Clearfield doubles ruggedized idle port splitter density in FieldSmart fiber distribution cabinets

April 18, 2018
New feature set of the company's WaveSmart ruggedized splitter doubles idle port splitter density in its FieldSmart fiber distribution hubs, cabinets and wall-mount applications.

Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLFD), a specialist in fiber management products for communication service providers, has announced an enhancement to its WaveSmart Ruggedized Splitter that the company says dramatically reduces the space needed for deployment. Backwards-compatible to Clearfield's entire line of FieldSmart fiber distribution cabinets, the addition of an optical staging plate feature now provides the option to either re-use existing space for placing the idle splitter legs or doubles the density of that same area.

According to the company, "designed with performance in mind, the new, highly dense WaveSmart Optical Staging Plate allows for quick install and removal of splitter legs using adapters that support quick 'Red Light' port testing or identification. The Clearfield WaveSmart ruggedized optical splitters are designed for hardened outside plant environments and ship from the factory equipped with either SC or LC connectors on the ends of the splitter legs. The ruggedized splitters, available in 1:32, 1:16 or 1:8 configurations, are used in all FieldSmart PON Cabinets, Wall Boxes, PON-in-a-Ped and PON inserts."

“Service providers today are looking for options that increase fiber-optic density in cabinets of all types so that they can have greater flexibility in deployment, enhancing their return on investment when deploying fiber in the outside plant,” comments Johnny Hill, chief operating officer and co-founder, Clearfield. “Consistent with Clearfield’s long-standing excellence in ruggedized design, the WaveSmart Ruggedized splitter uniquely addresses environmental and human handling issues associated with outside plant environments.”

Currently available and shipping, more information about the WaveSmart Optical Splitters can be found in the associated data sheet and at

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