Corning Optical Communications Introduces Pretium EDGE™ Reverse Polarity Uniboot

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Corning Optical Communications Introduces Pretium EDGE™ Reverse Polarity Uniboot

Corning Optical Communications Introduces Pretium

HICKORY, N.C. | Corning Incorporated | enero 14, 2011

Corning Optical Communications LLC, part of Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, introduces its Pretium EDGE™ Reverse Polarity Uniboot, which provides quick and easy polarity management in the field without any tooling requirements in three steps:

1. Rotate boot 45º, sliding and lifting trigger to remove from assembly
2. Rotate LC connectors 180º
3. Reinstall trigger, rotating boot back to original position

An innovative addition to Corning’s user-friendly, Pretium EDGE Solutions, the new Reverse Polarity Uniboot provides quick and easy polarity management in the field with no tooling requirements. The Reverse Polarity Uniboot’s clamshell design avoids exposing fibers during the polarity flip. In addition, the connector has a color-coded visual reference for quick recognition of when a fiber has been reversed. Finally, the connector features a removable trigger design that allows for ten different colored triggers that can be used for segmenting network fabrics. The Reverse Polarity Uniboot is TIA/EIA-604-10A FOCIS 10-compliant and is compatible with legacy FOCIS-compliant duplex LC connectors, as well as an LC transceiver interface.

To see a video showing how the Pretium EDGE Reverse Polarity Uniboot works, visit, or visit Corning Optical Communications’ booth #1201 at the BICSI 2011 Winter Conference. The first 300 people to watch the demonstration at the exhibit will receive a free sample.

Introduced in 2009, Pretium EDGE Solutions for data center applications address the needs of ease-of-use, scalability, termination density and technology future-proofing, while offering excellent total cost of ownership. Enabled by Corning® ClearCurve® bend-insensitive multimode fiber, Pretium EDGE Solutions allow for up to 35 percent faster deployment; enable up to 25 percent faster moves, adds and changes (MACs); and offer up to 100 percent more density than traditional preterminated solutions.

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

About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated ( is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics.  Drawing on more than 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences.  Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.