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Accelerating cost-effective fiber fed deployments with the industry's most craft-friendly fiber management and pathway products: Clearfield


There is a drastic increase in consumer demand, and machine-to-machine network traffic is creating big challenges for letting optical communications continue to scale cost-effectively. Meeting those demands will require new forms of optical parallelism. In the light of foregoing, Clearfield, Inc. designs, manufactures and distributes fiber optic management products, helping service providers reduce the high costs associated with deploying, managing, protecting and scaling a fiber optic network to deliver the mobile, residential and business services customers want. Based on the patented Clearview® Cassette, our unique single-architected, modular fiber management platform is designed to lower the cost of broadband deployment and maintenance while enabling our customers to scale their operations as their subscriber revenues increase.

Clearfield is the fiber management choice, for reasons even beyond our product. The company enjoys an environment where it works hard and plays hard, and at the end of a long and successful work day, Clearfield is the one you want to hang out with, get in a boat or head out on the trails with.

The Clearview Cassette

No matter which product line you are using, or whether you’re networking in the Inside Plant, Outside Plant or In-Building, everything the company does is based on the architecture of the Clearview Cassette. While it’s designed to fulfill all the “musts” of fiber management, the cool thing is that your technicians learn it once and then the cassette becomes like using legos, simply rearranging the pieces, depending on your fiber network solution.

Simple yet highly-effective practical approach

When it comes to distribution, consolidation, management and protection of fiber, nothing comes close to Clearfield’s practical approach. Designed for scalable fiber deployment, craft-friendly operation, and unsurpassed protection, Clearfield’s simplicity in design delivers you a cost effective, technician friendly solution.  Coupled with the flexibility to deploy the product platform in your full range of fiber applications – including FTTX, cell backhaul, distributed antenna, node collapse or other premise and commercial environments, Clearfield is your fiber connectivity specialist.

Radically Simplified Solutions

Clearfield sets the standard for fiber performance with FiberDeep® cable assemblies, while lowering the cost of broadband deployment with the FieldSmart® fiber management platform and the CraftSmart® OSP enclosure system. FieldShield fiber drop assemblies and microduct enable the provider to deliver fiber in almost any environment and providing the needed flexibility to deliver the fiber easier and faster.

FieldSmart is the only fiber management platform to be designed around a single architecture –Clearview® Blue and the small count Clearview xPAK – for the inside plant, outside plant and access network. FieldSmart supports a wide range of panel and cabinet configurations, densities, connectors and adapter options, and are offered alongside an assortment of passive optical components.

CraftSmart is the industry’s only field enclosure system optimized for fiber deployment at the network’s last miles access point. These thermoplastic above and below-grade enclosures provide turn-key physical fiber protection for passive optical networks.

FiberDeep guarantees .2dB or less insertion loss on every singlemode patch cord and 12-fiber assembly deployed within the Clearview Cassette. No longer considered a commodity in today’s cable plant, 4G networks require superior performance standards – and Clearfield delivers fiber connectivity products to ensure consistent reliability.

WaveSmart® Optical Components are custom-built for the unique light requirements and interoperability needs of PON splitting, fiber exhaust scenarios and coarse and dense division multiplexing. Clearfield delivers unparalleled fiber performance with its optical components.

Installing fiber where you want it, when you want it, cost-effectively is the promise of the FieldShield® Optical Fiber Protection Platform. Regardless of application, FieldShield Microduct provides a pathway to homes, businesses, antenna, data center or desktop. Used in conjunction with Clearfield's FieldShield fiber optic cables that can be either pushed or pulled into the microduct providing a faster installation using minimal labor. These assemblies are manufactured using bend insensitive fiber and pre-terminated in Clearfield factories for optimal performance. FieldShield Fiber is also strong enough to be stapled to walls and offers a built-in, bend-limiting function that prevents damage to fiber.

Helping to drive the cost out of fiber optic deployments, the YOURx™ platform is designed to accept a wide range of industry-standard and FieldShield drop cable options. The YOURx-Terminal and YOURx-Aerial Terminal are constructed of high-grade plastic and handle even the harshest Outside Plant environments. The YOURx-TAP is the most robust demarcation point in the industry. A secure, flexible and modular wall box, the YOURx Flex Box allows you to create an easy to install, plug-and-play fiber optic network.

Meet the Visionary

Cheri Beranek, President and CEO: A founding member of Clearfield, Inc., Cheri Beranek is considered a communications visionary. Her extensive leadership experience and unique management style combined deliver outstanding corporate performance.

Under her direction, Clearfield has recorded 12 consecutive years of profitability. Today, Clearfield is a multinational business with more than 250 employees and over 800 customers.

Earlier and throughout her career, Ms. Beranek held a variety of executive-level positions with emerging high-growth technology companies, including Americable, Transition Networks, Tricord Systems, and Digi International. She also has extensive non-profit experience including: the City of Fargo, the Metropolitan Planning Commission of Fargo/Moorhead, and North Dakota State University.

In addition to being a published author and public speaker at industry events, Ms. Beranek has been recognized with numerous awards and honors.

“With a variety of products, Clearfield is your answer for fiber network needs.”