InfoComm 2016: New dimensions in conferencing – Sennheiser presents TeamConnect Ceiling, the innovative, discrete solution for conference rooms
At InfoComm 2016, Sennheiser presents the innovative new TeamConnect Ceiling, the recently-launched ceiling mounted variant of the audio specialist’s TeamConnect fixed-installation conferencing system. With its innovative SpeechLine Ceiling microphone that is virtually invisible, TeamConnect Ceiling offers a high performing, discrete alternative to classic table mounted systems for installation in medium to large conference rooms. Using beamforming technology, the ceiling mounted microphone focuses automatically on a speaker’s voice during a conference. TeamConnect Ceiling can therefore provide a compromise-free solution that delivers superior sound and great speech clarity.
TeamConnect Ceiling provides the perfect solution for meeting spaces where for either aesthetic or practical purposes, cables, holes for installation, or table microphones are not desirable, offering very high quality audio with utterly unobtrusive design. Just one SpeechLine Ceiling microphone can cover up to 60 square meters, making it ideal for medium or large conference rooms. The system can be easily expanded with additional microphones. Installation, configuration and everyday use require minimum effort, while the cable-free, tethered design ensures that the system is protected from wear and tear.
Expanding the flexibility of the TeamConnect family
TeamConnect Ceiling is an expansion of the TeamConnect conferencing system which was launched in 2014. The solution also comprises of a central-unit CU1 that offers an interface for network integration, SpeechLine microphones as well as active loudspeakers. Thanks to three optional installation variants, the high quality Unified Communication solution is easily integrated into every existing room infrastructure making it the optimal tool for professional remote conferencing applications.
The fixed SpeechLine microphone can be ceiling mounted either onto or – near invisibly – flush with the ceiling itself. TeamConnect Ceiling is designed to fit within the space of a standard 600mm2 (2 ft.) ceiling panel, making it easier to install discretely. Intuitive colored LED-lights to indicate when the system is muted or in operation complete the overall subtle impression.
Sennheiser’s new ceiling microphone frees users from the limitations of table-mounted mics, offering greater flexibility, while ensuring great sound quality through innovative beamforming technology that automatically focuses on whichever person within a range of 60 square meters is speaking. No matter how dynamic the speaker, TeamConnect Ceiling offers excellent speech clarity, so participants can feel free to sit, stand or move around.
“We are delighted to present another conferencing solution within our Sennheiser TeamConnect family,” said Jens Werner, Portfolio Manager Business Communication at Sennheiser. “TeamConnect Ceiling draws on Sennheiser’s 70 years of audio expertise, to deliver excellent audio quality in an innovative design. It is very easy to use, virtually invisible when installed and provides unsurpassed positioning flexibility for business conferences.”
The full TeamConnect range of professional audio conferencing solutions will be on show and available for demonstrations at Sennheiser’s booth (C10908) at InfoComm 2016. InfoComm 2016 will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas. Nevada, from June 4-10.