CORNING, N.Y., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that InfiniCor multimode fiber achieved over 3000 meter transmission at Gigabit Ethernet speeds in the 850nm window. This demonstration of Corning(R) 850nm optimized InfiniCor 50 micron fiber greatly exceeds any test ever performed for Gigabit Ethernet multimode systems. Measurements at Corning's Center for Fiber Testing (CFT) were performed on the premises system test bed. This set up is designed to replicate actual field installations and includes commercially available fiber optic transceivers, connector patch panels, and jumpers. The heart of the test equipment is a state-of-the-art HP bit error rate tester and a high-speed signal communications analyzer for eye diagram analysis. In this test, the output signal clearly illustrated an open-eye diagram, demonstrating error free transmission. CFT, the world's first optical fiber test facility, offers more than 60 different tests and is a leading resource for qualifying new product innovations and troubleshooting customer issues. "Our cablers and end users alike continue to tell us they want a low-cost, long term solution for local area networks," said Windsor Thomas, Corning's premises product line manager. "Multimode fiber is a superior value solution, poised for growth. When criteria are defined for 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Corning will lead the industry with the next generation of multimode fiber. Until then, we set the industry benchmark for serial transmission at Gigabit Ethernet over multimode fiber." InfiniCor fiber is tailored for installation in premises applications including the campus backbone, building riser and horizontal deployment. Typical applications are local area and campus-wide networks carrying data, voice, and/or video services using light emitting diodes, 850nm vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELSs), 780nm CD lasers, and 1300 Fabry-Perot lasers. Established in 1851, Corning Incorporated (http://www.corning.com) creates leading-edge technologies for the fastest-growing markets of the world's economy. Corning manufactures optical fiber, cable and photonic products for the telecommunications industry; and high-performance displays and components for television and other communications-related industries. The company also uses advanced materials to manufacture products for scientific, semiconductor and environmental markets. Corning's revenues in 1998 were $3.5 billion. More information on the company is available on the Internet at http://www.corningfiber.com. Note: Corning is a registered trademark and InfiniCor is a trademark of Corning Incorporated.
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