Cirrus Research, the UK company which specialises in the design and development of noise measurement equipment for health and safety applications, has unveiled SoundSign, it’s new electronic noise activated warning sign for schools, colleges and universities.
A recent study by researchers at The University of London found that exposure to high levels of noise can impair the development of reading and memory in children, as well as increasing stress. In addition, it is widely accepted that distracting noise during examinations and teaching can decrease productivity in students and negatively affects results.
Perfect for libraries, corridors and outside lecture theatres and examination halls, SoundSign
is a mobile, highly visible noise activated warning sign, which has been designed for use in environments where there is a need to warn or indicate when a designated noise level is exceeded.
James Tingay, Group Marketing Manager for Cirrus Research explains:
“SoundSign can help reduce the effort required by staff to control noise, whilst also helping students to concentrate at key times when studying or sitting exams.
“Just like the cameras in residential areas that inform motorists that they are breaking the speed limit, the sound sign can be used in libraries and classrooms, as well as outside lecture theatres and examination halls to inform students and staff when acceptable noise levels are exceeded. Up to three Remote Display Units can be quickly and simply connected to the Master Unit, mirroring the action and information of the controlling Sound Sign. It has already found favour in factories, office spaces and pubs across Europe.”
Cirrus Research plc has over 30 years experience of the design and manufacture of noise measurement instruments and is accredited to ISO9001:2008. During that time, the company has developed a reputation for producing robust, practical equipment which can perform in real situations. All Cirrus equipment is made in the UK and the company is responsible for all after sales service and calibration work. Spare parts and support are therefore always available.