Clearfield unveils FieldSmart Fiber Distribution Point – KIS outdoor fiber enclosure

May 17, 2013
Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD) has introduced its latest addition to the FieldSmart fiber enclosure line, the FieldSmart Fiber Delivery Point (FDP) KIS Outdoor Enclosure. The modular FDP-KIS (KIS is short for “keep it simple”) is the first enclosure that is optimized for pushable fiber deployment, Clearfield asserts.

Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD) has introduced its latest addition to the FieldSmart fiber enclosure line, the FieldSmart Fiber Delivery Point (FDP) KIS Outdoor Enclosure. The modular FDP-KIS (KIS is short for “keep it simple”) is the first enclosure that is optimized for pushable fiber deployment, Clearfield asserts.

Not coincidentally, Clearfield offers a pushable fiber product line (see "Clearfield aims FieldShield Fiber Delivery and Protection System at tough environments").

The FieldSmart FDP-KIS is designed to be large enough to house the required fiber distribution ports while being small enough to mount in tight spaces. The FDP-KIS architecture will support 1 to 48 ports of fiber as well as single and multi-count fiber strands. It leverage’s the company’s Clearview Cassette for self-contained fiber management and the Clearview Blue’s integrated slack storage capabilities. Clearfield envisions its use in a wide variety of applications, from the MDU to the antenna.

“Pushable fiber is revolutionizing fiber delivery and this is the first enclosure designed specifically for this system,” said Johnny Hill, chief operating officer at Clearfield, Inc. “It is effective across the board in numerous applications and serves both as a universal demarc unit as well as the industry’s simplest fiber distribution hub.”

The FieldSmart FDP-KIS is compliant to NEMA 4, GR-20, GR-409, GR-487, GR-1221, and GR-1209. Clearfield says all of its fiber terminations have been tested to GR-326 compliance with every pigtail, patch cord, and 12-fiber assembly guaranteed to Clearfield’s Fiber Deep performance threshold of 0.2-dB insertion loss.

For more information on enclosures and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer’s Guide.

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