NEW FROM MEDIA DÉCOR - FIRE RATED BACK BOX

A Cool Solution to a "Hot" Problem - An in wall back box that finally addresses code requirements that many installers face when recessing a flat panel display.

Ft Lauderdale, Florida - October 9, 2008 - Media Décor announces their newest product, the FIREBOX.


Mounting a TV into a wall recess to make it flush has always been a challenge. But beyond the carpentry required to accomplish this, something quite serious has rarely been addressed: Fire Codes. Local, National and International codes are confusing and often outdated by the newest fire codes. Code inspectors take the attitude that anything can catch on fire - including the TV.

Since many TVs are recess mounted above fireplaces, the problem is twofold. If the TV ignites, the fire can spread behind the enclosure. If the area behind the TV enclosure ignites (e.g. fireplace area), the fire can spread through the enclosure and into the living space. Thus the TV should be in a fire rated enclosure to prevent the fire from spreading up through the stud bay and into adjoining rooms.

To further complicate the issue, TVs must have natural or forced ventilation to operate correctly. So now we have a more complex problem: how can there be ventilation inside a firebox that will also function as a firestop or fire rated barrier if there is ignition inside or outside the firebox.

The Media Décor fire rated Firebox solves all the above issues. The entire structural unit is fire rated on all sides. The passive venting in the top and bottom is a fire rated aluminum honeycomb that seals shut above 350 degrees F. If a external forced venting system is used, the honeycomb will completely shut down the air flow at temperatures above 350 degrees F.

The FIREBOX is available in 2 versions. The CUSTOM FIREBOX is ordered to a required size. The UNIVERSAL FIREBOX is a standard size and will accommodate any TV less than 54" wide and 33" high.
The UNIVERSAL FIREBOX dimensions are fixed so it can be installed any time during construction, solving a common problem architects, builders and installers face - they no longer have to select a TV in advance. Once the TV is selected an optional custom machined masking system may be ordered to the size of the TV and popped into place. Alternatively, the wall may be reduced in size around the FIREBOX so that no masking is necessary.

The new FIREBOXES are shipping now. Pricing starts at $1,450.

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Founded in 2003, Media Décor is the worldwide leader in concealment products for Flat -screen Displays and Projection Screens. The company offers a wide range of products designed to enhance any residential or commercial setting. For more information visit www.mediadecor.com or email info@mediadecor.com

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Media Decor™ is a registered trademark of Media Décor, in the United States and/or other countries.


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