Clearfield, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLFD) has added CraftSmart Fiber Protection Boxes (FPB) to its CraftSmart product line, the company says. This is the second recent expansion of the CraftSmart portfolio, following the CraftSmart Fiber Protection Pedestals and Vaults (see "Clearfield introduces CraftSmart enclosure line for optical protection"). The CraftSmart products are designed to complement Clearfield’s FieldSmart platform of inside plant fiber panels, outside plant cabinets, and wall boxes.
Similar to the CraftSmart vaults and pedestals, the boxes are designed to meet a range of fiber, coax, and copper applications within the broadband, telecommunications, and utilities industries, including fiber to the home (FTTH). The FPBs can be used for below-grade cable slack storage in greenbelt areas; undeveloped, wild, or agricultural areas; and similar applications where there is light pedestrian traffic, such as a sidewalk, Clearfield says.
The CraftSmart Fiber Protection Box is available in five different sized boxes:
- FPB610 (6" round)
- FPB912 (9" round)
- FPB1111 (11")
- FPB1320 (13")
- FPB1620 (16").
The body is formed with a High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Thermoplastic and a solid Thermoplastic lid for strength and stability of the product.