Terminal Distribution System suited for MDU applications.

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Consisting of fiber optic cable with network access points preinstalled at customer-specified locations along length of cable, FlexNAP(TM) Terminal Distribution System is suitable for riser applications. Simply pulled through vertical riser conduit, where System tethers can be accessed, product eliminates need for separate cable for each floor or need to perform midspan access at specified locations. System terminals can be deferred until first subscriber is connected.




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Corning Cable Systems Introduces FlexNAP(TM) Terminal Distribution System for Indoor Riser Applications



New system ideal for deployment in medium and high-rise MDU applications

HICKORY, N.C. Corning Cable Systems, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, introduces its FlexNAP(TM) Terminal Distribution System for riser applications. An addition to the proven FlexNAP System product family, the riser version is ideal for deployment in medium and high-rise multidewlling unit (MDU) applications.

The FlexNAP Terminal Distribution System consists of a standard fiber optic cable with network access points preinstalled at customer-specified locations along the length of the cable. The system is manufactured and tested in the factory, then packaged and shipped to the customer for immediate deployment. It can reduce the cost of deploying optical access networks by up to 50 percent, with the simplicity and reliability of a preterminated solution.

Instead of traditional deployment techniques involving a separate cable for each floor or the need to perform mid-span access at specified locations, the FlexNAP Riser System is simply pulled through the vertical riser conduit. The network access points then line up with the openings in the riser conduit where the FlexNAP System tethers can be accessed.

System terminals can be deferred until the first subscriber is connected, and subscribers can be added on an as-needed basis for a pay-as-you-grow approach. The FlexNAP System also allows for future growth, allowing for two co-located tethers, one for immediate connection and one for future use.

Corning Cable Systems' FlexNAP Terminal Distribution System allows 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 FlexNAP(TM) System being 100 percent factory tested before shipping to the customer.

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' 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 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:
Dana S. McEntire
828-901-6910
dana.mcentire@corning.com

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

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