Sennheiser Launches Team Connect Ceiling 2 Audio Conferencing Solution

Sennheiser has announced the availability of TeamConnect Ceiling 2 in the Middle East. This second generation of Sennheiser’s innovative ceiling microphone incorporates automatic adaptive beamforming technology to deliver superior audio quality for voice and video conferences in mid to large-sized meeting rooms. With support for Dante, the leading industry standard for networked audio, and Power over Ethernet (PoE), the system can be easily integrated into the existing network infrastructure of offices for rapid deployment.

Business communications is one of the fastest growing areas of Sennheiser’s business in the region as Mig Cardamone, Director of Sales and Marketing at Sennheiser Middle East explains, “Whether it is due to the growth of their teams, expansion into new markets or increased digital engagement with customers and third-party providers across geographies, Middle East businesses have a clear and growing need for collaboration solutions. Thanks to an entirely new manufacturing process for the TeamConnect Ceiling 2 system, we are not only capable of catering to this need with the latest generation technology, but we can also offer it at a considerably lower price than its predecessor.”

TeamConnect Ceiling 2 is an ideal choice for medium-sized to large meeting rooms, where it is unobtrusively (flush-) mounted to the ceiling and powered via Ethernet. For larger or oddly shaped rooms, several ceiling microphones can be combined to ensure the best coverage. With TeamConnect Ceiling 2, the meeting room can be used in a totally flexible way: The tables are free from cables and microphones, chairs and tables can be arranged as desired, and the meeting participants can move about the room freely. Unique on the market, Sennheiser’s adaptive beamforming technology automatically follows the active speaker’s voice, letting people speak naturally – whether they are sitting, standing or moving around the room.

Thanks to 28 omni-directional microphone capsules integrated within the discrete microphone array, TeamConnect Ceiling 2 delivers excellent audio quality that is free from distracting ambient noise. This enhances the conference experience for remote participants through crystal-clear speech, which ensures stress-free listening and interaction for more productive meetings.

Sennheiser’s TeamConnect Ceiling 2 impresses with flexibility and simplicity. Once installed, the microphone does not require any ongoing maintenance. It can be seamlessly integrated into both analogue and digital environments, featuring the necessary connectors and Power over Ethernet capability. For integration into Dante networks, TeamConnect Ceiling 2 features two Dante ports for redundant operation and supports Dante Domain Manager.

TeamConnect Ceiling 2 can be controlled via the Sennheiser Control Cockpit application. Providing a digital workflow for network-enabled devices from Sennheiser, the software allows centralized administration, remote configuration and monitoring of multiple voice-tracking microphones within the network. Accessible on any device via a browser, Sennheiser Control Cockpit makes TeamConnect Ceiling 2 installations effortless to manage.

For integration into larger media control systems, integrators can make use of Sennheiser’s open media control protocol (API) to offer remote configuration, control, and monitoring of the TeamConnect Ceiling 2. For example, the ceiling microphone will be fully compatible with the Crestron control platform. The system is now available in the Middle East through Sennheiser network of channel partners.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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