Berk-Tek, JVC, NVT to Host CCTV Seminar/Workshop at BICSI Winter Conference

Press Release

New Holland, PA – January 13, 2009…Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company (a leading copper and fiber optic cabling manufacturer), along with NVT (manufacturer of CCTV active equipment for convergence to UTP) and JVC (manufacturer of CCTV components – cameras, DVRs, etc.) are combining their expertise in the Electronic Safety and Security (ESS) market to host a 3-hour workshop, “CCTV Convergence: The Path to IP” at the BICSI Winter Conference on Monday, January 19, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Conference Center in Orlando, FL.


Together Berk-Tek, NVT and JVC will provide an insight into how to best prepare I.T. networks for analog, hybrid and emerging IP data, voice, video (CCTV) applications. Topics include selecting cable media (UTP and fiber), connectivity equipment, media conversion, camera types and compression, bandwidth criteria and integration through best practices. The presentation will be followed by a hands-on workshop where attendees will be taught how to build a video surveillance system. Attendees will also receive three Continuing Education Credits (CECs) which can be applied to RCDD, NTS, WD or ITS Installer Technician credentials. The "Convergence to CCTV: The Path to IP" seminar is a follow-up to detailed presentations and workshops based on the popular CCTV Convergence seminars Berk-Tek, NVT, Ortronics/Legrand and S2 Access Control have sponsored throughout the U.S.


Through IP convergence, previously disparate disciplines, including data, video and power, are now being connected together over one standardized structured cabling network to allow the sharing of resources, which provides a higher level of network efficiency, while increasing the network’s return on investment. However, the path to IP encompasses all CCTV scenarios – analog cameras through and IP -- on the network. “Security integrators and I.T. managers will be working together once these previously proprietary devices get attached to the network. Our goal is not only to provide solution sets for all scenarios, but to educate them on the value of installing a quality cabling system today to prepare for a smooth transition to IP tomorrow,” states Carol Everett Oliver, RCDD, Marketing Analyst for Berk-Tek, and one of the speakers. Oliver was recently named to the ASIS Physical Security Council’s education sub-committee. 


Network Video Technologies (NVT) is the worldwide leader in hybrid UTP-based surveillance video and camera power transmission – connecting analog cameras with structured cabling.  “NVT provides products, solutions and support to Berk-Tek’s cables and is educating the market on the transition as analog CCTV moves from a coax-based infrastructure to UTP-based,” states George Wojtan, Datacom Market Manager, NVT. “Together our products will allow installers and end-users to benefit from the performance, cost savings, simplicity, and future proofing of structured cabling,” he adds.


 JVC Security Product Manager, Adrian Parvulescu, extends JVC’s leadership role by providing insight on the revolutionary conversion of the security industry from analog to IP digital. Parvulescu, a well established IP digital security industry spokesperson will discuss the features and benefits of IP network cameras as compared to analog cameras, megapixel camera technology, Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology for IP cameras and the capabilities of network video recorders.


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About Berk-Tek, A Nexans Company

About Berk-Tek, A Nexans Company For more than 45 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

About Nexans

With energy as the basis of its development, Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, offers an extensive range of cables and cabling systems. The Group is a global player in the infrastructure, industry, building and Local Area Network markets. Nexans addresses a series of market segments from energy, transport and telecom networks to shipbuilding, oil and gas, nuclear power, automotive, electronics, aeronautics, handling and automation. With an industrial presence in 39 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs 23,500 people and had sales in 2008 of 6.8 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A. More information on