Bose introduces webcam for conference rooms

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Bose Professional has announced the Videobar VB1. The webcam is suitable for making video calls in large spaces such as meeting rooms.

The Videobar consists of a 4K camera, six directional microphones and several speakers. The whole thing can be connected to a computer with a USB cable. The microphone and speakers can also make use of a Bluetooth connection, both as a speaker function for telephone calls and for playing music.

Bose promises that people on the other end of the line will be able to pick up small details in the image thanks to the 4K camera and will be able to read text on whiteboards, for example. The six microphones work together for noise reduction.

The Bose Videobar VB1 is suitable for attaching to display, but with the included stand it can also be placed on a table, for example. Furthermore, it is Microsoft Teams Certified and can effortlessly work together with all kinds of video calling applications.

Management via an app

Bose has also developed an application to manage the Videbar VB1. This Bose Work Configuration Software enables users to adjust the volume, mute the microphone, control the camera and manage Bluetooth connections. The app can be downloaded or managed from a web browser. The VB1 can also be controlled with an included infrared remote.

Plenty of new webcams

Video conferencing equipment has been in demand recently. Now that many people are working from home, video conferencing is taking off. Many companies are taking advantage of this. Poly recently introduced the P15 Personal Video Bar. This device strongly resembles the Bose Videobar VB1, although it lacks Bluetooth support. Both Poly and Dell have introduced a monitor with a built-in webcam.