Acoustical Products – Sound Masking Systems
If you’re working in an open office workplace, then you might not need to hear what your co-workers are talking about down the hall. And you definitely don’t need to hear what’s going on in the conference room, even though there are walls. These distractions can affect productivity and privacy in the workplace, and one solution is a sound masking system.
Sound masking is the process of adding background sound to reduce noise distractions, protect speech privacy, and increase office comfort. When done properly, sound masking systems should fade into the background hum of a workplace, which is different than white noise that isn’t engineered to cover up human speech.
By creating a uniform field of ambient background sound, sound masking systems allow employees to interact and collaborate as well as think—meaning you and your employees will see increased productivity and decreased distractions.
Commercial facilities that can benefit from masking systems:
- Office spaces
- Conference rooms
- Government facilities
- Private work areas
Sound masking units are typically installed above the ceiling tiles in the plenum, or space within the dropped ceiling in a building or workplace. By placing the units in a grid pattern, it maximizes the sound masking coverage for better sound quality, distribution, and uniformity in the space.
Additionally, paging, music and mass notification systems can also be a part of a sound masking system, using the sound masking speakers and installing components to manage the added operations.
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