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…


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…



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…


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…

Biamp Gives Back: Our 2021 Charitable Grant Honorees

Biamp is proud to announce that Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington, and Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation have been selected as the winners of our 2021 charitable grant program. Selected by our charitable leadership committee, each organization receives this award in recognition of their efforts to…

Welcome Neets: Biamp’s Latest Extraordinary Connection

Last month, Biamp announced the acquisition of Neets A/S, a leading manufacturer of AV control systems, device controllers, and control software based in Horsens, Denmark. Bringing Neets into the fold is the latest step in our ongoing mission to connect people through extraordinary audiovisual experiences by streamlining communication in every space—but some may not be aware…

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