Berk-Tek’s New PoE Extender System Wins NPS Award at ISC West 2011

Las Vegas, NV – April 7, 2011 – Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company, an innovative leader in copper and fiber optic cable technology, received the “Best in Network Support Solutions” award for the OneReach PoE Extender system in the Security Industry Association (SIA) New Product Showcase (NPS).  This is the first time a cabling manufacturer has won this award.

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The New Product Showcase offers an expanded list of product categories and the largest display area ever. For the buying community – dealers, consultants, specifiers, integrators and security professionals – the NPS is a trusted and valued source for information on the latest products and technologies available. Now in its 33rd year, the NPS was established to recognize innovative products, services and solutions in electronic physical security. This is the first year that the Network Support Solutions category has been added to NPS. Other award categories, which totaled 21, included video surveillance cameras and support equipment, video storage and software, intrusion detection, biometrics and access control.

 As surveillance systems are moving towards IP and relying on a structured cabling infrastructure, the award categories are expanding to accommodate these emerging technologies,” explains Mike Connaughton, RCDD, Fiber Optic Products Business Manager at Berk-Tek, who accepted the award from SIA’s CEO Richard Chace at the ceremony.  “We are proud to be the first cabling manufacturer acknowledged through this prestigious recognition,” he adds.

The OneReach PoE Extender system is a complete solution comprised of PoE media converters and Berk-Tek’s CL3R-OF (Class 3, NEC rated) copper and optical fiber composite cable.  By utilizing this system, IP PoE cameras can be supported at distances of up to 4,000 feet without the need for an electrical outlet at the camera end. At the Berk-Tek booth, a live video streaming was demonstrated though the OneReach system.

About ISC West

ISC West, sponsored by SIA, is the security industry’s premier launching pad for new products, solutions and technologies in the U.S. Each year, ISC West hosts over 900 international and domestic security product manufacturers and over 23,000 security professionals in Las Vegas.

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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

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With energy as the basis of its development, Nexans, worldwide expert 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, automotives, electronics, aeronautics, material handling and automation. Nexans is a responsible industrial company that regards sustainable development as integral to its global and operational strategy. Continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development and engagement, and the introduction of safe industrial processes with limited environmental impact are among the key initiatives that place Nexans at the core of a sustainable future. With an industrial presence in 40 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs 23,700 people and had sales in 2010 of 6 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A. For more information, please consult