SEPTEMBER 27, 2007 -- Corning Cable Systems (search for Corning Cable Systems), part of Corning Inc.'s Telecommunications segment, has introduced its ClearCurve Cable Assemblies, which combine the company's newly introduced family of bend-insensitive drop cables with its factory termination process.
ClearCurve Drop Cable Assemblies are based on Corning's nanoStructures (search for Corning's nanoStructures) technology, which the company claims enables bend-insensitive optical fiber and cable that results in virtually no attenuation loss even bent to a minimum bend radius of 5 mm. The technology solves historic technical challenges for telecommunications carriers installing fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks in apartment buildings and condominium complexes.
Corning's ClearCurve Drop Cable Assemblies utilize ClearCurve Rugged Drop Cable and ClearCurve Compact Drop Cable with its factory-termination process to provide quicker installations with low connector insertion loss, say company representatives. The assemblies create a plug-and-play installation with the FTTH and multi-dwelling unit (MDU) network: simply place the ClearCurve Drop Cable Assembly between the living unit and the fiber distribution terminal, then plug into the optical network terminal and fiber distribution terminal.
Even if only one end of the ClearCurve Drop Cable Assembly is already connectorized, installation is simplified, say Corning representatives. These drop cable assemblies are also advantageous in deployments where it is difficult to accurately estimate the drop length to order a jumper, or where there is inadequate slack storage.
ClearCurve Drop Cable Assemblies are part of Corning's newly introduced ClearCurve suite of products. The cable assemblies and other ClearCurve products will be featured in Corning's booth (#102) at the 2007 FTTH Conference, to be held Oct. 1-3 in Orlando, FL.
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