Sennheiser Receives Red Dot: Best of the Best Award for TeamConnect Wireless
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,” says 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.