Sennheiser has received the top prize in the Red Dot: Product Design 2016 awards for its new TeamConnect Wireless system – the first, go anywhere, portable wireless conferencing solution for up to 24 people. The Red Dot seal is awarded annually to products that stand out from the competition due to their high quality design and innovative character, with the Red Dot: Best of the Best top prize awarded to only the very best in each product category. TeamConnect Wireless was named as a leader among 5,200 submissions from 57 nations by an international jury of 41 designers, design professors and specialized journalists.
Launched at ISE 2016, TeamConnect Wireless from Sennheiser is designed to bring an end to the frustrations of setting up ad hoc conference calls. It is a high performing portable conferencing solution for up to 24 people that can be used by anyone, anywhere – thanks to its unmatched ease of use, speed of set up and cutting edge connectivity. The solution was created to fit seamlessly into the independent, “bring your own device” ethos of the most fast-moving and flexible of modern workplaces - all with the audio specialist’s trademark high quality audio.
Fittingly for a recipient of a Red Dot Best of the Best award, TeamConnect Wireless pairs leading edge functionality with high end design that can look at home in even the most prestigious office environments. Use of premium materials such as glass and aluminum makes the system tough enough to take anywhere, while conveying unmistakable business class elegance.
“TeamConnect Wireless truly stands for state-of-the-art conferencing technology combined with world-class design and we are truly delighted that this breakthrough product has received the prestigious Red Dot Design - Best of the Best Award 2016,” said Jens Werner, Portfolio Manager, Business Communication, Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG. “To be chosen as one the winners from over 5000 nominations from all over the world is a proud moment for all of us, particularly given the focus we placed on creating a very highly performing system that also offered brilliant ease of use, and professional design that could harmonize with high-end, prestigious corporate environments.”
Connect smart devices, computers or landlines
TeamConnect Wireless offers peerless connectivity options, making any device immediately capable of establishing a professional quality conference call in seconds. The stylish portable solution is made up of four units – one master and three satellites that can be easily transported in a durable, easy to transport charging case. The units are wirelessly linked by a DECT connection and provide a flexible system that can be set up in virtually any room or table arrangement. As an alternative to the charging case, TeamConnect Wireless can be supplied with an elegant charging tray as of now.
Users can quickly connect their own Bluetooth smart device or computer wirelessly, with NFC making pairing with compatible devices simple. Wired connections are also possible via USB – ideal for web or video conferencing via a computer – or jack cable, so it can readily fit in to a broad range of hardware set-ups.
Control everything at a touch
The system brings a new level of usability to conferencing that makes it easy for anyone to operate with minimal instruction, freeing users from the need for technical support. Simply slide the four units from the case and they automatically power up and link together. The intuitive, touch-sensitive control panel on the master unit allows you to connect devices and control calls, while the satellite units have touch controls for muting or adjusting volume. Uniquely, TeamConnect Wireless supports multiple simultaneous audio channels, so additional callers can be joined to an existing conference by just connecting another device.
With set up taking no time at all, TeamConnect Wireless sets the stage for a brilliant meeting. As a Sennheiser product, it delivers excellent acoustic clarity and speech intelligibility, which allows for natural conversation and improved meeting productivity.
A second award for TeamConnect Wireless
The Red Dot Best of the Best award is the second accolade for TeamConnect Wireless since its launch at ISE in February 2016, where it was honored with the prestigious Best of ISE Show award, judged by the editors of NewBay media’s “Installation” and “ProSoundNews” magazines.
TeamConnect Wireless is part of the TeamConnect Family from Sennheiser which includes the classic TeamConnect Wired system, TeamConnect Wireless and the TeamConnect Ceiling.
TeamConnect Wireless is optimized for IP solutions, which includes Skype for Business, Cisco Jabber, Webex, and Go-To-Meeting.
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About the Red Dot Award: Product Design
In order to appraise the wide scope of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award is broken down into the three distinct disciplines: the Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The Red Dot Award is organised by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. With more than 17,000 entries in 2015 alone, it is one of the largest design competitions in the world. In 2015, the award celebrated its 60th anniversary: It was in 1955 that a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. The name and brand of the award were developed in the 1990s by Red Dot CEO, Professor Dr. Peter Zec. Since then the sought-after Red Dot is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. Further information: www.red-dot.de
About Sennheiser Business Communication
As part of the Sennheiser Professional Systems segment, the Sennheiser Business Communication division is focused on providing innovative audio solutions for the corporate market. Sennheiser Business Communication provides speaker systems, audio distribution networks, conference systems, installed microphones and tour guide and information systems, reaching the corporate market via specialist channel partners and AV resellers/integrators, continually innovating to accelerate and simplify the convergence of the AV and IT. The division draws on Sennheiser’s rich, 70-year history of setting new milestones in audio excellence to bring new standards to business communications. The latest addition in the portfolio is TeamConnect Wireless – a portable and wireless audio conferencing solution - designed to empower businesses to thrive in sophisticated work environments and meet business professionals’ growing expectations for better and more flexible workplace communications and collaborations.
Vorm geven aan de sound van morgen en voor zijn klanten unieke klankervaringen tot stand brengen… Dat is het doel waarrond wereldwijd alle medewerkers en partners van Sennheiser zich verenigen. De onderneming is opgericht in 1945 en uitgegroeid tot een van ’s werelds toonaangevende producenten van koptelefoons, microfoons en draadloze zendersystemen. Met zijn 21 verkoopfilialen en partnerrelaties van vele jaren is de groep actief in ruim 50 landen. Daarnaast telt hij nog eens eigen productiefaciliteiten in Duitsland, Ierland, Roemenië en de VS. Sinds 2013 staat met Daniel Sennheiser en Dr. Andreas Sennheiser de derde generatie van de familie aan het hoofd van de onderneming. In 2017 genereerde de Sennheiser-groep een omzet van in totaal € 667,7 miljoen.