New Construction of Adventum™ Indoor/Outdoor Fiber Optic Premises Cables is smaller and lighter

New Holland, PA – July 25, 2006 – Copper and fiber optic cabling technology and solutions leader Berk-Tek, A Nexans Company announces improvements to its Adventum family of indoor/outdoor fiber optic cables.


Adventum cables now feature a 19 percent reduction in the overall diameter and up to a 38 percent reduction in weight, due to the removal of unnecessary space holders previously used to maintain a round design. The new patent-pending Dual-Unilite™ constructions provide a 50 percent smaller cross-sectional area than comparable cables.


“The improved physical characteristics of this cable design make it the perfect choice of cable for data-centers,” stated Beni Blell, RCDD, fiber optic product business manager at Berk-Tek. “These new Adventum cables are much lighter and more flexible than anything else on the market and offer 50% or better performance in bend radius over traditional high-fiber ribbon cable constructions,” Blell added.


In data center applications, Adventum cables can help prevent cabinet congestion, enhance airflow, and facilitate more efficient cooling. The smaller design and flexibility of the cable makes installing, terminating and sub-routing easier, providing exceptional value in building backbones, campus environments, data centers and SANs.


The new line of Adventum cables is now available through distribution with riser and plenum ratings and in multimode or singlemode fiber constructions up to 216 fibers. The cables feature GIGAlite™ fiber, the industry’s highest performing laser optimized 50- micron fiber. Adventum cables incorporate the industry’s original all-dry water-blocking technology, allowing for significant cost reduction over traditional indoor/outdoor installations methods. The cables are available in pre-terminated cable assemblies with multifiber MTP/MPO connectors or single-fiber type connectors such as SC, ST, or LC. 

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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

Nexans, US 2006

About Nexans Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, brings an extensive range of advanced copper and optical fiber cable solutions to the infrastructure, industry and building markets. Nexans cables and cabling systems are used in every area of people's lives, from telecommunications and energy networks, to aeronautics, automobile, railways, building, petrochemical and medical applications. With an industrial presence in 29 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs 20,000 people and had sales in 2005 of $6.5 billion. Nexans is listed on the Paris stock exchange as NEX. Visit