Secure Keyed LC Connector comes in single-/multi-mode types.

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Keyed LC Connector provides network security in optical fiber cabling by preventing inadvertent or unauthorized access via 4 color-coded key combinations. Based on standard small-form-factor LC single-fiber connector, solution is designed for organizations that need to segregate networks due to privacy or security concerns. It provides physical separation for up to 4 networks, applications, or organizations and supports up to 288 fibers in 4U rack-mountable housing.

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Corning Cable Systems Introduces Secure Keyed LC Connector Solution

Connector features prevent inadvertent or unauthorized network access in small-form-factor format

HICKORY, N.C. - Corning Cable Systems, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunication's segment, introduces its secure Keyed LC Connector solution. The Keyed LC Solution provides network security in optical fiber cabling, utilizing the small-form-factor LC Connector format.

The Keyed LC Connector was designed for organizations with a need to segregate networks due to privacy or security concerns, including secure government facilities and research labs. Based on the standard LC single-fiber connector, the Keyed LC Connector provides physical separation for up to four networks, applications or organizations.

Four color-coded key combinations prevent inadvertent or unauthorized access to networks and provide fast and easy network identification. On the front and back of the patch panel, keyed connectors and adapters are used to match access rights to the proper network. The key features in the connector and adapter cannot be duplicated with standard LC components, preventing violation of network security.

The small-form-factor Keyed LC Connector allows high-density deployments and supports up to 288 fibers in a 4U rack-mountable housing. A full solution is available, including factory-installed Keyed LC Connectors for assemblies and Plug & Play(TM) Universal System modules, field-installable UniCam® Connectors and anaerobic keyed LC connectors, and adapters loaded into standard LANscape® Solutions panels and modules.

The connectors are available in single-mode, 62.5 micron multimode (OM1), standard 50 micron (OM2) and laser-optimized 50 micron (OM3) multimode. The Keyed LC Connectors are also available in two installation types: no-epoxy, no-polish and anaerobic quick-polish.

Corning Cable Systems' no-epoxy, no-polish UniCam® Connectors install quickly and easily in the field with a single no-consumables tool kit, with a typical installation time of less than one minute per connector. This reliable, proven technology has led to the sale of more than 40 million UniCam Connectors since 1993, demonstrating Corning's unparalleled leadership position in the no-epoxy, no-polish field-installable connector market.

Corning Cable Systems' anaerobic connectors feature a fast-cure anaerobic adhesive and do not require electrical power for lamps or ovens. The connectors are hand polished and do not require a polishing machine. A single-strike crimp solution allows an assembly and polish time of less than four minutes per connector.

For additional information on Corning Cable Systems products or 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

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