The FieldSmart FSC is equally attractive in a cross-connect configuration, as the cabinet supports a user defined feeder-to-distribution ratio without real estate penalty. Utilizing the same cabinet dimensions as the PON alternative, either 432 or 864 feeder/distribution ports can be deployed.

Like all FieldSmart products, the cross-connect configuration reflects the principles that guide Clearfield:

  • Integrity in exceeding industry standards and providing a strong network foundation
  • Protection against damage from handling and harsh natural environments
  • Access for ease of use and service efficiency in the field
  • Investment in modular system design for flexibility and growth

The Cross-Connect Cabinet can be adapted easily to suit the needs of fiber deployment for telecommunications or cable TV, or the interconnection requirements of a business/premise project.

With the Clearview ® Cassette as its foundation, the FieldSmart FSC Cross-Connect Cabinet uses the same components as the FieldSmart Fiber Crossover Distribution System (FxDS) deployed in the central office. This enables service providers to standardize on a single building block, allowing them to stock a single fiber management component for either environment. Technicians also have the ease of working with a single fiber architecture for central office or outside plant deployment - saving training and installation time. Using Clearview, FieldSmart changes the rules of fiber management. Optimal access is ensured to all ports and superior fiber protection is integrated within the Clearview Cassette. 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 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 this craft-friendly layout.

Technical Specifications

FieldSmart FSC Cross-Connect Cabinets 432 Port 864 Port 1,728 Port
Dimensions 32” H x 16.78” W x 16.9” D 32” H x 33” W x 16.9” D 64” H x 33” W x 16.9” D
Weight 54 lbs 86 lbs 172 lbs
Port Density 432 864 1,728
Cable Entrances 6 12 24
Mounting Options  Vault mount; pole mount; pad mount Vault mount; pad mount Vault mount; pad mount
Standard Riser Base 4” (6 lbs) 4” (8 lbs) 4” (8 lbs)
Optional Riser Base 12” (12 lbs) 12” (12 lbs) 12” (20 lbs)
Cassette Types Supported Clearview® Blue and Clearview Classic
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
Ground Locate Box Yes - Optional
Material 0.125 aluminum with almond powder coating

Features & Benefits

Integrity

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

Protection

  • 12-fiber Clearview Cassette protects fiber from environmental and human factors
  • Rugged cable fittings 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

Access

  • 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 432 Cross-Connect Cabinets
  • Optional ground/locate box available

Investment

  • 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 cabinet
  • Patch and splice configurations eliminate costs associated with jacketed IFC cabling, hand-holes and splice cases