Installation

The LogiSon sound masking system is easily installed in new or already occupied facilities. After reviewing the architectural drawings, we'll design the system’s layout, which can include:

Control

Network Control Panel

The compact Network Control Panel can be mounted on a wall or in an equipment closet. It provides the functionality of numerous rack-mounted components, reducing the costs, energy and space needed for equipment. Users can manage the sound masking system’s settings and zones from this central location.

Software

Acoustic Network Manager Software provides multi-floor or whole-building control from one PC location via Ethernet or wireless connection. Page Director Software lets users create custom paging zones as required. Acoustic Network Supervisor Software monitors the sound masking system and sends an email to specified recipients if an issue occurs.

Programmable Keypad + Remote

The Programmable Keypad and accompanying Remote Control provide occupants with on-demand adjustment of sound masking and paging settings, ideal for private offices and meeting rooms. An administrator defines what area each keypad controls, the functions it offers and the degree to which occupants can change those functions.

The LogiSon sound masking system can also be integrated with third-party building control systems.

Hubs

Primary Hub

Primary Hubs are typically mounted to the deck or another approved structure within the ceiling. They are connected to the Network Control Panel in series and each one is automatically assigned a unique operating address during system start up, allowing users program the zoning and settings for the loudspeakers.

Secondary Hub

If desired, up to two Secondary Hubs can be connected to each Primary Hub and replicate its settings, making the LogiSon sound masking system’s zones between 1 and 3 loudspeakers (225 to 675 ft2). This small size and fine control over volume and equalization allow the masking sound to be tuned to accommodate local needs, ensuring that it’s comfortable and effective across the entire space.

Loudspeakers

A loudspeaker is suspended from each hub. Though they are typically installed upward-facing above a suspended ceiling, a range of models is available to accommodate different needs, including open or hard ceilings and very short plenums. Regardless of which loudspeaker is selected, the system’s backbone is always the same high-performance LogiSon technology.

Paging & Music

If paging or background music are needed, simply add an Audio Input Module to the Network Control Panel and connect a source, such as a telephone system or MP3 player. These functions play over the same set of loudspeakers as the masking sound. Amplification and equalization are already integrated into the Primary Hubs, reducing the cost, energy and space typically needed for audio equipment. Page Director Software allows users to create, alter or delete an unlimited number of page zones on demand.

Security

Network communication is protected by 128-bit AES encryption and performance is monitored 24/7. If desired, a Relay Output Module can be connected to warning lights, sirens or a third party security system to immediately alert the administrator to any issues. They can also elect to receive email notification via the Acoustic Network Supervisor Software.

The LogiSon sound masking system’s ability to protect the privacy of verbal communications can be augmented by connecting the hubs to transducers, which transfer the masking sound to windows, doors, ducts and other physical structures, impeding the use of audio surveillance equipment.

Cabling

Wiring consists of a single line of low-voltage cable, ensuring efficient installation and a clean appearance in visible applications. The LogiSon sound masking system is installed without hard-wiring timer, keypad, paging and music zones, because all zones are software-generated and controlled. Masking, paging, timer and keypad zones are also independent from each other.

Power

Several low-voltage power supplies are available for use with the LogiSon sound masking system. If needed, fail-safe power solutions with overcurrent and overvoltage protection, automatic fault detection, power load sharing and power redundancy can also be provided.

All components have been tested according to UL, FCC and CE standards and received the required certifications. They are also RoHS compliant.

Installation

WHY?

A sound masking system consists of a series of speakers installed in a grid-like pattern. A central control panel and software provide fine control over zoning and settings.