Corning Optical Communications’ FlexNAP™ Façade MDU Solution Quickens Deployment in Outdoor Applications

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Corning Optical Communications’ FlexNAP™ Façade MDU Solution Quickens Deployment in Outdoor Applications

Corning Optical Communications’ FlexNAP™ Façade MD

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Corning Optical Communications’ FlexNAP™ Façade MDU Solution Quickens Deployment in Outdoor Applications
Corning Optical Communications’ FlexNAP™ Façade MDU Solution Quickens Deployment in Outdoor Applications
HICKORY, N.C. | Corning Incorporated | October 02, 2012
Solution eliminates field design process for distribution cables 

Corning Optical Communications LLC, part of Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, introduces its FlexNAP™ Façade Multidwelling Unit (MDU) Solution.

The FlexNAP Façade MDU is designed for medium- and high-rise buildings with multiple customers per floor and limited or hard-to-access indoor riser space. The preconnectorized solution is factory tested and saves time in network deployment.

The FlexNAP Façade MDU relies upon Corning’s proven expertise in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployments and expands on its existing FlexNAP System technology for aerial FTTH applications.

The core of the solution is a prefabricated central riser segment that runs vertically up the exterior of the high-rise from the building distribution terminal. At the floor level, individual factory-prepared breakout points are terminated into a multifiber, outside plant-hardened connector. Breakout points are then routed through the façade to the inside of the building, where the connector is terminated inside a floor distribution terminal. Individual customer apartments are connected by horizontal drop cables.

The solution offers the ability to leverage existing installation expertise and equipment, and the deployment technique allows for quick customer connection with less time spent inside the building.

The FlexNAP Façade MDU Solution provides additional benefits to the customer with the use of specially designed products:

• Field-proven OptiTip® Connector technology in the central riser segment, with 4-, 8- or 12-fiber options
• Rugged fiber optic cables along the façade minimize the need for multiple cables and reduce visual impact
• The RPDpass® Drop Cable Assembly allows for quick customer connection
• Drop cables with Corning® ClearCurve® ZBL optical fiber offer industry-leading bend performance
• Low-loss SC or LC patch cords accommodate tight power budgets

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

About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated ( 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.

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