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Create a truly inspiring workplace

The Habitat Soundscaping solution has many design options that are customized to fit your space.

Design your space

  1. Digital skylights: Ceiling-mounted monitors display natural scenes to create a visual connection with nature.
  2. Speakers: Spatial audio dynamically circulates natural sounds throughout the workplace to create a realistic and immersive experience.
  3. Distraction sensor: Sensors detect changing noise levels and dynamically adjust speaker volume in surrounding areas.
  4. Water feature: Moving water combines with natural sounds to create an immersive multi-sensory experience.
  5. Digital windows: Wall-mounted monitors display peaceful landscapes that provide a rejuvenating, natural perspective.
  6. Software: Cloud-based software is the central hub that connects and controls Habitat Soundscaping components.

Design your space

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    Digital skylights: Ceiling-mounted monitors display natural scenes to create a visual connection with nature.
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    Speakers: Spatial audio dynamically circulates natural sounds throughout the workplace to create a realistic and immersive experience
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    Distraction sensors: Sensors detect changing noise levels and dynamically adjust speaker volume in surrounding areas.
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    Water feature: Moving water combines with natural sounds to create an immersive multi-sensory experience.
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    Digital windows: Wall-mounted monitors display peaceful landscapes that provide a rejuvenating, natural perspective.
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    Software: Cloud-based software is the central hub that connects and controls Habitat Soundscaping components.

The elements

Natural Immersion

Strategically placed throughout the space, specially designed speakers create an immersive spatial audio experience that complements the visual elements of the Habitat Soundscaping system and drastically reduces the impact of distracting workplace noise – including speech. Using natural sounds – such as those of a flowing stream – spatial audio tracks are precisely engineered to match and compliment their coinciding visual elements, creating a realistic and immersive environment that promotes overall well-being of office workers. Distraction sensors installed in the ceiling space intelligently monitor distracting levels of speech and adjusts to changing conversation levels. A calming sound shield protects focus and creates a harmonious environment where collaboration and focus work happen organically.

In-tile speaker

In-tile speakers project natural sounds that emanate throughout the space. The recessed design can be installed uniformly into standard ceiling panels and provides subtle, high fidelity audio that spreads evenly across the workspace.

  • 125° conical coverage per speaker
  • Single 2-pin terminal block for speaker cable
  • Ultra-lightweight design
  • Simple installation using lock-ring design
  • Size: 127.5 mm x 125 mm/5.02 in x 4.92 in
  • Maximum Power Consumption: 1 Watt
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Pendant speaker

Pendant speakers project natural sounds that emanate throughout the space. This suspended fixture works with open ceiling designs and can be raised or lowered to customize acoustic coverage.

  • Available in white or black
  • 100° conical coverage per speaker
  • Single 2-pin terminal block for speaker cable
  • Ultra-lightweight design
  • Size: 196 mm x 112 mm/7.72 in x 4.41 in
  • Maximum Power Consumption: 1 Watt
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In-tile distraction sensor

In-tile distraction sensors use advanced algorithms to measure and visualize levels of distracting speech in an office space. The recessed design fixture integrates seamlessly into tiled ceilings. A screw-on hex nut and single 2-pin terminal connection allows for easy setup and installation.

  • Single 2-pin terminal block for sensor cable
  • Lightweight design weighs less than 9 grams
  • Minimalistic design integrates seamlessly into ceiling
  • Size: 61.2mm x 25.4mm/ 2.41in x 1in
Data Sheet

Pendant distraction sensor

Pendant distraction sensors use advanced algorithms to measure and visualize levels distracting speech in an office space. The suspended distraction sensor is mountable with a faceplate and can be raised or lowered to optimize speech distraction analysis.

  • Available in white or black
  • Single 3-pin terminal connector and plug
  • Lightweight design weighs less than 9 grams
  • Size: 45.7 mm x 11.9 mm/1.8 in x 0.47 in
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Zone controller

The zone controllers connect, power, and manage your Habitat Soundscaping system. A single controller can connect and power up to two zones (8 speakers and 2 distraction sensors). The zone controller is powered by PoE+ and is designed to be discreetly mounted.

  • Easy setup and installation
  • PoE+ powered amplifier for simplified installation
  • Size: 153 mm x 239 mm x 30 mm/6 in x 9.4 in x 1.2 in
  • Power output: maximum 1 watt per channel
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Water features

Real water features complement the nature-inspired audio tracks and provide the innately soothing presence of running water. Choose from three unique waterfall designs to augment your work space.

Enclosed waterfall

Water flows between two sheets of acrylic, adding movement and energy to a static space. Aside from its beauty, this fully enclosed water feature is the easiest to install and maintain.

  • Plug and play design
  • Stainless steel or powder coated finish
  • Multiple sizes available
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • LED lighting included

Open mesh waterfall

Water flows over a woven stainless-steel mesh surface and results in remarkable cascading wave patterns, which makes this a beautiful addition to any space.

  • Reverse osmosis filter included
  • Stainless steel or powder coated finish
  • Multiple sizes available
  • 2-year limited warranty

Open glass waterfall

Water takes center stage, flowing down a single, clear sheet of glass and creating a visually stunning water feature.

  • Reverse osmosis filter included
  • Stainless steel or powder coated finish
  • Multiple sizes available
  • 2-year limited warranty

Visual elements

Virtual displays of serene landscapes integrate with natural sounds to deliver a rich, multisensory experience.

Digital skylights

Ceiling-mounted flat panel monitors display natural scenes, offering a portal to the natural world that creates depth and adds visual interest to the space. The digital skylight is designed to be installed within a standard 2’x2’ or 2’x4’ acoustical ceiling tile grid system.

Digital windows

Flat panel displays are designed to look like conventional windows. Each window provides a natural vista, bringing light and an inspiring view of nature into the office. Digital windows come in a variety of standard sizes, including 55”, 65”, 75”, 85” and 98” displays.

Integrated control

The Habitat Soundscaping system includes intelligent software that is the central hub behind the scenes. Speakers, distraction sensors, zone controllers, and visual displays are all connected and controlled from one platform. Complex algorithms continuously monitor distraction sensors and adjust speakers to seamlessly maintain perfect, natural harmony within the space.

The Habitat Soundscaping service is controlled by a server-based system that consists of:

  • System controller
  • Speakers
  • Distraction Sensors
  • Zone controller
  • Switch

Actionable Insights

Acoustic heat map software for Habitat Soundscaping systems delivers real-time insights into speech distraction levels in the office. Visualize how the system responds to changing noise and conversation levels in the open office, adjusting volume to support collaboration without disrupting nearby focused work.

  • Magnitude of Speech Distraction – Visualizes the intensity of distracting speech occurring throughout the office
  • Ambient Noise Level – Displays level of ambient noise within an office space
  • Adaptive Soundscape Response – Shows how the Habitat Soundscaping system is responding to distracting levels of speech in order to enable organic conversations while still protecting those who are trying to do focus work

Speed increased 8 times for demonstration

Cloud-based subscription service

Plantronics offers a cloud-based subscription service, which provides access to the following:

  • Adaptive Soundscape intelligence to dynamically optimize the open office environment by adjusting to changing conversation levels
  • Spatial audio creates realistic and immersive environments using soothing sounds of nature that boost overall wellness and leave people feeling creative and energized
  • Automatic health checks that ensure Habitat Soundscaping is operating efficiently all day, every day
  • Habitat Soundscaping audio content
  • A selection of digital window and digital skylight scenes
  • Acoustic heat maps to provide real time visualizations of noise and conversation levels occurring in the office
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Design Tools

MasterFormat® 2016, a product of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), is a widely used standard for documenting project requirements on commercial and institutional building projects in the United States and Canada.

Guide Specificatons

SECTION 27 51 21 BIOPHILIC AUDIO VISUAL ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEM

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