Corning Optical Communications GmbH & Co KG, part of Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, introduces the FutureCom™ xs500, the latest addition to the FutureCom EA product line - Corning’s 10Gbit/s Ethernet copper cabling system.
The xs500 is a fully shielded, standards-compliant Cat6A copper jack that offers deployment flexibility and quick installation for high-performance copper cabling projects. The jack is durable, and its compact housing includes an integrated dust cover that can be closed when the port is not being used.
The xs500 is 14.5mm wide, and the narrow design allows the jack to support three port outlets, whereas most jacks support only two ports. In floor boxes, the xs500 allows installers to put up to 12 jacks per box instead of only nine.
“Corning has a reputation for quality, and the xs500 can now offer the mid-market a complete end-to-end copper solution, which is affordable and doesn’t compromise on the quality people have come to expect,” said Jan-Sebastian Ziegler, manager LAN marketing,
Enterprise Networks, EMEA at Corning Optical Communications. “The xs500 offers true value to the customer, is built to our usual high standards and is fully featured. We are confident it will be well received by the market and will raise the bar for the mid-market segment.”
The low-profile, keystone footprint of the FutureCom xs500 is ideal for various installation scenarios, and the unit provides compatibility with a wide range of hardware options from outlets to panels.
The innovative two-piece design of the FutureCom xs500 helps make copper cable installation projects simpler and faster because no special tools are required to connect the cables to the jacks or install the jacks into the outlets.
With the mid-sized xs500 complementing the FutureCom EA range, Corning provides a total connection system for connector jacks, cables, outlets and panels, which helps eliminate the quality compromises of mixed source systems.
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 website at www.corning.com/opcomm.
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Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 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.