It’s been since before the turn of the century that Category 5e was ratified and 1000BASE-T was developed to transport data from the closet to the office. For many years, 5e was “good enough” and with no foreseeable need other than physical robustness to consider a higher grade of cabling, many continued to install this cable. However, the enterprise infrastructure is starting to bulge at the seams and some cracks are beginning to appear. In an attempt to ease these wireless technology implementations, silicon manufactures are experimenting with transmitting 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps over Category 5e and Category 6 cabling respectively. Their intent is to utilize existing cabling infrastructure to allow for a simple upgrade path by replacing only the electronics at the ends of the cable. But this is just a temporary solution for an ever-growing issue with wireless. There are also significant technical hurdles involved in increasing the bandwidth by a factor of 2.5 and certainly by a factor of five (5). Remember, the existing cabling was designed to standards developed more than 15 years ago. Consider too, there are other standards committee initiatives working to triple the amount of power transmitted via PoE technology as well. Lastly, the benefit of 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps could actually be to support future desktop applications, and not wireless. In so doing, you will need solutions designed to handle the additional stress of more bandwidth, and more PoE.
Topics to be discussed in this webinar include:
- Why running 2.5G and 5.0G over Cat. 5e and Cat. 6 are only bandage solutions for wireless
- The technical challenges of 2.5G and 5.0G over Cat 5e and Cat 6
- Berk-Tek provides solutions for both 2.5G and 5.0G
- 2.5G and 5.0G could be beneficial for future desktop applications
RecordedMay 28 201553 mins
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Mark Dearing, Leviton, and Paul Vanderlaan, Berk-Tek
The consumption of information and bandwidth continues unabated, driving the need to increase network capacity and strengthen our business enterprise infrastructure. Voice, video and data will be delivered by improved and new technologies such as Power over Ethernet, Wireless LAN, Li-Fi and 5G cellular technologies. This presentation will discuss the latest developments in the fundamental applications impacting the delivery of information, as well as the infrastructure improvements needed to ensure the integrity of the network. Specifically, we will explore:
•The latest standards updates
•How these latest and expected changes will impact your enterprise network
•How to prepare now for future network requirements
According to the Cisco VNI forecast, global IP traffic is expected to nearly triple between the years 2015 and 2020. Advancements in wireless and A/V technologies are also driving up the demand for bandwidth. As buildings become more connected and more intelligent, the amount of data flowing through your network will continue to increase exponentially. Installing Cat 6A solves the bandwidth challenge in the horizontal. But what about the fiber backbone that needs to support all of those additional 10Gbps drops? And how about wireless access points or security cameras that you need to connect and power out in the parking garage that far exceed the 100 meter distance limitation? This 30-minute webinar will present several solutions for maintaining the reach you need for maximum performance while supporting an ever-increasing amount of bandwidth over your network.
Attend this webinar if you want to learn about:
- The evolution of the fiber backbone
- Wireless requirements for up to 40G in new construction
- The distances you can reach with different multimode fibers
- A unique Berk-Tek solution for indoor/outdoor applications
Paul Vanderlaan, Technical Manager - Standardization & Technology
Now that 802.11ac Wi-Fi has established itself in the market, we’re already looking at what’s in development for the next generation of wireless communications. Will communication speeds continue on their rapid upward trend and, if so, what new applications could emerge as a result? And with 5G cellular garnering a lot of attention lately, will it make a play to obsolete Wi-Fi? Register for this webinar to learn:
-The status of 802.11ax and ay
-An overview of 5G cellular and how it will effect wireless
-How infrastructure will adapt to support these new developments
At Berk-Tek, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. This statement stands true in the TEK Center’s research and development labs. A network is only as strong as the cables used to connect it and the applications lab works to ensure that every Berk-Tek cable performs beyond your expectations. By employing industry-leading research, advanced testing procedures and sophisticated modeling for emerging technologies, the applications lab translates expanding network requirements into leading edge cabling solutions that perform beyond the standard.
Corporations across all industries face the challenge of taking power and data to new distances while meeting higher bandwidth demand. Frequently combined with this challenge is the requirement to provide local power in excess of 100 meters for remote IP-based devices, such as security cameras, wireless access points, emergency blue-light phones and card readers. Learn how OneReach™, a Berk-Tek PoE extender system, combines optical fiber for long-distance gigabit transmission and copper conductors in a single system.
Register for this BrightTALK™ to learn how you can:
- Take PoE and PoE+ to distances further than ever before (3,600 ft and 2,400 ft respectively)
- Simplify your network and device management through centralized IT infrastructure
- Leverage this game-changing technology to reliably and cost-effectively power remote devices
The TEK Center at Berk-Tek is a premier showcase for emerging technologies in enterprise environments. With the growing number of devices that will be connected and powered via power over Ethernet, enterprise networks need to be prepared for increased demand now and in the future. Wireless, video, security and building automation can put major stress on networks in the office, campus, security and medical environments.
As the internet of everything continues to evolve, your network will be asked to support a multitude of diverse applications. The TEK Center’s expertise in systems standards, networking technologies and emerging applications can help address your network demands.
Explosive growth in the number of wireless devices being used, combined with advancing wireless technology, will eventually lead to big changes to your network infrastructure. This 30-minute webinar will review the evolution of network technology and the associated bandwidth requirements of each new generation. It will also discuss how next generation WAPs (only a few years away) will affect your horizontal network infrastructure, and eventually, your fiber backbone too. The webinar will close with some recommended network infrastructure solutions you should consider for your next WiFi project.
You should attend this webinar if you want to:
- Minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) for your next WiFi project
- Learn how wireless technology is advancing
- Be prepared for the next generation of wireless will be here in just a few years
PoE lighting is increasing in popularity due to is cost-effectiveness, energy efficiency and control capabilities, but what is the best way to deploy this technology and what is the best cabling to use? This webinar will explore the details of PoE and PoE Lighting and how Berk-Tek can help you Topics to be discussed include:
- A high-level overview of PoE
- How PoE lighting can benefit your organization
- Details about a new Berk-Tek solution to help you efficiently install and run PoE Lighting
The healthcare sector is experiencing explosive growth in bandwidth demand. From transmitting MRI images to wearable devices to video consultations, networks must work at higher-than-ever speeds to deliver services that ensure patient safety. It’s clear that this demand will continue to grow exponentially, putting more and more strain on your network infrastructure. Topics to be covered include:
- How IP convergence is driving explosive growth in bandwidth demand, particularly in the healthcare sector
- Healthcare requirements and trends that are contributing to ever-increasing need for more bandwidth
- Cabling best practices that will help you avoid costly mitigation and/or reinstalls in the future
As more devices are made to support PoE, and as applications for PoE continue to emerge, what you know about PoE can help ensure your designers and installers are poised to respond to customer demand, and have the expertise to install best in class systems
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*
Mike Connaughton, Market Segment Manager, Data Center
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.
Paul Vanderlaan, Technical Manager, Standardization and Technology
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! *
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.