March 30, 2017
Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company, recently released two new Outside Plant (OSP) cables – Category 6A LANmark-10G OSP and Enhanced Category 6 LANmark-1000 OSP. With the addition of the products to its LAN portfolio, the company said in a release it can now support Category 5e through Category 6A outside plant and building-to-building copper cabling requirements.
“With ever-increasing bandwidth requirements and advancing technologies, more and more outdoor applications and building-to-building interconnections are requiring higher category cabling,” the company said in a release.
“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.”
Berk-Tek’s OSP cables, which are third-party verified to ANSI/ICEA S-107-704-2012 for water penetration, are designed for outdoor applications such as portable classrooms, guard shacks, exterior security cameras, parking lot lights, and building-to-building connections.
According to the company, they 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 will be available on reels beginning April