Corning Cable Systems touts first ClearCurve sale

November 30, 2007 -- Connexion Technologies has purchased Corning's ClearCurve Rugged Drop Cable for MDU applications.

November 30, 2007 -- Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning's telecommunications segment, announced that Connexion Technologies has made the first purchase of the Corning ClearCurve product offering.

Connexion Technologies, which is deploying fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks on a wide scale across the United States, is using the ClearCurve Rugged Drop Cable in its multiple dwelling unit (MDU) deployments.

Connexion previously deployed ClearCurve products in a West Palm Beach MDU field trial. Because of the deployment cost savings, Connexion Technologies chose to purchase the products for future installs.

"During our field trials, we saw firsthand the ease and speed of installation of the ClearCurve Drop Cable," says Glen Lang, founder of Connexion Technologies. "With this technology, we were able to realize at least a 30-percent time savings, in addition to material savings such as ducts."

"Connexion Technologies is a proven leader in FTTH, with significant expertise in MDU cabling applications," adds Bernhard Deutsch, director of marketing and market development for Corning Cable Systems. "We are excited about this first sale of our ClearCurve product offering and the impact the technology will have on the FTTH industry."

The ClearCurve Rugged Drop Cable is 4.8 mm in diameter and is designed for applications where other physical cable protection, such as microduct, is neither available nor desired. Offering significant protection of the optical fiber, the cable has a self-bend-limiting feature that prevents the fiber from exceeding the 5 mm minimum bend radius no matter how the cable is bent. Therefore, the cable can be handled in any way that copper communication cables are handled, such as pulling through wall studs and stapling to wood.

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