Sixth Largest City in the U.S. Deploys New Fiber Optic Breakaway Connector Developed by FNT

After years of tolerating multiple monthly cabinet strikes and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cabling infrastructure losses, the sixth largest city in the U.S. is now fighting back with a state-of-the-art technology, developed in their own back yard. The first deployment of FNT's Patent Pending Controlled Shear Point (CSP) Technology occurred on June 8th and began with the conversion of three traffic cabinets located in The City of Phoenix.

Phoenix, AZ, November 12, 2016 --( City of Phoenix Civil Engineer, Marshall Riegel was quoted saying, "The City chose to deploy the CSP Shear Point Technology to eliminate the catastrophic cabling infrastructure losses and high costs associated with cabinet strikes." Marshall continued that, "The cost savings that will occur from eliminating the glass pinging effect, where fiber under tension has a tendency to break in multiple locations, can potentially save the City thousands of dollars. Further, with the pull protection provided by CSP, FNT claims that the cabling to equipment interfaces can now be direct connected, eliminating the initial and on-going maintenance costs associated with cross connect devices and patch cables. Elimination of these unnecessary components nearly pays for the installed cost of the CSP device."

Not considered as part of the cabinet itself, the CSP devices are available for Control, Power, and Fiber protection, and are easy to deploy on new and existing cabinets. In the event of a cabinet strike, the CSP breakaway technology enables fast and easy re-connection, restoring the intersection to full operability in just minutes.

CSP Shear Technology began in 2009, with the introduction of the Intelligent Release Interconnect System (IRIS), a complete outdoor rated fiber optic break-away connector. IRIS was designed to eliminate the need for cabinet interconnect devices, which often used indoor rated optical connection components, such as patch cables. Jeff Dominique, inventor and CEO of FNT explained that "Our original thought in designing the IRIS was to completely follow the intent of the ISMA rating, which at that time had not been applied to fiber optic interconnection devices."

The recently released CSP Shear Technology promises to change the face on how municipalities, as well as all Department of Transportation agencies across the country protect their investments, reduce liability and property damage, and promote a greater level of public safety.

Visit or call FNT at 866-818-8050 to learn more on how CSP Technology or IRIS can save cost and provide the ultimate level of roadside safety, protection, and quick restoration.

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