Don Strahle | Acoustical Solutions

Don Strahle

Acoustical Sales Consultant

800-782-5742 Ext. 114

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  • Virginia

Verisk Health

Summary:

Verisk Health improves the sound of their teleconference calls without compromising the design of the existing office space. Now listeners on the other end of the line have clear communication. 

Application Introduction:

The large 14′ x 20′ conference room at Verisk Health has a range of uses, but its most important uses are for conference calls and presentations. Being able to collaborate on critical projects requires a good conferencing system. No matter what the quality of the electronics, rooms with lots of reflective surfaces will muddle the sound entering the audio entering the system.

This room is lined with a bank of windows on one 20′ long wall, providing an excellent outdoor view. However, this glass redirects voices back into the room. The sound combines with the reflections between the ceiling and the table top. All of this essentially bombards the sound system’s microphone. Unlike our ears, which use our brain to decipher speech, microphones cannot yet decode garbled speech. To combat these issues, it is best to address the acoustics and prevent sound form echoing throughout the room.

Treatment Provided:

The installed Anchorage acoustical panels reduced the reflections from the walls. Whisperwave® Ceiling Clouds, over the conference room table, offered a clean, crisp design. The Whisperwave® Ceiling Clouds also eliminated the bounce back between the table and ceiling. AcoustiArt printed panels, featuring Richmond area landmarks and added later, allowed the acoustic treatment to accent the decor and as a result, only the speech was picked up by the conference equipment.

Materials:

Results:

Prior to the installation of the material, users had a hard time using being understood in the room. It was also difficult to be heard on the other end of a conference call. After adding materials to this room, it knocked down the reverb time. The teleconference system now works as it should and transmits quality audio through the system.

From the client: “We now have a usable space and it sounds and good as it looks!”