Corning Cable Systems intros UniCam Pretium connector family

April 17, 2007
APRIL 17, 2007 -- The product line enhancement also includes the new UniCam Pretium Tool Kit, which features virtually zero set-up time and enables the installation of a connector in less than one minute.
Corning Cable Systems says its UniCam Connectors are no-epoxy, no-polish connectors that install quickly and easily in the field with a single no-consumables tool kit.

APRIL 17, 2007 -- Corning Cable Systems LLC (search for Corning Cable Systems), part of Corning Inc.'s telecommunications segment, has expanded its field-installable UniCam connector product line to include the UniCam Pretium-Performance Connectors.

Corning Cable Systems' UniCam Connectors are no-epoxy, no-polish connectors that install quickly and easily in the field with a single no-consumables tool kit. The new UniCam Pretium-Performance Multimode Connectors feature a 0.1 dB typical and 0.5 dB maximum insertion loss, claims the company. The connectors will meet TIA/EIA-568 B.3 specifications for insertion loss and return loss at temperatures of -40 ° to +75 ° C, which allows the connectors to be used outdoors when enclosed in environmentally protected hardware. UniCam Pretium-Performance Singlemode Connectors offer a 0.2 dB typical and 0.5 dB maximum insertion loss, as well as the wider operating temperature range of -40 ° to +75 ° C. The connectors are available with a ceramic ferrule in LC-, SC-, and ST-compatible connector styles.

The new UniCam Pretium Tool Kit contains a new handheld installation tool and a high-performance, diamond-blade cleaver that virtually eliminates human variability from installation, says Corning Cable Systems. With the new tool kit, UniCam Pretium-Performance Connectors can be installed in about 45 seconds. As with all of its UniCam Connectors, every Pretium-Performance Connector is 100% guaranteed to meet the published specification at the time of installation, says Corning Cable Systems, or the company will replace it.

With multimode UniCam Pretium-Performance Connectors, the improved optical performance can be achieved when installing with either the new Pretium Tool Kit or the "classic" UniCam Tool Kit. Due to the precise requirements of singlemode fiber, UniCam Pretium-Performance Singlemode Connectors must be terminated using the new Pretium Tool Kit to achieve the enhanced attenuation and operating temperature specifications.

Standard UniCam Multimode Connectors are offered with a composite ferrule in SC- and ST- compatible connector styles and have a 0.3 dB typical and 0.75 dB maximum insertion loss. UniCam Connectors also continue to be offered in FC and MT-RJ connector styles. Both the standard and Pretium-Performance Connectors offer fast, easy installation and the 100% performance guarantee, say company representatives. The connectors are ideal for deployments in local area networks (LANs), campuses, and data centers. The quick installation reduces the total installed cost of connectorization, making it cost effective for all fiber applications, from the main cross-connect to the workstation, notes the company.

UniCam Pretium-Performance Connectors and the UniCam Pretium Tool Kit are currently available in Corning Cable Systems' NAFTA regions. The products will be available worldwide in June 2007.

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The UniCam Pretium Tool Kit contains a new handheld installation tool and a high-performance, diamond-blade cleaver.