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Cable Systems North Haven was founded in 1986, when network linkage was in its infancy. Since then, we have grown rapidly as a high quality, custom telecommunications voice, data and fiber optic cabling contractor. We play a key role in providing the access routes necessary to connect our customers within their offices, with their satellite offices and onto the internet.


The name Cable Systems occasionally causes some confusion. We are not in the "cable" business, as in cable TV, nor do we manufacture wire and cable. Rather, we are in the "cabling systems" business, one of the fastest growing segments of the technology industry.


With much of recent attention turned to the burgeoning new communications pathways and technologies, one key factor is overlooked: the exploding need for installation, hookup and interface of millions of devices that compromise all this technology, the wiring and cable systems that form the infrastructure of cyberspace.


These wiring and cabling ("backbone") systems are essential links to communications networks. For years, businesses, institutions and government agencies delayed installing infrastructure systems while they debated their applicability, need and cost. Now they have simultaneously, by the tens of thousands, leaped into the marketplace.


Cable Systems installs the hard-wired "backbone" systems that link computers, computer peripherals and telephones, creating state-of–the-art network communications systems for end users. Our business falls into two principal categories.


1.)  Prime contractor for the installation of wiring systems for customers who do not require telephone or telecommunications equipment, but need the components wired, cabled and tied together. This work is obtained through negotiated contracts or through competitive bidding.

2.)  Subcontractor to major utilities for installation of wiring and cabling systems used to connect communications systems being installed by the utility for a customer. Cable Systems subcontracts for a number of telecommunications, security, and other technologies companies.


Despite market demands, Cable System’s growth has been rapid, but controlled and disciplined. We strive to maintain our goal of planned expansion coupled with quality, reliability and customer loyalty. To help us to achieve our goal, we own a fleet of trucks and vans and maintain a large inventory of specialized hand and power tools. Our spacious, company-owned headquarters enables us to meet our growth requirements and our customers’ increasing cabling and digital technology requests.


Cable Systems’ current market includes small and large business, nonprofit institutions, educational facilities, state government entities, local municipalities, hospitals, health care institutes, and utility companies, which hire us as subcontractors. Please see Section 2 for a customer list and references.


Cyberspace, the Internet and Beyond

The 1990’s proved to be the decade of the "Information Highway", Cyberspace, the Internet and countless routes to a vast and rapidly growing worldwide communications network. The new millennium promises even further expansion into communication pathways that were inconceivable just a few short years ago.


Access to world communications no longer is limited only to major conglomerates and large government agencies. Today, access to cyberspace is a virtual requirement for every business, school, college and nonprofit institution that needs to communicate with any other location. And individuals access the "highway" daily via PC, modem and telephone. Tomorrow, fast and reliable access will be even more of a necessity.


In recent years, most public attention has been focused on the technology through which the user computes, controls and communicates: computers, faxes, modems, desk and cellular telephones, and radio communications devices plus the countless software programs that run all the hardware.


But unless the hardware and software are effectively linked together, the potential of the worldwide communications network cannot be realized.


The Cabling Connection

Cable Systems provides the links that tie the communications networks together. The company installs multi-user/vendor-cabling systems for the purpose of upgrading existing telecommunications systems or adding new systems. These systems may include telephones, computers, computer networks, data and voice transmission equipment, security video recorders, and/or other digital devices that customers require for a variety of internal and external communications. (Regardless of the simplicity or complexity of the end use, all of these devices require physical connection through cabling systems.)


A cabling installation may begin outside a building and involve running cable from a utility pole or service box to one or more buildings. Industry jargon refers to a multiple building site as a campus.


Inside a building and within a single floor, Cable Systems may install a variety of termination devices (such as racks, panels and other apparatus) where cables can be brought into a centralized location and terminated to modular jacks. Computers, telephones, printers and other devices that are easily connected, reconnected or re-routed using standard snap-in modular plugs and jacks. These plugs and jacks (similar to those used for telephone systems) of shielded cable fittings (similar to audio and video connectors) are rated to carry the high-speed, high-volume data generated by LAN data transmission systems.


The cabling itself is varied and includes UTP and STP (unshielded twisted pair and shielded twisted pair), coaxial, fiber optic and other types. Cable Systems follows all codes set by a variety of industry and trade groups, including the Telecommunications Industry of America (TIA) and the Electrical Industry of America (EIA). These groups often adopt joint standards, which are known as EIA/TIA standards.


CAT 5 Systems Standards and Testing (Technology currently Advanced to 5E standards)

Industry standardized TIA/EIA procedures have been developed for testing CAT 5 installations. Building cable lengths are limited to 90 meters; individual point connection lengths are limited to 10 meters. Standards restrict the number of connections per 100-meter length, and 10-meter individual connecting cables are limited to one wiring device at the termination point.


Using a hand-held tester, the technician tests each line and connection point in the system for the characteristics previously mentioned, near end cross talk (NEXT), attenuation, attenuation-to-cross talk ratio (ACR), opens, shorts, incorrect termination points, mislabeling or other defects. Testing is a critical part of proper system installation and must be performed by skilled properly trained technicians.


While cross talk may be merely annoying to two parties on a telephone line, it can be disastrous on a data transmission line. A worst-case example is used in the industry to illustrate this problem: a digitally coded signal, sent as "Return to base", could be corrupted by cross talk to "Arm the warhead". More typically, a business worst-case might involve an operator sending the message to "Print all", which becomes corrupted by cross talk to "Erase all".


CAT 5E Horizontal Cable

Category 5E cable is designed to handle high-speed data applications. CAT 5E is ideal for high-end transmission links supporting the most sophisticated networking protocols. Tested up to 350 MHz, CAT 5E cable’s performance exceeds the ANSI/TIA/EIA horizontal cable requirements for PS-NEXT, attenuation structural return loss, attenuation-to-cross talk ratio and impedance. The cable is made up of plain copper wire insulated with polyethylene (PVC and LSH) or FEP (Plenum). Two insulated conductors are twisted together to form a pair; four pairs form the basic unit, which is sheathed in either flame retardant PVC or LSZH material.


CAT 6 Vertical Cable

The advanced CAT 6 cable is tested to 550 MHz and is designed to support Ethernet, fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet applications, other applications such as Broadband Video, and standards under development, including ATM at 622 Mbps, 1.2 and 2.4 Gobs, CAT 6 cable is riser (non plenum) rated for use as a vertical run in a shaft and for general purpose communications use in accordance with Article 800 of the National Electrical Code. The cable consists of 24 AWG solic bare copper insulated conductors, assembled into four tightly twisted pairs, with a "flexweb" core separator, under an overall jacket.


CAT 6A 10Gbase Cabling System

Cable Systems had recently been trained on the latest 10G cabling system.  We have been chosen to install this 10G cabling system at Housatonic Community College.  This will be one of the first 10G applications in the State of Connecticut.  A majority of our workforce has been through extensive training on the intricacy of this system.


Fiber Optic Installations

Cable Systems has become a leader in the industry with the installation of indoor, Outdoor, Aerial and Burial projects   We have installed hundreds of campus and non campus installations.  This technology is now being utilized for many applications such as voice, data, video, CCTV, HVAC and Fire.


Fiber Optic technology is being utilized and becoming a part of every major construction or rehabilitation project for the above mentioned technologies.


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