Sound Masking Technology

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.

Reducing Distractions

A main reason for employing sound masking is to reduce distractions. This is because distracted workers are less focused, less productive, more stressed, more error-prone, and less likely to make ergonomic adjustments that could save them from injury and discomfort. As a result of all this, distractions costs businesses about $600 billion a year. That’s a great reason to sound mask.

The VoiceArrest Sound Masking System covers unwanted, distracting noises by adding a gentle background noise that is comparable to the whooshing of an HVAC unit. Most workers hardly notice it- they just notice being able to concentrate instead of head bobbing every time someone walks by or starts up a conversation. In addition, workers are better problem-solvers, more ergonomically adjusted, less stressed, and more productive.

Increased, Consistent Speech Privacy, But Quieter!

The other main reason facilities use sound masking is to improve speech privacy, also known as confidential privacy. The same background noise is added but for a different purpose- instead of covering annoying, unwanted sounds, sound masking is applied to cover even interesting, potentially damaging information in the wrong hands.

The benefit of the VoiceArrest System is that it is just as effective as other systems, but at a quieter level. The background sound is perfectly balanced in both volume as well as frequency content. This means that you receive greater levels of privacy per decibel of sound and this higher level of privacy is consistent at all points within the treated area.

For example, the other masking systems must be operated at 48-51 dB in order to provide acceptable privacy conditions for most occupants, the VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System is normally operated at 45 dB under the same conditions. The increased effectiveness provided by the VoiceArrest™ System allows you to have both equivalent privacy and quieter, less intrusive sound. Plus, 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 Speakers

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

If you have paging or music needs, the VoiceArrest™ System can also easily using the same speakers that deploy the sound masking. And unlike many startling systems, our paging system is clean and precise due to the quality of our speakers and their placement. Background music can be added from a wide variety of sources, so the sky’s the limit there.

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™ 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.