Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) and Fiber-Span Inc., a leader in wireless coverage systems for commercial and public safety markets, today announced an agreement to offer Fiber-Span’s in-building public safety distributed antenna system (DAS) as part of the Corning Optical Network Evolution (ONE™) platform.
Fiber-Span’s public safety DAS is a comprehensive fiber optic wireless solution for police, fire, emergency, first responder and Homeland Security radio system applications.
The technology delivers clear, clean, and distortion-free transmission and distribution of critical communication information, including wireless voice, data, and video. It supports all public safety bands, including VHF/UHF/700/800/900/TETRA, and meets International Fire Code (IFC) and National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) requirements.
Corning’s ONE platform is the first all-optical solution to converge multiple wired and wireless technologies, including passive optical local area network (PON), Wi-Fi and cellular DAS, into a single, unified infrastructure. When deployed together, Fiber-Span’s public safety DAS can leverage ONE’s fiber backbone to set up a separate, parallel antenna system that differentiates authority of network operation, maintenance and alarm monitoring/service; and enables network design flexibility, while reducing the cost of overall deployment.
“The Corning ONE converged infrastructure leverages dedicated fibers for voice, video, data, and unlimited applications – like public safety – all in one composite cable that supports nearly every connectivity need,” said Mike O’Day, vice president, Wireless Networks, Corning. “This flexible, scalable design strategy enables the delivery of secure, cost-effective, and efficient public safety coverage, without sacrificing the performance of any other network applications.”
Alfred F. Boschulte, CEO of Fiber-Span, said, “We are pleased to be working with Corning to ensure first responders have robust mission-critical communications they need, while giving cellular carriers the performance they want to achieve – at an attractive cost for building operators.”
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About Corning Incorporated
Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles.
Fiber-Span is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing communications networks and DAS products for In-Building, In-Tunnel and Outdoor coverage for the wireless, public safety, government and military markets. Fiber-Span also offers custom design solutions for complex applications and system integrations.
Over the last couple of decades, Fiber-Span has successfully deployed multi-band systems including cellular, PCS, public safety and other frequency bands in various global locations. With an expert team of designers and extensive industry experience Fiber-Span has been continually satisfying customer needs by delivering reliable, flexible and scalable wireless solutions.