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Voice and Data


All testing and commissioning of telecommunication materials, equipment and systems must be performed in accordance with technical specifications, industry standards and manufacturer recommendations.

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), in association with the Electronic Industries Association (EIA), publishes TIA/EIA-568-A, entitled Commercial Building Telecommunication Cabling Standard, which provides minimum performance testing criteria and recommended field test procedures. Also, Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) publishes the Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual, which is based on the TIA/EIA standards and provides detailed guidelines for testing copper and optical fiber.

As a premier infrastructure cabling and connectivity contractor, Kelso-Burnett is dedicated to providing our technicians with the most up-to-date training and equipment related to the testing of both copper and fiber systems. Microtest, Hewlett Packard and Siecor are our three preferred manufacturers, and the new generation of testing equipment allows for the forthcoming demands of Category Six and Seven testing once performance standards are available for these categories. In fact, new standards can be implemented and compared with previously-tested systems in order to determine compatibility, thereby saving you the cost of re-testing and reducing the disruption of your operations.

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Once testing is completed, Kelso-Burnett has the ability to store all test results for large projects for easy access, eliminating the need for bulky paper files. In addition, we maintain all test records in our job files for future reference should you ever have the need to obtain a new record of your results.

For more information regarding your testing and documentation requirements, please contact Ron Roeder, Vice President of KB Advanced Technologies, at

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