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. This new advanced technology provides several benefits for any workplace. 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. These stressed workers make 40 percent fewer attempts to solve difficult problems in comparison to their colleagues in quiet offices. In addition to lower productivity and higher stress levels, these employees also face the constant distraction of the typical open office conversations.
As a result, the VoiceArrest™ was designed with acoustic comfort in mind. Gone are the distractions that make it so difficult to concentrate. Gone are the worries about who is overhearing confidential conversations. And gone is an office environment that adds stress and stress-related injuries to its employees’ lives!
Through the use of four-channel technology, the VoiceArrest™ System creates a well-rounded whooshing sound, much like the hum of a high-end HVAC system. This soft background noise is focused on the frequency of human speech and covers conversations and other distractions while fading unnoticed into the background. The full, quadraphonic sound spreads uniformly across the coverage area, with no distortions or variances that could 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 provides your workplace with a new, more effective level of privacy. Through the use of Direct Field Technology, the background masking that is distributed throughout your office is perfectly balanced in both volume as well as frequency content.
This improves your privacy in two principal ways:
- Greater levels of privacy per decibel of sound output.
- More consistent privacy at all points in the treated 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. While other masking systems must operate at 48-51 decibels in order to provide acceptable privacy conditions for the majority of occupants, the VoiceArrest™ System provides equivalent privacy 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 without increasing the noise to an intrusive level.
Controlled Placement of Privacy
With other masking systems, the air space above the ceiling is utilized to distribute the white noise for sound masking. When the masking is delivered in appropriate volumes above the open cubicles, the sound also echoes in the ceiling above the closed offices even though there are no loudspeakers present; the result is often excessive noise levels in the closed office. With the old systems, only solution is to decrease the volume, and the privacy coverage, in the adjacent open areas.
The Direct Field Technology used by the VoiceArrest™ System allows the masking sound intended for the open office area to be limited to the open area. There is no unwanted bleed over of masking sound 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 can also easily upgrade to add paging and/or music to your environment using the same speakers that deploy the sound masking. You will be amazed when you hear our paging system. Due to the balanced placement of our high quality speakers, we provide the cleanest paging in the market. It blends so evenly that there is no “startle” effect that is typical with other paging systems. Background music can be added from a wide variety of sources.
Cost Effective Privacy
Businesses are always on the lookout for a cost-effective way to remove distractions and provide speech privacy in their work place. The VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System meets a compelling need by providing state-of-the-art speech privacy at a modest price. 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, these enhancements are accomplished in a way that allows them to be offered at competitive pricing even when compared to older, less effective products.
The VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System is even more cost-effective when compared to other methods of improving speech privacy, such as upgrading to acoustic ceiling tiles, adding absorbent wall panels, or raising the height of furniture panel.
Ready to find out how the VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System can raise the privacy levels of your workplace? Contact Us today!