Having spent several weeks working from home during lockdown, many people are now missing their usual office environment and the chance to exchange ideas directly with their work colleagues. Employers are busy developing plans for returning to work – while still observing hygiene rules and social distancing – with the aim of gradually increasing the number of people present at their workplaces. In fact, many manufacturers are finding that employees are becoming more and more keen to return to their deserted offices as time goes by: “Our people are coming back of their own accord,” said the chairman of a world-famous producer of sports goods, for example. Ceiling microphones such as the Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 offer hygiene benefits for cases like this.
Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 is additionally compatible with Zoom Video Communications, Inc.’s Zoom Meetings – as is the Bose ES1 Ceiling Audio Solution, an in-ceiling unified communications solution consisting of the Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone, the Bose ControlSpace EX-440C conferencing DSP, Bose EdgeMax EM180 in-ceiling loudspeaker and Bose PowerSpace P2600A amplifier. While ensuring perfect aesthetics for any conference room or seminar room, the system provides users with a seamless, high-quality audio experience. Zoom is a video communications solution that has become an indispensable resource for many businesses in light of the digital transformation of the workplace, and now more than ever in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which has forced many professionals to work remotely.
According to Vipin Pungalia, Director, Professional Segment, Sennheiser India, “We are extremely elated to be a part of a reliable audio solution that is Zoom compatible. This will become an integral resource especially post the lockdown, where only a few workforces will attend office while the rest work remotely. Collaborative tools like these enable people to connect seamlessly from anywhere in the world.”
Sennheiser’s TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone uses adaptive beamforming to automatically and reliably pick up the person speaking in a conference room, no matter where he or she is located within the space. The microphone allows for freedom of movement, flexible use of conference rooms and outstanding audio quality.
In addition to business conferencing applications, the Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 is increasingly employed in higher education environments, where it facilitates distance learning, especially with seminars which usually require a greater freedom of movement and feature several speakers. In addition, as hygiene continues to be top of mind, the TeamConnect Ceiling 2 enables touchless audio in classrooms to more easily maintain social distancing best practices while ensuring all students experience clear and discernible lectures.