Clearfield (NASDAQ:CLFD) has upgraded its WaveSmart Ruggedized Splitter to reduce the space needed for deployment. Backward-compatible to the entire line of FieldSmart fiber distribution cabinets, the addition of an optical staging plate feature now provides the option to either reuse existing space for placing the idle splitter legs or doubles the density of that same area.
"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," said Johnny Hill, chief operating officer and co-founder, Clearfield. "Consistent with Clearfield's longstanding excellence in ruggedized design, the WaveSmart Ruggedized Splitter uniquely addresses environmental and human handling issues associated with outside plant environments."
The new WaveSmart Optical Staging Plate is designed to allow for quick install and removal of splitter legs using adapters that support "Red Light" port testing or identification. The WaveSmart 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.