In our last newsletter, we featured an article titled “Can You Hear Me” where we focused on the importance of microphone selection and placement. This issue, we are turning that idea upside down to discuss the importance and value of Speech Privacy and Sound Masking Systems.
In the commercial audio visual integration industry, our primary role is to learn about your business objectives and translate them into integrated technology solutions that facilitate communication. In its most base form, we are providing equipment that works together to produce light and air. It sounds simple enough. However, an AV designer makes very calculated choices on your behalf about every individual system component to ensure that you meet those objectives by using a communication and presentation solution that does what it needs to do AND is also reliable, durable and easy to use.
As organizations continue to embrace technologies that enable remote collaboration such GoToMeeting, Adobe Connect, and WebEx, the environments in which they are being utilized are changing dramatically. As long as the screen displaying the content is sized appropriately, the room size does not impact the effectiveness of content sharing. However, what is impacted as room size increases is the quality and intelligibility of conference audio. The most important aspect of collaboration is the ability of all parties to hear one another clearly. As room size increases, the ability of traditional desk phones or conference phones to support quality collaboration decreases.