Engineering silence

IBM acoustic services leads the tech industry with a wide variety of accredited acoustical test and design services. Our world-class facilities include hemi-anechoic, fully-anechoic and reverberation chambers. With our research and development roots and highly qualified staff, we can ensure that the services you receive are tailored to your individual acoustical requirements.

The science of sound

IBM has an NVLAP-Accredited sound lab, one of only a handful in the US (Lab Code 100323-0).

ISO 9000 and NVLAP logos

NVLAP accredited sound lab

Our lab is fully accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) to conduct measurements in accordance with American National Standards Institute (ANSI), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards, ensuring that your products are engineered and assessed to the highest possible acoustical standards.  Our test categories are wide-ranging and include:

Noise emission measurements - sound pressure and sound power
ANSI S12.31 - ISO 3741
ANSI S12.32 - ISO 3742
ANSI S12.34 - ISO 3744
ANSI S12.35 - ISO 3745
ANSI S12.10 - ISO 7779 - ECMA 74

Sound power of air-moving devices
ANSI S12.11 – ISO 10302

Calibration of reference sound sources
ANSI S12.5 - ISO 6926

Sound absorption
ASTM C423 - ISO 354

Noise reduction of sound-isolating enclosures
ASTM E596

Compliance determination/preparation of noise declarations
ISO 9296 - ECMA 109

Custom acoustical measurement and design support

IBM Product Testing and Engineering Services provides laboratory facilities for noise control engineering, design and measurement, or you can arrange for a professional acoustical consultation at your location.

  • On-site consultation
  • Noise control engineering and design

Facilities also available for lease
Fully-Anechoic Chamber
Hemi-Anechoic Chamber
Reverberation Chamber