Corning Cable Systems introduces FREEDM One Cable for LAN applications

20 November 2003 Hickory, NC Lightwave -- Corning Cable Systems has introduced a new member of the LANscape Solutions portfolio, the FREEDM One Cable, an indoor/outdoor cable designed for all Local Area Network applications and environments.

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20 November 2003 Hickory, NC Lightwave -- Corning Cable Systems has introduced a new member of the LANscape Solutions portfolio, the FREEDM One Cable, an indoor/outdoor cable designed for all Local Area Network applications and environments.

The FREEDM One Plenum-Rated Cable features a tight-buffered cable design suitable for all building and campus network cabling--outdoors in aerial and duct environments and indoors in plenum, riser, and general-purpose environments. The fully waterblocked dry-core cable with standard 900-micron buffered fiber lends itself to quick and easy direct termination with standard field-installable connectors, say company representatives. It also avoids the need for building entrance transition splices or rigid metallic conduit for routing through plenum-rated spaces.

By eliminating the cable transition splice point from outdoor to indoor, installers are able to use one FREEDM One Cable for the entire cable run. Also, the 900-micron buffered fibers eliminate the need for fan-out kits and related hardware when directly terminating the cable ends. These features decrease labor time during installation and remove the cost of purchasing fan-out kits, thus reducing total installation costs.

According to the company, the FREEDM One Plenum Cable is rugged, robust, and able to withstand the rigors of the outdoor environment, while also flexible and friendly to typical indoor cabling requirements. The cable is designed and qualified to the industry standard ICEA S-104-696, Optical Fiber Indoor/Outdoor Cable Specification, which includes stringent tensile, crush, impact, and operating temperature range requirements for outside plant cables. It is OFNP/FT-6 plenum-listed, UV-resistant and fully waterblocked.

FREEDM One Plenum Cable is available with all multimode and singlemode fiber types, including 10 Gigabit-capable, laser-optimized, 50-micron fiber in counts of six, 12, and 24. The new 50-micron fiber is part of Corning Cable Systems LANscape Xcelerate Plus Solutions.Th 137464

FREEDM One Plenum Cable is available with all multimode and singlemode fiber types, including 50-micron fiber in counts of six, 12, and 24.
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