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An Industry First, Fusion Speakers and Subwoofers Are Designed to Comply with ISO12216

Auckland, New Zealand â€“ Fusion®, a worldwide leader in marine audio entertainment, announced today that the Fusion marine speaker and subwoofer lineup consisting of the Signature Series, XS Series, True-Marine™ Series and EL Series have been designed to comply with ISO12216 Annex D1.1 for Areas II, III & IV – an industry first for marine speaker and subwoofer products and a revolutionary milestone for Fusion. ISO12216 is a standard set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to recognize the achievement for strength and watertightness – which is critical in the case of flooding that could lead to a rupture in the vessel’s structure affecting stability and buoyancy.

By complying with the requirements of ISO12216 (D1.1 for Areas II, III & IV), it recognizes that Fusion speakers and subwoofers are designed and built to the highest industry standards in terms of quality and robustness, and that Fusion is at the forefront of product engineering for the marine environment.

“This is the first time marine speakers and subwoofers have been designed specifically to meet the requirements of ISO12216,” said Peter Edwards, managing director, FUSION Entertainment. “It is a testament to our brand philosophy to continually design and engineer world-class marine audio entertainment products which enhance the customer’s boating experience and lasts season after season in the harsh marine environment.”

Many of Fusion’s OEM boatbuilders, particularly in Europe need to comply with EU Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) and have CE Certification. This limits their liability in the event of an accident and ensures they have not been negligent when designing and building the boat. It also benefits the end customer as they are installing a genuinely safe speaker and subwoofer system on their boat with low risk, allowing them to have a greater peace of mind out at sea. To attain these certifications, yacht designers have to assure all through-hull and deck fittings comply with ISO12216 – including marine speakers and subwoofers. Cutouts for speaker and subwoofers are essentially large holes in the boat’s structure that could allow substantial amounts of water in, potentially causing the boat to sink. ISO12216 compliance certifies that Fusion speakers and subwoofers do not allow water to ingress through and cause flooding.

For more information on Fusion’s entire line of audio products, please contact 623-580-9000 or visit www.fusionentertainment.com

Fusion designs and engineers an exciting range of mobile entertainment and related products throughout America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. Fusion is New Zealand based with significant sales operations sited in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom and United States of America.
 
Fusion® is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd, trading as Fusion Entertainment. All other brand and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.

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