Sennheiser has become a certified member of Crestron’s Integrated Partner Program, allowing both vendors’ products to be integrated with each other.
Data can be exchanged easily between systems, such as Sennheiser’s ADN conference solution, because control commands are transmitted via TCP/IP, the audio conferencing system’s central unit, the ADN CU1, can be connected to one of Crestron’s media controllers. For example, when the talk button on a docking station is pressed, the media controller interprets the transferred information and triggers functions, such as aligning a camera with a speaker.
This device communication naturally works in both directions, meaning that Sennheiser communication stations can be accessed remotely via Crestron touch panels. The user interface is easy to use, with images of the conference room appearing on the touch panel’s screen, and to simplify programing for the system, developers can use a custom API.
Sennheiser’s TeamConnect Ceiling microphone, which is connected to the TeamConnect Central Unit CU1, can also be combined with Crestron products.
The audio specialist’s SpeechLine Digital Wireless products are grouped around the ‘SL Rack Receiver DW’, which comes equipped with RJ45 network connectors. This user-friendly wireless system is provided with server-based softwar that uses a clearly structured dashboard to ensure ease of use. However, third party controls can also be added via network connectivity, and the same is also true of the Sennheiser evolution wireless line ew 300 G3.
Jens Werner, portfolio manager business communication at Sennheiser commented: "Ensuring that the products made by different manufacturers can communicate with each other is to the customer’s advantage. All important parameters can be accessed and adjusted using one central device. Frequently needed settings can be saved in the form of presets that deliver a desired scenario in the blink of an eye: Projection screens can be lowered in conference rooms, projectors can be activated, blinds shut, lights lowered and the Sennheiser audio conference system switched on ready for the meeting – all with a single touch command.”