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.
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.
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.
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 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 one of our acoustic consultants today!
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