Clearfield Launches New FieldSmart Fiber Active Cabinets

Fiber-optimized outdoor cabinets meet rigorous demands to accommodate
integration of any active component

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#Fiberactivelt;/agt;–Clearfield,
. (NASDAQ:CLFD), the specialist in fiber management for
communication service providers, today announced the new FieldSmart©
Fiber Active Cabinet (FAC) product line for outdoor enclosures—expanding
its impressive portfolio of active and passive enclosures. Blending
fiber-optimization with capacity for any active components in a
Telcordia GR-487 tested outdoor enclosure, Clearfield is positioned to
address emerging applications like Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC),
requiring low-latency fiber connections at the edge of the network in a
secure location.

“Current and future broadband technologies require active equipment be
placed deeper in the network. These same technologies require that fiber
be placed right there alongside them to quickly transport and backhaul
content with the lowest latency possible,” said Johnny Hill,
Clearfield’s chief operating officer. “Our customers are expanding their
fiber networks, preparing to meet the insatiable bandwidth demands from
new technologies like 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT). So, having
one partner that’s able to work with them on any deployment is a

“Over the last few decades, cabinets once thought to provide extensive
services became obsolete or unusable as supplier technologies advanced,
leaving customers with stranded investment,” said Brent Stucker,
co-owner of Datacom Solutions. “With the FieldSmart Fiber Active Cabinet
universal approach, service providers not only get cost-effective and
proven deployment capabilities but also position themselves to prepare
for the unforeseen needs of the future.”

The FieldSmart
Fiber Active Cabinet (FAC)
is designed with the philosophy of
modularity and flexibility, while maintaining a maximum cooling
capability for the active electronics investment. Designed, tested and
certified to meet Telcordia GR-487, the FAC is the ideal outdoor cabinet
solution for the harshest outdoor conditions, providing a sealed
internal environment where external air and humidity are completely
isolated from the electronic equipment. The FieldSmart FAC product line
includes the following elements.

  • FieldSmart
    FAC 400
    features a 19” vertical frame, accommodating up to 4RU
    of active electronics and 192 internal fiber distribution ports for
  • FieldSmart
    FAC 900
    features a 19” vertical frame that can accommodate up
    to 9RU of active electronics and up to 576 internal fiber distribution
    ports for deployment.
  • FieldSmart
    FAC 3200
    features two front and rear 16RU 23” frames that can
    accommodate up to 32RU of active electronics while providing up to 432
    internal fiber distribution ports for deployments.
  • FieldSmart
    FAC 5400
    features two swing frame front and rear 27RU 23”
    frames that can accommodate up to 54RU of active electronics and
    provides up to 960 internal fiber distribution ports for deployments.

All four FieldSmart Fiber Active Cabinet additions are designed to
accommodate the variety of standard options expected in remote cabinets,
such as the rectifier system, battery warmers and field upgradeable
fiber bulkheads. The FieldSmart FAC products are scheduled for general
availability March, 2019. More information can be found in the
associated data sheets at

About Clearfield, Inc.

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 leading 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,


Richard M. Williams
Witz Communications for Clearfield, Inc.

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