IRIS™ Cable Assemblies

Installation zone RECOMMENDATION
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OCC's patented IRIS™ is a revolutionary fiber optic interconnect system for traffic-control enclosures and cabinets that disengages upon impact, protecting the installed fiber plant from destruction. IRIS allows for a fully restored fiber optic connection to be made, without field repair or re-termination of the fiber optic cable. Most importantly, IRIS protects the installed fiber plant from damage when the control enclosure is impacted, so it should be considered as a key component of any wide area disaster recovery plan.

IRIS is especially suited for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) that encompass a broad range of wireless, fiber optic communications-based information, control, and electronic technologies. When integrated into the transportation system infrastructure, these technologies help monitor and manage traffic flow, reduce congestion, provide alternate routes to travelers, enhance productivity, and save time, money and lives.

Destruction of a traffic-control cabinet results in lost synchronization, productivity and time, as well as the loss of thousands of dollars to repair multiple fiber optic cables at any given intersection. Protecting the installed fiber plant with IRIS greatly reduces the impact from both financial and out-of-service conditions.

Features

  • Protects fiber connectivity, while minimizing collateral damage and downtime. Designed to sense mechanical axial and shear loads from within the control enclosure, IRIS’s patented technology releases and separates, protecting the installed fiber plant. When the sensing ring is pulled by a horizontal force within a 360° horizon, the mechanical latch surrounding the engaged fiber optic connector is tripped. The multi-channel fiber optic connector disengages and retracts under positive pressure, ejecting the plug to break away from the receptacle in milliseconds, thereby avoiding collateral damage.
  • Withstands day-to-day environmental stresses. The IRIS system operates flawlessly within harsh environments and will survive temporary submersion due to flooding. The sealing features also prevent accumulation of dust and debris, which reduces the need for repeated, costly field maintenance.
  • Designed for multiple, efficient connections. The IRIS system can accommodate up to 12 fiber optic channels. For ITS applications, the plug side of IRIS features 6 ft. pigtails with choice of ST, SC or LC simplex connectors. IRIS allows installation of pre-tested fiber optic assemblies within minutes. Typical installation allows the receptacle pigtail to be spliced into the fiber plant, and the plug/receptacle connectors are all pre-terminated and test verified for easy installation.

Standards

Performance Specifications

Performance

Specification

Parameter

IInsertion loss (single-mode)

TIA/EIA-455-171

0.35dB – typical, 0.50dB – maximum

Operating temperature

TIA/EIA-455-5

-46°C to +85°C

Storage temperature

TIA/EIA-455-5

-62°C to +85°C

Mating durability

TIA/EIA-455-21

500 cycles

Impact2

TIA/EIA-455-2

Method B , 8 dops

Twist

TIA-455-36

100 cycles, ±90° twist

Cable sealing flex

TIA/EIA-455-1

Procedure I

Cable retention1

EIA/TIA-455-6

200 lbs. for 10 min.

Thermal Shock

TIA/EIA-455-71

Schedule C, -62°C 85°C, 5 cycles

Mechanical shock

EIA/TIA-455-14A

Condition C, 5 shocks/axis

Vibration

EIA/TIA-455-11B

Condition C for 1.5 hrs./axis

Temperature humidity

TIA/EIA-455-5C

65°C at 95% RH

Corrosion resistance

EIA/TIA-455-16

Condition C, 250 hrs.

Life aging

EIA/TIA-455-11

85°C, 250 hrs.

Water pressure

EIA/TIA-455-98

Method A, Prod. A,, 1M - 24 hrs.

Sand and dust

EIA/TIA-455-35

16 hrs.

Notes:
1 When tested with military-rated fiber optic cable
2 Plug, receptacle, tested open ended

Specifications

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