The VSP-2 Speech Privacy System, a Rescuer of Workplace Confidentiality and Productivity, Earns Best of Show and Most Innovative Audio Solution
SUDBURY, Mass. — June 23, 2022 — Yamaha's new VSP-2 speech privacy system received two awards following its InfoComm 2022 debut. The VSP-2 won AV Technology's Best of Show award after a CTS-certified, nine-judge panel anonymously reviewed the product during the show. Additionally, the VSP-2 was nominated for the Systems Contractor News (SCN) 2022 Installation Product Awards and won the title of Most Innovative Audio Solution. Industry professionals submitted online ballots for the nominated products, then two winners were selected for each of the 13 categories.
"Most systems that promise to mask audio end up adding noise to a space," said Holger Stoltze, Ph.D., Senior Director of Technical Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Unified Communications. "The VSP-2 takes a new approach, lowering the sound level to save everyone from the dread of audio fatigue while ensuring speech privacy and effortless installation anywhere. We are honored to see the industry commend the VSP-2 for redefining the sound masking category. Special thanks to both AV Technology and SCN for recognizing the VSP-2 with these prestigious awards."
The VSP-2 Speech Privacy System represents Yamaha's decades-long expertise in engineering audio and conferencing solutions. It prevents information leakage without emitting distracting sound masking audio, creating an environment that makes it easy to converse in almost any office meeting space. The system layers in three key features for optimal sound masking: high-performance Info-Masking Technology, which is made from elements of human speech; environmental audio with four audio options that are mixed to the speech sound masker; as well as four types of sound effects that are added to unobtrusively distract others from hearing private conversations. The unique combination of these three elements successfully masks the human voice in unwanted areas with a sound level that's 8dB lower than conventional systems. The control unit allows users to power the system on and off, select their preferred sound effect (guitar, piano, music box, or digital device) and environmental sound (forest, brook, urban clatter, or air conditioner), and set the performance and volume level for a personalized room environment.
The system can be installed around huddle spaces, in open conversation areas, and in front of and between small- to medium-size rooms. For installation, the discreet and lightweight speakers are simply mounted to the ceiling or wall with the included hardware and speaker cable (non-plenum rated). Furthering the ease of installation and setup, the back of the control unit features a speaker switch (two, four, or eight) and four EQ options based on the configuration of the speakers.