NOVEMBER 30, 2007 -- Corning Cable Systems (search for Corning Cable Systems), part of Corning Inc.'s Telecommunications segment, says that Connexion Technologies (search for Connexion) has made the first purchase of its ClearCurve product offering. Connexion Technologies, which is deploying fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks on a wide scale across the United States, is using ClearCurve Rugged Drop Cable in its multiple dwelling unit (MDU) deployments. Connexion Technologies previously deployed ClearCurve products in a West Palm Beach MDU field trial. Because of the deployment cost savings, Connexion Technologies chose to purchase the products for future installs, Corning Cable Systems says.
"During our field trials, we saw firsthand the ease and speed of installation of the ClearCurve Drop Cable," said Glen Lang, founder of Connexion Technologies. "With this technology, we were able to realize at least a 30-percent time savings, in addition to material savings such as ducts."
ClearCurve Rugged Drop Cable is 4.8 mm in diameter and is designed for applications where other physical cable protection, such as microduct, is neither available nor desired. The cable has a self-bend-limiting feature that prevents the fiber from exceeding the 5-mm minimum bend radius no matter how the cable is bent.
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