Popular building-design and workstyle trends are raising office noise levels, and the results often negatively impact staff productivity and businesses' bottom lines.
The push toward increased “daylighting” in building designs, often in pursuit of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, presents office noise challenges. Increasing a building’s natural light coverage means more glass, both in terms of external windows and interior partitions. Glass performs poorly as a noise blocker, thus contributing to an increase in overall office noise.
This week we had the opportunity to speak with the world's leading provider of sound masking solutions, Cambridge Sound Management. Mark Hughes, the senior marketing manager at Cambridge, takes us through the company's beginning and into how the technology is used and where. Learn about the variety of spaces sound masking can be found, from open offices to spas!
In this video, Paul Richards and Margaret Wilman review the easy to install sound masking kits available from CRS. Each kit includes everything you need to install Cambridge sound masking white noise system in areas from 400, 800, 1,200 and 2,400 sq/ft. Each kit includes a sound masking module used for white noise volume control and sound masking emitters which are powered by the white noise module. Each kit is based around the Cambridge Sound Management QT-100, which can power up to 120 sound masking emitters. The kits also include (1-4) packs of emitters SKU: E-A-W-16-4. These 4-packs of emitters are meant to be installed in a drop-ceiling with the included hole-saw. If you are installing sound masking in areas with hard or open ceiling reach out to the CRS team for more information about additional mounts.
The sounds masking kits include a 50' initial Cat-5 cable for use on your first connection between the sound masking module and your speakers. Each speaker is then included with a 16' plenum-rated CAT cable for daisy-chaining power and sound masking. The QT-100 sound masking module includes a wall mount for easy installation and include a button panel and Bluetooth options for controlling the sound masking levels.
In this video, Margaret Wilman and Patrick Kirby, review the latest sound masking module from Cambridge Sound Management the QT-100. The QT-100 sound masking controller can power up to 120 emitters and includes one integrated aux audio input. Cambridge has done a great job making this white noise machine easy to install. As you can see, during the opening of the box, the QT-100 includes a power supply and hole saw as well.
The QT-100 is the most popular sound masking module and it provides touch buttons on the front for ease of use. One feature about the QT-100 that many forget is that you can have 2 runs from this module. Therefore for installation you can centrally locate the sound masking machine and run emitters two ways. Another feature with the QT-100 vs the large sound masking machines such as the QT-300 and QT-600 is the ability to have zones. The QT-100 can have only one unique zone. The QT-300 can have 3 independent zones (along with IP control) and the QT-600 can have 6 unique zones.
Haverford systems May 31, 2013: Haverford systems is a Cambridgetown masking installer in the Philadelphia area. Haverford systems has been installing sound masking for over 10 years in the Philadelphia area.
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