At InfoComm 2018, Sennheiser is previewing the next generation of its ceiling microphone, TeamConnect Ceiling 2. The new ceiling array microphone, available from October 2018, will offer better audio quality for voice and video conferences using an automatic adaptive beamforming technology. This automatically focuses on the voice of a speaker in the room -‑ regardless of their position. TeamConnect Ceiling 2 will offer even greater versatility and interoperability with support for Dante networks and Power over Ethernet. It will be compatible with Sennheiser’s Control Cockpit software for efficient remote management, and offer remote configuration and monitoring via an open media control protocol (API), allowing for easy integration into media systems and camera control applications.
Designed for mid to large sized meeting rooms, TeamConnect Ceiling 2 can be installed into the ceiling to allow for flexible usage of a space. 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. It’s that simple, and is ready to use without complex configuration. Using 28 omni-directional microphone capsules integrated within the discrete ceiling array, TeamConnect Ceiling 2 claims to eliminate distracting ambient noise.
TeamConnect Ceiling 2 will also offer support for Sennheiser Control Cockpit, Sennheiser’s network control software. Providing a digital workflow for network enabled devices from Sennheiser, the remote software allows centralized administration, configuration and monitoring of one or multiple ceiling mics 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.