BOSTON, MA--Technomad Associates' complete line of loudspeakers and subwoofers are compliant with the International Electrotechnical Commission's (IEC) IP56 rating under its IP Code. IP56 is a standard for protection against hazardous parts and water ingression, and is a rare rating for full-range outdoor loudspeakers. IEC provides international standards and conformity assessments for government, business and society for all electrical, electronic and related technologies.
The IP Code defined in IEC's international standard 60529 classifies the level of protection provided against the intrusion of solid objects, dust, water and accidental contact. All Technomad products ranging from its 60-watt Vernal 15 loudspeaker to the 800-watt Chicago 15/12 subwoofer have an IP56 rating, reflecting the company's philosophy for manufacturing rugged outdoor loudspeakers that also offer audio quality with voice intelligibility and outstanding musical output.
Following IP for "International Protection" or "Ingress Protection" rating, the first digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against access to hazardous parts and the ingress of solid foreign objects. The second digit indicates equipment protection levels inside the enclosure against harmful water ingression. Officially, a 5 rating for the first digit means that dust ingression will not interfere with the operation of the equipment and offers complete protection against contact; a 6 rating for the second digital means that water projected in powerful jets against the enclosure from any direction results in no harmful effects.
"Technomad loudspeakers feature true integrated weatherproofing as opposed to 'weatherized' or 'weather-resistant' speakers that compromise acoustic performance and have a short shelf life in unprotected outdoor installations," said David Meyer, Commercial Sales Manager for Technomad. "We are pleased to announce that our products meet the superior IP56 rating from IEC, a highly respected international electrical standards organization."