Applications-focused explorations of IT Network demands
These monthly live webcasts are aimed at explaining how emerging technologies will impact the network infrastructures currently in place and under development. We are focused on preparing you to create the resilient network that enables organizations to achieve a maximum usable network lifespan by providing insight into relevant standards and technologies.
Mike Connaughton, Market Segment Manager, Data Center
“Own the Link” is a revolutionary approach to specifying the transceivers used in data links. Since its launch in 2016, new tools and products have been added to the program, delivering more benefits than ever before. This short webinar will demonstrate how Own the Link can help you maximize your network, and we’ll look towards the future with a peek at what tomorrow might bring.
* The first 100 people to pre-register for this webinar will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card via email on 3/29.
There is a transition happening in our industry right before our eyes. Essentially, 1Gbps drops to the wall outlets are being replaced by 10Gbps drops to the ceiling. This is because, as 802.11ac technology advances and A/V applications like HDBaseT come onto the scene, enterprises are requiring more and more Category 6A connections to handle bandwidth demand to devices. But what happens beyond the devices? Your network, like a chain, it is only as strong as its weakest link.
This webinar will:
- Show you how this transition from 1Gbps to 10Gbps is creating a problem you may not know you have.
- Explain the “Forgotten Link” and how this 10X transition is already starting to overwhelm it.
- Introduce an engineered solution from Berk-Tek that will solve this emerging problem.
This presentation discusses the current state of Optical Ethernet Technologies for LAN applications and presents the options and implications on networking and cabling infrastructure. The second part of the presentation discusses the future of optical Ethernet and the technologies that will enable higher speeds. From this webinar, you will learn:
-Networking trends and who is generating all that data
-The current state of Ethernet technology
-Enabling technologies and implications
There’s currently a lot of buzz surrounding higher power PoE and the optional LP designation. Confused? There are some important things to consider before deciding whether or not to install LP designated cabling for your next project. Learn everything you really need to know in this brief 30 minute webinar, including:
-What is the intent of the optional LP designation?
-How is the testing performed and who does it?
-Will LP be included in the 2017 NEC ?
-What does the optional LP designation actually mean?
-What is Berk-Tek’s position?
High Definition Video is prevalent in our everyday lives. From the board room to the classroom, the sports bar to the sports stadium, the demand for dynamic audio-visual content is rapidly increasing. Traditional methods of transporting content to displays are a thing of the past. This presentation explores technologies and methods for connecting A/V sources to HD displays using twisted pair cabling and provides guidance for successful deployment.
By attending this presentation, you will learn:
- Cabling system requirements needed to support a high density digital AV distribution environment
- Alternative methods and equipment that can be used to extend the reach of an HDMI connection
* One BICSI CEC will be provided after viewing this presentation up until April 15, 2017*
Technology is ever-changing and you need to prepare your data center for faster data rates. Berk-Tek can help you make your migration to future data rates easier and as cost effective as possible. Attend this webinar to learn how.
Topics to be discussed include:
-The difference between OM3, OM4 and Berk-Tek’s GIGAlite-10XB
-A recommended migration plan using Berk-Tek Leviton Technologies
-Why enhanced transceivers leverage the multimode fiber cable investment
-How you can reduce your migration plan costs
You’ve made it through the first couple weeks of a busy construction season. But it’s not over yet. So take a short break and attend this presentation for some tips to make the next couple months a little easier. In just 30 minutes, you’ll learn:
-Easy tips for planning and staying organized
-A few ways to save time and money on installation
-How to find a contractor program that best meets your needs
-How to use TEK Support at Berk-Tek to get your questions answered
Ever-increasing bandwidth demand is driving changes to your network and data center. Rest assured that in the coming years, you will need more servers, more switches, and more storage capacity connected at higher data rates. Using Berk-Tek’s 40Gbps transceivers paired with our GIGAlite™-10XB glass, we guarantee enough power budget to support a link distance of up to 500 meters. Watch this video learn more about how Berk-Tek can help you maximize your power budget.
Cellular wireless traffic continues along a five-fold expected growth pattern over the next 5 years. In 2015, more than 50% was offloaded onto a wireless network and the percentage is expected to increase to 55% by 2020. How will this growth impact future wireless deployments and what is the industry doing to enable the future demand? This presentation will answer those questions and explain how system owners can stay ahead of the wave.
Topics to be discussed include:
-The drivers and projected growth of wireless traffic
-Impact of wireless growth to currently deployments
-Next generation wireless technologies
Data communication speeds are constantly increasing to keep up with the growing demand for bandwidth. Ethernet speeds of 100 Gb/s are being deployed, and 400 Gb/s or more are being considered. As speeds increase, the reach of multimode fiber gets shorter. One way to mitigate the shrinking distance is to the use the highest bandwidth fiber. But what if we told you there’s a more complete way to specify the performance of the link – a way that will allow you to take control of Layer 1 performance?
From this presentation, you will learn how:
• Improved link performance allows simpler upgrades
• Better operational management of critical components leads to more efficient deployments
* Attend this webinar live for a chance to win an Apple Watch! *
At Berk-Tek, we know that selecting the right network infrastructure is a critically important decision. In this fast changing industry, making the right decision now can pay big dividends later. That’s why Berk-Tek built The TEK Center. Watch the video to learn more about the TEK Center and what it can do for you.