Fiber Optic Cabinets, Cables, Pedestals and Terminals

Sometimes space is hard to come by for our awesome telecommunications cabinets…such as in urban or dense neighborhoods. People complain about getting permits, obstructing sidewalks and visibility issues…because they’re somehow not as spellbound with the spectacular beauty of our larger equipment as we are.

Customers asked us for a smaller, less obtrusive Fiber Distribution Hub (FDH) cabinet. So here is the space-saving FieldSmart® FDH 144 Port PON Cabinet.

Want to manage up to 144 port distribution fibers for an outside plant FTTx PON application?

The FieldSmart FDH 144 Port PON Cabinet incorporates a modular design, allowing the provider to repair or replace a damaged cabinet…and without disrupting service. The cabinet includes a unique pyramid-shaped roof/solar shield and venting ports, providing additional protection for deployed fiber. Mounting options include pole, wall, vault or pad/vault mounted with either a 4" or 12" riser.

Got an appetite for fiber-fed services?

This compact cabinet provides a complete interconnect environment from the feeder network through the optical passive splitter to the distribution network…which lets carriers cost-effectively launch PON services into new unserved and underserved markets.

Planning to scale PON deployments?

No problem! Network planners can incrementally expand PON deployments as they expand further into less densely populated areas. Like all of Clearfield’s FieldSmart PON Cabinets, just use the popular Clearview® Blue Cassette, a modular building-block element. Within the cabinet and using the cassette, fiber is deployed in increments of 12, giving the ability to scale from 12 ports to the full 144 port capacity, aligning capital investment with network layout or subscriber revenue, which is super convenient.

Is the FieldSmart FDH 144 Port PON Cabinet compliant with Telcordia?

You bet! It’s compliant with Telcordia GR-20, GR-487, GR-1221 and GR-1209…plus being designed and tested to Telcordia GR-326.

How is this protected?

Lots of ways, including:

  • Rugged cable clamps protect the OSP cable breakouts from twisting and pistoning
  • Patch-only buffer tubes are fully protected with ruggedized bend-limiting tubing
  • Snake skin sleeving provides additional buffer tube slack storage protection and manageability for patch and splice (Clearfield’s in-cassette splicing solution) configurations
  • Splitters are built with ruggedized jacketing and bend-insensitive fiber for all input and output legs
  • Pyramid roof and venting provide additional protection in all environments
  • 12-fiber Clearview Cassette protects fiber from environmental and human factors

What about integrity?

We’ve got that too.

  • Clearfield FiberDeep® Guarantee: 0.2 dB insertion loss or less, exceeding industry standards (we’re proud of that part)
  • Constructed with 0.125" aluminum for durability
  • Powder coated for additional protection
  • 300 series stainless steel fasteners used on all cabinets

Want to know more about this small foot-printed beauty?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…and we think you’ll be grateful for this space-saving gem. Check out the data sheet on our compact FieldSmart FDH 144 Port PON Cabinet.

By Steve Knudtson

As Outside Plant Manager for Clearfield, Steve impacts product development, implementation and training…as well as being a hands-on resource for customers to ensure real-world product success. A 30-year veteran in the telecommunication and construction industries, he has a wealth of experience in the areas of new construction builds and OSP field engineering.