Clearfield: Fiber Optic Protection & Management
While copper is still very much in use fiber optics is what’s needed and used in today’s technology-driven world. Like copper wire it has to be protected and properly managed or would be damaged or broken. Of what use is a broken fiber optic?
This where Clearfield, Inc. comes in; the firm designs, manufactures and distributes fiber optic management products, helping service providers reduce the high costs associated with deploying, managing, protecting and scaling an fiber optic network to deliver the mobile, residential and business services customers desire. These standard and custom passive connectivity products are sold to the fiber-to-the-premises, large enterprises, and original equipment manufacturers markets in the United States. Clearfield has established itself as a supplier to its target market of broadband service providers, including independent local exchange carriers (telephone), multiple service operators (cable), wireless service providers and municipal-owned utilities.
This management and enclosure platform consolidates, distributes and protects fiber as it moves from the inside plant to the outside plant and all the way to the home, business and cell site. The company offers Clearview cassette; Clearview Classic and Clearview Blue, a system with five parts nested in the cassette’s main housing to support a range of applications.
Clearview also provides Fiber Deep for cable-to-cable deployment, as well as packages optical components for signal coupling, splitting, termination, multiplexing, demultiplexing, and attenuation for integration within its fiber management platform. Other products include FieldSmart Fiber Crossover Distribution System and FieldSmartFxHD for fiber management modularity and scalability.
There is also FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center, a modular and scalable outside plant cabinet that allows rollout of FTTP services. Another product is FieldSmart Fiber Delivery Point enclosure systems that incorporate the delivery of fiber connectivity to the neighborhood or business district. Clearview also offers FieldSmart Small Count Delivery enclosure systems that are packaged to make land small count fiber cost-effective as well as other products.
Clearfield, Inc. was formerly known as APA Enterprises, Inc. and changed its name in January 2008. The firm was founded in 1979 and based in Plymouth, Minnesota.