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JBL launches Pro SoundBar at ISE 2018

The JBL Pro SoundBar is designed specifically for commercial applications, from hotel guest rooms to cruise ship state rooms

Harman Professional Solutions has today introduced the JBL Professional Pro SoundBar.

Designed specifically for commercial applications, the JBL Pro SoundBar has an optimised feature set to address the unique requirements of hotel guest rooms, cruise ship staterooms and other commercial environments.

“Typical consumer-grade soundbars offer features that are great for the home but add unnecessary cost and complexity for commercial applications such as a hotel guest room,” explained Bradley Drummond, director, hospitality solutions and marketing at Harman Professional Solutions. 

“With an optimised feature set designed with these applications in mind, we’re able to provide our customers with the audio clarity and experience they want at a very attractive price point — and with application-specific features such as volume limiting, cloth-free materials and a security lockout plate you wouldn’t find on consumer soundbars.”

The JBL Pro SoundBar supports both fixed and variable source volume, providing compatibility with both fixed applications (where the volume is controlled at the soundbar) and variable applications (where gain is controlled at the television). In fixed volume scenarios, the Pro SoundBar offers an IR Learning capability. This allows the Pro SoundBar to “learn” the IR pulse of a TV remote’s volume controls, meaning any remote can be used — programmable or not.

“The Pro SoundBar is the perfect soundbar for commercial applications such as hotel rooms,” added Drummond. “With commercial-grade features and excellent clarity even at low levels, the JBL Pro SoundBar pairs perfectly with Samsung 690 Series hospitality TVs to create a holistic, cost-effective guest room entertainment solution. The addition of the JBL Pro SoundBar to HARMAN’s already extensive range of hospitality solutions further demonstrates our capability to offer targeted audio, video, lighting and control solutions for the entire facility.”

Harman is showing the JBL Professional Pro SoundBar at Stand #1-F10 at ISE 2018.