Berk‐Tek’s new OSP cables extend Cat 6A and Enhanced Cat 6 performance to outdoor environments

The new LANmark-10G OSP cable is fully compliant to Category 6A standard requirements, providing reliable electrical performance under the demand of today’s data, voice, video and power applications.

Berk‐Tek’s new OSP cables extend Cat 6A and Enhanced Cat 6 performance to outdoor environments
Berk‐Tek’s new OSP cables extend Cat 6A and Enhanced Cat 6 performance to outdoor environments

Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company, an expert provider of network infrastructure solutions, has announced the release of two new Outside Plant (OSP) cables. With the addition of its Category 6A LANmark-10G OSP and Enhanced Category 6 LANmark-1000 OSP cabling products to its LAN portfolio, Berk-Tek says it can now support Category 5e through Category 6A outside plant and building-to-building copper cabling requirements.

As stated by a company press release, "With ever-increasing bandwidth requirements and advancing technologies, more and more outdoor applications and building-to-building interconnections are requiring higher category cabling. Berk-Tek’s new Category 6A and Enhanced Category 6 OSP cables enable network managers to extend their networks to their outdoor environments without sacrificing the bandwidth and PoE performance required for today’s emerging technologies."

The new LANmark-10G OSP cable is fully compliant to Category 6A standard requirements, providing reliable electrical performance under the demand of today’s data, voice, video and power applications. “LANmark-10G OSP meets Cat 6A specs for alien crosstalk, and provides excellent noise rejection and high PoE capability,” says Brian Simmons, copper product manager for Berk-Tek. Simmons adds, “LANmark-1000 OSP is an Enhanced Cat 6 product, so it handles high-bandwidth and PoE applications just as well as our LANmark-1000 product, but with the added benefit of water-blocking and UV resistance required for outdoor applications.”

This superior performance, coupled with their unique construction, make Berk-Tek’s OSP cables ideal for outdoor applications such as portable classrooms, guard shacks, exterior security cameras, parking lot lights, and building-to-building connections.

All of the company's OSP cables are third-party verified to ANSI/ICEA S-107-704-2012 for water penetration. The cables' unique construction includes a water-blocking gel compound within the core that encases the four UTP copper pairs and a rugged, but flexible, black polyethylene, UV-resistant jacket. The cables can be installed either aerially or buried in conduit or duct, and are compliant with stringent NEC codes, which require outdoor-rated cables to be used when conduit is located below the floor in slab-on-grade construction.

The new LANmark-10G OSP and LANmark-1000 OSP cables are available on reels as of April 1, 2017. Learn more.

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