Product Information

Applications

Provides 12 ports of connectivity, scaling one cassette at a time, for patch and splice, patch only (stubbed) or plug-and-play (MPO/MTP) configurations in any network environment. Additional optical components integrate into cassette housing supporting any input/output combination of splitting, mux and demux strategies desired. For port count requirements beyond 12, the Clearview Expansion Ring provides further

Clearview Blue

Description

Clearview Blue Cassettes are a core building block of every product within the FieldSmart® fiber management system. Clearview Blue incorporates the same flexibility and scalability of Clearview Classic with enhanced configuration options including tool-less installation, in-cassette buffer tube/ribbon slack storage, front access-only designs and a 25% smaller footprint. Reducing the overall footprint of the fiber management element reduces real estate costs and improves density without compromising critical design elements of access, bend-radius protection, physical fiber protection and route-path diversity.

Clearview Blue is a six component tool-less system made up of a top cover, expansion ring, splice tray, buffer tube/ribbon slack storage, cable assembly tray and 12-pack adapter plate. Parts snap together to support desired application requirements. All types of fiber cable construction can be integrated within the cassette to support all patch and splice, patch only, passive optical component hardware and plugand- play scenarios.

The Clearview Building Bracket (BB) accepts two Clearview Blue Cassettes by its receiving rails and guides the cassette to the rear of the bracket where a hard stop locks the cassette into perfect position. Symmetry in design allows for left or right orientation of your blocks, requiring only one building bracket and one cassette or combinations of each to populate any future fiber management device from Clearfield. Multiple Clearview Building Brackets can be “ganged” together until you reach your desired port count. Supporting patch only and patch & splice environments, the Clearview Building Brackets are used differently to support the methods and procedures.

Slack Storage

Fiber management at its core is to consolidate, distribute, and protect. The protection of buffer tubes is inadequate in most solutions because they are all stored in a common route path and area. Clearview Blue solves this challenge with in-cassette buffer tube storage. The storage area itself is protected with a cover that can either hinge or is completely removable for preference.  Clearfield recommends 10 feet of storage within the cassette which is more than enough for re-entry in any Clearview Blue enabled enclosure.

Configurations

Patch and Splice

The splice tray that nests into the lower tray is all that is needed to deliver integrated patch and splice applications. Pre-loaded with up to two meters of loose tube, 250 μm assemblies that are pre-terminated with slack stored inside the cassette for splicing. In the bottom of the cassette there is an area to store up to 10 feet of buffer tube storage with 6 cable entry/exit locations for the maximum in flexibility. The incassette buffer tube storage also eliminates the need for rear access and extra slack storage products.

Patch Only

Regardless of the industry standard adapters or cable construction, the Clearview Blue handles all patch only applications using the lower tray, top cover, built in radius limiter and removable adapter plate.

Optical Components

Clearview Blue integrates optical components into the identical cassette, allowing service providers to mix and match fiber modules with optical components in the same chassis. The front faceplate is secured to reduce chance of accidental damage to the optical component.

MPO Plug and Play

MPO to 12-fiber 900 μm assembly allows for plug-and-play by mating MPO to MPO with pre-terminated multi-fiber OSP or IFC.

Mounting Options

Traditional 19 or 23 Inch Environments

Slide-on mounting ears allow Clearview Blue to be used with any FieldSmart enclosure. You won’t be able to tell the difference between Clearview Blue or Clearview Classic after mounting in your panels, wall boxes, frames, and cabinets. 

Clearview Building Bracket

The Clearview Building Block is a 3 piece, factory assembled, polycarbonate bracket. When used with the FxHD frame system and Clearfield Blue Cassette, provides a quick, easy and tool-less installation allowing the end user to rapidly deploy 12 to 144 fibers. By minimizing installation time and increasing turn-up time the end-user can almost immediately start generating subscriber revenue.

Optical Component Ready

Just like Clearview Classic, Clearview Blue is optical component ready. Supporting optical splitters (FBT or PLC) to WDM, coarse and dense-wave, to circulators, choose from a variety of packages ranging from Clearfield’s standard 80 x 100 x 10 cassette package to discrete devices such as tube style or ruggedized tube styles.  When the port count of inputs & outputs exceed twelve, the height of Clearview Blue can be increased with the use of an expansion ring increasing the height by one cassette position for each ganging ring.  This allows you to use the same Clearview Blue footprint – expanded for optical components such as 1 x 16 (2 high) or 1 x32 (3 high). 

Features and Benefits

Integrity

  • Terminations are designed and tested to Telcordia GR-326
  • Clearfield® FiberDeep® Guarantee: 0.2 dB insertion loss or less, exceeding industry standards
  • Supports industry standard SC, LC, ST and FC singlemode and multimode connectors
  • Supports all fiber construction types (distribution, tight-buffer, loose tube and ribbon)
  • Modular and scalable

Protection

  • Designed to handle the toughest operating environments, provides flexibility and reliable performance
  • Slack stored, bend-radius protected and secured against accidental physical damage from handling
  • Integrated buffer tube storage removes the need for traditional slack storage baskets, reels and troughs and aligns individual buffer tube to the 12-fiber cassette

Access

  • Tool-less, snap together design makes turn-up time even faster
  • Six buffer tube/cable entry/exit paths allow the technician a high degree of flexibility in deployment
  • Ability to store 10 feet of exposed buffer tube in the in-cassette buffer tube storage
  • Translucent housing provides quick visual inspection, while removable 12-pack adapter plate allows easy access for maintenance, cleaning and troubleshooting
  • Front-access to pre-terminated assemblies with Clearview removable adapter plate
  • Integrated in-cassette buffer tube slack storage aligns slack to individual cassettes maximizing density by reducing real estate requirements

Investment

  • “Grow-as-you-go”
  • Scalable (multiplier of 12) building block to align capital expenditures to customer take rates
  • Modular design allows ports to be configured to user-defined application requirements
  • Patch & Splice integrated splice tray removes need to eliminates costs associated with separate splice enclosure/cases 
  • 25% smaller footprint than Clearview Classic, coupled with integrated buffer tube storage, allows for more density within all application environments
  • Patch and splice integrated splice tray removes need for a separate chassis space or splice enclosure reducing the required real estate

Technical Specifications

Ratings

Terminations are designed and tested to Telcordia GR-326; Clearfield® FiberDeep® Guarantee: 0.2 dB insertion loss or less, exceeding industry standards

Dimensions

Without Mounting Ears: 0.81” High x 6.03” Wide x 8.28” Deep With Mounting Ears: 0.81” High x 6.75” Wide x 8.28” Deep

Backwards Compatible

Optional mounting ears for backwards compatible to FieldSmart® Inside plant (FxDS), OSP and access product lines

Material

Polycarbonate

Connector Types

Supports industry standard SC, LC, ST, FC and MPO singlemode and multimode connectors

Meters/Feet of Buffer Tube Slack Storage

Up to 10 feet of buffer tube storage in the bottom of the cassette; one meter of 250 μm used for internal splicing for patch and splice

Mounting Options

Clearview Building Block or Clearview Mounting Ears