Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, introduces a new generation of its field-installable UniCam® Connectors. Corning’s Pretium™-Performance UniCam Connectors are guaranteed to achieve the highest standards in optical performance, with a typical attenuation loss as low as 0.1 dB (when installed using the proper tools and procedures).
Corning 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 Ceramic Connectors feature a 0.1 dB typical and 0.5 dB maximum insertion loss, as well as a wider operating temperature range of -40° to +75°C (for insertion loss only), which allows the connectors to be used inside enclosed 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 (for insertion loss only). The connectors are available with a ceramic ferrule in LC, SC and ST® compatible connector styles.
Corning is also introducing the UniCam Pretium Tool Kit, which contains a new handheld installation tool and a high-performance cleaver that virtually eliminate human variability from installation. With the new tool kit, UniCam Pretium-Performance Connectors can be installed in about 45 seconds. Until September 28, 2007, Corning will be offering the Pretium Tool Kit at a special introductory price (same as the current UniCam Single-Fibre CTS Tool Kit).
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 fibre, UniCam® Pretium™-Performance Singlemode Connectors must be terminated using the new Pretium Tool Kit in order 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. The connectors are ideal for deployments in local area networks (LANs), campuses and data centres, and the quick installation reduces the total installed cost of connectorization, making it cost effective for all fibre applications, from the main cross-connect to the workstation.
Since its introduction in 1993, Corning Cable Systems has sold more than 40 million UniCam Connectors worldwide. Reaching this milestone highlights the quality, reliability and customer satisfaction associated with the UniCam Connector and demonstrates Corning’s unparalleled leadership position in the no-epoxy, no-polish field-installable connector market
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About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) 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 fibre, 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, defence, astronomy and metrology.