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.