Corning Cable Systems Introduces User-Focused Improvements for Pretium EDGE® Solutions

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Corning Cable Systems Introduces User-Focused Improvements for Pretium EDGE® Solutions

Corning Cable Systems Introduces User-Focused Impr

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Corning Cable Systems Introduces User-Focused Improvements for Pretium EDGE® Solutions
Corning Cable Systems Introduces User-Focused Improvements for Pretium EDGE® Solutions
HICKORY, N.C. | Corning Incorporated | September 13, 2011
Customer feedback enables continued evolution of Corning’s high-density preterminated optical cabling solutions for the data center environment 

Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, introduces user-focused improvements to its Pretium EDGE® Solutions. Pretium EDGE Solutions reduce installation time by up to 35 percent, and new features like snap-in routing guides, mounting brackets for depth adjustments and a reduced cable leg outer diameter make installations even more convenient.

The Pretium EDGE Solutions improvements include:

Harness and Jumper
The introduction of the Reverse Polarity Uniboot jumper and harness enables quick and easy polarity management in the field without any tooling requirements.
Terminated with MTP® Connectors on both ends and Corning® ClearCurve® multimode cable, the new 12-fiber, 40G jumper meets the IEEE 802.3ba 40/100G  total connector loss requirements of 1.5 dB for OM3 and 1.0 for OM4 at 40G.
Improved harness staggering provides better cable management into electronics.

Cable 
A reduction in cable leg outer diameter allows for easier routing for 40/100G networks.
The addition of hybrid LC-to-MTP trunks expands design options.

Module
The addition of online access to each component’s factory test results gives customers performance assurance.
The standard single-mode fiber performance offering is enhanced, as module loss improves from 1.3 dB to 1.0 dB.

Housing
The introduction of the EDGE-02U supplies a housing option for 288 fibers.
A new mounting bracket allows EDGE housings to be mounted in 23-inch racks.
A new “Easy-Install” mounting system enables single-person installation of all EDGE housings into racks or cabinets. Improved mounting brackets enable flexible depth adjustment of all EDGE housings into racks and frames.
Added top-cover entry provides easier access to modules in the EDGE-01U and EDGE-02U housings.
A new strain-relief plate in the EDGE housing supports installation of Pretium EDGE® Solutions cables and Plug and Play™ System cables.
Improved tray routing guides provide easier support and management of jumper routing.
New convenient snap-in side routing guides enable faster installation.

Pretium EDGE is available in stock nationwide at Corning Cable Systems’ authorized distributors. In addition, Corning Cable Systems has a FastConnect program at its manufacturing facilities. This made-to-order program delivers custom lengths in two weeks or less.

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 OM3 and OM4 multimode fibers, 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.

To learn more about Pretium EDGE Solutions, visit Corning Cable Systems’ exhibit (booth #611) at the 2011 BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition, Sept. 18-22. For additional information on Corning Cable Systems 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 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.