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CPS is located in Grayslake, IL, approximately 40 miles from Chicago. We cover all of the Chicagoland area including all of Illinois, Northern Indiana and Southern Wisconsin, as well as offering national installations throughout the United States through a comprehensive network of partners.
Companies with nationwide locations are encouraged to use CPS as their single point of contact for all of their cabling needs. Our National Accounts Department specializes in developing and partnering with the top cabling companies throughout the continental United States. We’ll coordinate and manage all of your site installations to ensure uniformity and quality of work – performed with complete documentation and a full warranty.
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Our mission is to provide high technology products and superior services that consistently exceed our customer’s expectations. As a service-focused organization leading the industry in customer satisfaction, we strive to provide the same high standard of customer care to ALL companies.
Mark W. Allen
CPS President & CEO
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Technology has changed exponentially throughout our 30+ years in the industry and we’ve changed with it. As things continue to evolve, one simple truth at the core of our business remains the same; a strong connection with our customers is just as important as the connection of our cabling and equipment.
Our array of services, which include: Installing Structured Cabling, Installing and Maintaining Video Surveillance, and Access Control, are completed end-to-end by our team of certified staff. With unparalleled reliability, cutting-edge products and superior service, the CPS team aims to surpass our customer’s expectations and become your trusted partner in the field.
Having spent more than 22 years in the Navy working his way through the ranks to senior naval officer, Mark has taken his military knowledge and experience and applied it to his extensive career in the civilian sector.
Throughout his career, Mark has held a variety of positions rooted in strategy and development in the technology industry including: New Technology Program Manager at Sprint, Director of New Business Development at CSC and Homeland Security Products Group Director at Zodiac Aerospace.
Mark is an AOCS graduate and has a Post Graduate education in Aeronautical Systems from University of Tennessee Space Institute, Post Graduate Executive MBA study from Penn State University College of Business and an Executive Certificate in Corporate Strategy & Innovation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management.
Cable Standards & Testing
CPS Installations are in compliance with all local and national electrical codes and meet or exceed EIA/TIA, TSB and BICSI cabling standards.
BICSI, a not-for-profit telecommunications association, is a world-wide resource for technical publications, training, conferences, and registration programs for low-voltage cabling distribution design and installation. BICSI has over 20,000 members residing in 85 nations.
As a BICSI Corporate Member we have both BICSI Certified RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer) personnel on Staff and BICSI Certified Installation Technicians in the field.
CPS uses industry standard test equipment to test and verify cabling installations.
The Fluke DTX 1800 and DSP 4300 certifies Cat 5e/6 cabling links to 300 MHz, using a frequency domain DSP vector design for unprecedented Level III+ accuracy. Free Linkware PC software produces color graphical reports.
We are proud to list the following companies that maintain a partnership program with CPS:
Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification indicates a knowledge in networking suitable for supporting LANs, security, cloud, collaboration, security operations, design, data center technologies, industrial plants, service providers, and wireless.
We offer Microsoft Certified System Engineer personnel with proven expertise of Microsoft Windows NT operating system, related desktop systems, networking, and Microsofts BackOffice server products.