Benefits of Sound Masking Technology
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.
Reduction in Distractions & Improved Speech Privacy
The main two reasons facilities opt to install a sound masking system are:
- To reduce distractions for better productivity
- To improve speech privacy for better confidentiality
The VoiceArrest System does both by providing a low-level hum comparable to the gentle whooshing of an HVAC. While barely noticeable itself, the sound is effective in covering unwanted noises, whether distractions or potentially overheard conversations.
In terms of distractions, workers with this kind of acoustic treatment experience less stress, while more effectively problem solving. They also make more ergonomic adjustments to their workstations. All of this means happier, healthier, and more focused workers.
In terms of speech privacy, the VoiceArrest System offers just that- speech privacy. Where it differs from other systems is that the VoiceArrest is able to mask sound more quietly. Sure you could provide speech privacy with a jet engine outside workers’ windows, but that is counter-productive with regard to distraction levels. Thus, it’s worth knowing that other masking systems must be operated at 48-51 dB in order to provide acceptable privacy conditions for most occupants. In contrats, the VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System is normally operated at 45 dB under the same conditions.
This level of speech privacy at a lower decibel level means you get equivalent privacy but with quieter, less intrusive sound. Thus, if your application is unusual and requires greater privacy than most, you can now use the higher settings to meet those needs.
Controlled Placement of Privacy
Whether you’re looking for fewer distractions or more speech privacy (or both!), it’s important to get the most effective system available. Unlike plenum-based systems, the VoiceArrest Sound Masking System takes advantage of direct field technology. This means that the downfalls that accompany plenum-based systems are not problematic for the VoiceArrest which can be precisely placed within the ceiling tiles themselves, thus providing uniform, exact sound tthat is zone-specific. In contrast, older plenum-based systems have to straddle the open air over both open and closed offices, which tends to lead to excessive build-up in the closed offices.
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 quality of our speakers and their placement, we provide the cleanest paging in the market without the usual startle effect. Background music can be added from a wide variety of sources.
Cost Effective Privacy
The VoiceArrest™ Speech 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 the VoiceArrest™ System offers compared to the old style plenum-based systems, most people expect it to be substantially more expensive. However, typical to true disruptive technologies, these new 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™ White Noise 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.