The FieldSmart Makwa, incorporates all of the features found in our above ground cabinets and adds the ability to deploy the FieldSmart FSC Distribution Hub in a below grade application. Roughly 50% smaller than existing above grade cabinets, Makwa reduces real estate costs and improves density without compromising critical design elements of accessibility, bend radius protection, physical fiber protection and route path diversity.

Clearfield’s FieldSmart Makwa consists of four basic elements: a top over (dome), a base plate, an internal backplane and the Clearview Black Cassettes. All components are pre-assembled and loaded into the Makwa – making it field ready for deployment.Scalable to meet customer requirements, Makwa can be configured to accept 12-48 feeder ports and 12-288 distribution ports in a PON application. It will accept up to 9 – 1 x 32 ruggedized splitters and parking blocks for PON networks. For cross connect scenarios, Makwa can accommodate 12-432 ports as required.

Patch and splice versions are shipped with the Clearview Black Cassette preloaded. Patch only configurations are shipped complete with preterminated lengths of OSP cables, terminated into the Clearview Black Cassettes, fully come installed into the Makwa, making it ready for deployment right out of the package. Mounting options include below-grade (in a vault or hand hole), above grade –either on a pole or on top of a vault with a 12” riser.

Technical Specifications

Vault Size Application Below Grade Mounted on Vault Cover  Large Swing-up Arm/Rack 
30 x 48 x 36" D Yes (V7B-AZP, BCP or EXP) Yes (V7B-CZP) No
36 x 60 x 36" D Yes (V8B-BZP-Z or EZP-F) Possibly (V8B-CZP-F) Yes (V8B-BZP-Z or EZP-F)


Part Number 288 PON Makwa 432 Cross-Connect Makwa 
Dimensions 22 ⅜” H x 16” W x 16” D 22 ⅜” H x 16” W x 16” D
Weight 35 lbs 35 lbs
Port Density Up to 288 Up to 432
Feeder/Express Ports Up to 48 N/A
Cassette Types Supported Clearview® Black Clearview® Black
Cable Types Indoor/Outdoor, Outdoor (Riser/Non-Rated), Outdoor Armored (Riser/Non-Rated) Indoor/Outdoor, Outdoor (Riser/Non-Rated), Outdoor Armored (Riser/Non-Rated)
Splice Capacity 12 splices in each Clearview Black Cassette 12 splices in each Clearview Black Cassette
Storage Capacity Up to ten feet of jacketed fiber Up to ten feet of jacketed fiber
Cables Entrances 4 4
Splitters Slots (1 x 32 Splitter) 9 N/A
Mounting Options Above Grade: pole mount; Below Grade: in vault mount Above Grade: pole mount; Below Grade: in vault mount
Material Property Blended UV Resistant Plastic Property Blended UV Resistant Plastic

Features & Benefits


  • 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-771, GR-1209 and GR-1221
  • NEMA 6 compliant
  • Constructed out of UV resistant plastic
  • Stainless steel fasteners and hardware


  • Provides protection from water intrusion if fully submerged
  • Single molded cover with double o-ring sealing technology for additional protection
  • Watertight cable entrance fittings
  • Each 12-fiber Clearview Black houses a 12-fiber subunit of patch and splice or patch only, protecting fiber from both environmental and human factors


  • Pole mount or on vault mount
  • Vault mount option allows unit to be hidden from site and accessed only when service needs to be performed
  • Removable/resealable dome allows service technicians to access fiber without damaging fiber or disrupting existing service
  • Cable management integrated into the Makwa unit – including slack storage and parking blocks for splitters


  • All 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 and subscriber revenue
  • User defined feeder to distribution ratios for PON applications (288 PON version) or cross-connect options (432 Cross-Connect Cabinet)
  • MFS patch and splice configurations provide maximum flexibility for customer designed networks