FONS Corp. receives Telecordia certification for fiber-optic connector cable assembly

August 21, 2002--Fiber Optic Network Solutions Corp. (FONS) has successfully completed Telcordia Level 2 Certification to GR-326-CORE, as outlined in SR-4226, "Fiber Optic Connector and Jumper Assembly Certification," Issue 2.

August 21, 2002--Fiber Optic Network Solutions Corp. (FONS), provider of fiber-optic connectivity products and interconnect solutions, announced today that it successfully completed Telcordia Level 2 Certification to GR-326-CORE, as outlined in SR-4226, "Fiber Optic Connector and Jumper Assembly Certification," Issue 2.

This accomplishment establishes FONS as the first manufacturer in the industry to demonstrate its ability to manufacture connectors and assemblies that satisfy the very rigorous requirements and tests set by GR-326-CORE, "Generic Requirements for Singlemode Optical Connectors and Jumper Assemblies", Issue 3, contend company representatives.

The FONS 2-mm connector assembly satisfied 100% of the specified set of GR-326 requirements in the Level 2 Certification Program outlined in SR-4226, representing compliance to 43 out of 43 optical tests conducted at Telcordia laboratories in Morristown, NJ. In addition to meeting all of the mandatory optical performance levels, the FONS connector assembly also achieved the higher target performance levels for almost all of the objectives set by Telcordia and service providers, further demonstrating FONS' commitment to deliver the highest quality and most reliable connector assembly in the industry, claims the company.

"Other manufacturers have attempted to meet the stringent requirements of this certification, and have succeeded with many of the requirements, but none, with the exception of FONS Corporation, have attained Telcordia Certification," adds Osman Gebizlioglu, program manager in the Fiber, Transport & Synchronization Technologies Group at Telcordia.

"The fact that we were able to complete certification with our 2.0-mm cable assemblies, which are one-third smaller than current 3.0-mm cable assemblies commonly used, is a testament to the robustness of our design," contends Randy Reagan, director of engineering at FONS Corp. "We focused our efforts on applying incremental improvements in the connector design and in our assembly techniques, resulting in a new benchmark in the level of our optical performance and reliability."

For more information about FONS Corp. or its products, visit the company's Web site at www.fons.com.

To learn more about Telcordia Technologies Inc. (Morristown, NJ), visit the company on the Web at www.telcordia.com.

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