Get Reel Archive
Reduce your losses by specifying pre-term fiber optic assemblies in the data center. Read about the benefits and tips on how to best design this as a cassette system to assure the lowest signal loss.
What exactly is the structured cabling industry doing online in the new Web 2.0 world? Get introduced to some of the groups available to anyone interested in joing the conversation.
In the real world of security camera installations, often a workstation outlet or junction box cannot be located near the camera. Therefore installers are direct attaching the horizontal cable to the camera. Berk-Tek is looking at ways to test and warrant this plug-ended solution.
One of the biggest concerns to of security system designers when designing a network camera scenario is the Ethernet distance limitations. Find out how to stay within these borders and how to push beyond.
2009 was a year that brought major industry cabling standards up-to-date. See our pick of the top three that will change the face of cabling, while getting a peek into important standards’ working groups for 2010.
Did you know that the color of the outside jacket of a fiber optic cable should define the fiber properties? Know the difference when selecting yellow, orange or aqua, but know your manufacturer…
"Icky-pick" is the term coined for that icky gel that is placed within an outdoor-rated cable (both fiber optic and copper cables). Installers don't like it, but it has its purposes to protect the cable conductors and fiber strands. Berk-Tek developed an alternative solution.
It’s a fact that round fiber optic cables have their advantages in the data center space. Round fiber optic cables vs. ribbon style are the way to go for backbone cables! This article compares the MDP to traditional ribbon cables. Read on.
Enemy #1 of telecommunications cable is liquid. They simply do not mix. It is a misconception that because copper (UTP and FTP) cables are covered with a durable plastic-based jacketing material to protect copper conductors, that they are also impervious to water or any fluids. Not so. Read on...
Buyer beware if you do not know the cable brand before buying and installing. The price may be lower, but the product can produce higher costs in the long run.
Category 6 vs. Category 5e is the never-ending debate in the copper cable world. Does it come down to asking, “Is it a need to have or a nice to have?” And, what are some of the decision criteria? Simply put the main advantages are higher bandwidth and better performance. But what about cost and diameter?