Data Communications Competence Center explains the IEEE standard for Energy Efficient Ethernet. Learn how EEE can help save you money.