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Clearfield Introduces FieldSmart Fiber Delivery Point KIS Outdoor Enclosure

May 21, 2013

Clearfield Introduces FieldSmart Fiber Delivery Point KIS Outdoor Enclosure

By Anshu Shrivastava
TMCnet Contributor

Clearfield (News - Alert), a fiber management and connectivity platforms for communications provider, has announced its FieldSmart Fiber Delivery Point (FDP) KIS Outdoor Enclosure. The company is touting this newest offering as the first enclosure to be optimized for pushable fiber deployment.  

“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. “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 enclosure, unique to FDP-KIS, is a simple to use architecture from 1 to 48 ports of fiber. It is capable of housing both single and multi-count fiber strands. The simple enclosure design, according to company officials, delivers a high standard of fiber access and bend-radius protection because of Clearview Cassette’s self-contained fiber management and Clearview Blue’s integrated slack storage.

The Clearview Cassette is a system of six parts that nest together in the cassette’s main housing to support a wide range of applications, while the small footprint of the Clearview Blue design minimizes space requirements thereby reducing the cost of deployment.

One of the advantages of the new offering is that it keeps fiber delivery and management simple. Moreover with KIS, ubiquitous access is possible. Company officials said that there is an exit/entry point on each side of the unit, which provides entry and exit access from any direction. 

Company officials said that if FDP-KIS is used in combination with either standard OSP cable or optimized with FieldShield pushable fiber, it speeds-up deployment with a consistent fiber management design in the most demanding fiber application environments.

The FieldSmart FDP-KIS is compliant with NEMA 4, GR-20, GR-409, GR-487, GR-1221 and GR-1209. 

Earlier in February, Clearfield unveiled two high-density fiber management products: a multifiber push-on (MPO) equipped Clearview Cassette and a Half-Wide LGX Blade.

Edited by Blaise McNamee
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