The NGE Companies Cable Division provides structured, low-voltage cabling services that include fiber optic, CAT 5e/6 network, coaxial, media center wiring, Wi-Fi access point installation, and cabling for alarm systems and video security systems.
Telephone System Wiring
Cat 3 – A cable consisting of individual pairs of wires twisted around each other. Used only for voice-grade communications.
50-pair/100-pair – Larger cables containing the equivalent of several Cat 3 cables. Used for larger non-IP telephone systems.
66/110 block – A type of junction box used for the cable interconnection with non-IP telephone systems using Cat 3, 50-pair, or 100-pair cables.
Cat (“Category”) 5e / 6 – A cable format consisting of multiple pairs of wires twisted together. Each succeeding version number carries faster traffic (i.e.: 5e is slower than 6).
Fiber Optic Cabling – A type of cabling that uses transparent fibers to transmit laser signals over far distances (up to 1.2 miles). It can be used for data, video, or audio transmissions.
Patch Panel – A non-electrical junction panel with female ports connecting network cables coming from endpoint locations (offices, copy rooms, etc.)
Plenum Cabling – A version of network cabling that will not release toxic fumes when burned. Used in medical and other environments where air quality is critical.