Corning Optical Communications, part of Corning Incorporated’s Telecommunications segment, introduces its new OptiSheath™ Premier FlexNAP™ Terminal Distribution System. The FlexNAP System reduces the cost of deploying optical access networks by up to 50 percent.
The FlexNAP System consists of an optical cable pre-installed with network access points (terminals) at customer-specified locations and a tethered, environmentally hardened MT connector. Once measurements for terminal locations are obtained, either through field measurement equipment or by using the Corning Optical Communications Engineering Services department, the FlexNAP System is manufactured and tested. The entire system is then packaged and shipped to the customer for immediate deployment.
The MT network access points consist of a patented, flexible pre-installed overmold closure. A flat drop tether cable is attached to the network access point and terminated with an environmentally hardened and factory-tested MT connector. This allows the FlexNAP System cables to pass homes without incurring the cost of terminal placement or fusion splicing prior to service being offered or subscribed.
Once service is offered or required, a Corning Optical Communications OptiSheath Terminal, equipped with an environmentally hardened MT plug, is plugged in and the subscriber is ready to be connected. Installation of the FlexNAP System is then complete.
Corning Optical Communications’ FlexNAP System allows the carrier to complete installations of the distribution network much more efficiently and at speeds several times greater than the traditional installation, resulting in total deployment cost savings of up to 50 percent.
Corning Optical Communications FlexNAP™ System allows for efficient workforce management, with the option of deploying more highly skilled workers to other areas of the network. At the same time, the risk of reworks and failures is reduced due to each cable in the FlexNAP System being 100 percent factory tested before shipping to the customer.
Through its Evolant® Solutions for Access Networks, Corning Optical Communications offers specialized portfolios of innovative products and services that enable customers to cost-effectively deploy fiber in the last mile. Corning Optical Communications will be featuring the FlexNAP System and its Evolant Solutions for Access Networks in its booth (#305) at the 2005 FTTH Conference, Oct. 3-6 in Las Vegas.
For additional information on Corning Optical Communications products and services, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-743-2675, toll free in the United States, or (+1) 828-901-5000, international, or visit the Web site at www.corning.com/opcomm.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is a diversified technology company that concentrates its efforts on high-impact growth opportunities. Corning combines its expertise in specialty glass, ceramic materials, polymers and the manipulation of the properties of light, with strong process and manufacturing capabilities to develop, engineer and commercialize significant innovative products for the telecommunications, flat panel display, environmental, semiconductor and life sciences industries.