What are the latest ways to measure environmental noise?
Environmental noise monitoring has traditionally been limited to main communication methods or manual downloads. These methods required physical presence at the instrument and the ability to access the instruments easily. As technology advancements continue to move forward, many of the connectivity methods have opened the door for advancements in looking at measuring environmental noise. These advancements also allow less physical presence and open the door to remote connectivity around the world. The first advancement is Wi-Fi compatibility with environmental noise instruments. These instruments can be remotely staged inside or outside a facility and connected throughout the day via a Wi-Fi connection. With a strong Wi-Fi connection, operators can access the GPS coordinates of the instrument, download measurement data, and listen live through the instrument on a 5 – 10 second delay. With this form of connectivity, reporting and real time data is easily captured or monitored.
Written by Luke Allen
Luke Allen has an extensive background in the Safety & Health field including over 9 years of employment with OHD Inc. Luke currently holds the Chief Sales Officer role for OHD managing sales and distribution worldwide. Luke’s main focus has been in respiratory mask fit testing and noise monitoring, both personal and environmental.