CORNING, NY–(Marketwired – Apr 27, 2015) – Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced the launch of a more powerful remote access unit (RAU) for its ONE™ Wireless Platform, delivering twice the coverage of its original RAU, and extending cellular services to support up to seven bands, including the 800MHz band.
In addition to expanded coverage and cellular support, Corning’s latest RAU also features new mounting options, including a dual-antenna wall mount kit that can accommodate up to 14 cellular bands in a compact footprint, and a redesigned enclosure that enables easier access to the remote.
“We designed our new RAU to fold down from the ceiling to make accessing the unit faster,” said Mike O’Day, vice president, Wireless Market Development, Corning Optical Communications. “With a simple turn of the unit, technicians gain full access to the RAU without needing to re-cable or remove it from the ceiling. This cuts the time needed to access each unit by up to half.”
Corning’s ONE Wireless Platform is the first all-optical solution to harness the virtually unlimited bandwidth of fiber to converge cellular, Wi-Fi, and passive optical local area network (POL) applications into a single, unified infrastructure for faster, more reliable wireless service.
Corning at the 2015 Wireless Infrastructure Show
Corning will display its new RAU in booth #904 at the Wireless Infrastructure Show, April 27-30in Hollywood, Fla. In addition, Troy Suddith, director of solutions and radio frequency engineering at Corning, will discuss the cost of upgrading existing infrastructure to support new spectrum bands as part of a panel discussion entitled, “The Cost of Deploying in New Spectrum” at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29.
Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995), which are based on current expectations and assumptions about Corning’s financial results and business operations, that involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include: the effect of global political, economic and business conditions; conditions in the financial and credit markets; currency fluctuations; tax rates; product demand and industry capacity; competition; reliance on a concentrated customer base; manufacturing efficiencies; cost reductions; availability of critical components and materials; new product commercialization; pricing fluctuations and changes in the mix of sales between premium and non-premium products; new plant start-up or restructuring costs; possible disruption in commercial activities due to terrorist activity, armed conflict, political or financial instability, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, or major health concerns; adequacy of insurance; equity company activities; acquisition and divestiture activities; the level of excess or obsolete inventory; the rate of technology change; the ability to enforce patents; product and components performance issues; retention of key personnel; stock price fluctuations; and adverse litigation or regulatory developments. These and other risk factors are detailed in Corning’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the day that they are made, and Corning undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles.