In a unique audio industry initiative, five professional audio manufacturers have achieved a multi-manufacturer voice alarm solution fully compliant with EN 54-16. This initiative is open to all manufacturers interested in offering EN 54-16 compliance, proving that it is no longer necessary to source EN 54-compliant voice alarm solutions from a single manufacturer.
When the EN 54-16 voice alarm standard was launched in 2008, it was designed for companies who only made the entire system. This new initiative permits voice alarm systems to be built in a modular way according to the requirements of each project, utilizing a range of products from these manufacturers.
With certification having been granted for more than 30 products, the system includes audio signal processing and control using Peavey MediaMatrix, audio signal processing from BSS Audio, along with a wide selection of Crown and Powersoft amplifiers. Luminex network switches are also certified to allow systems to be connected using copper or fiber. In the coming weeks, d&b amplifiers will also be added to the certificate.
The system supports analogue, Dante, AES3 XDAB and BLU-Link connections.
More details on the solution will be released shortly along with information on how other manufacturers may obtain certification for their products to become part of the system. Further details can be found here.