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Videobar VB1




Bose Professional Videobar VB1 is an all-in-one USB conferencing device that brings premium audio and video to huddle spaces to medium-sized meeting rooms up to 6 × 6 meters (20 × 20 feet). With six automatic beam-steering microphones, a 4K ultra-HD camera, and signature sound, the Videobar VB1 helps you huddle up and get more done.


  • Includes table stand and wall-mount kit to mount easily in multiple ways; display mounting accessory also available (sold separately)

  • Connect to existing network infrastructure, making installation and troubleshooting faster and allowing for remote updates, management, and monitoring

  • Videobar Configuration software for easy initial setup, available as an app or via web browser; and manage remotely with Videobar Administration software for single-device or enterprise- wide, multi-device changes, and to view device status

  • Videobar Mobile app for real-time control from a smartphone; easily adjust volume, mute, pan, tilt, zoom, present controls, and Bluetooth pairing

  • Bluetooth connectivity to use as a standalone speakerphone or to stream music

  • Works with a variety or third-party hardware devices — learn more about our Alliance Partner Network

  • Connections: USB Type-C®, Wi-Fi, 1 Gbps Ethernet, Bluetooth connectivity, HDMI output, 3.5 mm (1/8in) aux input, and 2-pin Euroblock GPI


Designed for a wide range of applications, including:

  • Conference rooms

  • Lecture halls

  • Meeting spaces

  • Offices

  • Huddle rooms


Technical Specification

  • Maximum Peak Power, Symmetrical

  • 20 W

  • Rated Power, Symmetrical

  • 20 W per channel, < 0.3% distortion over frequency range

  • Connectors

  • (1) stereo 1/8-in (3.5 mm)

  • Environmental

  • RoHS

  • EMC

  • FCC Part 15B Class B, ICES-003 Class B, CISPR 13, EN55032 Class B, EN55035, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, BSMI CNS13439

  • Safety

  • IEC/UL/EN 60065:2014/A11:2017, IEC/UL/EN 62368-1:2014/A11:2017

  • Focus Distance

  • 0.5 m (1.6 ft) to ∞

  • Field of View (FOV)

  • 123° diagonal × 115° horizontal × 81° vertical

  • Image Sensor

  • 8 MP

  • Lens

  • Up to 5x digital zoom

  • Positioning

  • Autoframing mode, manual pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) with configurable presets

  • Processing

  • Automatic white balance, automatic brightness, digital noise reduction

  • Supported Video Resolutions

  • UHD 2160p (4K), 1080p, 720p, 960×480, 848×480, 640×480, 640×360, 432×240 (30 fps)

  • USB Device Video Class (UVC)

  • v1.1

  • Video Encoding

  • H.264, M-JPEG

  • Control Inputs

  • (1) general purpose, 2-pin Euroblock

  • Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth 4.2 HSP, A2DP, AVRCP, Bluetooth Low Energy

  • Network

  • RJ-45, 1 Gbps Ethernet, IEEE 802.3 (wired) / Wi-Fi 802.11ac (wireless)

  • AC Power Connector

  • External power supply with local power cord (included)

  • AC Power Input

  • 110–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1.5 A maximum

  • Computer Interface Connection

  • USB Type-C (USB 3.0 UAC, UVC, HID)

  • Software Applications

  • Videobar Configuration (Windows, macOS, web browser), Videobar Administration (Windows), Videobar Mobile (Android, iOS)

  • System Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 / macOS 10.10 or later / Chrome OS (Google Chromebook)

  • LED Status Indicators

  • (1) LED light bar, (1) mute LED, (1) Bluetooth LED

  • Microphone Type, Quantity and Size

  • 6 microphones

  • Pickup Range

  • 6.0 m (19.7 ft)

  • Technology

  • Static and adaptive dynamic beam-forming, 3 exclusion zones, stereo acoustic echo cancellation (AEC), digital noise suppression

  • Colors

  • Black

  • Mounting/Rigging Provisions

  • Tabletop stand, wall-mount bracket, display mounting kit (optional), mud ring (optional)

  • Net Weight

  • 5.6 lb (2.5 kg)

  • Operating Temperature

  • 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F), 90% non-condensing humidity

  • Product Dimensions (H×W×D)

  • 1.9 in × 27.0 in × 4.0 in (48 mm × 659 mm × 102 mm)

  • Shipping Dimensions (H×W×D)

  • 27.0 in × 1.9 in × 3.8 in (686 mm × 48 mm × 96 mm)

  • Storage Temperature

  • -40 °C to 70 °C (-40 °F to 158 °F), 93% relative humidity

  • Shipping Weight

  • 12.0 lb (5.4 kg)

  • Maximum SPL at 1 m

  • 89 dB (IEC 60268-5, mono input, wall-mounted)


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  • VB1 Detail
  • Raphael Side Buttons

Product codes

  • 842415-1110
  • Videobar VB1 120V US
  • 842415-2110
  • Videobar VB1 230V EU
  • 842415-3110
  • Videobar VB1 100V JP
  • 842415-4110
  • Videobar VB1 240V UK
  • 842415-5110
  • Videobar VB1 240V AUS
  • 842888-0010
  • Display Mounting Bracket
  • 843944-0010
  • 2 m USB 3.1 Cable
  • 861846-0010
  • Mudring

Warranty Period

  • 3 years

Included in Packaging

  • (1) 2-pin Euroblock connector

  • (1) HDMI 2.0 cable

  • (1) infrared remote control

  • (1) power cord

  • (1) power supply

  • (1) quick start guide

  • (1) safety instruction guide

  • (1) tabletop setup guide

  • (1) tabletop stand with mounting hardware

  • (1) USB-C 2.0 cable, 16.5 ft (5.0 m)

  • (1) USB-C-to-A adapter

  • (1) Videobar VB1

  • (1) wall-mount kit with mounting hardware

  • (1) wall-mount setup guide

  • (2) AAA batteries


What is the power consumption in standby mode and low power mode?
What does low power mode do? Can I override it?
I have connected the analog audio out of my TV to the VB1 analog input. As long as VB1 is not in sleep mode, everything works fine, but after VB1 went to sleep, I cannot wake the bar up with my TV. I need to plug it into my computer to get it to work. How can I get the VB1 to stay on or wake up from the TV audio?
Is there any plan for people counting in VB1?
Is there information available on what is needed for network connection, like port number, subnet, and discovery method?
Do I need to use DisplayLink to use the VB1?
How can the CTRL Input port be used?
How many VB1 videobars can be supported on a network?
Does the VB1 automatically pair to previously paired mobile devices when in range?
Does VB1 support cascading? If a conference room is larger than 6 m deep, or it’s very wide, is it possible to use 2 × VB1 in one room?
What does the IR remote control button between the 1 and the 2 do?
Does Bose offer a USB-C cable extension kit to get through conduit to table, or to extend the length?
What is the specification of the VB1 USB C-to-A adapter enclosed in the box?
What is the maximum (certified) USB cable length supported?
Can the VB1 be configured using the USB-C connection or only through the network port?
What display resolutions are supported using the one USB cable for “one cable meetings”?
What is the required USB-C cable specification for full VB1 functionality?
How do I connect to the VB1 if my computer does not have a USB-C port?
Can the USB-C port on VB1 can only be connected to a PC? If I have a device with Android OS (Smart TV or smartphone), and I can convert its connector (say a Type-C) to USB, and then run Cloud UC platform, will VB1 support it?
Does VB1 include USB extenders?
Does VB1 support USB 2.0 and 3.0?
When should I recommend USB 2.0 vs 3.0?
Are we ADA compliant in the United States?
Is the VB1 is HDCP compliant?
Can the Bluetooth be used also to make a call using the VB1? Or is it used for playing audio only?
Can the Mute and Bluetooth pairing buttons on the side of the VB1 be locked out?
Does the VB1 HDMI output support CEC?
What is the HDMI output used for?
Why is the HDMI out not working, it’s just black?
Why does my laptop detect a 2nd monitor on my laptop even though I have nothing connected to the VB1 HDMI port?
Is DisplayLink and thus HDMI output enabled out-of-the-box?
Does VB1 pass audio through its HDMI output when presenting from a laptop?
Does VB1 HDMI output support ARC or eARC?
How can I tell if autoframing is on?