IRIS Projected Cost Benefits

NO IRISTM

SCENARIO

COMPONENT FAILURE

RESULT OF FAILURE

ESTIMATED RESTORE TIME

ESTIMATED RESTORE COST

Vehicle hits cabinet, dislodging it from its pedestal.

Patch cables do not break away.

Electronics destroyed.

6 hours

(if electronics are in stock)

$5,500.00

Vehicle hits cabinet, dislodging it from its pedestal.

Drop cable is pulled back from splice point.

Destroyed drop cable and possible damage to splice case and main fiber trunk.

10 to 14 hours

(if drop cable is in stock)

$6,500.00 to $10,000.00 (depending on extent of damage)

Vehicle hits cabinet, dislodging it from its pedestal.

Patch cables break away as intended.

Broken patch cables, must be replaced.

4 hours

(if patch cables are in stock)

$600.00

Flood fills cabinet above fiber connection.

Connector is backfilled with muddy water.

System incapable of transmission.

8 hours

(after flood water subsides)

$2,750.00

(includes connector interface replacement)

Dust Storm penetrates cabinet.

Connector becomes contaminated with dust.

System incapable of transmission.

4 hours

$450.00

ESTIMATED DAMAGE MODEL                                                             $15, 800.00 Min.

 

 

WITH IRISTM

SCENARIO

COMPONENT FAILURE

RESULT OF FAILURE

ESTIMATED RESTORE TIME

ESTIMATED RESTORE COST

Vehicle hits cabinet, dislodging it from its pedestal.

None-IRIS Connector trips. Backbone, drop cable and electronics stay intact.

Temporary loss of signal

5 minutes

(after cabinet is reset)

$35.00

Flood fills cabinet above fiber connection.

None

No loss of signal

0 hours

$0.00

Dust storm penetrates

None

No loss of signal

0 hours

$0.00

ESTIMATED DAMAGE MODEL                                                               $35.00

  • Notes:  Time and material cost estimates are taken from real restoration projects and only reflect actual time to secure required replacement materials, install and test the fiber optic portion of the restoration.  No delays for equipment reset or equipment access delays have been considered.