Two new high-density solutions from fiber-management specialist Clearfield Inc. include the multifiber push-on (MPO)-equipped Clearview Cassette and the Half-Wide LGX Blade.

By teaming it with the MPO connector, the Clearview Cassette (which Clearfield says is the cornerstone of its FieldSmart fiber-management architecture) now delivers 12 times the fiber connectivity than previously available, while the Half-Wide LGX Blade doubles optical component density for those requiring an LGX footprint.

Delivering 12 units of fiber connectivity in each of its 12 connector ports, Clearfield notes its MPO-equipped Clearview Cassette provides as many as 144 fibers within its small footprint or 288 ports in a single 1RU panel at maximum configuration. According to the company, both solutions cut capex “as much as 50 percent.”

"While today it may be difficult to imagine the application requirements that would require more than 20,000 ports of fiber connectivity on a single frame, that same thought was projected when the first high-count IFC cable was brought to market or the first
144-port fiber panel just 10 years ago," comments COO Johnny Hill. "Bandwidth requirements are driving the demand for fiber and forcing network managers to make room for more fiber everywhere in their networks. A design principle of the FieldSmart product line is to lead the market in port density and access, and this new solution demonstrates our ongoing commitment."

The components are available for shipment today.

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