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ADC, Corning Team Up

2/24/2005 9:20 AM Eastern

ADC and Corning Cable Systems said Thursday that they have reached a technology-transfer agreement.

The pact will allow the two vendors to leverage the attributes of Corning’s “OptiTap Connector,” providing customers with a reliable and cost-effective connectivity solution for their fiber networks.

“This powerful agreement between ADC and Corning is significant to any customer who is looking for cost-effective solutions that can withstand the rugged outside-plant environment," Pat O'Brien, president of ADC’s Global Connectivity Solutions business unit, said in a prepared statement.

“They can be assured that any products from our two companies that utilize this technology will be fully interoperable, of the best quality and available in the shortest time possible,” O’Brien added.

“This innovative product significantly reduces the terminal and drop-cable installation time for subscriber connection, thereby reducing total installed cost of deployment," said Stuart Hoiness, vice president of hardware- and equipment-product-line management for Corning, in a prepared statement.

“In combination with our ‘OptiFit Advantage Drop Cable Assembly’ and our ‘OptiSheath Advantage Terminals,’ the product also provides superior durability and reliability in the drop segment of the network,” Hoiness added.

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