Open-Plan Offices

Who needs sound masking? | Office Configuration

Conversation radius of distraction

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Sound is easily transmitted throughout open-plan offices, given that there are no doors or walls to block propagation. Conversations are clearly percieved, which disturbs colleagues both nearby and further away. Sound masking raises the acoustic comfort level of open-plan offices by reducing the distraction radius. Hence, people are significantly less distracted by conversations that take place within a radius of 15 to 40 feet from where the sound-masking loudspeaker is located.

Closed Offices

Who needs sound masking ? | Office Configuration

Significant layout cost reduction

SmartSMS-NET eliminates or reduces the need for plenum barriers, insulation and extra drywall layers. With our system, installation costs can be reduced by $3 per square foot.

Greater flexibility

SmartSMS-NET improves speech privacy between offices separated only by partitions. It increases the acoustic effectiveness of movable wall construction without losing its practical aspect.

Projects

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New Balance Headquarters

Boston, MA
United States

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Partners Healthcare HQ

Somerville, MA
United States

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Cargill Headquarters

Minneapolis, MN
United States

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St-Joseph’s Hospital

St-Paul, MN
United States

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Golub Capital

Chicago, IL
United States

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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Providence, RI
United States

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Citizens Bank

New York, NY
United States

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Salesforce – Salesforce Tower NYC

New York, NY
United States

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U.S. Department of the Interior

Washington, DC
United States

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EY

Hoboken, NJ
United States

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JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Boston, MA
United States

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Medtronic

Woburn, MA
United States

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Aetna

Blue Bell, PA
United States

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Metlife

Warwick, RI
United States

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Wells Fargo

Minneapolis, MN
United States

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Brown University

Providence, RI
United States

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Dentons Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP – TD North Tower

Toronto, ON
Canada

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Public Service Canada/HRSDC

Gatineau, QC
Canada

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Vaughan Civic Center

Vaughan, ON
Canada

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Accenture – Barangaroo International House

Sydney
Australia

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Westpac Bank Headquarters

Sydney
Australia

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Commonwealth Bank – Darling Square

Sydney
Australia

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Barangaroo International Towers

Sydney
Australia

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SWISS RE – The Gherkin

London
United Kingdom

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PSP Investments – IBM Marathon Tower

Montreal, QC
Canada

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BCG (Boston Consulting Group) – Le 1000

Montreal, QC
Canada

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RBC Banque Royale du Canada – Place Ville Marie

Montreal, QC
Canada

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Desjardins – Bell Media Tower

Montreal, QC
Canada

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Revenu Québec – Complexe Desjardins

Montreal, QC
Canada

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La Capitale Head Office

Quebec City, QC
Canada

You have questions ?

Our advanced sound masking technology will transform your workspace.

You have questions ?

Our advanced sound masking technology will transform your workspace.

Clients

United States

Aldi
Avery-Dennison
Cubist (Merck)
Dassault
Emerson
Enernoc
Epsilon
Honeywell
Iron Mountain
Hanover Insurance
Nokia
Sears Roebuck
SoftBrands
Southern Graphic Systems
St-Francis Alliance Health care
St. Josephs Hospital
Trane
Transoma
U-Care Minnesota
Universal Hospital Services
Varde
Verizon Wireless
Vitaminix
Wells Fargo
West Bank

Canada

Bombardier
Bristol Myers Squibb
Business Development
Bank of Canada
Deloitte
Desjardins Credit Union
Desjardins Insurance
Énergir (Gaz Métro)
GlaxoSmithKline
Government of Canada
Hydro Québec
Industrial Alliance
Manulife
Microsoft
Morneau Shepell
National Bank of Canada
Pepsico Canada
Petro-Canada
Pfizer
PSP Investments
Rio Tinto
Royal Bank of Canada
Sandoz
SSQ Insurance Group
Sunlife

Europe

Accenture
Aegan
Cisco Systems
Delta Lloyd
Direct Teleservice
Docs International
Global Asset Management
IBM
Marketel
Marks & Spencer
Mastercard
Pinewood
Rabobank
Robeco
RPC Reynolds Porter Chamberlain
The Prudential
T-Mobile
University of Cambridge

Asia

Daewoo Securities, Korea
Himchan Hospital
Kokuyo, Japan
Korea Telecom Facilities
Wooki Bank

Mexico

MasterCard
Microsoft
Gaz de France
Monex
Mead Johnson
Bain
American Tower
Banco Compartamos
Nestle
Smith & Nephew
L’Oreal

Australia

Ernst & Young
Suncorp
BHP
Fairfax Media
ANZ Bank
RAA
QBE
Bain & Co
McInnes Wilson Lawyers
WA Treasury Department
SLR Consulting
Standard & Poors

They Trust Us

Satisfied Clients Testimonials

“The work environment is very silent; quieter. At the end of the day, employees are less tired. They don’t feel the time going by because they are less disturbed and more concentrated”

Annette Filteau
Director – Billing and Enrolment
SSQ Financial Group

 “Sound masking was installed following the redevelopment of our office spaces. We had opted for moveable walls, and we wanted to improve the sound quality between the spaces. We immediately noticed a more mellow effect across the open areas and good privacy in our closed offices; this was despite all the conversations and the level of activity that takes place there. We were pleasantly surprised! ”

Nicole Goulet
Senior Manager, Facilities & Administrative Services
PSP Investments

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‘’The SoftdB product and installation plan met our challenging space requirements. I am very pleased with how the sound masking system is working, as it is making a positive impact on the quality of our work environment.’’

Karen Appelbaum
Operations Director
Northwest Area Foundation

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