Thursday, October 29, 2009

Corning Cable Systems Standardizes on Bend-Insensitive ClearCurve Multimode Fiber

Corning Cable Systems, part of Corning's Telecommunications segment, has standardized on Corning ClearCurve multimode fibre as its new standard product offering for all 50 micron LANscape cables and cable assemblies.

LANscape cables with ultra-bendable performance offer a minimum bend radius as small as five times the outer diameter of the cable in some designs, compared to 10 times in traditional cables. Thus, tight bend situations experienced in LAN and data centre environments that would result in elevated attenuation with traditional 50 micron cables and adversely impact system performance, experience minimal attenuation increase with the new LANscape cables enabled by ClearCurve multimode fibre.

Corning first introduced ClearCurve multimode fibre in January 2009. ClearCurve multimode fibres are compliant and fully backwards compatible with relevant OM2, OM3 and OM4 industry standards for high-bandwidth, laser-optimized multimode fiber.

In April 2009, Corning Cable Systems introduced the Pretium Low-loss OM3 Jumpers with ultra-bend performance, which can greatly reduce outages and degradation in systems caused by severe bending situations.

In June 2009, Corning Cable Systems announced its Evolved-Density Growth-Enabled (EDGE) suite of data centre products enabled by ClearCurve multimode fibre.