Berk-Tek Introduces LANmark™ FTP Shielded Cable Solutions

Formerly known as GUARDmark, Berk-Tek re-launches its high performance foil twisted pair cables series

New Holland, PA – June 29, 2006 – Copper and fiber optic cabling technology and solutions leader Berk-Tek, announced that its Foil Twisted Pair (FTP) cable series—formerly known as GUARDmark—has been re-launched as part of the LANmark™ family of high performance twisted pair cables.


The Berk-Tek LANmark FTP cable series are designed specifically for high-performance applications that require additional signal isolation. Berk-Tek’s offer features the first ETL-verified Category 6 FTP cable that fully supports the recently ratified 802.3an 10GBASE-T standard as part of the NetClear GTS channel solution.


Other cables in the LANmark FTP cables series are the LANmark Premium 5e FTP and the LANmark 5e FTP cables. 


Effective July 1, 2006, Berk-Tek will no longer use the GUARDmark trade name.


“This re-branding will allow us to further leverage the successful LANmark brand identity and present all of our premium twisted pair copper cables in a clear and unified manner,” said James A. Frey, copper products manager at Berk-Tek.


LANmark FTP products are ideal for those applications that require extra control of signal emission or absorption, requiring an additional layer of security, or when installing in areas with high levels of EMI or RFI. Additionally the LANmark-6 FTP cables provide alien crosstalk performance well beyond the capabilities of 10G UTP cables available today. 


Berk-Tek’s LANmark FTP products are available for immediate orders and shipments.

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