New York City Approved: The Load Limiting Banner Bracket from Far Field Telecom


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If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. Such is the case with the Load Limiting Banner Bracket, manufactured by Far Field Telecom (FFT) and recently approved by the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT). The company said the new brackets successfully mitigate the structural deficiency that would be caused by co-locating a mobile telecom installation on a pole with a banner.

With banner attachments to light poles becoming commonplace in many cities, small cell placement on existing infrastructure fights for access to the same space. Light pole mounted radio equipment is often needed in the exact same areas where banner installations already exist, both intended to reach the same population. Previously, a decision had to be made to allow only one use of the light pole. With the advent of FFT’s Patented Load Limiting Banner Bracket, colocation of telecommunications equipment and banners is now possible and light poles structurally inadequate to support banners can be brought into code compliance.

“With the support of our valued client, ExteNet, who boldly believed in our unconventional solutions, we presented this product to NYC and, after review by the city agencies, we are proud to announce that the Patented Load Limiting Banner Bracket has become a spec product in NYC. This, in turn, unlocks the “banner poles” for telecom use and, thereby, my dream of reshaping the industry was realized. We’re excited to become the sole provider of this product to our industry and beyond. Our manufacturing is ramping up now,” said Chad Schwartz, President of Far Field Telecom.

FFT is a product development company with a focus on wireless oDAS, smart city, and small cell infrastructure. Their products range from general antenna mounting hardware to unique equipment concealment solutions.

To learn more about how Far Field Telecom can assist you with your next challenging project, contact Craig Andrews via email or at 908-345-6363.

October 29, 2019

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