Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLFD), a specialist in fiber management solutions for fiber to the premises (FTTp) deployments, announced today its FieldSmart Fiber Delivery Point (FDP) "PON in a PED" series.
The FieldSmart FDP PON in a PED allows broadband service providers to team industry-standard pedestals, traditionally used in a copper infrastructure, with a separate insert that is Clearfield-factory pre-configured. The new solution provides fiber connectivity, cable drop splicing, sheath-to-sheath splicing, and optical component housings within the Clearview Cassette. As a result, broadband service providers can now enjoy all of the fiber protection and scalability provided in the FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center outside plant cabinet within a much smaller footprint.
The FieldSmart FDP PON in a PED is ideal for smaller communities and neighborhoods as it scales from 12 to 96 homes served. Because the FieldSmart FDP PON in a PED uses all of the same components as other elements of the FieldSmart Fiber Management Platform, users experience a reduction in operational expense given that installations are faster and inventory stocking levels are reduced.