UL1480 Type F Listing on the HyperSpike® LineWave® Loudspeaker

27 January 2020

Ultra announces today that its HyperSpike® LineWave® speakers, a loudspeaker solution designed to ensure that critical life-saving messages are heard and understood, has acquired permission to mark as UL1480 Type F and CAN/ULC-S541:2016, Speakers for Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems.

Type F designates the speaker as a fire protective signalling device when installed with supplied installation instructions and requirements of NEC/AHJ.

As the only UL 1480 Type F listed line array speaker available to the Fire and Life Safety industry, the LineWave® addresses one of the most difficult challenges facing emergency notification and paging systems - achieving optimal speech intelligibility and powerful tones in problematic and reverberant spaces.

The LineWave® joins the TCPA-10 and TCPA Omni in the HyperSpike® family of UL1480 listed emergency notification solutions and is available in 70V distributed audio or 16/8/4 Ohm direct drive with power draw ranging from 20W to 160W. Producing a max SPL out of 105dB to 123dB, the LineWave® offers exceptional scaling capabilities for any size installation.

Patrick Allison, Vice President of Business Development commented: “Our mission at HyperSpike® is to continually provide excellence in the development and manufacturing of intelligible, life-saving communication solutions. Staying true to those objectives, we are proud to provide our Fire and Life Safety partners with the UL1480 LineWave® notification system that resolves multiple challenges in acoustic environments.”

Ultra manufactures Hyperspike® emergency notification and paging solutions that exceed the highest standards of the life safety market. During times of crisis, reliable and crystal-clear voice notification is critical. HyperSpike® delivers best-in-class voice intelligibility, powerful acoustic output, and industry-leading technology that save lives.

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Ultra Electronics USSI            +1 260 248 3666



Patrick Allison                             +1 260 248 5628

Vice President Business Development                        [email protected]


Heather Lutton                           +1 260 248 3632

Product Manager – Rugged Commercial Products   [email protected]

About Ultra:

Ultra specializes in providing application-engineered bespoke solutions. We focus on our customers’ mission critical and intelligent systems in the defense, security, critical detection & control markets.


UL1480 – Common Code Compliance listing

AHJ – Authority Having Jurisdiction

TCPA – Description of how the speaker is constructed

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