Field-Installable Connector hastens CATV network installs.

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Able to be installed in less than 1 min through use of mechanical splice technology, OptiSnap(TM) Connector accelerates termination of fiber optic cables in CATV deployments. This no-epoxy, no-polish connector is available in single-mode SC, ST, and LC connector styles and features typical insertion loss of 0.2 dB (UPC versions) and 0.4 dB (APC versions). Installation system has on-tool go/no-go feedback signal to confirm correct installation.



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Corning Cable Systems Introduces Field-Installable Connector to the CATV Market



OptiSnap(TM) Connector enables fiber optic networks to be installed quickly, cost-effectively

HICKORY, N.C. - Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, introduces the OptiSnap(TM) Connector, a field-installable no-epoxy, no-polish connector that enables quick and cost-effective termination of fiber optic cables in CATV deployments.

The OptiSnap Connector installs in less than one minute through the use of Corning Cable Systems' patented high-precision mechanical splice technology. It is ideal for single-mode applications like fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) where installation setup and teardown time is critical.

The installation system features an on-tool patented go/no-go feedback signal to confirm installation is performed correctly every time. When the fiber is inserted and the cam activated, a pass/fail light on the installation tool signals that the installation was successful.

The connector's factory-polished ceramic ferrule provides superior end-face geometry, ensuring consistently low insertion loss and high-performance return loss. The OptiSnap Connector is available in single-mode SC, ST and LC connector styles and features a typical insertion loss of 0.2 dB for UPC versions and 0.4 dB for APC versions.

The OptiSnap Connector Installation Tool Kit contains everything needed for installation of the different connector styles. No epoxy, polishing film or other consumables are required, and there is no need for electrical power for ovens or lights. The tool kit requires virtually no setup or teardown time, allowing installers to get in and out of installation sites quickly. It is available with either a high-precision flat or angled cleaver to provide the connector reflectance performance for a variety of applications.

The OptiSnap Connector will be demonstrated in Corning Cable Systems' booth (#1617) at the 2008 Cable-Tec Expo, June 25-27 in Philadelphia.

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 Evolant Solutions for Access Networks, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-743-2675, toll free in the United States, or (+1) 828-901-5000, international, or visit http://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.

Corning Cable Systems Contact:
Stephanie Kosty
(931) 486-0323
stephanie.kosty@corning.com

Corning Communications Contact:
Lisa A. Burns
(607) 974-4897
burnsla@corning.com

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