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Clearfield adds mid-size access point

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 1:42pm
Brian Santo

Clearfield has expanded its line of network access point solutions with a 48-port panel that fills a gap between smaller and larger installations.

A typical outside plant cabinet would house between 288 to 1,152 ports, while the company's small-scale wall mount panel solutions support a small number of users – perhaps an apartment building, for example.

Clearfield's new FieldSmart Fiber Delivery Point (FDP) Outdoor 48-Port Wall Mount Panel hits the spot between larger-scale OSP deployments and smaller MDU applications.

Alternatively, it can be useful when access to the inside structure is restricted.

The new FieldSmart FDP Wall Mount unit can hold up to four Clearview Cassettes and scales up to 48 users.

"While always beneficial to have access to the inside plant, it is not always possible," said Clearfield COO Johnny Hill. "The rapid proliferation of fiber in the OSP and the diversity of applications require the development of products that offer a high degree of configurability. The FieldSmart FDP Wall Mount mimics the functionality of a mini-hub, providing a variety of distribution applications from straight interconnect to optical components.

"This new Wall Mount is optimal as a demarcation deployment device for the side of an MDU, office park or cell tower," Hill continued.

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