ST. LOUIS -- Graybar, North America's largest
distributor of telecommunications, networking and electrical products,
is adding Corning Cable Systems to its VIP Fiber assurance program,
the company announced today. The VIP Fiber program is the distribution
industry's first, independent comprehensive laboratory test for
multimode fiber optic cabling systems. VIP Fiber's impartial pass-fail
data is designed to identify product failures, allowing Graybar to
always offer customers only the best-performing solutions.
Corning Cable Systems, a leading Graybar supplier of fiber optic
cable, including its LANscapeÂ® Solutions, has passed VIP Fiber's rigorous
testing and certification procedures, which screen components for their
performance and interoperability in advance of installation and
"With the addition of Corning Cable Systems to the VIP Fiber roster of
first-in-class suppliers, we can work with our customers to assure them of
even greater performance reliability when purchasing and deploying
multimode fiber for network offices and industrial facilities," said
Dennis DeSousa, senior vice president, Comm./Data Business, Graybar.
"Corning Cable Systems' leadership in the fiber optics market gives
Graybar's VIP Fiber program an even better competitive edge during this
period of market growth - raising the bar for performance in providing
cabling solutions for our customers deploying high-speed fiber networks,"