Clearfield (News - Alert), Inc., a company that offers fiber management and connectivity platforms for communications providers, recently expanded its FieldShield Product line by adding the FieldShield Hardened Pushable Connector Y-Adapter.
Designed to simplify FTTH installations, the FieldShield Hardened Pushable Connector Y-Adapter provides the components to split a FieldShield Dual LC drop cable into two simplex LC drop cables, while extending the service access point to the customer lot line. Deployable in two stages, the Bulkhead Adapter Kit provides an LC adapter in a small re-enterable bulkhead, which can be direct buried or deployed in an OSP access enclosure of choice. When customer service is required, the Service Turn-Up Kit accepts up to two LC drop cables which can be deployed independently.
The environmentally sealed housing provides maximum reliability and durability in the harshest OSP environments. Moreover, the hardened Pushable Connectors provide bend-limiting, strain relief protection for FieldShield Pushable Drop Cable and Feeder Assemblies. The FieldShield Pushable Feed and Drop Cables reduce installation time and labor costs by removing expensive splicing labor.
"Building the access-ready only portion of the network in both greenfield and brownfield environments greatly minimizes the disruption impact on a neighborhood while maximizing the service providers people and resources during the construction process," points out Johnny Hill, chief operating officer for Clearfield. "Because the solution is plug n' play, the post construction phase of subscriber turn-up is a de-skilled one that reduces the cost of deployment and improves service turn-up time."
In related news, Clearfield recently announced an expanded product offering within its line of FieldShield Ruggedized Microduct. Designed to simplify the placement of fiber, FieldShield Aerial 500 Microduct is a durable, crush and tension resistant, UV stabilized solution protecting fiber from exposed outdoor environments. FieldShield Aerial 500 Microduct easily integrates into pole mounted distribution terminals providing an aerial pole to pole distribution and "last mile" drop to the customer premise.
Edited by Allison Sansone