Clearfield delivers 144-port count fiber distribution hub

Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD), the specialist in fiber management for communication service providers, has introduced the FieldSmart® Fiber Distribution Hub (FDH) 144-port Cabinet, designed to help customers satisfy the demand for fiber-fed services covering the outside plant for all markets including PON and cross-connect applications, the company said.

Carriers looking to serve targeted fiber serving areas of up to 144 ports can now maintain the scalability that Clearfield and the Clearview® Cassette provides. Economically extending FTTx deployments, the cabinet provides a complete interconnect environment from the feeder network through the passive optical splitter to the distribution network, enabling carriers to cost-effectively launch PON services into new markets.

The FieldSmart FDH Cabinet provides network planners with the ability to incrementally expand PON deployments as they expand further into less densely populated areas. This smaller port cabinet allows the provider to utilize a cost effective, compact cabinet that, like all of Clearfield´s FieldSmart PON Cabinets, utilize the Clearview® Blue –the modular building block cassette. With the Clearview Blue Cassette, fiber is deployed in increments of 12, providing users the ability to scale from 12 ports to full capacity, aligning capital investment with network layout or subscriber revenue.

Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLFD) designs, manufactures and distributes fiber optic management, protection and delivery products for communications networks. Our “fiber to anywhere” platform serves the unique requirements of incumbent local exchange carriers (traditional carriers), competitive local exchange carriers (alternative carriers), and MSO/cable TV companies, while also catering to the broadband needs of the utility/municipality, enterprise, data center and military markets. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Clearfield deploys more than a million fiber ports each year. For more information, visit