Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today announced USB 3.Optical™ Cables by Corning are now available in the European market. Capable of sending up to 5 gigabits per second of data at distances up to 50 meters, USB 3.Optical Cables by Corning easily extend data transmission beyond the 3-meter limitation of comparable copper cables.
Enabled by Corning® ClearCurve® VSDN® optical fibre, the USB 3.Optical Cables by Corning are up to 50 percent thinner and up to 80 percent lighter than comparable copper cables, which enables convenient transport. With a “zero-bend” radius, they can withstand more bending, squeezing, and tangling without damage or loss of function, making them ideal for routing through the harsh environment of a crowded workspace.
“With the incredible number of USB devices available, the European market is eager to experience the longer, thinner, and lighter USB 3.Optical Cables by Corning for a more enjoyable creative workflow,” said Bernhard Deutsch, vice president, product line management, Optical Connectivity Solutions for Corning Optical Communications. “Imagine having your computer at your workstation and the whir of back-up hard drives, printers, and other noisy peripherals in an entirely different room – and still benefiting from unbelievable data transmission speeds.”
USB 3.Optical Cables by Corning are compatible with most of today’s USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 self-powered devices*, making them ideal for quickly connecting digital cameras and camcorders; storage drives; digital signage and point-of-sale systems at retail; smart boards in educational institutions; and remote consoles in healthcare and industrial automation settings.
USB 3.Optical Cables by Corning come in lengths of 10, 15, 30 or 50 meters with “A-to-receptacle-A” connectors for maximum flexibility to connect devices with different USB connector form factors, such as B or Micro B with short adapters. They are now available online throughout Europe via Global Distribution and ComLine, starting at 109 euros.
Corning at the NAB Show 2015
Corning will demonstrate the speed, flexibility and strength of its Optical Cables by Corning at the NAB Show, April 13-16 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Corning will be in booth #SL13718.
In addition, the company will announce the winners of its “Film and Win” video contest. Corning will award three prizes: $10,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place for the top video submissions that demonstrate how Corning’s all-optical fibre cables for Thunderbolt™ or USB 3.0 help users reduce costs, improve creative environment, and save time.
*This cable is designed to be compatible with devices using USB 3.0 and 2.0 interfaces, however, the USB-IF has not yet developed a specification for optical fibre transmission.
For additional information on Optical Cables by Corning and on resellers in your region, visit the website: www.OpticalCablesByCorning.com.
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About Corning Incorporated
Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fibre, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles.