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Sennheiser Introduces New Sound Bar with Built-in Camera for Small and Medium Businesses

The new TeamConnect Bar is the first all-in-one conferencing system featuring a built-in camera to enhance your virtual meetings.

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As more and more of us work from home and look for new innovative devices to help us conduct virtual meetings or in-person conference calls with fellow workers, there is a growing need for smart devices that can work together and provide the best experience every time you have a call. But these devices also need to be easily set up, have brand agnostic integration, easy management & control, high video quality, security, and sustainability. Today, Sennheiser introduced part of the Sennheiser TeamConnect Family, the TeamConnect Bar Solutions which are all-in-one conferencing devices designed to meet modern meeting demands with built-in cameras, microphones, and speakers.

TeamConnect Bar Solutions will have options for small (TeamConnect Bar S) or mid-sized (TeamConnect Bar M) meeting and collaboration spaces, will easily integrate with your favorite meeting platform, and can be further enhanced with other compatible products, including those from Sennheiser.

TeamConnect Bar Solutions deliver Trusted Sennheiser Audio Quality to every meeting with the TC Bar S featuring 4 microphones and 2 speakers and the TC Bar M featuring 6 microphones and 4 speakers. Featuring some of the latest advances in meeting technology to enhance modern hybrid meetings and lectures, like the 4K Ultra HD camera that comes with AI-powered auto framing and person tiling, the TC Bars enable remote participants to clearly see everyone in the room so that even the smallest gestures and facial expressions are conveyed to increase meeting inclusion and engagement.

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The TeamConnect Bar Solutions is a true problem solver with additional benefits and features, including:

  • Plug and Play: The powerful full-range stereo speakers, with their improved directivity pattern and optimized passive radiators, ensure natural speech and outstanding intelligibility. Integrated beamforming technology enables a seamless transition between presenters and offers complete freedom of movement and configuration within the space.
  • Advanced Configuration: The built-in DSP, as well as the option to adjust your audio settings via Sennheiser Control Cockpit, gives you the opportunity to optimize room acoustics and comes with an automatic conference & music mode switch to provide the best audio to match the content.
  • Flexibility: Choose the right TeamConnect Bar for your room size - TeamConnect Bar S for smaller rooms and TeamConnect Bar M for mid-sized rooms. Easily integrate the TC Bar into your room design with multiple mounting options like wall mount, VESA mount, tabletop or freestanding.
  • Efficient setup: Fewer cables, fewer worries. Integrated features, like the tilting mechanism, cable guide, available PoE, and Dante, dramatically reduce clutter and simplify installation.
  • Management and control: With the Sennheiser Control Cockpit, you can work with presets to make preconfigured adjustments based on mounting position. Exclusion Zones are designed to exclude unwanted noises (like loud projectors or HVAC systems), while Priority Zone can prioritize and highlight one presenter or a podium area.
  • Brand agnostic integration: The TC Bars are compatible with many major Media Control Systems from our Alliance Partners, like Crestron, Extron, Q-SYS, and more. In addition, in BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) mode, TC Bar can be used with a wider variety of meeting applications, as they are automatically recognized as a standard USB meeting device.
  • Security: The TeamConnect Bar Solutions follow industry best practices, and their configuration is password protected. The communication to the Sennheiser Control Cockpit, as well as 3rd party media control systems, is encrypted using industry-standard Transport Layer Security 1.2 and safe from misuse. The TC Bars also support IEEE 802.1x network authentication, and, of course, a lens cap is included for additional privacy

With the addition of the TC Bar Solutions to the TeamConnect Family, Sennheiser now offers another option to customers to compliment the family’s trusted ceiling microphone solutions to support large and midsized rooms as well as an intelligent speaker for smaller meetings. Each product is designed to function as a standalone solution. Additional coverage or features can be achieved by scaling with other compatible Sennheiser or third-party products and by leveraging the power of the Sennheiser Control Cockpit for ease of configuration and monitoring.

More information about the Sennheiser TeamConnect Family, including the new TC Bar, can be found here. TC Bar is expected to begin shipping later this year.

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