Clearfield, Inc. expanded its FieldSmart Fiber Delivery Point (FDP) line of products with the introduction of the 144-Port PON Pedestal Insert Kit.
Presented as a cost-effective method to bring fiber to smaller serving areas, the 144-Port PON Pedestal is designed to reduce the number of access points and the secondary/distribution fiber needed to reach the home. Introducing the 144 PON Pedestal into the network helps to minimize drop lengths and large points of failure should damage occur.
"This PON Pedestal provides service providers an open architecture alternative," comments Steve Knudtson, outside plant product manager at Clearfield. "The PON Pedestal is a lower cost alternative than a traditional, sheet metal cabinet. Customers want flexibility in deployment options. We've designed the 144-Port PON Pedestal for direct bury or vault-mounted options as well as offering as an insert kit for placing into existing pedestals. All options provide splice or interconnect functionality for drops to the home in the last mile of the access network."
Clearfield achieves higher density within a FDP Pedestal by incorporating additional Clearview Blue Cassettes and the new WaveSmart High Density Splitter that utilizes 900 micron fiber for ease of fiber management and greater slack storage. Release