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3Com’s IntelliJack switch focal point of new FTTD initiative

3Com Corp. has signed an agreement with Corning Cable Systems, a division of Corning Inc., designed to promote fibe...


January 27, 2005  


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3Com Corp. has signed an agreement with Corning Cable Systems, a division of Corning Inc., designed to promote fiber to the desk (FTTD) usage.

This week at the BICSI conference in Orlando, Corning announced plans to deploy its LANscape Solutions line with 3Com’s IntelliJack switch.

The IntelliJack contains an optical fiber uplink that leverages existing copper connections in desktop devices.

By connecting an optical cable to the back of the switch, one Ethernet connection can be turned into four manageable ports and a low-cost simple method for deploying FTTD, the companies said.

Corning’s LANscape products include optical cable connectors and hardware for a variety of environments.