Berk-Tek re-tools Category 6 UTP cable

December 7, 2007 -- The company says it has made improvements in design to its LANmark-1000 Category 6 UTP cable, increasing all crosstalk parameters by 4 dB.

December 7, 2007 -- Copper and fiber-optic cabling manufacturer Berk-Tek, a Nexans company, announced that it has made improvements in design and manufacturing to its LANmark-1000 Category 6 UTP cable.

According to the company, with the re-design, the LANmark-1000 increases all crosstalk parameters by 4 dB over the old design, which was already exceeding component performance as specified by TIA/EIA-568-B.2-1 Category 6.

The company says the improved LANmark-1000 is a result of both the re-engineering of the cable core design, combined with investment in manufacturing equipment and new processes at the company's New Holland, PA, facility.

"Included in across-the-board crosstalk performance is an 85% improvement in the PS-ACR, which means much more signal integrity and strength which greatly reduces vulnerability to noise interference," comments Jim Frey, Berk-Tek's copper product manager. "All the improvements have not changed the outside diameter (.226") or the price."

The LANmark-1000 cable is part of the NetClear GT2 Enhanced Category 6 channel platform from Berk-Tek and Ortronics/Legrand.

"Enhanced electrical properties of the LANmark-1000 will also deliver superior performance of any application specified to run on Category 6 systems," remarks Todd Harpel, director of marketing at Berk-Tek.

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