The second generation of Sennheiser’s TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone incorporates automatic adaptive beamforming technology for voice and video conferences in mid-sized to large meeting rooms and is one of the BIM files now available. Besides TeamConnect Ceiling 2, Sennheiser products from the SpeechLine Digital Wireless, designed specifically for speech and lecture applications for higher education and corporate use, and the ew G4 wireless microphone series as well as the pioneering MobileConnect Wi-Fi assistive listening solution are already available within the BIMobject catalog.
"Businesses are increasingly recognizing the competitive advantages offered by superior audio and demanding this capability from the modern workplace," comments Kai Tossing, Head of Product Management, Business Communication at Sennheiser. "Whether it’s ensuring that people on site can easily communicate with remote customers or colleagues or that everyone in an auditorium can clearly hear the speaker, Sennheiser is committed to bringing an effortless experience of superior audio to everyone. The inclusion of our products in BIMobject will make it easier for architects, planners and integrators to create work and educational environments where outstanding Sennheiser audio comes built in."
BIMobject is a global industry standard platform used by architects and the building product manufacturing industry that provides CAD and BIM (Building Information Modeling) data, including geometrically correct and true-to-life objects. In architectural and engineering applications, these standardized data files save time and enable more efficient planning, design, and creation of digital designs. Used in construction and interior design projects of every size from small to large, BIM files, which provide all relevant planning data and 2D as well as 3D files, are required for public projects in countries such as the US, UK and Germany.
With the creation of Sennheiser products as BIM objects, an architect or system integrator can now easily search for relevant audio solutions from the cloud-based BIMobject catalog. They can view detailed product information and place geometrically correct models of the product straight into their designs. For example, when designing a meeting room, Sennheiser’s TeamConnect Ceiling 2 can be placed into the CAD design, viewed on 2D plans or as a realistic 3D render, showing immediately how the ceiling mounted beamforming microphone can help to free up space while offering minimal disruption to the aesthetics of the room.
BIMobject works as a cloud based Portal offering development, maintenance and syndication of BIM objects. Additional services are channelled and integrated through specialized software, directly into common 3D design software like SketchUp, and CAD/BIM applications, creating a B2B communication platform. Manufacturers use BIMobject to promote and deliver their products, enabling their products to be selected.