FSR will debut a dedicated flat panel TV project box for installation in 8” block walls at InfoComm 2022. The series targets any masonry installation and includes features and options available in various configurations. FSR will also introduce additions to its Smart-Way Raceway platform that sends functionality up a wall (and extends it with a stick).
FSR says the PWB-CMU8 is the first dedicated flat panel TV project box engineered for installation in 8” block walls, like gymnasiums, auditoriums, stadiums, schools and numerous other masonry applications. The company says the all-metal CMU8 is “designed to replace the front portion of one block and, with the optional paintable cover, provides an attractive surface with no visible jagged block edges.”
Inside the box are two opposing two-gang device boxes, providing space for power and low voltage devices. These compartments are convertible to a single gang with the provided block-off plates that are also removable for installing active brick receivers and accommodating standard electrical plates. The gang compartments are oversized to allow for extra service loops and cable storage and with a depth of 3.25” for even the largest of the active electronic wall-plates.
The PWB-CMU8 has an available 1”, 1.25” and 1.5” knockouts centered on the opening of the most common two-hole CMU blocks. The cover is painted white, is suitable for overpainting and features beveled edges and cable lash bar to support the exiting cables so the connectors do not dislodge from the wall plates or wear due to movement.
An additional cover option is also available for the PWB-CMU8 two-gang wall box that allows the cover of the box to be locked while providing cable access. Designed for left or right swing, the cover features a large, hinged door and two small, hinged door cable exits. A flat key lock and lockable ¼ turn latch is provided so cable ends can be housed internally behind a closed or locked door.
FSR is also introducing a CMU wall box for custom connector plates that provides two large compartments for high and low-voltage connectivity. Features include a movable divider that allows multiple plate sizes, a single large or two smaller plate configurations and a large surface area to accommodate customer-supplied covers.
The WB-CMU-6G-B is a new six-gang wall box for use in masonry wall construction. It features the ability to separate compartments for high and low voltage and gang plates can be configured in many different electrical plate configuration combinations. The box comes complete with divider and spacers provided; no extra parts needed. The unit is designed for CMU construction with a large volume plate area for high density configurations recessed to protect the connectors, and multiple KO openings for ¾” to 1-¼” conduit.
At InfoComm, FSR show Smart-Way Wall Raceway — the newest addition to the Smart-Way family that provides the ability to transition from a floor to ceiling Raceway system. The Wall Unit consists of a ceiling flex conduit feed with soft edges for easy wiring and features floor to wall transition and new edging, Available in slate and aluminum, the Smart-Way Wall Raceway offers the same look as the floor version.
FSR is extending its Modular Linx System (MLS) with the introduction of the Smart-Way MLS Stick, which provides a quick way to extend the platform’s MLS along the floor to another work surface. MLS distributes two 20 Amp AC power circuits to create a relocatable and reusable modular power system. The addition of the Smart-Way MLS Stick gives designers, architects, users and engineers the flexibility to rapidly reconfigure power for a room. The Stick is available in 6-foot lengths and a choice of slate or aluminum to blend into any décor.