FieldShield® Fiber Pathway
Pushing fiber to your desired distribution or drop point reducing the cost of "last mile" broadband deployment efficiently
FieldShield® is a fiber pathway and protection method aimed at reducing the cost of "last mile" broadband deployment with pushable fiber.
Pushable Fiber technology enables users to push or pull specially designed hardened fiber cable assemblies through a series of ruggedized microducts, delivering fiber to even the hardest to reach environments. Fiber can be buried with the simplest and least invasive trenching techniques, as well as run directly up a cell tower, while being fully protected from the harshest elements. Ease of field restoration is ensured regardless of installation method or environment in which it is installed where you want it, when you want it, and cost-effectively.
FieldShield Ruggedized Microduct
FieldShield® starts with a ruggedized microduct designed to support all aerial, direct bury, and inside plant “last mile” needs. Created from the most rugged HDPE polymers, FieldShield Microduct is strong enough to be placed using traditional methods of boring and plowing, allowing you to leverage your existing conduit placement equipment, as well as newer, less disruptive technologies such as micro trenching or saw cutting.
Available for aerial and buried environments in the OSP as well as in a plenum configuration for riser environments, FieldShield provides the pathway to quickly deliver a crush-resistant FieldShield pushable fiber assembly.
FieldShield Aerial Microduct
• FieldShield Aerial Microduct / 8 mm diameter, self supporting (figure-8 style) microduct
• FieldShield Aerial 10/8 mm Microduct / 10 mm diameter, self-supporting (figure-8 style) microduct
• FieldShield Aerial 14/10 Microduct / 14mm diameter, self-supporting (figure-8 style) microduct
FieldShield Direct Bury Microduct
• FieldShield Direct Bury / 10/6 mm Microduct, durable and crush resistant micro-conduit
• FieldShield Direct Bury / 14/10 mm Microduct, durable and crush resistant micro-conduit
FieldShield Plenum Microduct
• FieldShield Plenum 10/6 mm Microduct / durable, polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) crush resistant microduct
• FieldShield Plenum 12.7/10 mm Microduct / durable, polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) crush resistant microduct
FieldShield Riser Rated Microduct
• FieldShield Riser Rated 10/6 mm Microduct / durable, crush resistant micro-conduit
• FieldShield Riser Rated 14/10 mm Microduct / durable, crush resistant micro-conduit
FieldShield Fiber Cable and Connectors
Whether you push or pull the fiber into the FieldShield Microduct, the PBT jacket of Clearfield's FieldShield Pushable Fiber easily slips through the microduct's smooth inner wall. Utilizing OFS bend-insensitive glass, FieldShield Pushable Fiber is available in a variety of fiber counts: 1 to 12 fibers in a 3mm jacket and up to 24 fibers in a 4mm jacket.
Specify standard connectors or FieldShield Pushable Connectors that enable FieldShield StrongFiber to be easily pulled through FieldShield Ruggedized Microduct. StrongFiber as an ISP cable reduces pre-engineering and on-site installation time for MDU and Riser deployments.
FieldShield SC and LC Pushable Connectors
FieldShield Pushable Connectors are factory terminated and polished SC and LC connectors designed to be terminated on simplex and duplex FieldShield Pushable Optical Fiber Assemblies. After being pushed or pulled through FieldShield Microduct, the smooth wall protective sleeve is easily removed and an outer housing is snapped into place, creating an industry standard connector without mechanical or fusion splicing. All SC and LC FieldShield Pushable Connector styles can be pushed/pulled in all FieldShield Microducts.
Designed to simplify the deployment of fiber where one or two fibers are required, FieldShield SC and LC Pushable Connectors provide a tech-friendly field assembled fiber connector that snaps together in seconds without jeopardizing fiber protection or optical reliability. Greatly reduce installation costs for Fiber to the Home (FTTH) installations, business class services, cell backhaul or any other small count delivery application.
FieldShield MPO Pushable Connector
FieldShield Pushable Connectors are factory terminated and polished. MPO Connectors are designed to be terminated on 6 or 12-fiber FieldShield Pushable Optical Fiber Assemblies. After being pushed or pulled through FieldShield Microduct, the black protective sleeve is easily removed and the green MPO outer housing is snapped into place creating an industry standard connector without mechanical or fusion splicing. FieldShield Pushable MPO Connectors can be pulled/pushed in 14/10 mm FieldShield Microduct.
Designed to simplify the deployment of fiber where multiple fibers are required, FieldShield MPO Pushable Connectors provide a tech-friendly, field-assembled connector that snaps together in seconds without jeopardizing fiber protection or optical reliability. Greatly reduce installation costs for Fiber to the Home (FTTH) installations, business class services, cell backhaul or any other small count delivery application.
FieldShield Drop Cables
No two networks are exactly alike, so effective drop cable solutions are those that give the customer the flexibility of configuration that best suits any first build needs.
• FieldShield FLATdrop is designed for traditional flat-drop cable connectivity, but removes the added cost or need for bulky connectors.
• FieldShield D-ROP is a pre-connectorized "Restorable One Pass" drop cable delivered to the market, pre-placed in a FieldShield 7mm Microduct. This single pass deployment provides ease of restoration in the event of a fiber cut.
• FieldShield FLEXdrop™ is available for aerial and buried environments in the OSP or plenum and riser-rated configurations in the inside plant. FLEXdrop gives installers the ultimate in flexibility to satisfy multiple environments with a single solution. Your X = Your Drop Cable Choice!
FieldShield FLATdrop is the first pre-connectorized flat drop style cable to provide hardened environmental performance on a flat drop style cable without the added cost or dependency on the market’s existing bulky connector.
Connectivity to access terminals is achieved through the innovative FlexConnector, which snaps into the YOURx-Terminal and YOURx-TAP, providing an air-tight and water-tight connection. Connector options for this product include FieldShield SC and LC Pushable Connectors or FieldShield MPO Pushable Connector.
D-ROP cable presents the same footprint as a flat drop cable with the added advantage of being restorable. As with all FieldShield ducted solutions, fiber cuts are located and microduct is repaired with repair kit. Blunt fiber is then pulled and terminated with a splice-on connector minimizing costs and time to restore the service outage.
The pre-installed FlexConnector is plugged directly into the FlexPort opening of the YOURx-Terminal or YOURx-TAP, providing a completely protected pathway from the access point directly to the premise, business or antenna with the option for restoration after accidental fiber cut. Connector options for this product include FieldShield SC and LC Pushable Connectors or FieldShield MPO Pushable Connector.
FieldShield FLEXdrop has more flexibility than our standard FieldShield Optical Cable making it ideal for shorter drops where more handling and slack storage may be required. Whether it’s used indoor or outdoor, the flexibility of the jacket allows for deployment with reduced jacket memory and decreases the risk of kinking.
While FLEXdrop is typically used in conjunction with FieldShield Microduct solutions, in some applications, it can be stapled directly to walls and ceilings or used on building wrap applications securing with crown T18 staples.
FieldShield StrongFiber is a durable high tensile strength fiber when compared to other fibers of its size. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor environments. Manufactured with premium bend-insensitive fiber, FieldShield StrongFiber offers high tensile strength to resist damage to the fiber during installation in the FieldShield Microducts.
When terminated with a FieldShield Pullable Connector, the FieldShield StrongFiber can be quickly deployed, and in turn, reduces installation time drastically. Connector options for this product include FieldShield SC and LC Pushable Connectors or FieldShield MPO Pushable Connector.
FieldShield StrongFiber Deploy Reel
The FieldShield StrongFiber Deploy Reel is a 4.5”x 1” spool, designed to hold up to 300 feet of StrongFiber, with integrated bulkhead and pre-mated adapter that can easily be mounted into a small form factor fiber management element of choice. The small form factor of the 900um fiber makes slack storage minimal and easy to accommodate, while the exceptional pull strength of StrongFiber makes it craft-friendly and easy for the technician to handle without fear of fiber damage.
With less cable weight and, therefore, less co-efficient of friction (COF), installations are more timely and with minimal friction as the cable is pulled through bends and turns throughout the microduct route path.
FieldShield StrongFiber Drop Wheel
FieldShield StrongFiber Drop Wheel assemblies address key challenges with a compact, quick-deploy platform. Each drop wheel is spooled with 200 feet of FieldShield StrongFiber, pre-terminated with a pullable SC/APC or SC/UPC connector. The drop wheel is easily deployed by extending the wheel from the cradle and pulling the fiber through the microduct or conduit.
Once the pullable connector reaches its destination, the connector is mated to an adapter or directly into an ONT, providing a complete plug-and-play solution. Any remaining slack is stored and managed on the drop wheel.