Berk-Tek Leviton Technologies’ Cat 6A Cabling System Meets 100-Watt Standard for Power Over Ethernet

Cabling system supports enhanced power and data transmission capabilities

Bothell, Washington, May 28, 2015 — Berk-Tek Leviton Technologies today announced that its CX6850 Cat 6A Premium+ UTP System was successfully tested to deliver 100-watt Power over Ethernet (PoE), enabling the transmission of power and data to a wider range of remote devices. The ability to deliver 100 watts supports emerging PoE standards, such as the draft IEEE 802.3bt (type 4) PoE standard scheduled for ratification in 2017.

“Next-generation powered devices, such as wireless access points and large-display HDTVs, will require greater bandwidth than Gigabit Ethernet and more delivered power, so designers need to build networks with these future needs in mind,” said Dean Lipke, Senior Director of Product Management, Copper, Power, Connected Home, at Leviton. “The CX6850 Cat 6A Premium+ UTP System has undergone rigorous lab testing by Berk-Tek and Leviton, and the system demonstrates the ability to meet the need for higher bandwidth and power, while limiting the temperature rise in large cable bundles and remaining within the cable’s listed rating.”  

The CX6850 system includes Berk-Tek LANmarkTM-XTP cable, Leviton Atlas-X1TM component-rated connectors and patch cords and Leviton component-rated 110-style patch panels. Along with the ability to support power at 100 watts, LANmark-XTP cable includes innovative noise-canceling XTP technology for superior alien crosstalk (AXT) suppression.

“Using a CX6850 system for PoE delivery provides significant benefits over Cat 6 or 5e,” said Brian Simmons, Copper Product Manager at Berk-Tek. “LANmark-XTP cables provide better heat dissipation, and are listed to 75 degrees Celsius, which allows the cables to be installed in larger bundles than with lower-grade cables, saving pathway space and avoiding channel length de-rating due to insertion loss. This in turn enables longer cable runs.”

For more information about the CX6850 Cat 6A Premium+ UTP System, visit the Berk-Tek Leviton Technologies website.

About Berk-Tek, A Nexans Company

For more than 50 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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Nexans brings energy to life through an extensive range of cables and cabling solutions that deliver increased performance for our customers worldwide. Nexans’ teams are committed to a partnership approach that supports customers in four main business areas: Power transmission and distribution (submarine and land), Energy resources (Oil & Gas, Mining and Renewables), Transportation (Road, Rail, Air, Sea) and Building (Commercial, Residential and Data Centers). Nexans’ strategy is founded on continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development, customer training and the introduction of safe, low-environmental-impact industrial processes.
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