HICKORY, North Carolina, October 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated's Telecommunications segment, announces Corning(R) ClearCurve(R) multimode fibre as its new standard product offering for all 50 micron LANscape(R) cables and cable assemblies.

Data centre and enterprise applications can benefit from the improved bend performance of cables with ClearCurve multimode fibre. 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 local area network (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.

In addition to the optimised bend performance, Corning Cable Systems has reduced its 850 nm cable attenuation specification for many LANscape cable designs with ClearCurve multimode fibre. The new 850 nm attenuation specification allows spare margin in network loss budgets for building and campus backbones and increased flexibility in network design.

Corning Incorporated 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 revolutionary Evolved-Density Growth-Enabled (EDGE) suite of data centre products enabled by ClearCurve multimode fibre. Today, ClearCurve multimode fibre becomes Corning Cable Systems' standard product offering for 50 micron LANscape cables and assemblies.

For additional information on Corning Cable Systems products and 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 the Web site at http://www.corning.com/cablesystems.

About Corning Incorporated Corning Incorporated (http://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 fibre, 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, defence, astronomy and metrology.

Corning Cable Systems Contact:

Stephanie Kosty Lisa A. Burns +1-(931)-486-0323 +1-(607)-974-4897 stephanie.kosty@corning.com burnsla@corning.com

SOURCE: Corning Incorporated

CONTACT: Stephanie Kosty, +1-(931)-486-0323, stephanie.kosty@corning.com;Lisa A. Burns, +1-(607)-974-4897, burnsla@corning.com