Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) announced today that three of its innovative optical communications products received gold-level awards at the annual Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards program.
Corning’s EDGE8™ solutions, ALTOS® cable with binderless* FastAccess® technology, and ALTOS Lite™ cable with FastAccess technology, were recognized by a judging panel consisting of cabling and communications system specifiers, designers, integrators, and managers with vast professional experience.
“We are extremely pleased to receive this honor from CI&M for not just one, but three, of our products,” said Kim Hartwell, chief commercial officer, Corning Optical Communications. “Each of these products plays a part in our mission to enable next-generation networks, and they all represent our commitment to providing customers with new and evolving solutions that address the challenges they see on a daily basis. We are proud that such an experienced panel of judges agrees.”
The EDGE8 solution is the industry’s first modular, tip-to-tip optical cabling system to feature a base-8 design for optimal network scalability and improved link performance, while maximizing per-rack-unit density. The complete solution includes housings, modules, adapter panels, trunks, harnesses, jumpers, port breakout modules, tap modules and tap harnesses, secure solutions, and more – all available with tailored configurations to suit the customers’ individual needs. EDGE8 solutions reduce the total cost of ownership in today’s 10G networks with a flexible, low-risk migration path to 400G.
ALTOS cable with binderless FastAccess technology combines Corning’s popular loose tube cable with a FastAccess technology jacket – which can reduce access time by at least 50 percent – and a new, innovative cable construction that eliminates the use of binder yarns and waterblocking tapes. The cable employs an innovative waterblocking powder that is just as effective as traditional waterblocking tapes that installers must cut away during cable entry. Combining these technologies, ALTOS cable with binderless FastAccess technology offers a safer cable preparation and a 70-percent reduction in cable access time when compared to traditional cable offerings.
ALTOS Lite cable with FastAccess technology delivers the crush resistance and rodent protection of an armored cable, along with the enhanced safety, technician-friendliness, and time savings of FastAccess technology. It is the first armored cable that can be opened in the field without sharp-bladed tools. Several enhanced features – FastAccess technology, a new access procedure, protective thin film around the cable core, and waterblocking without tapes – deliver a safer cable preparation and reduced cable access time to network installers.
Alan Bergstein, publisher of Cabling Installation & Maintenance (cablinginstall.com), said: “This prestigious program allows Cabling Installation & Maintenance to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and services in the structured cabling industry. Our 2017 Honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact in the industry.”
The 2017 Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards honorees are featured in the November Issue of Cabling Installation & Maintenance magazine as well as on http://www.cablinginstall.com.
Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
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About Cabling Installation & Maintenance
Published since 1993, Cabling Installation & Maintenance has provided practical information to professionals responsible for the specification, design, installation and management of structured cabling systems in enterprises, data centers and campuses. Cabling Installation & Maintenance's magazine, website (cablinginstall.com), email newsletters and webcasts help cabling professionals improve day-to-day operations and enable strategic planning for their networks' optimum long-term performance
About The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2017 Innovators Awards program
The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2017 Innovators Awards program reviews and recognizes the most-innovative applications of cabling and communications technology products and systems within the structured cabling industry. Platinum, Gold, and Silver Honorees were announced at BICSI's 2017 Fall Conference in Las Vegas on Monday, September 25, 2017. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking included: innovation, value, sustainability, collaboration, and impact.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 166-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramics science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries.
Corning's capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning's markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display technology, automotive, and life sciences vessels. Corning's industry-leading products include damage-resistant cover glass for mobile devices; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for state-of-the-art communications networks; trusted products to accelerate drug discovery and delivery; and clean-air technologies for cars and trucks.
*Corning’s proprietary binderless FastAccess technology refers to the combination of a Corning FastAccess technology jacket with an innovative technology used to bind cable construction through the manufacturing process eliminating the use of binder yarns and waterblocking tapes to greatly expedite and de-risk the cable access procedure.