During the BICSI Canadian Conference later this month at the Scotiabank Convention Center, Berk-Tek, a Nexans company, will demonstrate its OneReach Power over Ethernet (PoE) extender system. The company also will present a technical session regarding PoE and its advantages for installing IP devices out to longer distances.

The OneReach system is an integrated power and data cable solution, consisting of a power injector module (PI) on the TR end, a CL3R-OF-rated composite copper/fiber cable assembly (OCA) and remote PoE port (RPP). This system, available in PoE or PoE+ configurations, provides power to such devices as security cameras or access points beyond the 100 meters of conventional Power over Ethernet solutions – as far as 3,850 feet. ??

According to Mike Connaughton, Fiber Optic Products business manager at Berk-Tek. Who also will be making the tech presentation, "Additional benefits include a lower cost and better ROI compared to installing power at the device end or pulling separate cables in separate pathways, while also providing network advantages such as remote management capabilities, consolidated UPS and single-point troubleshooting.” ??

Berk-Tek also will demonstrate what it says is “an easier way” to pull cable with its new box technology for Category 5e and Category 6 UTP cable. TekLok, an interlocking tab system for boxes of LANmark-6 and HyperPlus 5e copper twisted-pair cables, reportedly simplifies cable installation from the telecom room to the outlet. Company literature says it “eliminates the need for special tools, separate deployment devices and additional manpower to hold stacked boxes during the pulling process, effectively speeding up installation and reducing overall project costs. Plus, the unique design of the TekLok boxes creates up to 20-percent less packaging waste than traditional box production processes.” ?

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