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Reference EN 60849:1998
Title Sound systems for emergency purposes
Project Number 11761
Abstract/Scope Applies to sound reinforcement and distribution systems to be used to effect a rapid and orderly mobilization of occupants in an indoor and/or outdoor area affected by a hazard. Specifies the requirements for sound systems which are primarily intended to broadcast information for the protection of lives and property within a protected area when an emergency situation has occurred. Gives the characteristics and the methods of test necessary for the specification of the system.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1998-04-02
Current Stage code deadline 1999-01-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 100
Reference Document IEC 60849:1998 (EQV)
ICS 13.320 - Alarm and warning systems
33.160.30 - Audio systems
Keywords Sound system; Emergency
Note Relevant IEC withdrawn and considered as replaced by ISO 7240-16:2007 & ISO 7240-19:2007 * SR 100 advice to BT: Withdraw EN 60849:1998 * D133/045: EN 60849:1998 NOT withdrawn until prEN developed by CLC/BTTF 133-1 is available (pr=22098)
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Deadline Date
6060 1998-04-02 1999-01-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 1998-04-01 1998-05-01  
5062 1998-01-26 1998-04-01  
5020 1997-09-26 1997-12-15  
1090 1997-09-23 1998-01-23  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1998-04-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1998-04-02
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1998-07-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1999-01-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2001-01-01


Superseded by FprEN 50849:2011
Normative reference (6) EN 60065:1993
corr. November 1993
corr. September 1997
EN 60068-1:1994
IEC 60079:1971
HD 483.11 S3:1993
EN 60268-12:1995
EN 60268-16:1998
HD 384.1 S2:2001
HD 243 S12:1995
corr. October 1995
EN 61938:1997
corr. February 1997

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