Bose Expands Availability of the Videobar VB1 All-in-One USB Conferencing Device Highlighting Barco Alliance

Videobar VB1 and Barco ClickShare Combination Brings Audio and Visual Clarity Plus Ease of Use to Hybrid Meeting Rooms

Feb 25, 2021, Framingham, MA — Following the recent announcement of availability of the Bose VideobarTM VB1 all-in-one USB conferencing device, Bose Professional is now partnering with Barco to offer a complete audiovisual meeting solution. As people adapt to working both in the office and remote, it’s the hybrid office and meeting rooms that enable continued collaboration while maintaining human connections. Conferencing keeps work moving, and the Videobar VB1 can be combined with any Barco ClickShare Conference device, getting meetings up quickly and running smoothly with premium audio and video.

The Videobar VB1 is ClickShare Certified, ensuring interoperability with Barco technology. Barco leads in wireless technology, so pairing ClickShare Conference with the Videobar VB1 significantly reduces the need for wired components in conferencing spaces. This declutters work areas and simplifies the act of joining meetings to a single button.

For a premium audio experience, the Bose Videobar VB1 uses six beam-steering microphones that actively focus on voices in the room and reject noise. The Bose-proprietary transducers reproduce accurate, room-filling audio from multimedia presentations, play Bluetooth® audio and ensure voices sound natural and clear. The 4K ultra-HD camera with autoframing delivers crystal-clear video, so remote participants can see presenters, whiteboards and other in-room objects. Its single-cable USB connectivity means there’s no need for separate audio and video cables at the table, reducing clutter, and it can be mounted to suit the space using the included table stand or wall-mount kit.

“The philosophy of Bose Work is to provide the conferencing and collaboration solutions people need, regardless of where and how they work,” stated Martin Bodley, director and global head, Bose Work at Bose. “Barco’s expertise in wireless conferencing solutions provides the capabilities needed for a full-room solution and complements the VB1’s capabilities. This alliance creates a solution that reduces wires, saves space and delivers a premium meeting experience with a simple button.”

“We’re excited the Bose Work solutions are certified for use with Barco ClickShare Conference. Together we offer customers easy, intuitive and clutter-free meetings that make the new era of hybrid work simply work for everyone,” shared David Fitzgerald, vice president, Global Alliances at Barco. “Our guaranteed compatible products integrate seamlessly with existing platforms, bringing enhanced video and audio performance to popular third-party cloud services.”

For rooms with different configurations requiring additional mic pickup, yet also require the in-room technology to remain transparent, IT managers can add Barco ClickShare Conference to one of the Bose in-ceiling audio solutions. The innovative Bose ES1 system features the Bose EdgeMax in-ceiling loudspeaker, while the more conventional Bose DS4 system features four DesignMax DM2C-LP loudspeakers. Each solution is combined with the Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone, Bose ControlSpace EX-440C processor and a PowerSpace P2600A amplifier, and is fully certified for Barco ClickShare Conference. Regardless of the in-ceiling audio solution selected, IT managers can be confident meeting rooms of all sizes will be truly integrated.

Bose partners with other industry leaders in order to guarantee interoperability and deliver the best solutions possible for a variety of end user needs, ensuring the best possible UC experience. To learn more about the Bose partner network, visit PRO.BOSE.COM/BWPartner.

For more information on the Bose Videobar all-in-one USB conferencing device, including where to buy, please visit PRO.BOSE.COM/BarcoVB1. For information on the Bose ES1/DS4 in-ceiling audio solutions and where to buy, please visit PRO.BOSE.COM/BarcoES1.

About Barco
Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, the company develops visualization and collaboration solutions to help teams work together, share insights and wow audiences. Barco’s focus is on three core markets — enterprise, health care and entertainment — and has a global team of 3,600 employees whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents. For more information, visit Barco’s website.

About Bose Corporation

Bose Professional is the division of Bose Corporation dedicated to pro audio ingenuity — including portable PA systems, conferencing solutions, and installed sound systems. The company’s spirit of invention and passion for excellence can be found all around the world. In workplaces, houses of worship, lecture halls, restaurants, retail stores, hotels, and more — for nearly 50 years — Bose Professional has partnered with working musicians, mobile DJs, AV integrators, system designers, installers, and consultants to build incredible audio experiences.

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