Corning Optical Communications Pretium EDGE® Tap Module Reduces Link Loss in Data Centers and Storage Area Networks

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Corning Optical Communications Pretium EDGE® Tap Module Reduces Link Loss in Data Centers and Storage Area Networks

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Corning Optical Communications Pretium EDGE® Tap Module Reduces Link Loss in Data Centers and Storage Area Networks
Corning Optical Communications Pretium EDGE® Tap Module Reduces Link Loss in Data Centers and Storage Area Networks
HICKORY, N.C. | Corning Incorporated | October 30, 2012
Integrated, advanced design can improve network efficiency, increase revenue and reduce cost

Corning Optical Communications LLC, part of Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, introduces its Pretium EDGE® Tap Module, enabling passive optical tapping that is fully integrated into the structured cabling footprint.

A passive optical tap device uses a fiber optic coupler to divide the optical signal into two outputs, one for live traffic and one for monitoring traffic. The live traffic continues through the system link, while the monitor traffic is sent to port monitoring electronics. The Pretium EDGE Tap Module uses an advanced optical coupler to reduce insertion loss and increase distance on Ethernet and Fibre Channel links.

Other passive optical tap devices are separate components that take up rack space, introduce additional loss and limit network design options. The Pretium EDGE Tap Module is the first to combine the functionality of an interconnect, cross-connect and optical tap in one easy-to-use structured cabling module.

Unlike a separate passive component, Corning’s integrated approach allows monitored ports to be added or removed without disruption to the live network link and provides flexibility to use both interconnect- or cross-connect designs. Also, by locating the tap port links to the rear of the module, the Pretium EDGE Tap Module creates a “zero-U” footprint that improves rack utilization.

As part of the Pretium EDGE Solutions family, the tap module is fully compatible with the same Pretium EDGE Hardware as a standard module, allowing for pay-as-you-grow port tapping capability.

To learn more about the Pretium EDGE Tap Module, go to opcomm.corning.com/1-tapmodule. For additional information on Corning Optical Communications products and services, contact a customer care 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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About Corning Incorporated
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. Or 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.