Clearfield offers CraftSmart FiberFirst Pedestal for fiber-only deployments

Aug. 29, 2022
The company says the pedestal is applicable to any outdoor environment but is particularly well suited to rural broadband deployments.

Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD) has unveiled the CraftSmart FiberFirst Pedestal, which the company asserts is the first pedestal designed to support fiber-only deployments. The company says the pedestal is applicable to any outdoor environment but is particularly well suited to rural broadband deployments.

The non-metallic CraftSmart FiberFirst Pedestal is designed to be cost-effective and exceed industry standards for strength, reliability, and environmental parameters. Part of the Clearfield Labor Lite initiative, the pedestal features a “free-breathing,” 12-inch modular design with a waffle backplane to support a variety of mounting options within the enclosure. Designed to provide UV, chemical, and impact resistance, the pedestal features a high-strength, rigid construction for long-term reliability. The FiberFirst Pedestal can be used in a wide variety of service networks, thus eliminating the need for multiple, specialty pedestals.

“Delivering products such as the FiberFirst Pedestal is part of our ongoing strategy to own and control our manufacturing and supply chain so we can ensure our customers have the products they need, when they need them, to take fiber further,” said Johnny Hill, COO of Clearfield. “Having craft-friendly, universally deployable fiber management solutions for any environment, is a necessity given the increasing importance placed on faster, more streamlined installation required by federal and state funding programs. The FiberFirst Pedestal is designed with this in mind—to save time and money while speeding time-to-revenue.”

The pedestal is in production now and Clearfield is accepting orders.

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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