Corning Cable Systems' multifiber connector earns IP69K rating for industrial networks

August 14, 2008--Corning Cable Systems says its OptiTip MT connector has passed the test requirements of IP69K and IP68 standards for industrial applications. The company sent the connector to independent third-party laboratories for both IP68 and IP69K testing to validate the connector's performance under a variety of industrial conditions.

Aug 14th, 2008

August 14, 2008--Corning Cable Systems says its OptiTip MT connector has passed the test requirements of IP69K and IP68 standards for industrial applications. The company sent the connector to independent third-party laboratories for both IP68 and IP69K testing to validate the connector's performance under a variety of industrial conditions.


Products rated to IP69K must be able to stand up to high-pressure and high-temperature wash-down procedures at close range--four to six inches away. This rating may benefit the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries, where high-pressure wash-down and elevated water or solvent temperatures are used. IP68-rated products must be able to withstand long periods of under-pressure immersion in liquids while also providing protection from dust or other debris.


The patented OptiTip MT is part of Corning's HYPERLINK Plug and Play AnyLAN Systems. This preterminated industrial cabling infrastructure features fiberoptic distribution trunk cables pre-installed with network access points at customer-specified intervals. Each network access point provides access to the optical fibers with preterminated harnesses that connect to the access points using the OptiTip MT Connector. The entire system is then packaged and shipped to the customer on a cable reel for deployment in the desired indoor or outdoor application.


On the Web: www.corning.com/cablesystems

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