On Workplace 3.X: Sennheiser

David Missall, Insights Manager, Business Communication at Sennheiser
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AVT Question: Please share insight and best practices for ensuring meeting equity for all employees and how to deliver the best collaboration experience regardless of location.

Thought Leader: David Missall, Insights Manager, Business Communication at Sennheiser

As professionals have toggled between remote and in-person work in recent years, one thing has become clear: Hybrid work is here to say. Companies are already embracing this trend and investing heavily in ensuring their communication technologies are professionally equipped—whether employees are working physically together in a meeting room, in a home office, or on a remote island. 

While video and streaming technologies are often top of mind, the most critical element of any meeting remains the audio." —David Missall, Insights Manager, Business Communication at Sennheiser

While video and streaming technologies are often top of mind, the most critical element of any meeting remains the audio. We’ve all experienced how a meeting can be suddenly unproductive if someone is on mute—or worse, if the screen freezes and both audio and video experience interruption. Therefore, in any collaborative meeting space—no matter where participants are located—audio should be the first concern in any AV or IT integration. Getting the first mile right is key; by choosing the right microphone technology in your meeting space, participants can be heard clearly. 

Audio specialist Sennheiser’s TeamConnect Ceiling solutions for meeting spaces, including the TeamConnect Ceiling 2 and TeamConnect Ceiling Medium, integrate a host of smart features such as patented beamforming microphone technology. This leads to greater audio intelligibility and more productive meetings where participants can be heard in the room, everywhere. Sennheiser’s range of TeamConnect Ceiling solutions equip meeting rooms and classrooms of all sizes across the globe thanks to their interoperability with a diverse range of conferencing hardware and software platforms. As the year goes on, AV and IT teams must make sure that their spaces remain productive and collaborative no matter where participants are physically located, and that starts with having the right audio technology in place. 

Cindy Davis
Brand and content director of AV Technology

Cindy Davis is the brand and content director of AV Technology (AVT). She was a critical member of the AVT editorial team when the title won the “Best Media Brand” laurel in the 2018 SIIA Jesse H. Neal Awards. Davis moderates several monthly AV/IT roundtables and enjoys facilitating and engaging in deeper conversations about the complex topics shaping the ever-evolving AV/IT industry. She explores the ethos of collaboration, hybrid workplaces, experiential spaces, and artificial intelligence to share with readers. Previously, she developed the TechDecisions brand of content sites for EH Publishing, named one of the “10 Great Business Media Websites” by B2B Media Business magazine. For more than 25 years, Davis has developed and delivered multiplatform content for AV/IT B2B and consumer electronics B2C publications, associations, and companies. A lifelong New Englander, Davis makes time for coastal hikes with her husband, Gary, and their Vizsla rescue, Dixie, sailing on one of Gloucester’s great schooners and sampling local IPAs. Connect with her on LinkedIn