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Software Update For Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 Now Available

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 4, 2021 by itnerd

Widely used in corporations and higher education institutions, TeamConnect Ceiling 2 has become a leading microphone solution for conferencing audio in business and distance learning applications. Now Sennheiser is opening a new chapter for its ceiling microphone array. A free firmware update brings TeamConnect Ceiling 2 into the heart of a voice amplification system: TruVoicelift ensures clearly audible in-room audio for classrooms, lecture halls, and boardrooms, with many easily controllable features that make for a pleasant and clear listening experience.

A free update for clear in-room audio

For existing TeamConnect Ceiling 2 (TCC2) implementations, users can now add the TruVoicelift functionality simply by installing the free firmware update (1.6.4) via the new version of the Sennheiser Control Cockpit app (4.3.0).

New users gain two solutions in one from the start and will be delighted by the ease of installation, freedom of movement and clear audio that TCC2 offers. Depending on the size and configuration of the room, additional TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphones can be installed as audience mics, thus creating a completely touchless microphone solution that reduces potential hygiene risks.

Clever features for an even better listening – and presentation – experience

TruVoicelift is powered by an advanced frequency shift algorithm that delivers a few crucial extra dB of gain – an enhancement that could make all the difference to perfectly hearing the lecturer or CEO. At the same time, TruVoicelift also includes a “feedback prevention mute” function – if levels should get too loud, TCC 2 briefly mutes to prevent any feedback. Speakers can therefore relax and focus on their presentation, knowing that TeamConnect Ceiling 2 will provide optimum audio for their audience.

During pauses in speaking, if a pre-defined audio threshold is not reached, a noise gate will be activated that mutes TeamConnect Ceiling 2 to prevent any background noise from being amplified.

All TruVoicelift settings can be conveniently controlled via the Sennheiser Control Cockpit app. The app also allows you to easily create “priority zones”, i.e. areas where audio is predominantly picked up. This is helpful for any set-ups where audio usually comes from a defined place, such as the front of a lecture hall. Also, you can define “advanced exclusion zones”, enabling you to target and exclude noise sources with pinpoint accuracy, such as air conditioning or ventilation equipment.

You can get the Sennheiser Control Cockpit update (4.3.0) here.

You can get the TeamConnect Ceiling 2 firmware update (1.6.4) here.

You can find out more about TruVoicelift here.

Re-Review: Sennheiser MM 30i Headset

Posted in Products with tags on November 12, 2013 by itnerd

Two years ago, I reviewed the Sennheiser MM 30i Headset as I needed one for the BlackBerry that I was using at the time. Now that I have an iPhone 5 and I am travelling today, I decided to re-review it. First of all, now that I have it on the iPhone, the volume controls work perfectly and the middle button allows you to pause and stop the music. Cool. What’s even cooler is that pressing and holding the middle button brings up Siri. That’s useful. When I tested the microphone, callers could hear me just fine.

Now the sound quality is very good as it delivered quality sound from high to lows over a broad range. I mentioned that they are noise cancelling headphones in my original review. That’s not quite accurate. Because they fit inside your ear, they do a great job of eliminating outside noise such as a jet engine. But they don’t do any sort of noise cancellation such as headsets that actively filter noise out to enhance the listening experience.

Are they worth the money? Yes. After two years and moving to the iPhone 5 this was a great purchase and I am glad that I have them on this trip so that I can pass the time on the two flights I need to take to and from North Carolina.

Review: Sennheiser MM 30i Headset

Posted in Products with tags on September 24, 2011 by itnerd

Besides being a smart phone, my Blackberry gets used as a music player. That’s an important feature for me as I travel a fair bit doing work for clients. The headset that came with my Blackberry was shall we say, less than impressive. So I went into my local big box store and walked out with the Sennheiser MM 30i headset. Now I will say right up front that this is designed for the iPhone. However it did partially work with my Blackberry. The volume controls didn’t work, but the center button that allows you to use the voice dialing function did. That was fine with me.

Now this headset is of the noise cancelling variety and it works quite well. They’re also in ear headsets that come with different sizes of rubber ear inserts so that you can find your perfect fit. The sound quality is great. From crisp highs to brain-rattling lows, they deliver the goods. If I have to make a call, callers can hear me clearly using the built in microphone. If they do fall down in one area, it’s the fact that there’s no carrying case for them. Sorry, that’s a bit lame.

Other than the lack of a carrying case, I like this headset and I recommend it to anyone who wants quality sound on the go. Remember they’re intended for iDevices but they may work with other smart phones. Your mileage will vary.