Sennheiser has launched the next generation of their ceiling microphone, the TeamConnect Ceiling 2. The TeamConnect ceiling 2 microphone array is designed to provide improved audio quality for both voice and video conferences with the help of the adaptive beamforming technology, patented technology by Sennheiser. With the help of the adaptive beamforming technology, the microphone focuses on the active speaker and follows the output voice regardless of the position of the voice source in the room.
The TeamConnect Ceiling 2 helps you set the telephone and video conferences easier. You can use it with an existing analogue or a fully digital integrated system. Moreover, it can be controlled and monitored via the IP network. The Ceiling 2 supports Power Over Ethernet (PoE), Sennheiser Control Cockpit, Dante Domain Manager and Cestrom control platform via an open media protocol. Not only this the TeamConnect Ceiling 2 can also be integrated into media and camera control systems.
Inside the system, there are 28 individual Omni-directional microphone capsules which are said to deliver an excellent audio quality which is free from any distracting ambient noise, which is said to offer a better conferencing experience. Ideal for a medium to large-sized meeting rooms, it sits unobtrusively mounted to the ceiling and is powered by Ethernet.
Sennheiser says that with the TeamConnect Ceiling 2, meetings rooms can be free of clutter, especially from wires and the room can be arranged as required. The participants can also walk around the room freely with the microphones catching their natural voice, irrespective of their position in the room. It also features the necessary connectors for media connectivity 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 easier. 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.