Clearfield expands cabinet portfolio

Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD), the specialist in fiber management for communication service providers, has announced general availability of the FieldSmart® Fiber Distribution Hub (FDH) 864-port PON cabinet, the latest addition to Clearfield´s award-winning portfolio of passive and active cabinets, the company said.

With the announcement of the FieldSmart FDH 864-port PON cabinet, Clearfield now has the most complete cabinet portfolio meeting all density, application, flexibility, and scalability needs.

The FieldSmart FDH is designed to support fiber network integrity, secure fiber assets, provide unmatched fiber access and protect fiber investment. Utilizing the 12-port Clearview® Cassette, the FieldSmart FDH provides multiple cabinet configurations allowing service providers to align the investment in capital equipment to the turn-up of revenue-generating circuits.

The FieldSmart FDH 864-port PON cabinet is the complete solution for managing up to 864 distribution fibers for an outside plant FTTX PON application. Extending Clearfield´s building block design concepts, the FieldSmart FDH 864-port cabinet incorporates the ability to provide a user-defined feeder/fiber ratio — which allows business class, home and edge networks to be housed in a single cabinet.

The cabinet includes a new roof design for improved water-shed, improved solar shielding, and improved breathability for added protection of deployed fiber. Mounting options include pad or vault mounted with either a 4″ or 12″ riser.

Clearfield designs, manufactures and distributes fiber optic management, protection and delivery products for communications networks. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Clearfield deploys more than a million fiber ports each year. For more information, visit