CAH ConnectionsSM GOLD Program
The Corning Cable Systems CAH Connections
SM GOLD Program represents the highest standard for manufacturers of optical patch cords.
Only an elite group of cable assembly houses (CAHs) meets the high production and quality standards required to be eligible for this program. These companies have
demonstrated, over a period of many years, a proven track record of manufacturing and business excellence. By
working with Corning Cable Systems, and using our high-quality cable assembly components, CAH Connections Gold Program members offer
the speed and flexibility of a cable assembly house with the high-quality products and backing of a world leader in optical components.
Because of this, Corning Cable Systems can extend its 25-year Extended WarrantySM
Program (EWP) coverage to include single- and 2-fiber patch cords manufactured by a
CAH Connections Gold Program member for any project installed by a certified EWP member.
That's coverage you can truly count on.
Available Corning Fiber Optic Cables.
Selecting your optical patch cord manufacturer is critical, as optical patch cords play
a critical role within your cabling infrastructure:
- Patch cords are typically the most handled cabling component in the network.
- Optical connections are the most likely area for loss after an installation.
- Patch cords are often the only infrastructure product plugged directly into
electronics. Patch cords can cause irreparable damage to electronics if components aren't manufactured to FOCIS specifications.
Not all patch cords are created equal. With so many low-cost alternatives out there, you
risk receiving a low-quality patch cord that can negatively affect network performance.
When purchasing an optical patch cord, keep in mind the following:
Optical Performance: High-quality end-face geometry minimizes unnecessary loss at the
connector. This is especially critical as optical budgets tighten due to higher network speeds and an increased number of connections in network designs.
Corning Cable Systems components are manufactured to enable compliance, once assembled, with the Telcordia GR-326 performance standard.
This is an extremely stringent standard used to ensure optical assembly performance over a range of environmental, mechanical and time parameters.