Corning Cable Systems launches LANscape Pretium EDGE lineup

JUNE 22, 2009 -- The products feature preterminated and tested multifiber trunks with a minimum bend radius as small as 5x the outer diameter of the cable.

JUNE 22, 2009 -- Corning Cable Systems (search Lightwave for Corning Cable Systems), part of Corning Incorporated's Telecommunications segment, introduces its LANscape Pretium Evolved-Density, Growth-Enabled (EDGE) Solutions, high-density preterminated optical cabling solutions for the data center environment.

The company says its Pretium EDGE products allow for up to 35% faster deployment; enable up to 25% faster moves, adds, and changes (MACs); and offer up to 100% more density than traditional preterminated offerings.

Enabled by Corning ClearCurve multimode fiber, the products feature preterminated and tested multifiber assemblies, or trunks, with a minimum bend radius as small as 5x the outer diameter of the cable, compared to 10x in traditional trunks. Corning Cable Systems says Pretium EDGE Solutions trunks are an average of 30% smaller than traditional trunks.

The cable can be more tightly routed around corners and bends, and extra slack can be coiled without causing attenuation that may adversely impact system performance. The interconnect cables offer a minimum bend radius up to 8x the outer diameter, meaning more cables can be routed and stored in the same amount of space without interfering with initial installation or MACs.

The product housings are available in both 1-U and 4-U sizes and mount in 19-in. racks or cabinets. When combined with Pretium EDGE trunks and jumpers, they provide an LC connector termination density of 576 fibers within a single 4-U housing. Housings contain 12 individually sliding trays that can accommodate as many as four 12-fiber LC modules or four 24-fiber MTP connector panels per tray. The trays are designed to allow improved finger access of connectors and offer individual access without compromising the optical connectivity of other ports.

Modules and harnesses load into the hardware from either the front or the rear, and correct fiber polarity is guaranteed throughout the systems' link. With modules offering an insertion loss of 0.5 dB, multiple connections in a network link are allowed when deploying a TIA-942-compliant system.

Four steps are required to install the optical network: pull the cable assembly, mount the hardware, plug in the connectors, and test the system.

LANscape Pretium Solutions products are packaged in up to 60% recycled material, and the packaging is 100% recyclable.

The products meet the requirements of 100G Ethernet when necessary, and universally wired components provide a simple upgrade path between two-fiber and parallel optic applications. Modular components allow frequent network changes.


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