Berk-Tek Introduces Highest Performing, Small Diameter Category 6A cable

LANmark-XTP-300 New Holland, PA – January 24, 2014 - Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company, a leading copper and fiber optic cabling manufacturer, introduced a new, enhanced Category 6A cable today. The new LANmark™-XTP, features the smallest diameter Category 6A  UTP construction available at 0.275” and industry leading alien crosstalk resistance.  It is the result of new cable design elements and leveraged the extensive expertise of the Nexans Data Communications Competence Center located in the New Holland, PA facility.

“LANmark-XTP features a unique noise cancelling crosstalk prevention (XTP) technology that virtually eliminates alien crosstalk, providing the highest alien crosstalk (AXT) margin available in a  CAT 6A UTP cable,” explains Brian Simmons, Copper Product Manager for Berk-Tek.  “This small diameter CAT 6A-compliant cable improves cable density and  promotes better operational airflow and cooling in the congested pathways often found in today’s data centers,” he adds.
LANmark-XTP is the cable component in the new Berk-Tek Leviton Technologies CX6800 cabling system. This premium CAT 6A end-to-end solution delivers best in class performance and becomes the preferred choice for supporting the most demanding, mission critical data center environments.  “The CX6800 system features margin guarantees for both long channels and permanent links down to 10 feet, an achievement that would not have been possible without close collaboration with the Leviton Network Solutions team,” said Simmons.  The CX6800 cabling solution is ideal for data center computer clusters, high performance computing (HPC) as well as emerging PoE++ applications that will demand a robust cable for higher wattage devices. 

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About Berk-Tek, A Leviton Company

For 60 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 at the basis of its development, Nexans, worldwide expert in the cable industry, offers an extensive range of cables and cabling solutions. The Group is a global player in the energy transmission and distribution, industry and building markets. Nexans addresses a wide series of market segments: from energy and telecom networks to energy resources (wind turbines, photovoltaic, oil and gas, and mining) to transportation (shipbuilding, aerospace, automotive and automation, and railways). 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 commitment, customer orientation 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 25,000 people and had sales in 2012 of nearly 7.2 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A.