Corning Cable Systems Introduces Low-loss, Bend-Tolerant Jumpers for Enterprise Applications

Apr 20, 2009, 08:00 ET from Corning Incorporated

BERLIN, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

- Ideal for Linking Electronics to Network Components in Fibre Optic Applications Where Bend-Induced Mistakes can be Costly

Corning Cable Systems GmbH & Co KG, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE: GLW) Telecommunications segment, introduces its Pretium(R) Low-loss OM3 Jumpers with ultra-bend performance. Local area network (LAN) and data centre applications can benefit from the improved bend tolerance of these new OM3 (high-bandwidth, laser-optimized) cable assemblies with Corning(R) ClearCurve(R) multimode fibre.

Corning Cable Systems Pretium Low-loss OM3 Jumpers with ultra-bend performance can greatly reduce outages and degradation in systems caused by severe bending problems. Even when best practices are employed, mistakes may occur that result in kinked cables and cables bent beyond the recommended minimum bend radius found in today's typical jumpers.

As network transmission speeds increase, available margins tighten and become more sensitive to loss associated with a number of factors including bends. Attenuation loss impacts associated with inadvertent macro-bending events may be reduced by more than 50 percent when using Pretium Low-loss OM3 Jumpers with ultra-bend performance in place of traditional 50 micrometers jumpers. Some severe bending problems that could typically result in a system outage become a non-event when the Pretium Low-loss OM3 Jumpers with ultra-bend performance are deployed in the network.

Enabled by Corning ClearCurve multimode fibre, Pretium Low-loss OM3 Jumpers with ultra-bend performance are able to accommodate a minimum bend radius of 8 mm (1.6 mm cable) to 10 mm (2.0 mm cable) with minimal bend-induced attenuation loss.

Multimode fibres have many modes of light traveling through the core of the fibre. These modes have a tendency to leak from the core under tight bending conditions. The resulting additional signal loss can cause system downtime or reduced network efficiency. Corning ClearCurve multimode fibre is designed to confine these modes within the fibre's core; the result is a virtually undiminished optical signal and a reduced risk of network downtime.

Visit the Corning Cable Systems exhibit at the 2009 BICSI Summer Conference & Exhibition June 22-24, in Dublin for a demonstration of the optimized bend performance of the Pretium Low-loss OM3 Jumpers with ultra-bend performance.

For additional information on Corning Cable Systems products and services, contact a customer service representative at +49-800-2676-4641 or +49-0800-CORNING1, or visit the Web site at

About Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated ( is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 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 fibre, 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.

    Corning Cable Systems Contact:
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