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What is sound masking?

Sound masking is the addition of natural or artificial background sound into a space to diminish unwanted noise and distractions. The resulting environment lessens the intelligibility of human speech and reduces distracting noises.

Any sounds have the capability of masking noise, if they're loud enough. High quality sound masking systems focus purely on the frequencies of human speech, making them effective at a lower overall volume. The sound engineered by the Cambridge sound masking systems is engineered to be pleasant, unobtrusive and easy to fade into the background.

Sound masking technology from Cambridge Sound Management

The Qt PRO system is centered on the deployment of small direct field, omnidirectional emitters that are installed directly into the user's environment, providing uniform coverage. Unlike in-plenum systems installed directly above the ceiling tile, Qt PRO offers the flexibility of providing sound masking only in the spaces in which it is needed, eliminating unwanted spill over into adjacent spaces.

Cambridge Sound Management, LLC. Is the developer of Qt PRO sound masking, paging, and music systems. The Qt PRO system features cutting-edge distributed audio technology for the workplace that combines extraordinary audio performance, low impact installation, and affordability.

Environments that benefit from sound masking

Many modern offices feature smaller workstations and open layouts. Companies increasingly depend on information sharing and effective collaboration to maintain a competitive edge. This challenging environment demands both intelligent acoustic design and the use of sound masking technology to improve speech privacy.

Sound masking is perfect for a variety of applications:

  • Open office environments
  • Private offices
  • Call centers
  • Executive and HR offices
  • Counseling offices
  • Waiting rooms
  • Patient rooms
  • Libraries
  • Secured facilities

Healthcare, government, law, and finance are examples of industries where employers have strict confidentiality requirements. Sound masking is a critical tool for helping employers to maintain these obligations by ensuring speech privacy.

Call centers in the healthcare, financial, and legal industries have an additional obligation to maintain client confidentiality. In addition to noise cancelling headsets and other acoustic treatments, call centers have a need for employing sound masking technology to meet their obligation of providing their clients privacy. The Qt PRO system is a budget friendly option to increase the privacy level within your space.

Let us know more about your environment to see how beneficial sound masking could be for you.