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Summary
Summary

ZonarSound directional loudspeakers provide solutions for a vast number of environments. Noise can present a major intrusion into our everyday life and yet it is essential for communication, for entertainment, for promotion and for information. Using ZonarSound loudspeaker panels, you are able to control noise, restricting it to those areas where it’s needed whilst protecting other areas from unnecessary sound pollution. Click on the tabs opposite to see some of the areas where ZonarSound can provide a solution.

Open Plan Offices
Open Plan Offices

Increasingly companies are changing to open plan offices. They improve staff communication and morale, create a feeling of space and light and are far less expensive to set up. But open plan offices present their own specific problems. Noise generated in some areas of the office can distract and irritate those nearby, for example holding a video conference or watching video presentations. By using ZonarSound directional loudspeakers to create sound zones in areas where this type of activity takes place restricts the sound to only those specific areas resulting in no disturbance to those nearby. Indeed strategically placed ZonarSound panels throughout the office area can provide sound cancellation throughout the office area creating a far more pleasant and relaxed environment.

Retail
Retail

Retailers are well aware how strategically used sound can have a positive influence on consumers’ buying habits. ZonarSound directional speakers offer retailers a wide array of ways to encourage customer purchasing. They can be used alongside specific products or product groups to create promotional ‘hot spots’ within the store without interfering with the general store ambience. They can be used in certain areas within the store to create the right atmosphere or mood for purchasing. The ZonarSound Sound Bars can be used alongside digital displays to re-enforce and strengthen promotional messages at point of sale. ZonarSound loudspeaker panels can be created in bespoke designs to fit with retail design schemes.

Reception Areas
Reception Areas

Reception areas in offices or hotels are busy places with receptionists having to deal with the arrival of visitors or guests and answer phone calls. Most receptions have a waiting area, usually with a television screen. More often than not, however, the picture is turned on but the sound turned off in order not to interfere with the activities at the reception desk. Alternatively, the sound of the television makes it almost impossible for the receptionist to hear phone calls or deal with guests. A ZonarSound directional speaker panel placed above the waiting area will enable guests to enjoy the programmes without disturbing reception staff. The directional speaker panel also serves to create a ‘sound curtain’ around that area, making the receptionist’s conversations inaudible to the guests and providing added privacy.

Bars & Restaurants
Bars & Restaurants

How often have you sat in a bar, restaurant or cafeteria and struggled to hold a conversation with your colleagues without shouting over loud music? Whilst there are many that enjoy music pumping out in the background, there are just as many who don’t. The ZonarSound directional speaker panels enable bar owners and restaurateurs to create defined sound zones so that those want to enjoy the music can, without interfering with those who want to hold a conversation.

Call & Control Centres
Call & Control Centres

Operatives in call centres or control centres need to hear all messages with clarity and without interference from other activities going on around them. For that reason, many have to sit all day wearing headphones which is both uncomfortable and tiring. But there is another solution. Modern centres recognise that it is possible to receive clear audible communications without the need for headphones. ZonarSound can create sound zones for each and every operative using directional speaker panels. Not only will the panels deliver crisp and clear communication within the sound zone, but all surrounding sound will be cancelled. The result – more efficiency and far happier and comfortable operatives. 

Museums
Museums

Museums are by nature quiet and reflective places, that should afford visitors the opportunity to enjoy exhibits without interference. However, the ability to provide visitors with information about artefacts and displays truly enhances the experience. It is now possible to dispense with headphones by positioning ZonarSound directional speakers above each exhibit to deliver an imaginative and descriptive commentary without disturbing the calmness of the environment. Even a few feet away other visitors will be able to reflect quietly, or listen to a separate commentary without any sound overlap.

Banks & Building Societies
Banks & Building Societies

Most banks now offer their customers a very modern and open environment but this can be further enhanced by strategic use of ZonarSound directional speakers. Positioning directional speakers over the areas where customers are waiting to be served, creating a sound zone fulfils a double purpose. It can provide entertainment or information and can also block out any sensitive conversations that may be taking place with those being served. This effect can be reinforced by using directional loudspeakers over the service window. Any dialogue taking place between the cashier and the customer is projected only into the customer zone and cannot be heard by those waiting to be served.

Railway Stations & Airports
Railway Stations & Airports

Public transport buildings are renowned for struggling to deliver clearly audible travel information. High ceilings and complex roof structures mean the sound which spreads out from conventional loudspeakers is distorted as sound waves bounce off obstructions such as roof girders and pillars. ZonarSound’s directional loudspeakers generate sound waves in a straight line so announcements can be directed into passenger areas whilst avoiding obstructions. The result – clear, crisp and intelligible announcements exactly where they’re needed. Bespoke ZonarSound solutions can also be created to provide public address systems to suit different structural designs in public areas or even on moving walkways.