The Benefits of Advanced Sound Masking Technology
VoiceArrest Sound Masking System The VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System is measurably the most effective sound masking system available. Here are a few of the benefits you will enjoy as a result of new advanced technology. Comfortable, Stress Relieving Privacy Open office floor plans are praised for their encouragement of team building and communication. But these open-style offices can also create increased levels of stress among employees. Even low levels of noise at work reduce problem solving skills by almost 40 percent and significantly raise levels of stress over those colleagues in quiet offices. In addition to lower productivity and increased stress, these employees face the constant distraction of open office’s conversations. The VoiceArrest™ was designed to provide acoustic comfort in this type of stressful environment. The gentle, background sound covers conversations and distractions. No more interruptions from miscellaneous office noise. And no further worries about who might overhear confidential conversations. Through the use of four-channel sound masking technology, the VoiceArrest™ System simulates the full, yet gentle whooshing sound of a high-end HVAC system; this soft background noise is focused on the frequency of human speech and covers conversations and other distractions. The full, quadraphonic sound spreads uniformly across the coverage area, with no distortions or variances that would be distracting. This effective sound masking technology is so natural that you won’t even realize it is there. Consistently Higher Privacy The VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System utilizes developments in sound technology and to provide a more consistent and effective level of privacy throughout the treated space. Through the use of Direct Field Technology, the background masking is perfectly balanced in both volume as well as frequency content. This technology provides better privacy in two primary ways:
- Greater levels of privacy per decibel of sound output.
- Consistent levels of privacy throughout the entire coverage area.
Quieter, Less Intrusive Privacy The uniform sound and consistent volume distribution of the sound delivered by the VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System permits its operation at substantially lower sound levels than competitive systems, while still maintaining its effectiveness. Most masking systems must operate at 48 to 51 decibels of sound in order to provide acceptable privacy for most of the office space. The VoiceArrest™ system, however, is normally operated at 45 decibels under the same conditions. The increased efficiency of the VoiceArrest™ System provides effective privacy with a quieter, less intrusive sound. Or if you require even higher levels of privacy than most offices, you can utilize the higher settings while keeping the sound output well within comfortable noise levels. Controlled Placement of Privacy Old plenum-based systems employ the air space above the ceiling tiles to distribute the sound masking “white” noise, but they often encounter issues in space shared by both open and closed office areas. When masking is delivered to the open area at appropriate levels, the sound also echoes into the enclosed office space and builds up to excessive levels, even if there are no masking loudspeakers above it. With the old systems, the only solution is to decrease the volume, and the privacy coverage, in the adjacent open areas. Direct Field Technology used by the VoiceArrest™ System means the masking sound intended for the open office area is entirely restricted to the open area. There is no unwanted bleed over effect into enclosed offices or conference rooms. If masking is desired in the enclosed space, a separate zone can be provided, and its level is controlled independently. Privacy + Paging + Music The VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System also has the ability to utilize the sound masking speakers to add paging and/or music. The balanced placement of our high quality speakers provides the cleanest paging system on the market without the typical “startle” effect. Cost Effective Privacy Businesses and other facilities are looking for a cost-effective way to provide speech privacy. Given the technological and performance advantages of the VoiceArrest™ System in comparison to the old plenum-based systems, people expect it to be more expensive. However, with new technology and efficient design, the VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System provides state-of-the-art speech privacy at a modest, competitive price. The VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System is even more cost-effective when compared to other methods of increasing privacy, such as upgrading ceiling tiles, adding absorbent wall panels, or raising furniture panel heights. Contact us today to find out how the VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System can raise the privacy levels of your workplace!