Lightware and Sennheiser partner to boost meeting room experiences
Lightware Visual Engineering, a leading AV manufacturer of connectivity solutions for the professional integrated systems market, has today announced a partnership with Sennheiser, the first choice for advanced audio technology that makes collaboration and learning easier, to deliver a groundbreaking AV solution that caters to the modern, dynamic nature of modern meetings. The partnership is part of Lightware’s ongoing expansion in the meeting and conferencing markets, focusing on delivering innovative solutions designed for hybrid working environments.
Lightware and Sennheiser are joining forces to develop a highly eﬃcient and immersive audio‐visual solution, which will feature Sennheiser’s ceiling microphones, such as the TCC2, which are equipped with state‐of‐the‐art technology to capture high‐quality voice and beamforming technology that provides information about the direction of the sound source. When integrated with Lightware’s Taurus UCX, which employs Lightware Advanced Room Automation (LARA), this powerful integrated solution will process 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 – a capability essential for holding successful meetings in medium to large meeting rooms where participants also attend remotely.
As a result, remote participants in meetings held in rooms designed for eight or more people will enjoy a more personal and engaging experience, as they can clearly see and hear on‐site colleagues. In addition, organisations seeking to standardise this solution globally can rely on the cooperation between Lightware and Sennheiser, while AV professionals, including integrators and consultants, can implement a cutting‐edge technology solution.
“This is an exciting partnership with a huge degree of potential,” commented Gergely Vida, CEO. “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," said Charlie Jones, Global Alliance & Partnership Manager at Sennheiser. "The Lightware solution delivers on all accounts."