Clearfield Delivers the New FieldSmart FxMP Industrys First Universal Mount Multi-Purpose Fiber Panel

Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD), the specialist in fiber management for
communication service providers, today announced general availability of
the FieldSmart Fiber Crossover Multi-Purpose (FxMP) Patch Panel, a
high-density, low maintenance fiber distribution panel for routing and
deploying fiber jumpers. With the introduction, Clearfield becomes the
only equipment manufacturer in the industry to deliver against operator
requests for a common panel that can be deployed in every fiber
deployment scenario. Key product features include:

“Clearfield’s proven cassette and new panel option will save us time and
money during team training and deployment, as well as in the maintenance
process,” says Matt Updenkelder, CoastCom by Wave’s director of
construction. “We are aggressively expanding our fiber services and
turning up customers throughout the Pacific Northwest area. As we are
increasingly deploying in a wider variety of applications and locations,
the universal design of the FieldSmart FxMP will make our procurement,
inventory management and construction programs highly efficient.”

Designed to streamline, simplify and reduce the operational costs of
deploying fiber, Clearfield’s FieldSmart FxMP delivers a universal
deployment option, making it easier to order, train field staff and
support the rapidly growing market for fiber services. This universal
panel enables fiber deployments of 1RU (24 ports) up to 11” (288 ports).
Like all other FieldSmart products, the FxMP Panel utilizes the
Clearview® Cassette as its 12-port building block.

“Clearfield’s FieldSmart FxMP Patch Panel is a game changer for the
Fiber to the Home, Business, Data Center and Central Office markets with
its ability to transform what has been a labor, training and
installation intensive process to something simple, intuitive and
straightforward,” said Kevin Morgan, Clearfield’s chief marketing
officer. “Operators have been seeking help to rationalize the equipment
used to deliver fiber services and Clearfield is the first to deliver.”

Clearfield’s FieldSmart FxMP Panel is RUS listed and designed to comply
with Telcordia GR-63, GR-1089, GR-449, GR-20 and GR-409. Optical
component configurations use Telcordia GR 1221/1209 compliant devices,
plus terminations are designed and tested to Telcordia GR-326. And to
continue keeping it simple, the panel supports all industry-standard
singlemode and multimode connectors. Details on the FieldSmart FxMP
Patch Panel can be found on the product
page, product
video and at

About Clearfield, Inc.

Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLFD) designs, manufactures and distributes
fiber optic management, protection and delivery products for
communications networks. Our “fiber to anywhere” platform serves the
unique requirements of leading incumbent local exchange carriers
(traditional carriers), competitive local exchange carriers (alternative
carriers), and MSO/cable TV companies, while also catering to the
broadband needs of the utility/municipality, enterprise, data center and
military markets. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Clearfield deploys
more than a million fiber ports each year. For more information, visit

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