FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center (FSC) PON Cabinets

The FieldSmart FSC PON Cabinets provide an interconnect environment from the feeder network through the optical passive splitter to the distribution network in an FTTH PON OSP cabinet. The four different cabinet sizes provide scalability from 12 ports to 1,152 ports. Designed for the outside plant environment, these cabinets provide a single distribution point to distribute FTTH in urban or dense neighborhood.

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The FieldSmart FSC Passive Optical Network is the complete solution for managing up to 1152 distribution fibers for an outside plant FTTx application. Optimal access is ensured to all ports and superior fiber protection is integrated within the patent-pending Clearview Cassette. It provides an interconnect environment from the feeder network through the optical passive splitter to the distribution network in a FTTH PON OSP Cabinet.

Through the incremental design of the Clearview Cassette, user capacity can be scaled from as few as 12 ports to the maximum configuration of the fiber cabinet, allowing the service provider to align the investment in capital equipment to the turn-up of revenue-generating circuits. Further, labor and other field costs are minimized through its craft-friendly layout.

With the Clearview Cassette as its foundation, the FieldSmart FSC uses the same components as the FieldSmart Fiber Crossover Distribution Systems (FxDS and FxHD) that are deployed in an Inside Plant environment. This enables service providers to standardize on a single building block, allowing you to stock a single fiber management component for either the OSP fiber cabinet or ISP fiber frame environment. Technicians also have the ease of working with a single fiber management platform regardless of central office or OSP deployment – saving training and installation time.

FieldSmart using Clearview changes the rules of fiber optic management. For patch and splice configurations, 900um tight buffer storage is now accomplished within the protected environment of the cassette – isolating the fiber from human and environmental hazards. The overall jacket traditionally used to protect tight buffered cable is no longer needed because the Clearview Cassette provides superior protection. This eliminates the cable pileup that often occurs in an alternative fiber management environment, freeing up the space that was previously required. “Patch Only” as well as “Patch & Splice” configurations are available as an integrated option within the Clearview Cassette, delivering the highest density possible. Splitters, connectors and slack cable are stored neatly and compactly, minimizing the risk of fiber damage.

Splitter density is maximized through the use of splitter modules that stack together in a top-loaded “Splitter Cage” design. Pre-terminated splitter input/output legs are manufactured with bend insensitive fiber (G.657.A) and ruggedized jackets for harsh environments. Each splitter ships pre-parked within a disposable, FieldSmart staging plate, enabling the customer to simply place the splitter into the splitter cage, route pre-parked jumpers up to the Staging Plate storage area and deploy subscriber circuits from there. Due to the highly configurable design of the FieldSmart FSC, splitters and WDM components can also be deployed in the Clearview Cassette. For optimum flexibility and crush resistance, ruggedized cabling is used throughout.

Features & Benefits


  • Terminations are designed and tested to Telcordia GR-326
  • Clearfield® FiberDeep® Guarantee: 0.2 dB insertion loss or less, exceeding industry standards
  • Designed to comply to Telcordia GR-20, GR-409, GR-487, GR-1221 and GR-1209
  • Designed to meet NEMA 4 specifications
  • Constructed with 0.125 (3.125 mm)aluminum
  • Powder coated for additional protection
  • 300 series stainless steel fasteners used on all fiber cabinets


  • 12-fiber Clearview Cassette protects fiber from environmental and human factors
  • 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 configurations
  • Splitters are built with ruggedized jacketing and bend-insensitive fiber for all input and output legs


  • Clearview Cassette allows for quick visual troubleshooting without opening cassette
  • Front access to pre-terminated assemblies with Clearview removable adapter plate
  • Easy two captive fasteners for quick removal of individual cassettes for trouble shooting, splicing or replacing
  • Front and rear access doors
  • Top exit available in 288 and 432 PON Cabinets


  • Fiber is deployed in increments of 12, providing the users the ability to scale from 12 ports to full capacity, aligning capital investment with network layout or subscriber revenue
  • Express ports allow for extensions or parallel networks through the fiber cabinet cabling, handholes, and splice cases
  • Patch and splice configurations eliminate costs associated with jacketed IFC cabling, hand-holes and splice cases

Technical Specifications

FieldSmart FSC PON Cabinets 288-Port 432-Port 576-Port 1152-Port
Dimensions 32" H x 16.78" W x 16.9" D (812.80 mm x  426.21 mm x 429.26 mm) 36.67" H x 21.17" W x 16.9" D (931.42 mm x 537.72 mm x 429.26 mm) 32" H x 33" W x 16.9" D (812.80 mm x 838.20 mm x 429.26 mm) 64" H x 33" W x 16.9" D (1625.60 mm x 838.20 mm x 429.26 mm)
Weight 54 lbs (24.49 kg) 66 lbs (29.94 kg) 86 lbs (39.01 kg) 172 lbs (78.02 kg)
Port Density 288 432 576 1,152
Feeder/Express Ports 48 48 96 192
Cable Entrances 6 6 12 12
Mounting Options  Vault mount; pole mount; pad mount Vault mount; pole mount; pad mount Vault mount; pad mount Vault mount; pad mount
Standard Riser Base 4" (101.60 mm); 6 lbs (2.72 kg) 4" (101.60 mm); 6 lbs (2.72 kg) 4" (101.60 mm); 8 lbs ( 3.63 kg)

4" (101.60 mm); 8 lbs (3.63 kg)

Optional Riser Base 12" (304.80 mm); 12 lbs (5.44 kg) 12" (304.80 mm); 16 lbs (7.26 kg) 12" (304.80 mm); 20 lbs (9.07 kg) 12" (304.80 mm); 20 lbs (9.07 kg)
Splitter Slots 9 14 18 36
Cassette Types Supported Clearview® Blue
Connector Types SC/UPC, SC/APC, LC/UPC, LC/APC
Cable Types Indoor/Outdoor, Outdoor (Riser/Non-Rated), Outdoor Armored (Riser/Non-Rated)
Splice Capacity 12 splices in each Clearview Cassette
Material 0.125 (3.175 mm) aluminum with almond powder coating