Berk-Tek, a Nexans company and manufacturer of network infrastructure solutions, has joined forces with Cree Lighting and Transition Networks to provide a complete end-to-end solution for the smart building’s utility LAN (uLAN). 

Berk-Tek defines the uLAN as an emerging network made up of non-traditional Ethernet-enabled utility devices that are now connecting to the network. While the traditional Core LAN – comprised of the PC, VoIP phone and WiFi  – is not expected to undergo significant change through 2022, the emerging uLAN is expected to grow significantly over that time. The uLAN and the network infrastructure supporting it will be largely responsible for connecting and powering the billions of new devices needed to make buildings smart.

Berk-Tek and Cree Lighting collaborated in 2018 to provide PoE-enabled smart lighting solutions. The addition of Transition Networks’ smart managed switches rounds out the team’s complete solution. 

“Now we can collectively offer what I like to say is the smart building’s nervous system,” said Jim Frey, Berk-Tek’s director of marketing. “Cree Lighting’s SmartCast Intelligence Platform is the brain, Transition Network’s PoE switch technology is the muscle and Berk-Tek Leviton Technologies’ cable and connectivity solutions are the nerves.”

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