Clearfield introduces a small FLATdrop cable designed to speed up FTTX connections

2021-11-29 07:42:09 By : Ms. Hebe Ke

Clearfield, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLFD), a fiber management expert for communications service providers, today announced the addition of its new small FLATdrop cable to its FieldShield® fiber channel solutions portfolio. This small FLATdrop option is designed to provide a flexible, compact, and cost-effective way to connect fiber access points in buried or overhead fiber deployment scenarios. The reduced size of the sheath of the small FLATdrop can save a third of the space of the coil diameter-which is very important for the aesthetics of the installation site.

"Clearfield's success stems from our focus on listening to customers and developing products that enable them to overcome common challenges associated with fiber deployment," said Kevin Morgan, Clearfield Chief Marketing Officer. "We recognize the need to develop a smaller, more flexible but self-supporting FLATdrop solution to reduce the environmental impact of fiber deployment, which can be deployed in any environment and achieve more efficient inventory storage-saving contractors and installers Time and space."

Clearfield's FieldShield small FLATdrop peelable cable contains a 900 micron subunit that can be terminated with a hardened optical fiber connector (HFOC) assembly or pre-connected SC pushable connector. Unlike other FLATdrops on the market, this product can be placed in any environment, including direct burial, in-pipeline, aerial lashing, and even aerial self-supporting-this can reduce expensive real estate challenges such as pole use. This peelable cable can precisely peel the outer sheath without tools to remove excess material, making it easy to store the 900-micron termination on the FieldShield slack reel.

Clearfield's small FLATdrop will be shipped in October 2021. Learn more from the introduction video and data sheet on

Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLFD) designs, manufactures and distributes optical fiber management, protection and transmission products for communication networks. Our "Fiber to Anywhere" platform can meet the unique needs of leading existing local exchange operators (traditional operators), competitive local exchange operators (alternative operators) and MSO/cable TV companies, while also Meet the broadband needs of utilities/municipalities, enterprises, data centers, and military markets. Clearfield is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and deploys more than one million fiber ports every year. For more information, please visit

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