Corning Cable Systems introduces OTS-600 Series for simplified optical network certification in LAN applications

July 9, 2008

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HICKORY, N.C. -- Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, introduces its new OTS-600 Series optical sources, meters, testers and kits with data storage capabilities. Designed with ease of use as a top priority, the series of units maintains all the functionality one expects from an optical tester.

Corning Cable Systems’ OTS-600 Series units have data storage for 10,000 results, USB data transfer interface and a video inspection probe port. Both the OT-600 and OS-400 units come standard with a 650 nm visual fault locator (VFL) for convenient troubleshooting of optical networks. Ease of use has been achieved using a large color LCD screen, soft-key menus and a testing wizard.

The OTS-600 Series features an intuitive certification wizard which takes the user step-by-step through testing. During the testing, the results are shown in tabular format making it easy for the user to view results. The table conveniently shows any saved data for a specified fiber, making reviewing and updating results simple and efficient.

The OTS-600 Series comes with OTS-View reporting software for creating comprehensive certification reports. The software allows the user to save, upload, manage and print reports. The software automatically transfers the unit model, serial number, date tested and other data from user input fields. The output of the report can be printed or stored electronically in HTML format for viewing with any web browser, CSV format for viewing with MS Excel or TXT for viewing with a document editor.

The OTS-600 Series comes ready for connector inspection with a built-in video probe port and software. The video inspection probe (VIP) allows for the inspection of a fiber optic connector’s end-face quality. The resulting images can be used as documentation of end-face quality and cleanliness.

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HICKORY, N.C. -- Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, introduces its new OptiSplice® M90e Fusion Splicer, a feature-rich machine for networks where low-loss performance and high-end accuracy are imperative.

The latest addition to the OptiSplice Fusion Splicer product family, the M90e Fusion Splicer offers the active core alignment accuracy of Corning Cable Systems’ LID-SYSTEM™ Unit, along with the speed and versatility of a passive core-alignment technology known as the core detection system (CDS). The M90e provides an advanced set of features, yielding precise performance, while reducing training and maintenance costs, all in a compact, user-friendly fusion splicer. The splicer offers the industry’s fastest total splice cycle time (splicing and heatshrink) for a core-alignment fusion splicer, and it utilizes automatic fusion time to optimize each splice.

The accuracy of the LID-SYSTEM Unit and its power-through splice loss measurement method eliminates the time-consuming task of evaluating splices with an OTDR. The single-mode LID-SYSTEM Unit first optimizes core alignment in each of the X, Y and Z axes. When the fusion process begins, the OptiSplice M90e Fusion Splicer's unique auto fusion time control monitors the power level through the splice and completes the fusing process when splice loss is at a minimum – ensuring an optimum splice. Finally, the LID-SYSTEM Unit measures splice loss by comparing power levels before and after the fusion process.

The M90e Fusion Splicer is equipped with a secondary method for core alignment (CDS) based on three-dimensional cameras. This technology allows for fast (13 seconds) single-mode core-alignment on 250 or 900 micron-coated fibers, bend-insensitive fibers such as ClearCurve™ or fibers with live traffic. The M90e is also capable of automatically choosing the best alignment method for the application at hand.

The splicer contains precise and durable (P&D) electrodes, which are maintenance-free and can reduce the average splice loss up to 50 percent when compared to standard electrodes.

Corning Cable Systems LLC (CCS)

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