Berk-Tek, Ortronics renew NetClear alliance agreement

March 18, 2004
March 18, 2004 - Decision was designed to extend and reinforce the partnership.

Kevin St. Cyr, president of Berk-Tek, a Nexans company and John Selldorff, CEO of Ortronics, have renewed the NetClear Technology Alliance Agreement.

The decision, made at a recent NetClear Leadership Summit, is designed to extend and reinforce the partnership.

NetClear is designed to offer end-to-end modular engineered solutions for enhanced Category 5e, Category 6 and optical fiber channels. At the leadership summit, the NetClear team set aggressive goals, including a commitment to increase joint research and development efforts. The team set co-engineering efforts and advanced research capabilities to enhance NetClear optimized cabling solutions to provide greater support for the demanding applications of today's enterprise networks. These include Voice over IP (VoIP) and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, as well as future technologies.

NetClear is designed to offer maximized dynamic performance and exceptional quality through third party testing, certified installation, a 25-year warranty, and superior engineering and technical support.

"Ortronics remains committed to the NetClear Technology Alliance. It is an important part of the future for both Berk-Tek and Ortronics, and we hope that our dedication to the alliance in this constantly changing industry will prove to our customers that we are here to stay while other marketing alliances may come and go," states Selldorff. "Our joint investment in the NetClear R&D efforts will allow us to provide even greater network reliability and unparalleled performance for reduced long-term total cost of ownership for enterprise networks."

"Our extensive working relationship with Ortronics creates synergies in marketing, sales, product development, and systems engineering and support
that are second to none in the structured cabling arena," says St. Cyr. "We are excited about the work being done by our joint engineering team and believe that our next generation solutions will provide our customers with performance that is unsurpassed in our industry."

Berk-Tek is based in New Holland, PA. Ortronics Inc. is based in New London, CT. For more information visit

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