OTDR tests and troubleshoots fiber optic networks.

Press Release Summary:

Targeted at short-haul OTDR testing applications, handheld OV-Mini Optical Time Domain Reflectometer tests single-mode and 50/62.5 micron multimode systems. USB stick compatibility and USB cable download aid in data transfer, while OptiTest one-touch testing provides ease-of-use. Transreflective color display displays results clearly, even under extreme sunlight. Unit is available with power meter, visual fault locator and video inspection probe options.

Original Press Release:

Corning Cable Systems Introduces the OV-Mini OTDR for Flexibility in Testing

SEPTEMBER 16, 2009 -- HICKORY, N.C. - Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, introduces its new OV-Mini Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR), a rugged, handheld and lightweight solution for testing and troubleshooting fiber optic networks.

Corning Cable Systems' handheld OV-Mini OTDR covers the full range of short-haul OTDR testing applications. The lightweight and rugged OV-Mini provides operators the flexibility to test single-mode and 50 micron/62.5 micron multimode systems in a single unit. USB stick compatibility and USB cable download make data transfer easy, while OptiTest one-touch testing provides ease-of-use. The OV-Mini has a transreflective color display for clear results, even under extreme sunlight.

The OV-Mini is available with power meter, visual fault locator (VFL) and video inspection probe options. Available kits include a link-loss certification kit and a contractor combination kit that includes a fusion splicer.

For a demonstration of the new OV-Mini OTDR, visit Corning Cable Systems' exhibit (booth #601) at the 2009 BICSI Fall Conference, Sept. 21-24 in Las Vegas. 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 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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