Clearfield intros new WDM packaging

MARCH 9, 2010 -- Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLFD) has announced four application-specific WDM packaging alternatives to the industry standard package of discrete (unpackaged) and LGX style modules.

Mar 9th, 2010

MARCH 9, 2010 -- Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLFD) has announced four application-specific WDM packaging alternatives to the industry standard package of discrete (unpackaged) and LGX style modules.

“Clearfield’s wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) devices utilize advanced thin-film filter and array waveguide grating (AWG) technologies to address the mux and demux needs of such diverse application environments as node segmentation, cell backhaul deployment, and the delivery of business class services,” comments Johnny Hill, COO of Clearfield. “Responding to service providers who told us that ‘one size does not fit most,’ Clearfield provides four unique alternatives to ensure that no matter what your preference or environment, your deployment can be convenient and cost-effective.”

The Clearview xPAK is designed to be a compact and convenient means by which installers can land up to seven input/output ports. It can be deployed as a standalone device or as part of Clearfield’s “Clearview Landed” program -- integrated into a Clearfield-designed enclosure or many “industry-leading” enclosures from the provider of the installer’s choosing.

The foundation of the Clearfield FieldSmart product line, the Clearview Cassette, is the most scalable alternative and provides up to 36 input/output ports of optical component connectivity, says Clearfield. The Clearview Cassette then populates any “Clearview Multiplied” product across the network, including FieldSmart inside plant panels, outside plant cabinets, and access-network products, such as pedestals and wall box enclosures.

Meanwhile, delivering up to eight WDM optical devices in a single Clearview Cassette, the high-density configuration leads the industry in the number of optical components housed in the smallest space, Clearfield asserts.

For deployment in a head-end rack or OSP cabinet, the Clearfield Pizza Box can deploy multiple optical devices in a 19- or 23-inch 1RU format.

WDM modules and all packaging options are shipping, and are being offered to the market through distributors, such as Power & Tel.

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