Berk-Tek PoE Plus Cabling System

Berk-Tek of New Holland, Pa., a Nexans Company, offers a power over Ethernet (PoE) Plus (IEEE 802.3at) version of the OneReach system. This integrated power and data cable solution is for extended distances, such as for security cameras or access points, the 100 meters of UTP. 

The OneReach system is comprised of three components — power injector (PI) module, OneReach cable assembly (OCA) and remote PoE port (RPP).

The PI, located in the telecommunications room, delivers both the power and the data from the active equipment. The OCA consists of the company’s indoor/outdoor CL3R-OF-rated composite copper/fiber cable, under one jacket, which includes 12 AWG or 18 AWG stranded conductors coupled with either tight-buffered or loose tube optical fibers. The cable assembly is built to specific lengths and is pre-tested and pre-terminated with M8 connectors for the RPP. The RPP is a media converter and PoE injector that converts the optical signal to an electrical signal. From the RPP, an additional 300 feet of twisted pair cable with a direct attach RJ-45 (Category 5e or 6) plug can increase the distance out to the powered device.

Compared to the original version, the new PoE-Plus injector option doubles the electrical power out to 2,500 feet to the RPP or up to 2,800 feet with the direct attach at the device end.

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