Ribbon Cables from Berk-Tek deliver significant space savings and reduced installation time
New Holland, PA – February 3, 2020 – Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company and leading manufacturer of network infrastructure solutions, announces the release of a comprehensive line of fiber optic ribbon cables. Ribbon cables deliver significant space savings for high-density applications, and mass fusion splicing enables reduced installation costs and emergency restoration time.
Berk-Tek offers a range of ribbon cable solutions, including Indoor Plenum, Indoor Riser, Indoor/Outdoor Riser, and Indoor Plenum Flex, available in fiber counts up to 864. Products are available for immediate purchase.
Ribbon technology provides significant space savings using higher fiber counts within reduced diameter cables, allowing higher fiber density in ducts, trays, and cabinets with less congestion in the pathways.
Ribbon technology also decreases installation time and costs, and significantly reduces emergency restoration time, thanks to fusion splicing. “On a 144F cable, mass fusion splicing 12F-to-12F requires 92% fewer splices than single fiber-to-fiber splicing. That’s a huge time savings for our installers,” states Teresa Hoffman, Fiber Product Line Manager for Berk-Tek. Ribbon cables also create a smaller footprint in splice enclosures and simplify fiber management in the equipment room.
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 www.berktek.com.
As a global leader in advanced cabling and connectivity solutions, Nexans brings energy to life through an extensive range of best-in-class products and innovative services. For over 120 years, innovation has been the company’s hallmark, enabling Nexans to drive a safer, smarter and more efficient future together with its customers. Today, the Nexans Group is committed to facilitating energy transition and supporting the exponential growth of data by empowering its customers in four main business areas: Building & Territories (including utilities, smart grids, emobility), High Voltage & Projects (covering offshore wind farms, submarine interconnections, land high voltage), Telecom & Data (covering data transmission, telecom networks, hyperscale data centers, LAN), and Industry & Solutions (including renewables, transportation, Oil & Gas, automation, and others). Corporate Social Responsibility is a guiding principle of Nexans’ business activities and internal practices. In 2013 Nexans became the first cable provider to create a Foundation supporting sustainable initiatives bringing access to energy to disadvantaged communities worldwide. The Group’s commitment to developing ethical, sustainable and high-quality cables drives its active involvement within several leading industry associations, including Europacable, The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), International Cablemakers Federation (ICF) or CIGRE to mention a few. Nexans employs more than 26,000 people with industrial footprint in 34 countries and commercial activities worldwide. In 2017, the Group generated 6.4 billion euros in sales. Nexans is listed on Euronext Paris, compartment A. For more information, please consult: www.nexans.com