The FieldSmart Hub Collapse Cabinet (HCC) is designed for the cable operator looking to separate their passive infrastructure from the electronics without the need for a traditional, and expensive, standard hub architecture.  The HCC provides a centralized location within a service provider’s network that houses both fiber terminations and optical components, eliminating the need for a physical “hub” location, thereby saving land, maintenance and permitting expenses. Service providers can realize increased revenue by collapsing multiple locations into one centralized service point.

Hub collapse environments allow the passive architecture to be placed in the most craftfriendly place for circuit and wavelength allocation and associated moves, adds, and changes (MAC) work - on the ground - and separates the critical active components protected in the node such as Cisco's O-Hub platform or Aurora V-Hub. Clearfield’s Hub Collapse Cabinet provides a centralized location that will accommodate both optical components and fiber terminations, making it an ideal solution for service providers looking to maximize the existing fibers within their network. With its small footprint (16”L x 16”W x 32”H), real-estate costs can be minimized with a multiple variety of mounting options (pole, pad, or vault mount). Fiber management is centralized and protected from environmental concerns. Designed to accommodate up to 120 fiber terminations using the Clearfield Cassette, the HCC cabinet also allows for up to 32 LGX compatible CWDM/DWDM modules to utilize existing optical components in the network. Fiber management and designation has been designed into the HCC cabinet for ease of use and accessibility.

Technical Specifications

Specification Detail
Dimensions 32” H x 17” W x 16 ¾” D
Weight 54 lbs
Port Density 120
LGX Compatible Bulkhead Slots 32
Cassette Types Supported Clearview ® Blue and Clearview Classic
Splicing Within Clearview Cassette
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
Cables Entrances 6
Recommended Jumper Length Two meters
Mounting Options (Hoist Kits are included with each cabinet) Vault mount; pole mount; pad mount
Standard Riser Base 4” (6 lbs)
Optional Riser Base 12” (12 lbs)
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 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

Access

  • Clearview Cassette allows for quick visual troubleshooting with 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 on HCC Cabinet
  • 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
  • Eliminates building costs and permits for physical hub location structures