Clearfield unwraps fiber management elements for small count deployments

June 4, 2010
JUNE 3, 2010 -- Clearfield, Inc. announced its latest offering for small-count fiber management, the FieldSmart Small Count Delivery (SCD) rack mount panel. Marketed without fiber, the FieldSmart SCD enables service providers choose either the Clearview xPAK or the Clearview Cassette for their fiber connectivity needs.

JUNE 3, 2010 -- Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLFD) announced its latest offering for small-count fiber management, the FieldSmart Small Count Delivery (SCD) rack mount panel. Marketed without fiber, the FieldSmart SCD enables service providers choose either the Clearview xPAK or the Clearview Cassette for their fiber connectivity needs.

“Some of today’s latest fiber applications call for landing only a few fibers at a time. Utilizing a fixed panel or wall-mount enclosure designed for a typical telco installation is cost prohibitive in these environments -- yet the integrity of these fibers is just as important,” explains Cheri Beranek, president and CEO of Clearfield. “The FieldSmart SCD series is designed to provide optimal fiber protection when only a small number of fiber ports are initially required.”

“The Clearview xPAK was designed for flexibility in application allowing for user-defined applications requiring small count landed fiber,” explains Johnny Hill, COO for Clearfield. “The FieldSmart SCD panel is an immediate response to our customers’ request to use the Clearview xPAK in traditional relay rack or data cabinet environments for the provider or the end-user.”

With the FieldSmart SCD panel, service providers can scale from 2 to 24 ports of fiber connectivity in a 1RU footprint -- and can upgrade from an xPAK device to a traditional Clearview Cassette when take-rates or density demands dictate, the company says. With a mounting plate that can be used in either a 19- or 23-inch environment, service providers could standardize on the FieldSmart SCD for all panel requirements, using the same panel for a 23-inch frame-mount as well as 19-inch data cabinet applications.

The FieldSmart SCD 1RU is shipping.

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