Corning to Highlight Leadership in Plug & Play(TM) Universal Low-Loss Systems at its Second 2009 Corning Customer Day in Berlin

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

BERLIN, Germany, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corning Cable Systems GmbH & Co KG, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE: GLW) Telecommunications segment, will demonstrate its leadership and innovation in Plug and Play(TM) Universal Low-Loss Systems at the second 2009 Corning Customer Day at Berlin European Headquarters on Apr. 22.

Corning Cable Systems Plug & Play Universal Low-Loss Systems are preterminated optical fibre cabling systems designed to dramatically improve performance for the increasing demand for high speeds in the data centre, enterprise building backbone and fibre-to-the-desk applications.

The factory-terminated solutions provide improved system performance, ensure component compatibility and yield consistent quality. Plug & Play Universal Low-Loss Systems components are simple to configure and can be installed, connected and made operational in a fraction of the time when compared to using conventional, field-termination methods. Universal wiring provides a simple migration path between two-fibre and parallel applications, and with the use of modular components, enables fast and simple networking moves, adds and changes without concerns associated with special polarity-compensating components.

Plug & Play Universal Low-Loss Systems, consisting of modules, trunks and extender trunks, harnesses and jumpers, features MTP(R)-to-LC Connector and MTP-to-SC Connector modules and harnesses with a maximum loss of 0.5 dB. The system provides architecture design flexibility while providing additional loss margin.

Corning Cable Systems Plug & Play Universal Systems are 100G Ethernet ready, capable of reliably supporting transmission speeds up to 100G with laser-optimized Corning(R) InfiniCor(R) 50 micrometres multimode (OM3) fibre. The deployment of Plug & Play Universal Systems today will support the migration path to 100G Ethernet in accordance with the IEEE 802.3ba Standard.

For additional information on Corning Cable Systems products and services, contact a customer service representative at +49 800 267-646-41, toll free in Europe, 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:
    Guillermo Idanez

    Corning Communications Contact:
    Lisa A. Burns

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