OSP Cable System suits below-ground and aerial applications.

Press Release Summary:

Targeted for outside plant LANs, Plug & Play(TM) OSP System consists of optical cable pre-installed with network access points at customer-specified intervals. Access points feature overmold closure and flat drop tether cable terminated with environmentally hardened MT connector. Drop options include 12-fiber MTP® Connector, standard connector type, or OptiSheath(TM) Advantage MultiPort Terminal, all configurable with 4, 6, 8 or 12 drop cable ports. System is packaged and shipped on cable reel.

Original Press Release:

Corning Cable Systems Plug & Play OSP Systems Provide Quick, Cost-Effective Fiber Deployment in Outside Plant LANs

System is ideal for campus installations with multifiber drops to multiple locations

HICKORY, N.C. Corning Cable Systems, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, introduces Plug & Play(TM) OSP Systems. The innovative system allows for quicker and more cost-effective installations in the outside plant local area network (LAN).

The Plug & Play OSP System consists of an optical cable pre-installed with network access points at customer-specified intervals and a tethered, environmentally hardened MT connector. Once distance measurements for network access point locations are obtained, the Plug & Play OSP System is manufactured and tested. The entire system is then packaged and shipped to the customer on a cable reel for immediate deployment.

The MT network access points consist of a patented, flexible pre-installed overmold closure. A flat drop tether cable is attached to the network access point and terminated with an environmentally hardened and factory-tested MT connector. When network connection is required at the drop location, the customer has several drop options: a 12-fiber MTP® Connector, standard connector type (LC, SC, etc.) or an OptiSheath(TM) Advantage MultiPort Terminal (which can be configured with four, six, eight or 12 drop cable ports).

Compatible with both below-ground and aerial applications, Corning Cable Systems' Plug & Play OSP Systems allow network installation to be completed much more efficiently and at speeds up to 50 percent faster than traditional field installations, with total deployment cost savings of up to 20 percent.

Corning Cable Systems Plug & Play(TM) OSP Systems allow for efficient workforce management, with the option of deploying more highly skilled workers to other areas of the network. At the same time, the risk of reworks and failures is reduced due to each cable in the system being factory tested before shipping to the customer.

The Plug & Play OSP System is a Corning Cable Systems LANscape® Solutions product. Corning Cable Systems will be featuring the system and other LANscape Solutions products in its booth (#2707) at FOSE 2006, March 7-9 in Washington, D.C.

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 http://www.corning.com/cablesystems.

About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) 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.

Corning Communications Contact:
Lisa A. Burns
(607) 974-4989

Corning Cable Systems Contact:
Dana S. McEntire
(828) 901-6910

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