Cable System eliminates fiber polarity concerns.

Press Release Summary:

To streamline process of deploying optical network infrastructure, Plug & Play(TM) Universal System features pre-terminated trunks, extender trunks, harnesses, modules, and patch cords. Suited for data center applications, system has no polarity components, avoiding polarity problems caused by incorrect placement of modules and jumpers. Modules and harnesses are wired the same to simplify system assembly, and all components connect to one another in same way.

Original Press Release:

Corning Cable Systems Introduces Plug & Play(TM) Universal System

Patented manufacturing process eliminates polarity concerns in the field

HICKORY, N.C., Corning Cable Systems, part of Corning Incorporated's Telecommunications segment, introduces its Plug & Play(TM) Universal System. The products feature all the benefits of Corning Cable Systems' standard Plug & Play System products, but also eliminate polarity concerns in the field through a patented manufacturing process.

The Plug & Play Universal System is a preterminated optical fiber cabling system that dramatically streamlines the process of deploying an optical network infrastructure in the premises environment, particularly in data center applications. The innovative system is able to be installed and operational in a fraction of the time when compared to conventional field-termination methods, significantly reducing installation cost.

Plug & Play Universal Systems eliminates fiber polarity as a factor in system design, redesign or installation through its value-added wiring solution. Because of its innovative design, the Universal System has no special polarity components, avoiding the polarity problems caused by incorrect placement of modules and jumpers. Plug & Play System modules and harnesses are wired the same to simplify system assembly and all components in the system connect to one another the same way, every time.

The Universal System allows two or more MTP® Connector trunks to be easily linked together; high-fiber-count trunks can be routed to an intermediate distribution area where smaller-fiber-count trunks are interconnected and distributed to zone, station or cabinet areas. The system provides a simple migration path between 2-fiber and parallel applications, and system length is expandable by using Plug & Play(TM) Universal Systems extender trunks without impacting transmit/receive polarity.

The Plug & Play Universal System features trunks, extender trunks, harnesses, modules and patch cords. For additional information on Corning Cable Systems products or services, please 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 a diversified technology company that concentrates its efforts on high-impact growth opportunities. Corning combines its expertise in specialty glass, ceramic materials, polymers and the manipulation of the properties of light, with strong process and manufacturing capabilities to develop, engineer and commercialize significant innovative products for the telecommunications, flat panel display, environmental, semiconductor, and life sciences industries.

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