Helping to make audio systems designed for the future, specialist audio manufacturer TOA revealed their eagerly awaited EN 54 European standard fire alarm audio products at this year’s prolight+sound. TOA is the world’s first EN 54 total solution provider and now offers a fully certified audio control and speaker system.
TOA’s VM-3000 is not only the new ‘yardstick’ in compact public address and voice alarm systems, but also one of the first to be certified with the EN 54-16 standard and is a key product in delivering greater public security.
Completing the solution the world’s first EN 54-24 certified speakers includes the TOA PC-1867FC flush-mounted ceiling and the BS-680FC wall-mounted public address speakers. TOA has also introduced a fully EN 54-4 certified power supply with the VX-2000DS at its centre.
“We are proud to be at the very forefront in embracing EN 54 certified products to the market. TOA has always had a strong record for standard compliance and we are thrilled to demonstrate our competences and extreme quality standards once again with our new line up,” says Wolfgang Pein, Director, German Sales at TOA Europe.
“The first total solution, comprising speakers, PA/VA central equipment and power supply, demonstrates our commitment to the market and also to our important partners across Europe. TOA firmly believes that these new regulations will change the face of the industry for voice alarm equipment in European and international markets.”
“An increasing importance for fire detection and alarm systems in combination with voice alarm systems will pave the way for greater public security. We will be continually offering guidance on the EN 54 standard for our distributors, installers and users in order to help them in planning future systems and investments in compliant products.”
EN 54 stipulates the product and testing requirements for voice alarm components in fire detection and alarm systems. It aims to improve the communication of installed systems with the outside world – users, installers, fire men and, most importantly, the public. Also, EN 54 states the availability of system functionality in the most adverse or challenging of operating environments.
All EN 54 standards will become effective across the member states of the European Union in March, 2011. In summary, TOA is the first manufacturer to meet all three parts applicable to voice alarm components already today including:
• EN 54-4: Power Supply Equipment
• EN 54-16: Voice Alarm and Indicating Equipment
• EN 54-24: System Loudspeakers
Readers are encouraged to contact TOA with questions and requests related to EN 54 certified products.