Corning Cable Systems to Highlight Innovation in LAN and Data Center Applications at 2008 BICSI Winter Conference

Hickory, North Carolina, January 11, 2008HICKORY, N.C. Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, will feature its innovative local area network (LAN) and data center solutions at the 2008 BICSI Winter Conference, Jan. 14-17 in Orlando, Fla.

In its interactive exhibit (booth #2017), Corning Cable Systems will feature an all new environmental representation of a LAN and data center network deployed with Corning Cable Systems products. Through the exhibit, customers will be able to see exactly where the products fit into their network.

The LAN exhibit will feature Corning Cable Systems Plug & Play™ AnyLAN™ Systems for both indoor and outdoor applications. Plug & Play AnyLAN Systems feature a multimode or single-mode optical cable pre-installed with network access points at customer-specified intervals and a tethered, environmentally hardened MT connector. Once distance measurements for network access point locations are obtained, the preterminated system is manufactured and tested. The entire system is then packed and shipped to the customer on a cable reel for immediate deployment in the desired indoor or outdoor applications.

The exhibit’s data center section features Corning Cable Systems Plug & Play Universal Systems, a preterminated optical fiber cabling system that dramatically streamlines the process of deploying an optical network infrastructure in the premises environment. It eliminates fiber polarity as a factor in system design, redesign or installation through a value-added wiring solution.

The data center representation will also feature Corning Cable Systems’ newly-introduced Zero-U System. Designed jointly with Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI), the Zero-U System uniquely manages optical fiber trunk cables, harnesses and modules within CPI’s TeraFrame™ Cabinets.

The exhibit will also contain the newly-introduced U-Space System featuring pre-engineered optical harnesses that map directly to the port blades of major equipment vendor SAN directors. Both products allow for simple installation and integration of optical components in a data center environment.

The interactive exhibit will also contain:

  • UniCam® Pretium™-Performance Connectors — Offering best-in-class optical performance in a fast, easy field-termination solution
  • Plug & Play Universal Systems integrated trunk module — A preterminated 12-fiber MTP® Connector trunk assembly integrated into a Plug and Play Systems module, in which the trunk cable is stored in the module and pulled out and deployed to meet exact length requirements to eliminate the need for precise pre-planning of cable length
  • Plug & Play Universal Systems media converter module — Converts transmission from legacy copper electronics to optical signals, allowing deployment of a fiber optic infrastructure while using low-cost copper electronics

For additional information on Corning Cable Systems products and services, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-743-2675, toll free in the United States, or (+1) 828-901-5000, international, or visit the Web site at

About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated ( is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.

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Stephanie Kosty
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Corning Cable Systems
(931) 486-0323