Most telephone cabling today is wired in Category 5e cable to the desktop. In the past we used to use Category 3, the category dictates twist ratio and throughput. Computer cabling is generally Cat5e or better these days. With the proliferation of IP telephony, it became more versatile to wire everything with computer wire. Our technicians have installed thousands of cables in offices across the country. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have, or to book your free site survey.
Riser and tie cables connect your office to the main utility rooms in the building. These types of cables are still wired with Category 3 specked cable. Here is a chart of the color code inside a traditional 25 pair cable.
Telephone cabling is often terminated on a Bix field. Below you can see various components in the system. We will often tie this type of termination into a computer patch panel to leverage old cabling with the newer modular style telephone systems of today.