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February 25, 2021

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

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

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Feb. 25, 2021 — Following the recent announcement of availability of the Bose Professional Videobar 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 Professional Videobar VB1 uses six beam-steering microphones that actively focus on voices in the room and reject noise. The Bose Professional-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 Professional 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 Professional Work at Bose Professional. “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 Professional 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 Professional in-ceiling audio solutions. The innovative Bose Professional ES1 system features the Bose Professional EdgeMax in-ceiling loudspeaker, while the more conventional Bose Professional DS4 system features four DesignMax DM2C-LP loudspeakers. Each solution is combined with the Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone, Bose Professional 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 Professional 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 Professional partner network, visit

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


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Photo caption 1: The slim design and small footprint means the Bose Professional Videobar VB1 all-in-one USB conferencing device is flexible enough to be mounted in the ideal out-of-the-way location and paired with a Barco ClickShare Conference for transparent in-room technology.

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Photo caption 2: The Bose Professional ES1 and DS4 in-ceiling audio solutions offer turn-key solutions for truly integrated meetings rooms for the hybrid workplace.

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 Professional

Founded on the belief that innovation begins with exploration, Bose Professional is dedicated to delivering the simplest path to incredible sound. The company’s spirit of invention is focused on creating systems that are easy to design, install, and operate for performance, commercial, and conferencing applications. These systems can be heard all around the world; in workplaces, houses of worship, universities, restaurants, retail stores, hotels, performing arts centers, and more. For more than 50 years, the Bose Professional business has partnered with AV integrators, system designers, installers, and consultants to build unforgettable audio experiences.

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