Clearfield (CLFD), Fiber to Anywhere

In this course, the spotlight will be on Clearfield’s Outside Plant FieldSmart® products, and how they cost-effectively enable the operator to consolidate and distribute fiber deeper into the network.

    What is Covered in This Course

  • FieldShield & Clearview Cassette

    Course Overview

    The Clearview® Blue Cassette and xPAK are the central building blocks of every component in the FieldSmart® product portfolio. Clearview Black incorporates the same flexibility and scalability of Clearview Blue in a 50% smaller footprint.

    In this section, we will spend a significant amount of time to teach and explain the benefits of Clearfield’s modular and scalable design philosophy built around the craft-friendly Clearview Cassette to help you better understand why we do what we do.

    The FieldShield® Optical Fiber Protection System is a turn-key package to take fiber through the fields and streets to the home or business, up the tower to the antenna or throughout the riser to the data center or desk.

    The FieldShield training course is designed to teach and explain the different types of microducts offered by Clearfield, as well as their applications, placement methods, and installation best practices. 

    • Assemble and configure the six components of a Clearview Cassette
    • Splice loose tube and ribbon fiber into the Clearview Cassettes and xPAKs following Clearfield’s Best Practice Procedures
    • Be able to reroute fiber to switch cable exit “Redirect S”
    • Utilize the 144 Ribbon Breakout Kit and High Fiber Ribbon Breakout Box
    • Explain the benefits of using FieldShield Optical Fiber Protection to reduce installation costs and improve long term network reliability
    • Understand the three components of the Optical Fiber Protection System
      • Microducts
      • Pushable fiber
      • Terminals
    • Know the best practices for each microduct placement method using the proper associated accessories
    • Be able to field terminate the SC, Dual LC and MPO Pushable Connectors
    • Maintain tone wire signal integrity when joining two direct buried toneable microducts
    Hands-On Training
    • Clearview Blue Cassette Construction
    • Clearview xPAK Assembly
    • High Fiber Ribbon Breakout Kit and Box
    • FieldShield D-ROP Installation
    • Direct Buried Toneable Microduct Field Repair
    • Aerial Microduct Dead-End Attachment and Flat Drop
    • Direct Buried Microduct Pushable Fiber Installation
    • SC Pushable Connector Outer Housing Assembly
    • Dual LC Pushable Connector Outer Housing Assembly
    • MPO Pushable Connector Outer Housing Assembly
    Video Demonstrations
    • Splicing in the Clearview Cassettes
      • Clearview Blue
      • Clearview xPAK
    • CraftSmart Splice-On Connector
    • FieldShield Pushable Fiber and Microduct Test Access Point (TAP) Box Installation
    • FieldShield StrongFiber Deploy with TAP Box
  • Outside Plant Cabinets & Pedestals

    Course Overview

    The goal of today’s outside plant deployment is to cost-effectively consolidate and distribute fiber deeper into the network. At Clearfield, Outside Plant FieldSmart® products are designed from the ground up based on field-proven experience and offer truly unique solutions for today’s FTTx rapid deployment demands. FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center (FSC) Cabinets use the same components as FieldSmart FxDS Frame Kits deployed in the Inside Plant allowing technicians the ease of working with a single fiber management platform regardless of Inside or Outside Plant deployment.

    In this section, you will learn about the Fiber Scalability Center (FSC) Cabinets and their different configurations. Training will focus on the various sizes, capacities, mounting options, installation practices and how to prepare and install the OSP cables. We will also teach you about and how to install the accessories, splitter modules and we will teach you proper jumper routing techniques. You will also learn about the 96 and 144 port PON pedestals, the different manufactures of compatible pedestals, how to prepare and install the OSP cables, splitter modules, and proper jumper routing techniques. 

    • Know the different sizes and configurations
    • 288 PON and the 432 PON, cross-connect cabinets can be pole mounted
      • All others are mounted on a vault
    • How to perform pole/vault mounting
    • How to bring in, prepare and install the OSP cable
    • Install splitter modules and route jumpers efficiently
    • How to prepare and install the OSP cables, splitter modules, and proper jumper routing techniques
    Hands-On Training

    288-Port PON Cabinet w/ 4” Riser

    • PON Cabinet Splitter and Staging Plate Installation
    • Mid-span Feed Through Plate Installation and Cable Routing
    • Routing Splitter Legs for Customer Turn-up
    Video Demonstrations
    • FieldSmart (FSC) PON and Cross-Connect Cabinets Overview
    • FieldSmart (FSC) Hub Collapse Cabinet Overview
    • FieldSmart (FSC) Pole Mount Kit Installation
    • FieldSmart (FSC) Cabinet Mounting using Drill/Bolt Template
      • Pad Mounting
      • Vault Mounting
  • Outside Plant Access

    Course Overview

    Whether it’s a pedestal, vault or wall box, we have the fiber management products to round out the last mile or access point of your network. FieldSmart Small Count Delivery (SCD) products can be placed aerially in pole or strand-mount closures, in pedestals on the ground or below-grade in small hand holes with closures that provide superior splicing or interconnect functionality. With the Clearview® xPAK Cassette at its heart, the FieldSmart Small Count Delivery (SCD) Case is the industry’s only universal drop cable enclosure — supporting any cable construction.

    This training section will focus on the Small Count Delivery line of products, test access points, and the various outdoor wall mount demark panels associated with OSP last mile access. Participants will learn about the components which make up the SCD case, cable installation, splicing, optical components integration, and the different mounting options for the case depending upon the specific application. You will also be introduced to the Test Access Point (TAP) Box and Outdoor Wall Mount Panels.

    • Different products associated with OSP Access
    • Different sizes and types of Outdoor Wall Boxes
      • Mounting the panel
      • Preparing and splicing the OSP cable
      • Jumper Routing
    • Small Count Delivery (SCD), Panels and Wall Boxes
      • Accessories
      • Different mounting options
    • Pedestals
      • Applications
      • Proper installation techniques
    • Fiber Protection Vaults (FPV)
    • Test Access Point (TAP) Box
    Hands-On Training
    • FDP and SCD Outdoor Wall Mount Boxes
    • Small Count Delivery (SCD) Case Fiber and Microduct Installation
    • Fiber Protection Vault (FPV) with Universal Mounting Bracket
      • Site Preparation
      • Excavation
      • Backfill Material
      • Tamping
      • Local community regulations and restrictions
    • Test Access Point (TAP) Box
    Video Demonstrations
    • Splice Only Pedestal Cable Prep and Installation

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