Clearfield Cabinets to Accommodate Non-Hardened Active Components with Air Conditioning Option

Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLFD), the specialist in fiber management for communication service providers, has announced the new air conditioner option to the FieldSmart© Fiber Active Cabinet (FAC) product line for outdoor enclosures–further expanding its application of active outdoor cabinets, the company said.

With this new capability, service providers can now better meet the emerging demands associated with the Gigabit Economy as they can deploy routers, switches and other non-hardened devices closer to the end customer. Delivering this ability expands the range and reach of high-value, content-rich fiber services and sets the stage to better support applications such as Internet of Things (IoT), gaming and higher-definition video.

The FieldSmart Fiber Active Cabinet (FAC) is designed with the philosophy of modularity and flexibility, while maintaining a maximum cooling capability for the active electronics investment.

The new FAC air conditioner option allows a new application solution for the non-hardened equipment to survive the harsh outdoor conditions, providing a single opening for the conditioned (supply) air to be discharged into the cabinet and for the indoor air to return to the air conditioner.

Clearfield designs, manufactures and distributes fiber optic management, protection and delivery products for communications networks. For more information, visit