AtlasIED Launches New SoundMasking System with Z Series

AtlasIED is aiming to solve Speech Privacy with a so-called plug and play solution called the Z Series. It offers multiple zones and the ability to incorporate paging and BGM.

Speech privacy is something that can benefit every business, yet it needs to be a solution that addresses all of the facility’s audio needs, not just sound masking alone. It also needs to be easy to use. This is the Z series.

Z Series Key Features:

  • A multi-zone, configurable design that incorporates sound masking, paging and BGM capability from a single wall or rack mount controller.
  • Available in either a two-zone (model Z2) or four-zone (model Z4) configuration where each zone can be configured for sound masking or paging and background music. The zones can also be combined for direct field masking creating either a single or dual zone system. The Z Series allows the integrator to choose what is best for the installation.
  • Includes factory preset defaults for sound masking settings that have been established by sound masking expert Robert Chanaud. Each unit includes a digital display and navigation buttons for easy system setup and use. Proper settings based on the application can be selected before installation is finished. Models work with any 70V loudspeaker and include a Bluetooth receiver for audio streaming.
  • When packaged with AtlasIED products such as the SHS Series loudspeakers, equipment racks, and MW series microphones, the Z Series becomes an entire audio system that AtlasIED sells and supports.

The Z Series is here.

Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (, a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (, rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at