Berk-Tek, Ortronics introduce 10-Gig ready UTP system

May 13, 2005 - NetClear GTX guarantees application support for 10GBase-T.

Berk-Tek ( and Ortronics ( have launched the NetClear GTX UTP cabling system that guarantees support of 10 Gigabit Ethernet, as identified by the IEEE 802.3an and TIA Augmented Category 6 channel requirements.

NetClear GTX combines Berk-Tek LANmark-10G UTP cable and Ortronics Clarity10G UTP connectivity to provide a Shannon capacity of 18-Gbits/sec beyond the required 500 MHz. The NetClear GTX system guarantees 100-meter 10GBase-T support for standards-compliant channel configurations.

NetClear GTX is an addition to the NetClear XG LAN family of systems designed to support the complex requirements of 10-Gigabit networks using either copper or fiber-optic cabling. The NetClear XG LAN family of cabling systems from Berk-Tek and Ortronics provides the most comprehensive and highest-performing array of 10-Gigabit solutions in the industry, its manufacturers say. XG LAN solutions also include the NetClear GTS Category 6 FTP (foiled twisted-pair) solution and the NetClear MM10 multimode fiber cabling system that offers 600-meter channel lengths for 10GBase-SR using 850-nm optics.

Today Berk-Tek and Ortronics continue to provide their combined engineering expertise to the IEEE 802.3an and TIA standards committees to help define the final requirements for 10 Gigabit Ethernet over twisted-pair cable media. The NetClear GTX cabling system will provide guaranteed compliance to all current and future 10-Gig channel specifications identified by the IEEE and TIA committees. In short, the companies say, the NetClear GTX copper cabling system guarantees authentic 10-Gigabit performance.

More information about the Berk-Tek/Ortronics NetClear solutions is available by calling 877-96CLEAR or visiting

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