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Broadband Briefs for 6/23/08

Mon, 06/23/2008 - 8:00am

Harmonic names new chairman
By Brian Santo

Harmonic said that director Lewis Solomon has been named chairman. He succeeds Anthony J. Ley, who will continue to serve on the company’s board as a director.

Solomon has been a director of the company since January 2002. He was a co-founder and was CEO of Broadband Services (BSI).

Earlier in his career, he spent 14 years at General Instrument, ultimately as SVP and assistant to the CEO.

Corning to intro OptiSnap Connector at Expo
By Traci Patterson

Corning Cable Systems has introduced the OptiSnap Connector, a field-installable no-epoxy, no-polish connector that enables the quick and cost-effective termination of fiber optic cables in cable deployments.

The offering installs in less than one minute through the use of Corning’s mechanical splice technology. It is ideal for single-mode applications, such as fiber-to-the-business (FTTB), where installation setup and teardown time is critical. The installation system also features an on-tool patented go/no-go feedback signal to confirm that installation is performed correctly every time, the company said, and when the fiber is inserted and the cam activated, a pass/fail light on the installation tool signals that the installation was successful.

The OptiSnap Connector will be demonstrated at the Cable-Tec Expo this week in Philadelphia.

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