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IP Lighting

6/29/17

Power over Ethernet (PoE) isn’t new. Since its inception in 2003, more and more network designers are taking advantage of the cost savings of powering devices via their IP networks. One application that is quickly growing in popularity is PoE-powered IP lighting. Connecting and powering lighting devices through your IP network offers several benefits.

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The Forgotten Link

According to the current Cisco VNI forecast, global IP traffic is expected to nearly triple by 2020 from 2015. If you think about it, a 3X increase seems very reasonable. Your network is likely already supporting not only computers, but VoIP phones, tablets, smart phones, security cameras, access control systems, other building automation devices, and possibly even A/V (via HDBASE-T).

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The Evolving Enterprise Network

The building backbone needs to support a 10X transition from 1Gbps wall outlets to 10Gbps ceiling drops.

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LP Resources

Due to the growing adoption of PoE (Power over Ethernet), the IEEE is working on a new PoE technology called 802.3bt. This new technology builds on existing technology developed with 802.3af (Type I: 15W of DC power) and 802.3at (Type II: 30W of DC power).

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Which Migration Path is Best for Your Data Center?

In the data center environment, migration paths are an important subject. Bandwidth demand is surging, brought on my exponential growth in the number of devices connected to IP networks, coupled with rapid expansion in the number and complexity of services managed by data centers. As a result, many data centers are being upgraded every 3-5 years. Determining a smart, cost-effective migration path early on is critical to the success of your organization.

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See the Difference

If you’re responsible for Layer 1, shouldn’t you control all of Layer 1?  We think so, and we understand through years of TEK Center testing that the transceiver can have a tremendous effect on your Layer 1 performance.  When you source your transceivers from a trusted Layer 1 partner like Berk-Tek, you Own the Link. 

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Maximizing Link Performance

As the demand for more bandwidth continues to increase, it is more critical than ever for your data center infrastructure to facilitate upgrades in data rates.  Most enterprise data center operators are just beginning the shift to 10G servers. However, the push is on for 25G servers in web-scale facilities, and this change in line rate is fueling the momentum towards 400Gb and 1.6Tb switch connections.

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Converged Application Score

A cable’s Converged Application (CA) Score is an indicator of how well IP traffic is protected and how much heat rise there is when the cable undergoes PoE testing. The score is represented by a numeric value between 1 and 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest.

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Is your network ready for the future?

In just a few short years, the connected world will experience explosive growth in bandwidth demand, an evolution in wireless technology, and a threefold increase in the amount of power transmitted through IP networks. Is your infrastruture designed and built with advanced technology that will hold up to these future demands?

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Considerations for Data Center Planning

There is no such thing as a “One Size Fits All” data center. Depending on the size of the organization and its business needs, the details of the data center can vary dramatically from one company to the next. But when planning a data center, whether it’s a new one or an addition to an existing data center, there are certain important considerations that everyone should take into account.

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PoE Without a Sweat

Berk-Tek understands the technical challenges involved with PoE and we have solutions specifically designed to solve these challenges.

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Power over Ethernet - How it Works

A brief overview of how Power over Ethernet works.

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The Evolution of PoE

Power over Ethernet (PoE) was first introduced in 2003 via 802.3af. This technology (also referred to as Type I) allowed power sourcing equipment (PSE) to transmit up to 15.4W of power to a powered device (PD) via twisted pair cabling (Category 5e). The powered device (PD) was assured to be 12.95W due to losses along the maximum channel length of 100 meters.

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The Berk-Tek Optimized Cabling Platform

To keep your business in top form, you need an infrastructure second to none. Combining technology and manufacturing expertise with an unwavering focus on customer needs, Berk-Tek delivers just such a cabling solution. Read on to see how we do it. 

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Introducing the NEW Berk-Tek website!

At first glance, it may not look different, but if you take a closer look you'll see that we made it easier to navigate www.berktek.com. Watch the video below to learn the features that make it easier to find the content you're looking for. 

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LANmark-XTP

7/29/14

Take Your Network's Performance to the Next Level with LANmark-XTP.

It's not every day that you get to design and build a high-performing network for the next generation. But when you do, you need a cable that's built to last. Berk-Tek's LANmark-XTP cable is just that. Designed for those interested in exceptional performance to support applications today and tomorrow, LANmark-XTP features innovative noise canceling XTP technology, for the highest degree of alien crosstalk immunity available in a CAT 6A UTP cable. This performance advantage is delivered along with the smallest CAT 6A UTP diameter of 0.275", for superior cable density and less pathway congestion.

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Berk-Tek Leviton Technologies for Unparalleled ROii

The Berk-Tek Leviton Technologies alliance joins two leading network infrastructure experts. The combined strength of Leviton's extensive connectivity portfolio and Berk-Tek's high-performance cable creates the industry's premier copper and fiber end-to-end solutions.

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