2018-02-05

Presenting VORTIS 2, the first EN 54-24-certified install speakers, at the ISE show in Amsterdam

HK Audio is set to present the first of its new VORTIS 2 series install speakers developed in collaboration with Gräf & Meyer, a company specializing in evacuation systems, at the 2018 Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam.

The outcome of a successful open alliance will feature prominently in Hall 7, Booth R205 at the event, which is the world’s largest AV systems integration show.

These debut VORTIS 2 speakers are certified to EN 54-24:2008 and all future models of this line will follow suit. With this certification from the independent accredited testing institute CNBOP-PIB, these speakers can serve the dual purpose of sound reinforcement and voice alarming.

VORTIS 2 speakers deliver high sound pressure levels and provide the variable directivity needed to satisfy the statutory standards for speech intelligibility even in environments with challenging acoustics and high noise levels.

Fabian Reimann, HK Audio Application Support Engineer and Product Manager Installation, said: “Things soon get complicated in a lot of projects where the requirements for harmonized safety standards, sound reinforcement technology and system integration converge. Working with our electronics partner Gräf & Meyer, we want to provide the support technical planners, building services engineers, architects and system integrators need to successfully execute even very complex projects. The first EN 54-24-certified loudspeakers from HK Audio are an important tile in the mosaic on the path to implementing our new service offering.”