Telephones for Noisy Data Centers

Rick rbtrux at
Thu Jun 18 15:51:57 UTC 2009

The ones I can recommend in that line are the headsets from David Clark.
I've used these for decades in some of the harshest noise locations with
great success. While most of the adaptors I use are home made I suspect that
they can supply one for about any application. They have for me.
Try noice-canceling aviation headsets (GA or helicopter models have truly
amazing noise suppression).  High-end models come with cellphone
interface. I don't think cellphones will work in many data centers, but I
think rigging interface from a normal cordless phone to the headset is
pretty simple.
The better of these headsets (Bose X, Sennheiser HMC460, Zulu Lightspeed,
etc) have additional digital signal processing for getting voice out of
noise - if you don't mind expense:)
> Michael J McCafferty wrote:
> > All,
> >     I'd be OK if we were in a facility that was only average in terms of
> > noise, but we are not. I need an exceptional phone for the data center.
> > Something that doesn't transmit the horrible background noise to the
> > other end, and something that is loud without being painful for the user
> > of this phone. Cordless would be very fine, headset is excellent.
> > Ordinary desk phone is OK... but the most important thing is that it
> > works for clear communication. A loud ringer would great too... but if
> > the best phone doesn't have one, I'll get an auxiliary ringer.
> > 
> >     Does anyone have a phone model that they find to be excellent in a
> > louder than usual data center?


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