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Remedy For A Noisy Planet

Seems like a person can't get away from the inane -- and often mindless -- chatter of others these days, and that's true both inside and outside the workplace.

Israel-based Silentium believes it has an answer to this problem: Its new Quiet Bubble technology is designed to establish "zones of quiet" around users, cancelling out ambient noise and enabling deeper concentration for users. Interestingly, the technology works with headsets and without headsets. The company's QB1 product is designed for headsets, and its QB2 product is designed for seating. Both use Silentium's Active Noise Reduction (ANR) system, which consist of a DSP-based controller that communicates directly with loudspeakers and microphones.

Obviously this has a ton of use cases, and Silentium says it's ideal for leisure, commercial and military aerospace and industrial applications.