Clearfield Inc., provider of fiber management systems for Fiber to the Premise (FTTp) deployments, is announcing CraftSmart Fiber Protection Pedestals (FPPs) and CraftSmart Fiber Protection Vaults (FPVs), optical protection systems optimized to house the FieldSmart Small Count Delivery (SCD) Case at the last mile access point of the network in above-grade or below-grade installations.
The CraftSmart family features an "any application, any media, anywhere" approach to the challenges of delivering the last mile drop. The FPVs will also support integration of Clearfield's FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center OSP cabinets and traditional splice point slack and closure storage. The CraftSmart line is RUS-listed and now shipping.
"Retrofitting legacy copper solutions in the field is expensive and time-consuming," explains Johnny Hill, chief operating officer for Clearfield. "Clients have asked for an OSP environmental enclosure line that could reduce the cost of field deployment by providing complete hardware compatibility. CraftSmart optimizes fiber protection and storage while ensuring industry standards. Utilizing tried-and-true methods of sealing and below-grade protection, along with that Clearfield innovation, we have developed a complete, turn-key solution for the deployment of passive optics from the central office/head-end to the customer premise."
The CraftSmart FPP is a thermoplastic enclosure system featuring a self-locking security cover and factory-installed bracketry. CraftSmart FPPs are available in two sizes--9 x 22 inches and 10 x 24 inches—for maximum work space and bend radius provisions for all passive cables and connectors.
The CraftSmart FPV below-grade thermoplastic enclosures come in 1730, 2436, and 3048 sizes and use a straight vertical design that supports the cover's load across the entire vault. Sidewall deflection is neutralized with a high-rib design for utilization in a variety of environments, including greenbelt. A factory-installed stud system on the interior wall accommodates a variety of accessories, such as storage racks, horizontal brackets, and a two-position swing-arm for mounting Clearfield's FieldSmart SCD Case.