Lightware & Sennheiser Partner on Meeting-Room Solutions

The Lightware and Sennheiser collaboration aims to enhance audiovisual interactions in hybrid environments.

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Lightware Visual Engineering, AV manufacturer of connectivity solutions for the professional integrated systems market, announced a partnership with Sennheiser. Together, they aim to deliver an AV solution that caters to the modern, dynamic nature of modern meetings.

Per a statement, the partnership is part of Lightware’s ongoing expansion in the meeting and conferencing markets. Here, the mission focuses on providing innovative solutions designed for hybrid working environments.

The Integrated Solution

Lightware and Sennheiser are joining forces to develop a highly efficient and immersive audiovisual solution. This will feature Sennheiser’s ceiling microphones, such as the TCC2, equipped with state-of-the-art technology to capture high-quality voice. It also comes with beamforming technology that provides information about the direction of the sound source. It then integrates with Lightware’s Taurus UCX, which employs Lightware Advanced Room Automation (LARA). The integrated solution thus processes the information from the Sennheiser Ceiling microphone and control a PTZ camera to visually track the voice source.

The technology will ensure that remote meeting participants can clearly see and hear who is speaking at any given moment. It will also feature built-in intelligence to detect multiple speakers and adapt camera focus accordingly. In instances of silence, it also provides a comprehensive view of the room. Per a statement, this capability is essential for holding successful meetings in medium to large meeting rooms where participants also attend remotely.

As a result, remote participants in rooms designed for eight or more people will enjoy a more personal and engaging experience. They thus get to clearly see and hear the on-site colleagues. According to a statement, organizations seeking to standardize this solution globally can rely on the cooperation between Lightware and Sennheiser. Additionally, AV professionals, including integrators and consultants, can implement a cutting-edge technology solution.

A Mutually Beneficial Partnership

“This is an exciting partnership with a huge degree of potential,” remarks Gergely Vida, chief operating officer for Lightware Visual Engineering. “When joint Lightwave and Sennheiser solutions come to market, remote meeting participants will be able to hold much more effective one-to-one discussions with both individuals and groups within the live meeting location room. This represents an important set of capabilities in the hybrid working era.”

“Sennheiser is excited to partner with Lightware to support TeamConnect Ceiling Microphones on the Taurus platform. Our customers want meeting room solutions that are easy to use without sacrificing audio quality,” adds Charlie Jones, global alliance and partnership manager at Sennheiser. “The Lightware solution delivers on all accounts.”

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