The product test and certification program was undertaken in England by the world-renowned British Standards Institute (BSi). JBL's Northridge, California facility has been awarded BSI's prestigious "Kitemark" accreditation as part of the qualification process.
The EN 54 directive establishes standards of intelligibility and environmental longevity for products used in life safety applications such as voice alarm systems within the European Union.
JBL's Control 25AV-LS is already widely used for life safety applications in the US and around the world. The EN 54 certification is in addition to UL1480-UUMW life safety certification.
Rick Kamlet, JBL Senior Marketing Manager for Commercial Installed Sound, commented: "Our Control(r) Contractor series speakers have long been established as some of the most robust products available. Adding EN 54 part 24 to the long list of safety certifications on this range will allow us to continue bringing HARMAN's high-quality standards to our European customers."
By investing in EN 54 certification, HARMAN Professional once again shows its commitment to support its customers' needs and continue to be the number one choice in audio for stadiums, airports and other public venues worldwide.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets - supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG(r), Harman Kardon(r), Infinity(r), JBL(r), Lexicon(r) and Mark Levinson(r). The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.3 billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2012.