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To provide a peaceful, quiet workspace, ZUM is equipped with ergonomic furniture, ample air

circulation and adjustable lighting to reduce fatigue or discomfort caused by long working hours.

You're sure to feel refreshed and motivated when you dive into your projects, knowing you'll

have a space tailored to increase your productivity.





Unlocking Productivity – Acoustics and Privacy

Issues in Open Office Spaces


The “open office” has become a major trend in modern workplace design. The concept of an

open office is based on creating a collaborative and flexible work environment. However, while

this layout has certain advantages, it also comes with certain challenges, particularly in terms

of acoustics and privacy.





The main problem encountered with open offices is noise. With multiple employees working in

close proximity, noise levels can quickly rise, causing distraction and reduced productivity. Phone

calls, discussions between colleagues and even the sound of typing can add to the noise and

distractions. This constant background noise can make it difficult for employees to focus on their

tasks. This is especially problematic for employees who need a quiet environment to concentrate.


Another disadvantage of open offices is the lack of privacy. Personal conversations and confidential

meetings can become difficult without physical barriers between workstations. Due to a lack of

privacy, employees may feel uncomfortable discussing sensitive issues or having private phone

calls. This can lead to uneasiness and prevent effective communication within the team.


To address acoustic and privacy issues in open offices, employers have several viable options. Insta-

lling acoustic panels, partitions or cubicles can effectively reduce noise levels and create dedicated

areas for focused work. Another popular solution is the inclusion of acoustically quiet pods, which

provide employees with enclosed spaces for private conversations or focused tasks. These dedicated

quiet pods are equipped with sound-absorbing materials to create a quiet environment in noisy

offices. By providing these options, employers can meet different work needs and create a more

harmonious and efficient workspace.




Elevate your workspace with the Office Pod


Not just a solution for office meetings and negotiations but a versatile haven for individual work.

Beyond the traditional office setting, it seamlessly transitions into a music practice room, creating

an isolated space where sound can flourish without interference. The Office Pod isn't limited to

work either; it transforms into an ideal sanctuary for mothers and infants in public spaces. Offering

a discreet and quiet refuge, it becomes a perfect haven for women and children, ensuring privacy

and comfort in shared environments.





How do we achieve noise reduction?


Immerse yourself in a world of tranquility with our meticulously crafted Office Pod, where sound

is not just managed but mastered. Understanding the intricacies of sound transmission through

the air, we've designed a space that harmonizes with the principles of sound propagation. Our

approach addresses four crucial points, ensuring an unparalleled acoustic experience:





1. Airtight Seals:Double-sealed with precision adhesive strips along door frames and glass edges,

our Office Pod guarantees a hermetic seal, minimizing sound leakage to its absolute minimum.


2. Low-Frequency Isolation: The base is equipped with soft, shock-absorbing materials to dampen

low-frequency noise transmitted through the building structure, creating an oasis of calm amidst the



3. Multilayered Composite Walls: Our walls boast a composite construction featuring materials of

varying densities, combining sound-blocking and sound-absorption properties for an unparalleled

auditory experience.


4. Laminated Glass:The front is adorned with laminated glass, achieving a transparent aesthetic

while upholding superior soundproofing capabilities.





Tested rigorously under ISO23351-1:2020 standards, our Office Pod excels with a remarkable

30dB reduction in language volume levels. Step into a space where sound is not just heard but

truly appreciated – the Office Pod, where silence is perfected.



Details are the key to comfort


A well-designed soundproof cabin not only has an eye-catching appearance but also inspires user

participation and interaction, so we pay great attention to detail when creating soundproof cabin

products and strive to not only attract the eye but also provide a superior user experience. We

carefully design every aspect of our soundproof cabin to ensure optimal usability. Our goal is to

provide a seamless and enjoyable experience for all users, making it easy for them to enjoy this

silent resort.





Is the indoor air stuffy? The answer is impossible


Balanced air pressure: We use fans at both the air intake and exhaust locations for forced ventila-

tion to maintain the same air pressure as the external environment. This helps improve the door's

seal and protects users from the discomfort of "airplane ear" (ear barotrauma).


Centrifugal fans: When the cabin is quiet, fan noise becomes noticeable. We use centrifugal fans for

air suction to achieve smoother airflow at lower speeds, resulting in less noise.


Automatic ventilation: every 30 minutes, the fan will automatically start for 5 minutes for ventilation,

keeping the ducts and soundproof cabin dry and smelling fresh, ready for the next user.


Sound-attenuating air ducts: Inspired by sound-attenuating plenums, we applied sound-absorbing

materials in the air ducts to minimize internal and external sound exchange.






Easy to disassemble, move and expand





In just 1 hour, a new room can appear in your office, and only requires a minimum of 2 people (Model S)

to complete the installation. The modular design makes the installation process quick and convenient,

without cutting, drilling or gluing. No waste is produced during the construction process. The packaging

materials are recyclable and can be used immediately after installation.


Optional removable casters allow it to be moved and repositioned when needed. This flexibility ensures

that you can adjust the location of your soundproof pod to suit your changing needs or room layout.





Additionally, SoundGuardian can be easily expanded to larger sizes to meet various customer needs.

By using special connecting parts, 2 or more cabins can be combined into a larger temporary cabin to

host large events. You can also order new cabin parts for permanent changes. No matter the challenge,

SoundGuardian adapts quickly to handle new tasks with optimal performance.



About special customization


While our existing designs exemplify innovation and functionality, we encourage our clients to tailor their

pods to suit their unique spaces. Why settle for the ordinary when you can create the extraordinary?

Personalize your SoundGuardian Office Pod to ensure it seamlessly integrates into your environment,

embodying both style and purpose. Whether it's a specific color scheme, additional features, or unique

layouts, let your imagination run wild. Elevate your workspace experience with a customized touch that

transforms your SoundGuardian Office Pod into a personalized haven of productivity. Because, at Sound-

Guardian, we believe your space should not only meet your needs but also reflect your individuality. Your

vision, your pod – let's make it happen!






User Manual


Choosing us means getting more than just a product – it's gaining access to a comprehensive user

manual that's your go-to guide for everything you need. Packed with product specifications, essential

tips, installation instructions, and maintenance guidelines, our user manual is your key to unlocking

the full potential of your purchase. We believe in providing not only top-notch products but also

empowering our customers with the knowledge and tools to make the most out of their investment.

With us, it's not just about a transaction; it's about ensuring you have all the information and support

you need for a seamless experience. Your satisfaction is our priority, and our user manual is the

roadmap to guarantee it. Welcome to a partnership where clarity and guidance go hand in hand with

our exceptional products.






Acoustic information


What is ISO 23351-1:2020 ?

ISO23351-1:2020 is a newly launched standard that evaluates the ability of phone booths, work

pods and other furniture combinations to reduce speech levels. Through the specified test, it

calculates an indicator called "Speech Level Reduction", expressed in DSA (decibel / dB). This

standard is the first of its kind to specifically address cabins and similar partially enclosed furniture

units. Office pods are classified as Class A+, A, B, C or D based on the degree of speech level

reduction they offer. Office pods in Class A+, A and B ensure the highest level of speech privacy.


How to reduce sound propagation ?

Use high-density soundproofing materials such as metal, concrete and glass on major surfaces to

effectively reduce the transmission of sound waves.


Optimize gap sealing by using waterproof adhesive, weatherstripping or other appropriate sealing

materials to ensure minimal noise leakage.


In areas where complete sound insulation cannot be achieved, such as ventilation ducts, try to

increase the distance the sound travels and apply sound-absorbing materials, such as PET acoustic

felt, along the path to disperse the sound energy.


What is STC and NIC?

STC (Sound Transmission Class) is a measure of a material's ability to block sound and is commonly

used to test partition materials such as partition walls and screens. The higher the STC value, the

better the partitioning material blocks sound. STC is important when evaluating partitions that isolate

areas where people talk.


NIC (Noise Isolation Level) measures the sound isolation between two rooms after construction. The

higher the NIC value, the better the sound isolation between rooms.


Although STC and NIC are similar, there are differences between them. NIC is a field measurement,

meaning it is taken in a real space, while STC is a measurement done in a laboratory. Because STC is

not performed on site, it does not take into account factors such as sound absorption in the receiving

room. This allows NIC to be more comprehensive in assessing the sound isolation of two rooms, rather

than just the wall between them. Both measurements can help check sound isolation effectiveness.


What is Speech intelligibility ?

Speech intelligibility refers to a listener's ability to understand and comprehend spoken words or mess-

ages. It measures the clarity and understandability of spoken expressions in a variety of contexts, such

as public address systems telecommunications, broadcast media, or live performances. Factors that

affect speech intelligibility include articulation, volume, background noise, and the quality of the audio

transmission system. High speech intelligibility is an ideal goal to ensure effective communication and

minimize misunderstandings.



What is Centrifugal fan ?

Unlike common axial fans, centrifugal fans usually consist of a fixed drum structure and one or more

impellers. Centrifugal fans move air in a radial direction. The resulting air flow is passed through a series

of ducts or ducts, creating a high-pressure air flow, making it ideal for suction, cooling, ventilation and

conveying air.


What is Laminate glass?

Laminated glass (also known as safety glass) is widely used for soundproofing purposes due to its unique

structure. Made up of multiple layers of glass bonded through a polyvinyl butyrate (PVB) middle layer,

laminated glass effectively reduces noise transmission by absorbing and scattering sound waves. This

design minimizes the transmission of external noise into the indoor environment, creating a quieter, more

tranquil atmosphere. In addition, laminated glass provides enhanced security, UV protection, and is often

used in windows, doors, and partitions to achieve better sound insulation in areas with high noise exposure.