Corning Cable Systems Grants License to Preformed Line Products Relating to Fiber Terminal Patents and Preconnectorized Products
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Corning Cable Systems
P.O. Box 489
Hickory, NC, 28603-0489
Press release date: August 2, 2007
PLP to use Corning's OptiTap(TM) Connector technology in optical terminal designs
AUGUST 2, 2007 HICKORY, N.C. Corning Cable Systems, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE: GLW) Telecommunications segment, and Preformed Line Products Company (NASDAQ:PLPC) announce the signing of a license agreement, the terms of which provide PLP with a non-exclusive license to certain optical fiber terminal patents.
The industry leader in preconnectorized FTTx solutions, Corning Cable Systems is licensing the optical terminal patents to Preformed Line Products (PLP). Corning will also be supplying PLP with its OptiTap(TM) Connectors, the ideal solution for factory-terminated, environmentally sealed and hardened connectors for use in drop cable deployments in optical access networks. The hardened connector significantly reduces the terminal and drop cable installation time for subscriber connection, thereby reducing the total installed cost of deployment.
"PLP is pleased to be able to address the growing market demand for preconnectorized optical terminals," said John Hofstetter, director of marketing and sales for PLP. "PLP's innovative COYOTE® Closure designs, coupled with Corning's OptiTap Connector technology, can advance the use of cost-effective preconnectorized products in FTTx deployments."
"This agreement will enable Corning and PLP to further promote and participate in global FTTx applications," said Dr. Bernhard Deutsch, director of marketing and market development for Corning Cable Systems public networks. "Customers will benefit from having an additional source for preconnectorized terminals to make deployments faster, easier, more reliable and less costly."
Through its Evolant® Solutions for Access Networks, Corning Cable Systems offers specialized portfolios of innovative products and services that enable customers to cost-effectively deploy fiber in the last mile. For additional information on Corning Cable Systems, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-743-2675, toll free in the United States, or (+1) 828-901-5000, international, or visit www.corning.com/cablesystems.
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 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.
About Preformed Line Products Company
Founded in 1947, Preformed Line Products (NASDAQ: PLPC) is an international designer and manufacturer of products and systems employed in the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground networks for energy, communications and broadband network companies. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, the Company operates four domestic manufacturing centers, located in Rogers, Arkansas, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Albemarle, North Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina. PLP serves worldwide markets through international operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and Thailand. For more information on the COYOTE® Closure or other PLP communications solutions, visit www.preformed.com/communications or call 440-461-5200.
Corning Cable Systems Contact: Dana S. McEntire (828) 901-6910 (440) 461-5200 email@example.com
Preformed Line Products Contact: John Hofstetter firstname.lastname@example.org