Clearfield introduces In-box Fiber Reel

Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD), the specialist in fiber management for communication service providers, has announced general availability of the FieldShield® FLEXdropâ„¢ Deploy Reel, the latest addition to Clearfield´s portfolio of fiber and drop assemblies, the company said.

Designed for deployment at the demarcation point, the FLEXdrop Deploy Reel provides technicians ease-of-use and flexibility to simplify and increase the number of FTTx installations per day.

FieldShield FLEXdrop is UV/UL listed and built with bend-insensitive singlemode G.657 A2 fiber and an indoor/outdoor plenum rated flexible sheath. FieldShield FLEXdrop fiber can be stapled with standard T18 or other rounded staples, pass through conduits, or placed in riser and plenum spaces. Additionally, there is no need to know exact fiber lengths because excess FieldShield FLEXdrop remains stored on the deploy reel.

Now shipping, the FLEXdrop Deploy Reel is optimized for installation in the YOURx™-TAP and in the FieldSmart® SCD Wall Box. Within the YOURx-TAP, the deploy reel holds up to 100 feet of FieldShield FLEXdrop. The FieldSmart SCD Wall Box holds up to 200 feet of FieldShield FLEXdrop on the deploy reel or can alternatively store up to 100 feet of flat drop slack (after having been stripped to its 3mm or smaller inner jacket).

Clearfield 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