The FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center (FSC) sets the bar for fiber access, protection and density among outside plant cabinets for PON, cross-connect or hub collapse environments. With the Clearview Cassette as its foundation, the FieldSmart FSC uses the same components as the FieldSmart FxDS deployed in the inside plant. This enables service providers to standardize on a single building block, allowing a single fiber management component to be stocked for both environments and technicians the ease of working with a single fiber management platform regardless of inside or outside plant deployment—saving training and installation time.
FieldSmart changes the rules of fiber management as splicing is done inside of the Clearview Cassette—allowing services providers to enjoy the cost savings of patch and splice without the hassles of traditional field splicing.
Splitter density is maximized through the user of splitter modules that stack together in a top-loaded splitter cage that is easily accessed from the front of the cabinet. These ruggedized, outside plant-rated splitters ship with the individual legs pre-parked within a disposable, FieldSmart “Parking Block” for easy and quick deployment.
The FieldSmart FSC Passive Optical Network is the complete solution for managing up to 1152 distribution fibers for an outside plant FTTx application. Optimal access is ensured to all ports and superior fiber protection is integrated within the patent-pending Clearview Cassette technology. It provides an interconnect environment from the feeder network through the optical passive splitter to the distribution network in a FTTH PON OSP Cabinet.
The FieldSmart FSC is equally attractive in a cross-connect configuration, as the cabinet supports a user defined feeder-to-distribution ratio without real estate penalty. Utilizing the same cabinet dimensions as the PON alternative, either 432 or 864 feeder/distribution ports can be deployed.
The FieldSmart Hub Collapse Cabinet (HCC) is designed for the cable operator looking to separate their passive infrastructure from the electronics without the need for a traditional, and expensive, standard hub architecture. The HCC provides a centralized location within a service provider’s network that houses both fiber terminations and optical components, eliminating the need for a physical “hub” location, thereby saving land, maintenance and permitting expenses. Service providers can realize increased revenue by collapsing multiple locations into one centralized service point.
The FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center (FSC) Below Grade Cabinet provides below grade connectivity in an outside plant environment when deployed in a Clearfield specified below-grade vault. The FSC Below Grade Cabinet provides for up to 72 hours of water intrusion protection when fully submerged below grade. The Cabinet can be configured to support a variety of deployment strategies from distributed split to cross-connect configurations from 288 to 432 ports. The Cabinet provides a swing-up and locking mechanism for easy and quick dual-door access to the Clearview Cassette building blocks and traditional FSC cabinet splitters.