Clearfield Extends FieldSmart Fiber Delivery Point Pedestal Line with "PON in a PED" Solution

Clearview Multiplied technology brings scalability to small scale FTTp deployments

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.

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