Speech Privacy vs. Soundmasking: Understanding the Benefits and Differences

Discover the importance of speech privacy and the distinction between it and soundmasking, and explore Yamaha’s VSP-2 Speech Privacy System.

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Editor’s Note: This post, focusing on Yamaha’s VSP-2 Speech Privacy System, the difference between speech privacy and soundmasking, originally appeared on March 29, 2022. We updated it on March 29, 2023, to include additional information about watching it on demand.

Yamaha UC is broadening its support for productive and confidential conferences and meetings with the new VSP-2 Speech Privacy System.

Designed to be quickly retrofitted in almost any office, the system features Yamaha’s unique, high-performance audio technology that prevents speech privacy problems by effectively reducing human voice intelligibility with customizable sound options.

In this webinar recording, Timothy Mackie, field systems engineer at Yamaha Unified Communications, explains the difference between speech privacy and soundmasking. He also dives into the how and why speech privacy matters so much. Mackie also delves into the use cases for such a system. These include open workspaces, executive suites, transom gaps and more situations, anywhere keeping your conversations PRIVATE matters.

Explore the difference between speech privacy and soundmasking, and how you can use Yamaha’s VSP-2 in this webinar recoding.


Tim Mackie, Yamaha UCTimothy Mackie, Field Systems Engineer, Yamaha UC

Tim has been in the audio/video industry since 1984 with an IT Engineering background. He has decades of experience, including many years working in Ethernet network design for early video over IP systems. Tim has spent the last 13 years on the manufacturing side of the conferencing AV & UC industry. He has worked in the past as an Field Systems Engineer for Net Streams, ClearOne, RevoLabs and now Yamaha Unified Communications.

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Speech Privacy vs. Soundmasking: Understanding the Benefits and Differences