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.
IInsertion loss (single-mode)
0.35dB – typical, 0.50dB – maximum
-46°C to +85°C
-62°C to +85°C
Method B , 8 dops
100 cycles, ±90° twist
Cable sealing flex
200 lbs. for 10 min.
Schedule C, -62°C 85°C, 5 cycles
Condition C, 5 shocks/axis
Condition C for 1.5 hrs./axis
65°C at 95% RH
Condition C, 250 hrs.
85°C, 250 hrs.
Method A, Prod. A,, 1M - 24 hrs.
Sand and dust
1 When tested with military-rated fiber optic cable
2 Plug, receptacle, tested open ended
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