Berk-Tek Announces Enhanced EVERYTHING IP Platform
New Holland, PA – July 26, 2016 – Berk‐Tek, a Nexans Company and leading manufacturer of network infrastructure solutions, announces enhancements to its EVERYTHING IP platform. This is an extension of an initiative originally launched in September 2015 to help customers prepare their network infrastructure for emerging technology and applications.
Berk‐Tek anticipated many years ago that IP networks would one day be at the center of virtually everything people do, and that this would bring about changes in what organizations need and expect from their network infrastructures. An example is the recent launch of IPv6, which has replaced IPv4 as the protocol used to designate a unique IP address to every IP device connected to the network. Using IPv4, a total of 4.3 billion unique IP addresses were available. This was not nearly enough, as billions more devices are connecting every year. Using the new IPv6 protocol, a total of 340 undecillion unique IP addresses can be created. A number in the undecillions has 36 zeros behind it! This is exactly what is meant by “EVERYTHING IP.”
Berk‐Tek’s enhanced EVERYTHING IP platform features several new product improvements including:
- Higher maximum temperature ratings
- New recommendations for bundle sizes using 100W PoE
- New environmental certifications
Berk‐Tek’s EVERYTHING IP platform is unique among the cabling industry, where much of the focus is on decibels and margins. “We are extremely excited to share with our customers the unique value that Berk‐Tek brings them through our EVERYTHING IP initiative,” states Jim Frey, Director of Marketing at Berk‐Tek. “We understand that network infrastructure is an investment, not an expense. At Berk‐Tek, we are always working to maximize our customers’ return on their investment.”
Berk‐Tek’s enhanced EVERYTHING IP platform features several new technical resources, including white papers, TEK Briefs, Test Reports and Product Selector Guides. These resources and more are available for download at www.berktek.us/EverythingIP.
About Berk-Tek, A Nexans Company
For more than 50 years, Berk-Tek has been a leading manufacturer of more than 100 different network copper and fiber optic cable products. The company has led in the development of high-performance and enhanced fiber optic and UTP cables designed to transport high-speed data and voice transmissions. Berk-Tek has major manufacturing facilities at New Holland, PA, Fuquay-Varina, NC and Elm City, NC. For more information, visit www.berktek.com.
As a global leader in advanced cabling and connectivity solutions, Nexans brings energy to life through an extensive range of best-in-class products and innovative services. For over 120 years, innovation has been the company’s hallmark, enabling Nexans to drive a safer, smarter and more efficient future together with its customers. Today, the Nexans Group is committed to facilitating energy transition and supporting the exponential growth of data by empowering its customers in four main business areas: Building & Territories (including utilities, smart grids, emobility), High Voltage & Projects (covering offshore wind farms, submarine interconnections, land high voltage), Telecom & Data (covering data transmission, telecom networks, hyperscale data centers, LAN), and Industry & Solutions (including renewables, transportation, Oil & Gas, automation, and others). Corporate Social Responsibility is a guiding principle of Nexans’ business activities and internal practices. In 2013 Nexans became the first cable provider to create a Foundation supporting sustainable initiatives bringing access to energy to disadvantaged communities worldwide. The Group’s commitment to developing ethical, sustainable and high-quality cables drives its active involvement within several leading industry associations, including Europacable, The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), International Cablemakers Federation (ICF) or CIGRE to mention a few. Nexans employs more than 26,000 people with industrial footprint in 34 countries and commercial activities worldwide. In 2017, the Group generated 6.4 billion euros in sales. Nexans is listed on Euronext Paris, compartment A. For more information, please consult: www.nexans.com