Why future-proof UC technologies and solutions are more important today than ever before

During the COVID-19 pandemic, video conferencing tools like Zoom and Microsoft Teams, increased in popularity among a wide variety of user groups by offering a strong base for remote work around the globe. The great success of popular online collaboration platforms is not a short-term trend. As hybrid work has established itself from an interim solution to a permanent component in business and education, employees and students expect that their familiar collaboration platform remains an essential part of their work or learning experience, no matter if they join a meeting remotely or on site. Companies that want to continue to perform successfully in this new environment and remain interesting for applicants must rethink and, if necessary, adapt the ways of working in their company.

Unified Communication: Ensures 100% integration in a time of change

The UC approach is based on the idea that all communication channels, end devices and media are integrated with the aim of optimizing communication for all employees or users, regardless of location and in real time. This makes UC a fundamental prerequisite in the hybrid world of work. UC products include technical equipment, software and services that provide and combine multiple enterprise communications channels, such as video, messaging, voicemail, and content sharing. UC solutions aim to simplify communication within companies and thus increase productivity. One of the most widely used UC platforms is the Microsoft Teams app which owes its popularity, among other things, to its integration with Microsoft 365.

Microsoft Teams Rooms (MTR) is a cloud-based, UC solution that combines the virtual workspace of Microsoft Teams with “real-world” meeting rooms that feature AV equipment from hardware partners certified by Microsoft for the Teams Room experience to ensure a reliable, high-quality audio and video experience – no matter if you join the meeting from the room or remotely. The latest developments in UC (including the rise of MTR) and the need for companies and all economic players to act in order to remain productive and drive their business forward in any situation calls for appropriate solutions.

As a company, Sennheiser is no different. The company’s top priority is to open up a product experience for its customers that integrates into their own personal working habitat and at the same time keeps up with the times and resulting requirements. That’s why, for example, Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone is Microsoft Teams certified, as well as Zoom certified.

Additionally, Sennheiser has recently announced its TeamConnect Intelligent Speaker, which is the ultimate audio solution optimized for mid-sized Microsoft Teams Rooms for up to 10 people. It is designed specifically to give teams a whole new way to collaborate in hybrid meetings: smart, focused, inclusive and as if everyone is in one place.

Find out more about Sennheiser Business solutions here: www.sennheiser.com/business

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