Terminals ensure incremental connection of drop cables.

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Designed for use in outside plant fiber access networks, OptiSheath(TM) MultiPort Terminal is available in 6- or 8-port housing sizes with welded design that provides sealed environmental protection. Product, suited for network access point terminals in FTTH deployments, facilitates incremental connection of subscriber drop cables to increase deployment velocity. Integrated preterminated cable stub is available in increments of 25 ft and comes in dielectric and toneable cable designs.

Original Press Release:

Corning Cable Systems Expands OptiSheath(TM) MultiPort Terminal Family

New 6-/8-port terminal with welded design ensures incremental connection of drop cables in FTTx networks

HICKORY, N.C. - Corning Cable Systems, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, introduces a new addition to its OptiSheath(TM) MultiPort Terminal product family. The MultiPort Terminal will be available in a 6-/8-port housing size, complementing the current 4- and 12-port versions.

The OptiSheath MultiPort Terminal is designed for use in outside plant fiber access networks. The innovative terminal provides sealed environmental protection and fast, easy incremental connection of subscriber drop cables to increase deployment velocity. Its reliability and flexibility make it ideal for network access point terminals in FTTH deployments.

MultiPort Terminals contain an integrated preterminated cable stub, which is available in increments of 25 ft and in both dielectric and toneable cable designs. The stubbed terminal provides the ability to consolidate cable access points by routing several terminal stubs to a single splice location. This increases workforce efficiency and reduces the overall installation time required to connect customers.

The terminals, which feature an induction welded seal for enhanced security, are ideal for installation on strands, walls, or poles, or for underground use in pedestals or handholes. The new 6-/8-port terminal has rounded surfaces for improved impact performance. Corning Cable Systems' OptiSheath MultiPort Terminals utilize OptiFit® Cable Assembly connector ports for customer drop terminations.

The OptiSheath MultiPort Terminals will be featured in Corning Cable Systems' booth (#4440) at NXTcomm 2007, June 19-21 in Chicago.

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 the OptiSnap Connector or any other Corning Cable Systems product or service, 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.

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