Corning Cable Systems to Highlight Leadership in Data Center Applications at AFCOM's 2008 Data Center World Spring Expo

MARCH 27, 2008

HICKORY, N.C. - Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, will feature its innovative data center solutions at AFCOM's 2008 Data Center World Spring Expo, Mar. 30 - Apr. 3 in Las Vegas.

In its interactive exhibit (booth #801), Corning Cable Systems' products will be featured in an environmental representation of a data center network. Through the exhibit, customers will be able to see exactly where the products fit into their network.

The exhibit will feature Corning Cable Systems' Plug and Play(TM) Universal Systems, a preterminated optical fiber cabling system that dramatically streamlines the process of deploying an optical network infrastructure in data center environments. It eliminates fiber polarity as a concern in system design, redesign or installation through a value-added wiring solution.

The data center representation will also feature Corning Cable Systems' newly introduced Pretium(TM) Integrated Solutions, a pre-engineered optical cabling product set that maps directly to SAN director blade ports of major electronics vendors. The U-Space System features customized optical harnesses mapped directly to line cards with port counts ranging from 16 to 48. The high-density trunk cabling and harness solution can eliminate up to 75 percent of the bulk cabling congestion in cabinet vertical managers and in the director backplane, promoting air circulation, increasing deployment velocity and improving the manageability of future moves, adds and changes.

The Zero-U System, designed jointly with Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI), uniquely manages optical fiber trunk cables, harnesses and modules within CPI's TeraFrame(TM) Cabinets. The System includes an MTP Connector bracket mounted into the cabinet's vertical manager to facilitate patching instead of consuming valuable rack space as is traditional, providing more room for data center electronics.

The interactive exhibit will also feature the Plug & Play Universal Systems Integrated Trunk Module, a pre-terminated 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.

The Plug & Play Universal Systems Media Converter Module enables network cabling managers to seamlessly leverage existing copper electronics while taking advantage of the data transport properties of high-density optical systems.

In addition to the interactive exhibit, Corning's Doug Coleman, Manager, Technology and Standards will present "Optical Connectivity in the Data Center" on Wednesday, Apr. 2, at 4:30 p.m. The presentation will discuss the transmission, pathway and spaces, installation and testing, and power and cooling benefits of OM3 optical fiber connectivity in relation to 10GBASE-T connectivity in the data center.

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.

Corning Cable Systems Contact:
Stephanie Kosty
(931) 486-0323

Corning Communications Contact:
Lisa A. Burns
(607) 974-4897

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