The What: Expanding its range of network-enabled AV equipment, Sennheiser is launching the SpeechLine Multi-Channel Receiver, available from Q2 2020 in both a two-channel and a four-channel version.
The What Else: The SpeechLine Multi-Channel receiver accommodates up to four receiving channels and an auto-mixer—no additional antenna is needed, and only one cable is required for PoE, control data, and the Dante stream for which redundant sockets are provided. A three-pin terminal connector is available for infrastructures that need an analog output. The multi-channel receiver complies with common network security standards.
The receiver can be wall- or ceiling-mounted using the included wall-mount adapter. For an on-site check, the receiver features status LEDs for the audio channels; otherwise it is configured and controlled via Sennheiser Control Cockpit software or via Sennheiser’s open SSC protocol for third-party solutions. Sennheiser Control Cockpit allows centralized remote control, monitoring, and maintenance of campus- and company-wide audio installations from anywhere in a network. Besides SpeechLine Digital Wireless, the software also supports evolution wireless G3 and G4 as well as the TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone.
The Bottom Line: Aimed at use in higher education facilities and corporations, the compact receiver is intended for use in modern IT infrastructures, using license-free 1.9 GHz technology and can be centrally software controlled through Sennheiser Control Cockpit.