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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-style offices, when they have even low-level noise, result in significantly higher levels of stress for employees. These stressed workers also make 40 percent fewer attempts to solve difficult problems in comparison to their colleagues in quiet offices. In addition to lower levels of productivity and increased stress, these employees face the constant distraction of open office conversations. The VoiceArrest™ system was designed specifically with acoustic comfort in mind. Gone are the constant distractions that make it difficult to concentrate. Gone are the worries about a lack of privacy for confidential conversations. And gone is the environment that adds stress to its employees' lives! 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. It's like listening to quadraphonic surround sound. The sound is full, yet you can't pinpoint exactly where it's coming from. The even distribution of sound allows it to disappear into the background virtually unnoticed.

Consistently Higher Privacy
The VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System provides your workplace with a more effective level of privacy. Through the use of Direct Field Technology, the background masking is perfectly balanced in both volume as well as frequency content. This improves your privacy in two principal ways:

  1. Greater levels of privacy per decibel of sound output.
  2. Consistent privacy at all points within the 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. 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.†This also allows for higher settings for the few, unique applications that requires greater privacy than a typical office setting, while keeping the sound output within the noise comfort 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 therefore 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, with no unwanted sound leaking into offices or conference rooms. Sound masking in any enclosed spaces would be set as a separate zone controlled independently with its own levels and settings.

Privacy + Paging + Music
The VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System also easily adds paging and/or music to your environment using the same speakers that deploy the sound masking. The high quality speakers, in addition to their specific placement, is how our system provides the cleanest paging in the market, without the usual startle effect for customers. Cost Effective Privacy VoiceArrest Sound Masking SystemGiven 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 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™ Speech Privacy System can raise the privacy levels of your workplace? Contact one of our acoustic consultants today!