JBL RELEASES PRO SOUNDBAR
Harman Professional Solutions has announced that the JBL Professional Pro SoundBar PSB-1 is now shipping in most locations worldwide. Harman will be demonstrating the JBL Pro SoundBar at InfoComm 2018.
The Pro SoundBar draws upon JBL’s long history of industry-leading soundbars in the consumer space, but is designed specifically for commercial applications. At InfoComm 2018, Harman will be demonstrating the capabilities of the new soundbar in a dedicated guest room environment. The Pro SoundBar, which addresses the unique requirements of hospitality spaces, will be accompanied in the booth area by a Samsung 690 Series hospitality TV, demonstrating a holistic entertainment solution for hotel guest rooms and cruise ship staterooms.
“The JBL Pro SoundBar offers a feature set optimised for guest rooms and staterooms,” explains Bradley Drummond, Director, Hospitality Solutions and Strategy at Harman Professional Solutions. “Typical consumer-grade soundbars offer features that are more appropriate in a home environment than a hotel. By providing the right feature set required by hospitality applications — along with application-specific features such as volume limiting, cloth-free materials and a security lockout plate — we’re able to provide our customers with the audio clarity and experience they want at a very attractive price point.”
Features that target hospitality environments include a four-position volume limiting switch to control the maximum output of the soundbar, a vibration isolation wall-mounting kit to manage sound transference, and full-range speakers to limit disturbance and complexity from a separate subwoofer. The JBL Pro SoundBar is compatible with both fixed source volume applications (where the volume is controlled at the soundbar) and variable source applications (where gain is controlled at the television). The soundbar also offers IR Learning, allowing it to “learn” the IR pulse of a TV remote’s volume controls. This allows guests in fixed source applications to control volume without the need for a programmable remote.
“The JBL Pro SoundBar is a perfect solution for hotel rooms and guest rooms, and we’re excited to be showing it at InfoComm this year,” says Drummond. “The commercial-grade features and excellent clarity of the soundbar pairs perfectly with Samsung 690 Series hospitality TVs. Guests are invited to come see these products in action at the Harman Professional Solutions booth.”