Fiber Distribution Terminal is suited for MDU deployments.

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ClearCurve(TM) Fiber Distribution Terminal is rugged, low-profile interconnect between distribution network and indoor/outdoor drop cables for fiber-to-the-home and multidwelling unit (MDU) applications. Available in 12 or 24 ports, it accepts preconnectorized or blunt-end ClearCurve Drop Cables through individually sealed ports. Microduct can be routed directly behind terminal or within optional skit and device can be wall- or pole-mounted.



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Corning's ClearCurve Fiber Distribution Terminal ......



Terminal accepts ClearCurve Drop Cables featuring bend-insensitive fiber performance

HICKORY, N.C. - Corning Cable Systems, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, introduces its ClearCurve(TM) Fiber Distribution Terminal, a rugged, low-profile interconnect between the distribution network and indoor/outdoor drop cables for fiber-to-the-home, and specifically multidwelling unit (MDU), applications.

The ClearCurve Fiber Distribution Terminal is enabled by Corning's revolutionary nanoStructures(TM) technology, which allows for a new class of bend-insensitive optical fiber that results in virtually no attenuation loss even when bent to a minimum bend radius of 5 mm. The terminal, available with either 12 or 24 ports in a single low-profile footprint, accepts Corning's ClearCurve Drop Cables and field-installable connectors to offer the ultimate in simplicity, bend performance and speed of deployment.

The terminal can be wall or pole mounted and is designed for indoor and outdoor applications. Its flexible design allows for quick and easy installation, with simple fiber routing and preconnectorized inputs. The ClearCurve Fiber Distribution Terminal accepts preconnectorized or blunt-end drop cable through individually sealed ports, allowing additional drops to be added without disturbing existing customers. Microduct can be routed directly behind the terminal or within an optional skit, eliminating the additional cost and space for transition NEMA boxes.

A small footprint and removable cover minimize the wall space required to mount the ClearCurve Fiber Distribution Terminal, and a detachable mounting plate installs onto the wall without the terminal to eliminate the risk of damaging the factory-terminated cable during installation. The tamper-proof, removable cover locks the terminal and hides the mounting hardware to prevent unauthorized removal.

The ClearCurve Fiber Distribution Terminal is part of Corning's newly introduced ClearCurve suite of products. The terminal and other ClearCurve products will be featured in Corning's booth (#102) at the 2007 FTTH Conference, Oct. 1-3 in Orlando, Fla.

Corning's ClearCurve(TM) solution is critical in apartment complex or condominium FTTH deployments because it overcomes the barriers of current optical fiber installations that lose signal strength and effectiveness when bent around corners and routed through a building. Corning ClearCurve optical fiber, cable and hardware and equipment products solve these installation challenges, enabling telecommunications carriers to design optical fiber cable into these complex environments and provide their customers the near infinite bandwidth benefits of a true fiber-to-the-home solution.

For detailed product information, visit http://www.corning.com/clearcurve.

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.

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