Fiber Optic Products

The FieldSmart Fiber Crossover Distribution System (FxDS) provides a system of modular and scalable building blocks to configure a frame system that delivers industry-leading scalability and fiber protection without jeopardizing density or increasing cost.

Easily configured for initial placement and scales easily from 12 ports to a full rack of 1728 ports, the FieldSmart FxDS requires only 4 unique building blocks (SKU’s) to configure initial deployment. The user then places into the frame what is needed as subscriber take rates dictate.

Step 1: Starting with the Bulkhead

Users first select the bulkhead panel of choice. Available in 24, 48, 72, 144 and 288-port count options, users can select the density that their application requires.

Step 2: Choosing the Fiber Protection Element

Next: users decide to load the bulkhead in the fiber protection element of choice. For high density environments, the bulkhead will be loaded directly into the frame kit — providing the highest density at the lowest cost. For environments where smaller numbers of panels are required or when the panel is being mounted onto an existing rack, the provider chooses to add the rear and front fiber protection blocks. Or, if you are looking to add fiber management to an existing enterprise data cabinet or an OSP cabinet, you have the opportunity to take advantage of the protection already provided by the existing cabinet — eliminating redundant sheet metal and cost.

Step 3: Fiber Termination or Optical Component

The bulkheads populate with the Clearview Cassette of your choice and are terminated with a broad selection of industry standard connector of the user’s choice. The number of cassettes required is the number of ports the customer wants to initially support, divided by twelve. The option to grow-as-you-go is available by adding cassettes as subscribers continues to grow.

If the frame is being used for applications that require optical component functionality, such as wave division multiplexers or splitters, the Clearview Cassette integrates these components, allowing the user to mix and match optical components with connectivity or dedicating bulkheads as separate functional chassis’. The choice is up to the user. An additional card cage is available to integrate Clearfield’s cabinet splitters onto the frame which allows for more usage of the same device across the network — minimizing inventory and increasing ease of use.

With SmartRoute Trough

SmartRoute Troughing builds upon the cable management functionality with a sleek method of providing a continuous channel for bay-to-bay routing in a safe and efficient manner – without increasing jumper lengths. SmartRoute Troughing allows the service provider to carry the distance and weight of thousands of jumpers on a horizontal plane. This spreads the pile up and eliminates the risk of micro and macro bends. SmartRoute Troughing uses the same footprint as the existing FieldSmart FxDS Frame Kit. It can also be easily substituted to allow an additional route path, within the trough, to the rear of the frame, where a horizontal trough provides routes in either direction. When used across multiple frames, a continuous channel is created allowing bay-to-any-bay routing in a safe and efficient manner. This does not increase jumper lengths beyond what would normally be used. A jumper leaves the frame from the front-to-the-rear of the SmartRoute and is routed horizontally across the rear channel. It enters rear-to-front of the SmartRoute on the destination frame. Complete utilization of the SmartRoute Trough throughout the FieldSmart FxDS provides for three continuous rear-routing channels across the length of the lineup regardless of how many frames are deployed.

As a Full Interconnect Frame

With the full protection of the kit, with integrated slack management, interbay, crossover trough and front and rear doors, dedicating space to the FxDS means you have optimal density at the lowest possible cost.

As a PON Frame

Add in the splitters that are standard with the FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center (FSC) outside plant cabinet, and you have complete PON connectivity directly from the central office or head end.

Technical Specifications

Specification Description
Dimensions 7’ H x 36” W x 18.43” D
Ratings Compliant to Telcordia GR-449
Port Density 1,728 SC or 3,456 LC
Cassette Types Supported Clearview® Blue and Clearview Classic
Connector Types SC/UPC, SC/APC, LC/UPC, LC/APC, MPO (additional options available upon request)
Cable Types Indoor Riser, Indoor Plenum, Indoor/Outdoor, Outdoor (Riser/Non-Rated), Outdoor Armored (Riser/Non- Rated), FieldShield®
Splice Capacity 12 splices in each Clearview Cassette
Storage Capacity One meter of 900 μm fiber
Cable Entry Compatibility Top and bottom (floor) entry
Cable Entry Clamp Location On-frame cable clamps
Recommended Jumper Length Three meters, plus two meters for each additional frame
Material Steel with almond powder coating

Features & Benefits


  • Compliant to Telcordia GR-449
  • Zone 4 Seismic Rated
  • Scales easily from 12 ports to 1,728 ports on a full frame
  • Easily configured for initial placement


  • Complete bend-radius protection of all fiber cable throughout the routing schemes
  • Diverse route-paths minimize cable pile-up and ensure long term reliability of the circuits


  • Front and rear access
  • Interbay for each frame is not shared with adjacent frames to minimize cable crossover and tie-ins, allowing for easy identification
  • Removable full length doors allows for superior access to routed jumpers and incoming distribution cables


  • One frame size (7’ x 19”) accommodates up to 1,728 ports or 1,152 ports in a PON environment, with full horizontal and vertical slack management support
  • Compatible alongside current generation FxDS frame line up as well as traditional 19” or 23” frame solutions
  • Compatible with Clearview® optical component packaging that integrates into crossover bulkheads, eliminating the need to dedicate a separate chassis
  • Fully loaded or “grow-as-you-go” integrations allow the user choices to provide for cost containment as subscriber take-rates dictate
  • Frame components are used throughout the network from inside plant to outside plant to access networks
  • Custom configured with common building blocks, it supports any and all applications