Vanco International LLC, a manufacturer of AV distribution and electronic accessories, has announced a distribution partnership with Tenmat, a passive fire protection equipment manufacturer.
Vanco says that dealers can now access advanced fire-rated enclosures for use with speakers and lighting fixtures through any Vanco distributor.
“Our dealers need fire protection solutions for commercial and high-end residential projects,” says Brandon White, director of product development for Vanco.
“Given the unique size of some of our Beale Street speakers, finding effective, easy-to-install solutions could be a challenge. When we met the team at Tenmat and saw their enclosures, we knew we found our perfect fit.”
Tenmat Products Meet Recognized Safety Standards
Vanco points out that when installing anything in a fire-rated ceiling, integrators must take steps to prevent the spread of flame through the aperture. Using Tenmat’s intumescent technology the company asserts, the interior of the enclosure quickly expands when exposed to the high levels of heat a fire creates to develop a tough char. According to Vanco, the resulting insulative char seals off any gaps and prevents the spread of flames and heat.
As part of the newly formed partnership between the two companies, Vanco distributors will carry two speaker enclosures sized to pair with the Beale Street line of products:
- FF109-FRSC: A standard fire-rated speaker enclosure that offers protection and improved acoustic performance for infinite baffle speakers up to 10-inch diameter that pairs with the Beale Basics line.
- FF109-FRSC XL: An extra-large enclosure sized to house Beale Street’s proprietary Sonic Vortex speakers.
Vanco distributors will also carry Tenmat’s line of fire-rated covers for standard recessed can lights, oversized recessed can lights, LED downlights and troffer luminaries.
Tenmat enclosures install into new construction and retrofit environments. Vanco states the products are constructed from lightweight, flexible intumescent material that can be folded and inserted into a ceiling opening. Additionally, the enclosures are placed on top of the speaker and do not require screws or sealant. Once expanded, the fire-rated enclosures can prevent the spread of flames and transmission of heat for up to an hour.
“Our products allow integrators to offer greater performance and peace of mind on any project,” comments Charlie Alfieri, sales manager, Tenmat.
“They take seconds to install and require no maintenance—but in the event of a fire, they can save a building from total destruction.”
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