MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD), the specialist in fiber management for communication service providers, today introduced the Aerial Fiber Distribution Hub (FDH) to its StreetSmart portfolio. Purpose built for strand mount applications in all Outside Plant (OSP) environments, the StreetSmart Aerial FDH can be placed directly on a strand in the same space as other aerial enclosures, eliminating the bulk of the engineering, permitting, construction and material time and costs associated with ground or pole mounted FDH options.
“Service providers are rapidly increasing their investment in fiber infrastructure and FDH’s play an integral role in delivering broadband services to consumers,” said Kevin Morgan, Chief Marketing Officer, Clearfield. “At Clearfield, we are continuously working to remove obstacles for fiber deployments and provide cost saving tools. This solution showcases our commitment to engineer solutions that meet the needs of service providers to deliver unmatched services to their subscribers.”
To answer the growing demand for broadband services, network designers and operators are continuously evaluating more cost effective, practical, and less disruptive deployment techniques as they actively plan for new fiber rollouts. Aerial fiber deployments pose an attractive advantage as it eliminates the need for network planners and engineers to design and build the network around available ground or pole mounted PON cabinet locations. With Clearfield’s Aerial FDH, network designers and engineers can build efficient and cost-effective networks more quickly, delivering faster time-to-market and time-to-revenue potential for fiber services.
“More than ever, broadband connectivity is playing a vital role in stimulating economies and enabling communities to remain connected regardless of location,” said Patrick Pierce, Senior Network Engineer, Mid-State Consultants. “Clearfield clearly understands the challenges we face in advancing our fiber network goals. Having a cost-effective, craft friendly aerial deployment option will enable us to move more quickly through the network planning and deployment stages, to service activation.”
The craft friendly Aerial FDH includes four individual hinged covers that allow fiber technicians to easily access and manage up to 288 fiber ports. The feeder cables are pre-terminated and housed separately and securely away from the ports located in the front of the enclosure, providing an ideal level of security and separation. The Aerial FDH is a sealed, free-breathing enclosure, compact in design and able to withstand the harshest OSP environments. It is Telcordia GR-3125, GR-326, GR-20 and GR-409 compliant and able to hold up to nine ruggedized splitter modules, allowing the service provider to add splitters as needed and to grow-as-they-go, minimizing investment in capital equipment related to the turn-up of revenue-generating circuits.
Clearfield’s StreetSmart Aerial Fiber Distribution Hub is now available for shipment. More information can be found on this introductory video, white paper, the associated data sheet or at www.SeeClearfield.com.
About Clearfield, Inc.
Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD) designs, manufactures and distributes fiber optic management, protection and delivery products for communications networks. Our “fiber to anywhere” platform serves the unique requirements of leading incumbent local exchange carriers (traditional carriers), competitive local exchange carriers (alternative carriers), and MSO/cable TV companies, while also catering to the broadband needs of the utility/municipality, enterprise, data center and military markets. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Clearfield deploys more than a million fiber ports each year. For more information, visit www.SeeClearfield.com.