It’s no secret – the open office plan is here to stay. Modern design trends towards glass and hard surfaces offer little natural sound absorption – turning many workspaces into acoustic nightmares.
In these increasingly ubiquitous spaces sound carries, moving meetings into a conference room doesn’t guarantee that your conversations will remain contained. Acoustics are rarely considered in meeting or huddle room design, and as a result sound often travels under, over, or through walls and doors – and into the adjacent cube farms and private offices.
Following the acquisition of Cambridge Sound Management, we’re ecstatic to announce that we now offer a sound masking solution specifically designed for conference rooms directly addressing this common concern. “It’s always stressful to be uncertain if your meeting is private,” explains Stacy Bradfield, Product Marketing Manager, “Many of our customers express how it’s critical to have workspaces that ensure employees can have candid conversations. The Qt® Conference Room Edition provides an easy, cost effective solution.”
How it Works
The Qt® Conference Room Edition consists of a control module, two lighted privacy signs, and a series of direct-field sound masking emitters. When a room occupant turns on the control module inside of the conference room, it powers the sound masking emitters placed in the ceiling just outside of the conference room. The emitters add a low level of background sound making human speech less intelligible. Lighted privacy signs inside and outside the conference room indicate the system is running and let conference room occupants know their conversations are being protected. The entire system is GreenSpec listed by controlling noise, contributing to a healthy environment, and consuming less than seven watts of power – the Qt® Conference Room system can always be turned on and off as needed for meetings or left running.
Think your office can benefit from the Qt® Conference Room Edition? To learn more, visit our website at https://bia.mp/QTconferenceroom