Berk-Tek enhances Category 6A UTP cable

February 24, 2009--Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company, says it has recently completed process improvements to the LANmark-10G2 cable, resulting in higher performance for the Category 6a UTP cable. Berk-Tek says it has increased all crosstalk parameters over the previous design, which was guaranteed to meet component performance as specified by ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2-10 Category 6a (or Augmented Category 6).

February 24, 2009--Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company, says it has recently completed process improvements to the LANmark-10G2 cable, resulting in higher performance for the Category 6a UTP cable. Berk-Tek says it has increased all crosstalk parameters over the previous design, which was guaranteed to meet component performance as specified by ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2-10 Category 6a (or Augmented Category 6).

As part of Berk-Tek's continuous product improvement process, the improved LANmark-10G2 cable now provides 2 dB of near-end crosstalk (NEXT) and power sum near-end crosstalk (PSNEXT) headroom and 4 dB of far-end crosstalk (FEXT and PSFEXT) headroom over the defined cable performance standards as stated in the ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2-10 document.

LANmark-10G2 can support Augmented Category 6 applications out to a full 100 meters. This cable is targeted for high-bandwidth, high-speed applications, such as data centers and medical imaging, where cable performance is key.

"The enhanced signal strength of this cable assures users that it will be less susceptible to outside noise and interference," says Jim Frey, Berk-Tek's copper product manager. "A higher performing cable will contribute even more to the reliability of our customers' entire network."

Frey says Berk-Tek has accomplished the improvements "without changing the outside diameter or the price. We used the same strategy with our recently enhanced Category 6 product line--more performance at no additional cost."

The LANmark-10G2 cable is part of the NetClear GTX Category 6a channel solution from Berk-Tek and Ortronics/Legrand.

On the Web: www.berktek.com

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