Corning Cable Systems announces enhancements to its OptiSheath Advantage Terminal family and OptiTect Cabinet products

October 4, 2004

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HICKORY, N.C. -- Corning Cable Systems, an industry-leading manufacturer of fiber optic and copper communications network infrastructure solutions, introduces additions to its OptiSheath™ Advantage Terminal Family. The terminals are optimized for optical access architectures, providing sealed environmental protection and quick and easy incremental connection of subscribers’ drop cable.

Utilizing OptiFit® Advantage Drop Cable Assemblies, the design of the OptiSheath Advantage Terminal enables additional subscribers to be connected without re-entering the terminal, allowing the subscriber connection to be made in half the time and at up to 40 percent labor rate savings when compared to traditional installation techniques.

The OptiSheath Advantage Terminal, Aerial Connector, (SCA-6T24) is an additional version designed for the aerial or above-grade fiber access network. Designed to install easily on a strand or inside a pedestal, the Aerial Connector Terminal supports up to eight OptiFit Drop Cable Assemblies from the bottom of the terminal. It includes aerial hanging brackets and quick-release clamps for closure re-entry.

The OptiSheath Advantage Terminal, Below-Grade Connector, (UCA4 and UCA5) is another expansion of the terminal family, specifically designed for the pedestal or buried fiber access network. The sealed Below-Grade Connector Terminal supports up to 16 OptiFit Advantage Drop Cable Assemblies. The re-enterable terminal features a blank adapter available for direct splicing into the terminal.

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HICKORY, N.C. -- Corning Cable Systems, an industry-leading manufacturer of fiber optic and copper communications network infrastructure solutions, announces enhancements to its OptiTect™ Cabinet product family, specifically designed for the optimized deployment of passive optical networks for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) applications.

The craft-friendly OptiTect Advantage Cabinets contain coupler/splitter modules, coupler/splitter input splicing (or connectors) and unused splitter output termination storage, all within a rugged pad- or pole-mounted enclosure. The cabinets are prestubbed with feeder and distribution cables, which are terminated, tested and certified in the factory to ensure an easy, fast and reliable installation in the field.

The OptiTect Advantage Cabinet family features intuitive fiber jumper routing, and the optional preconnectorized coupler/splitter inputs and standard preconnectorized outputs provide the ability to eliminate the need for any fusion splicing at the cabinet following initial installation. Efficient coupler/splitter management minimizes capital expenditure by facilitating a pay-as-you-grow approach, allowing the service provider to add coupler/splitter modules only as needed for subscriber connection. In these optimal configurations, the prestubbed and preterminated cabinets offer attractive reductions in time, complexity and the overall cost of deployment.

Corning Cable Systems (CCS)

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