CBI Communications specializes in design, install, and maintaining low voltage wiring for both voice and data. Our focus is on commercial installations only and with over 25 years experience we will design and build any layout our customers need.
- Certified installation of all current and legacy data, voice, CATV and CCTV cabling systems
- Certified installation of all backbone and horizontal fiber optics
- Certified installation of all voice cabling
- Certified installation of phone systems, from SMB to Enterprise solutions, including VoIP systems
- Certified installation of point-to- point wireless systems
CBI will work in concert with you during this phase to insure an efficient, professional installation that will provide the backbone of your communications infrastructure for years to come. From telephone system installation to fiber optic network cabling, CBI can provide the best qualified professional team.
CBI installs all cabling and associated hardware (racks, cabinets, punch down blocks, patch panels, wall outlets, wire managers) as defined in the scope of work. Every line installed by CBI will meet all TIA/EIA 568-A Technical Service Bulletin 67 (TSB-67) standards for transmission performance specifications.
Moves, Adds & Changes (MAC)
For many organizations, the communications infrastructure is a dynamic entity that is constantly expanding to meet the demands of the business. Although every effort is made early in the design process to accommodate system expansion in a variety of potential scenarios, the occasional change is necessary. CBI can dispatch technicians on an as needed or regularly scheduled basis to assist with moves, adds or changes in your infrastructure. Contact Us for more information.
CAT6 is a cable standard for Gigabit Ethernet and other network protocols that is backward compatible with the Category 5e and Category 3 standards. CAT6 features more stringent specifications for crosstalk and system noise. The cable standard is suitable for 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX and 1000BASE-T (Gigabit Ethernet) connections. It provides performance of up to 250 MHz.
CAT5 / CAT5e Cabling
CAT5e cable is an enhanced version of CAT5 that adds specifications for far-end crosstalk. Although 1000BASE-T was designed for use with CAT5 cable, the tighter specifications associated with CAT5e cable and connectors make it an excellent choice for use with 1000BASE-T. Despite the stricter performance specifications, CAT5e cable does not enable longer cable distances for Ethernet networks: horizontal cables are still limited to a maximum of 325' in length. CAT5e cable performance characteristics and test methods are defined in TIA/EIA-568-B.2-2001.
CAT3 cable is an unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable designed to reliably carry data up to 10 Mbit/s. It is part of a family of copper cabling standards defined jointly by the Electronic Industries Alliance and the Telecommunications Industry Association. Category 3 was a popular cabling format among computer network administrators in the early 1990s, but fell out of popularity in favor of the very similar, but higher performing, CAT5 standard. Now that CAT5 is obsolete, most new structured cable installations are built with CAT5e or CAT6 cable. CAT3 is currently still in use in two-line telephone systems, although CAT5 or higher could do the same work and allow transition to VoIP.
Fiber Optic cabling provides a far superior bandwidth than copper and while it is typically used for backbone connection between IDF’s and MDF’s is it fast becoming the choice for high quality and reliable analog and digital communications. It is also the solution for backbone connectivity and other connections limited by copper distances (currently 325'). CBI has been installing fiber optics for over 10 years and has extensive experience in single and dual mode fiber optic systems.