Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

BER may refer to any of the following:

ber definition1. Short for bit error rate, BER is the ratio of bits with errors in relation to the bits received. A line with a high BER helps indicate the line has noise, which could result in data corruption or slow transmission speeds. Below is a simple formula that helps describe BER.

BER = number of errors / total number of bits sent

2. Short for Beyond Economical Repair, BER is a term used to describe a hardware device that is not capable of being repaired and instead should be replaced. A computer monitor is a good example of a BER component, it makes more sense to replace the computer monitor, instead of paying to have it repaired.

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