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Effective Sound Masking Requires Proper Loudspeaker Coverage


If you were tasked with installing office lighting, would you save a few bucks by specifying fewer fixtures and thereby creating a workplace environment with annoyingly inconsistent lighting? Probably not. But sound masking system designers sometimes under-specify the number of loudspeakers needed to achieve a uniform masking system. And while it’s true that fewer loudspeakers means a lower cost, it also means poor sound masking performance. That’s because without the proper number of speakers—installed in a consistently spaced grid pattern—there’s little to no uniformity, which results in a sound masking system that’s noticeable, thereby becoming a distraction that adversely affects employee comfort and productivity and totally defeating the purpose of…


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4 Barriers to Achieving Truly Great Conferencing


“Good is the enemy of great.” While author Jim Collins’ popular 2001 book Good to Great applies this concept to business management, the same core idea easily translates to conferencing. Many organizations are content with C+ meeting setups that do the job, and not much else. While the reasons vary from perceived ease of use, cost, and everything in between, the fact is these companies are doing themselves a disservice by settling for second (or third, or fourth) best. Here are four common barriers that keep many businesses from achieving the truly great conferencing they deserve: 1. Equipment That Doesn’t “Talk” To Each Other When it comes to the various…


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HOW HUDDLE ROOMS BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER


We all know that teamwork makes the dream work. But as remote working becomes an increasingly common aspect of modern workplaces, it can become more difficult for employees on the far-end of the conversation to feel included, especially when it comes to spontaneous brainstorm sessions between onsite team members. Additionally, this distance can make these…


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Why Great Video Can’t Save Bad Conferencing


The ability to see a speaker as well as hear them is incredibly valuable, allowing us to pick up on non-verbal cues that do so much to complement what’s being said. However, the key phrase here is “to see as well as hear.” When it comes to conferencing, many organizations continue to focus on optimizing…


Cutting Through the Noise – What is Sound Masking?


Enter “sound masking” in any online search site and you’re likely to see results that focus on “white noise” or “pink noise.” But a sound masking solution shouldn’t be confused with products that produce either white or pink noise. In fact, at its core, a properly installed and effectively commissioned sound masking solution should produce…


Biamp Featured in ‘Where We Live’ News Segment


As part of its ongoing “Where We Live” series, Portland-based KOIN 6 News shines the spotlight on Biamp, highlighting our company’s history and current standing as a global AV industry leader. The story, “’Louie Louie’ directly linked to global sound solutions,” shares a fascinating bit of pop culture trivia about how, in 1959, Portland band…


Biamp Continuing to Expand in International Markets


In addition to our recently inaugurated Customer Experience Center in Dubai, 2022 has been a year of expansion for Biamp across many of our international office locations. From Belgium, Denmark and India to our new location in Brighton, U.K., offices across the globe experienced tremendous headcount growth this year. Not to be outdone, August saw…


Biamp Sponsoring 20th Anniversary Portland Jazz Festival


Once again, Biamp is thrilled to sponsor the 2023 Portland Jazz Festival, presented by PDX Jazz from February 16-25. This will mark the event’s 20th anniversary. The Portland Jazz Festival is a two-week multi-venue celebration of jazz, live concerts and education events, presented each February in Portland, Ore. Nationally and regionally supported as a cultural…


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