Merging Security and Convenience with Mobile

HID breaks down the best practices for integrating mobile into the access control architecture.

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Career Fair

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CCG participated in Western School of Technology’s Annual Career Fair on March 26,2015.  An event which is dedicated to the sharpening of interview skills of participating students.  Students also use this opportunity to market their self to companies, in hopes of acquiring a new internship position for the upcoming academic school year.   Up to 50 businesses are asked to come, tell students what their company does, and conduct interviews also in hope of finding new potential interns.   
 

Leviton Introduces New CAT 8 Systems

 

 

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NEW! 

Atlas-X1 Premium Copper System

Mission-Critical Applications

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INTRODUCING:

NEW ATLAS-X1

high performance copper system

highest level of performance & reliability

tool-free termination for simplified installations

scalable for migrations up to Cat 8 / 40GBASE-T

ideal for mission-critical networks

color coded UTP & Shielded

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Happy Birthday CCG!

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Today, February 4, Caton Communications Group celebrates our 16th year of being in business, bringing state of the art low voltage cabling to the Mid Atlantic area.  In the past year we’ve successfully completed several jobs, added new team members to our team, and have been awarded many certifications and contracts.
We thank you for growing with us and our one birthday wish is for you to continue to prosper with us.
Thanks, the CCG team

Leviton announces Intertek-confirmed Category 8 connectivity system

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Leviton has announced its Atlas-X1 Category 8 connectivity hardware—a system of products it will formally introduce at the BICSI Winter Conference—and says the connectivity has been confirmed by Intertek to meet draft Category 8 performance specifications. “The Atlas X-1 is the industry’s first system to support shielded applications from Category 8 to 5e and UTP applications from Category 6A to 5e, all from one unified connectivity platform,” Leviton said when making the announcement. “This comprehensive system is made in the United States, and delivers high levels of performance across all categories to seamlessly support network migration to 40GBase-T.”

Leviton further explained, “The Atlas-X1 system has been tested and confirmed by Intertek, an independent electrical testing lab, to meet the current draft 2.0E of the TIA-568-C.2-1 Category 8 proposed standard (October 2014). The pending standard defines performance and testing requirements up to 2 GHz for Category 8 cabling systems to support the operation of IEEE 802.3bq 40GBase-T applications up to 30 meters.”

Antoine Pelletier, project manager for ICT cabling products testing with Intertek, commented, “Members of the TR-42.7 Subcommittee are working together toward the development of a new cabling category standard driven by end-user needs. The successful Category 8 draft standard compliance of the Atlas X-1 solution shows the technical feasibility of copper twisted-pair cabling bandwidth increase, and the achievement of a milestone toward the future 40GBase-T industry standard.”

Ross Goldman, executive vice president and general manager of Leviton Network Solutions, added, “We are excited to announce the new Atlas X-1 system has been confirmed by a third party to achieve Category 8 performance. The unique, all-new Atlas X-1 connector platform gives the installer a consistent termination method across the board, from Category 8 to Category 5e for shielded and from Category 6A to Category 5e for UTP installations.

The Atlas-X1 Category 8 connectivity will be part of the Berk-Tek Leviton Technologies Category 8 structured cabling system, Leviton added. “The U.S.-made system uses pre-production Category 8 cable from Berk-Tek, supports a 30-meter channel, and has been independently tested to achieve Category 8 performance,” Leviton said.

Paul Trunk, president of Berk-Tek, commented, “Through our intimate involvement in the development of the Category 8 standard, Berk-Tek and Leviton have used our extensive cable and connectivity expertise to create an end-to-end channel that meets and exceeds the new draft standards.”

 

 

 

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Minority Outreach

 

 

On October 15, 2014 Caton Communications Group  was awarded the Minority Outreach Certificate which recognizes  the connection CCG has made with various small, minority, and women-owned firms over the years.  This certificate is observed by Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore Metropolitan Council, Baltimore County Maryland, and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

 

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Contracts

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New Baltimore County Public Schools Contract MWE-805-15
5 year on demand contract. 10/2014 thru 9/2019 Contracted Services: Interior and Exterior Cabling, Installation, and Repair. This contract can be used for mostly any Cat6 voice & data cabling jobs including Public Address & fiber optic cabling. Melanie Webster, BCPS Purchasing Agent 410.887.4334, mwebster@bcps.org
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In the News

Data Center Cooling to See Growth – The third edition of the IHS Data Center Cooling study features a new analysis of the liquid cooling market. It also forecasts that the market will grow and hit $2.3 billion in 2014.

The Risk of None Compliant Cable- CCCA’s Frank Peri recently penned an article on the risks of non-compliant and counterfeit cable,the article, which appeared in BiCSI’s ICT Today magazine, discusses tests and provides case studies. read more

Caton Networks Security Cameras in BCPS

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The Risk of None Compliant Cable- CCCA’s Frank Peri recently penned an article on the risks of non-compliant and counterfeit cable,the article, which appeared in BiCSI’s ICT Today magazine, discusses tests and provides case studies. read more

Events

BICSI Fall Conference and Exhibition- Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2014 Anaheim, CA

2014 Enterprise Architecture Awards read about the event hereRead more…