By PSW Staff • April 20, 2018 The new VERTUS CLA 403 column arrays Bringing new coverage options to the installed sound market, the new VERTUS CLA (Column Line Array) range from FBT made its official launch at Frankfurt Prolight + Sound 2018. Boasting EN54-24 certification and an IP55 rating, the range has been created to add discreet sound reinforcement in even the most challenging of projects, including the ability to select dispersion angles depending on the project’s requirements. Suited to both indoor and outdoor use, the VERTUS CLA range comprises two models: the VERTUS CLA 803, with eight 3-inch full range woofers, and the CLA 403, with four 3-inch full range woofers. Both versions have the same sleek, lightweight and durable, powder-coated aluminum housing. Completely dustproof and waterproof, the enclosure’s grille is covered with a special hydrophobic fabric to ensure absolute rejection of all atmospheric agents. Full EN54-24 certification also means both columns can be used for emergency and evacuation applications – in the event of a fire, all VERTUS CLA columns are equipped with a ceramic terminal block and thermal fuse. The range also offers new features for systems integrators facing challenging acoustic conditions. Both the CLA 803 and CLA 403 are characterized by an integrated passive directivity control system which delivers a consistent frequency-based vertical dispersion, and which offers users the choice of two angles – Narrow (110° (H) x 15° (V) and Wide 110° (H) x 40° (V). This new functionality guarantees flexibility for the integrator, even allowing for the horizontal mounting of columns. In addition, each VERTUS CLA enclosure is fully modular, so multiple enclosures can be linked to increase low-frequency control, high-frequency dispersion and overall SPL. Other features include a 100V line transformer with switchable power levels. A wide range of accessories is also available for total system configuration flexibility, including a bracket with two diffusers offering a 0° – 15° swivel range (in 5° steps); a fixed 0° bracket for assembling straight arrays; a tilting wall-bracket for mounting at up to 20° (V) and 90° (H); and a fixed wall support for near-flush mounting. A flybar is also available (with optional clamp), plus a foldable floor stand. The accessories match the enclosures with sliding guides and integrated quick release pins for a quick, easy and effective installation. FBT Tagged with: Column Arrays FBT installation Loudspeakers Product Prolight + Sound Sound Reinforcement · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.