Robust Features:  the next generation of collaborative communications going into the future.

Seamless Scalability: We manage the provisioning, management and network maintenance leaving no worries about network capacity.

Pricing –   A “Pay-As-You-Grow” model. No capital expenses, predictable operating expenses.  No over-capacity or under-capacity.

Network – with geographically redundant infrastructure-as-a-service offering hosted at premium InterNAP facilities in New York, Dallas and Las Vegas (2017).   We guarantee the highest uptime levels.

Telco – we are a neutral service platform.   As such, you always have the flexibility to BYOT – that is, to interconnect with the PSTN termination facilities and providers of your choice.  

Gary Lee started Southern Business Equipment, Inc. in 1984 for the purpose of providing high quality telephone equipment and related services to schools and the hotel/motel business.


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             Unified Communications As A Service:                    UCaaS

​​Bicsi certified  *RCDD staff to ensure best industry practices are maintained throughout your project. We make sure your concerns are resolved 

* "Registered Communication Distribution Designer"  for more information on this certification, click here

Today, after twenty years, Gary has expanded our industry network to include manufacturing, accounting, legal, medical, banking, real estate, and religious institutions.

We changed our name to Converged Technologies in 2012 to reflect our continued high standards in a rapidly changing technology environment.

CTI, under our new banner, continues to offer state-of-the-art VOIP (Voice Over InterNET Protocol) and now installs IP based video and enterprise quality WiFi Systems.

The CTI platform presents one of the top Hosted VOIP options available in today’s industry.  CTI also offers internet phone lines (SIP trunks) used in the new IP systems as well as the legacy phone systems.  Savings of 40% are realized over the older traditional phone lines.

Headline features include our best-of-breed SIP network architecture.  Full scalability results in infinite network capacity.  Per-seat pricing assures a pay-as-you-grow experience. 

Using our platform, we now offer one of the best Hosted VoIP options available anywhere. CTI also offers Internet phones lines (SiP trunks) that are used in the new IP systems as well as the older legacy phones systems-offering a 40% savings overs traditional phones lines.

CTI is your best source for your cabling and wiring needs.   Gary has been a certified RCDD for fifteen years and will be your “Go To” person to design and implement your system.  Our business, as your platform vendor, is to manage your telecom infrastructure and help you reach your objectives. 

We offer the next generation communications platform. These services include Hosted PBX and UCCaaS (Unified Communications and Collaboration as a Service), Hosted Call Center, Virtual Fax, Web Conferencing and video Surveillance.

Bicsi Certification


BICSI is a professional association supporting the advancement of the information and communications technology (ICT) community. ICT covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, project management and audio & video technologies. It encompasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, optical fiber- and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information gathering devices.

What does it mean to be Bicsi Certified? click here for more information