At ISE, the JBL Professional Pro SoundBar is being announced by Harman Professional Solutions.
The JBL Pro SoundBar is an active soundbar designed specifically for commercial applications. It is said to have an optimised feature set to address the unique requirements of hotel guest rooms, cruise ship staterooms and other commercial environments.
David McKinney, vice president of Harman’s hospitality customer solutions unit, said: “Typical consumer-grade soundbars offer features that are great for the home, but add unnecessary cost and complexity for commercial applications such as a hotel guest room.
With an optimised feature set designed with these applications in mind, we’re able to provide our customers with the audio clarity and experience they want at a very attractive price point –
and with application-specific features such as volume limiting, cloth-free materials and a security lockout plate you wouldn’t find on consumer soundbars.”
The JBL Pro SoundBar supports both fixed and variable source volume, providing compatibility with both fixed applications (where the volume is controlled at the soundbar) and variable applications (where gain is controlled at the television).
In fixed volume scenarios, the Pro SoundBar offers an IR learning capability. This allows the Pro SoundBar to “learn” the IR pulse of a TV remote’s volume controls, meaning any remote can be used – programmable or not.