As part of our ongoing AVT Thought Leaders Series, we asked Charlie Jones, Insights Manager, Global Alliances at Sennheiser to provide a rare insider's perspective into the company's philosophy and product roadmap heading into InfoComm 2022.
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AVT Question: Please share your company's philosophy, vision, and product roadmap heading into InfoComm 2022. [June 2022]
At Sennheiser, we’re eager to work alongside our industry peers to explore new partnerships. We see InfoComm as a chance to finally get together as colleagues and catch up on the last two years when we weren’t able to connect in person. InfoComm reminds us that these partnerships and collaborative technology solutions are all about connecting with people.
With increased hybrid meetings and the decline in travel over the last two years, we had to innovate quickly to prevent disruption in workflows and enable disparate teams to still operate as if they were in the same room. We are driven to find ways to provide hybrid and remote workers with effortless solutions, like our recently released TeamConnect Intelligent Speaker (TC ISP), which will be showcased at InfoComm. It’s one of the first intelligent solutions in this market, enabling users to start and optimize Microsoft Teams meetings by talking to Cortana via voice recognition, calendar syncing, and automatic transcription.
Our initiative to bring quality audio collaboration solutions to the market, while eliminating the intimidation of meeting room technology and incorporating simple, easy-to-use form factors is what inspired innovations like camera tracking integrations for our TeamConnect Ceiling 2 (TCC2) ceiling microphone. The latest generation of the TCC2 can even be tied into automated camera tracking, allowing the camera to follow the speaker in the room so that remote participants can follow along in a meeting as if they were there, and in-person attendees can move around the space and arrange the meeting room furniture however is most conducive to their gathering. As we move forward, we are eager to find ways to enable hybrid and remote workers to work smarter, not harder.
Cindy Davis is the brand and content director of AV Technology. Davis enjoys exploring the ethos of experiential spaces as well as diving deep into the complex topics that shape the AV/IT industry. In 2012, the TechDecisions brand of content sites she developed for EH Publishing was named one of “10 Great Business Media Websites” by B2B Media Business magazine. For more than 20 years, Davis has developed and delivered multiplatform content for AV/IT B2B and consumer electronics B2C publications, associations, and companies. From 2000 to 2008, Davis was the publisher and editor-in-chief of Electronic House. From 2009 to present, as the principal of CustomMedia.Co, Davis developed content plans and delivered content for associations such as IEEE Standards Association and AVIXA, content marketing for Future Plc, and numerous AV/IT companies. Davis 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. 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.