AtlasIED has announced the release of the new FAP Strategy III Series ceiling loudspeakers. Their big push with them is something they are calling Safety First Mounting System (SFMS) and they claim that it prevents mounting tab damage during installation. The damage is caused by over torqueing during the installation process. This excessive torque can damage the mounting tabs that over time can increase the chance of mounting tab breakage and the loudspeaker falling from the ceiling. The SFMS is the result of over 100 tested prototypes until the final design was approved. This patent pending technology uses t-handles that are integrated into the front of the loudspeaker baffle to tighten the mounting tabs in materials up to 3/4”.
Claiming that the SFMS, decreases installation time by up to 60 percent, AtlasIED’s mounting design installs without the need for tools. A front mounted 70V tap selector allows installers to adjust and set the 70V power taps and a removable four-pole euro-style connector allows for pre-wiring and daisy chaining of additional loudspeakers and subwoofers. They also claim an improved waveguide design provides wider coverage than previous models. The benefit is cost savings due to fewer loudspeakers required, while still maintaining uniform sound throughout. Low-frequency response is enhanced and deeper bass definition is provided via the optimized low frequency tuning port. Additionally all models are safety listed to both UL1480 and UL2043.