The SoundEar-V is a small sound level meter that plugs into a computer's USB port and reports the sound levels on the screen. When the level is too high a warning is displayed.
The SoundEar-V is usually supplied as a package that includes six SoundEar-V microphones with software and cabling. Additional packs of five microphones can be bought to expand the system.
High noise levels in a call center makes communication difficult - in a business where communication is everything. Staff will speak louder to compensate, but this just adds to the problem. The SoundEar-V can be set up to discreetly remind the individual that they are being a little too loud.
Noise problems in open plan offices can be dealt with using white noise generators to bring the background level up. This is a well established and very successful approach to easing the problem, but persuading people to keep their noise down can also be very beneficial. The SoundEar-V can do this without an office manager having to have a "quiet word".
Using a Windows based Digital Blackboard? In this case you can use the SoundEar-V, showing the pupils the current noise levels and automatically reminding them when they are getting a little rowdy!