Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

BER may refer to any of the following:

Illustration of bits

1. Short for bit error rate, BER is the ratio of erroneous bits to 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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