QSC today announced the Q-SYS NV Series (NV-32-H) network video endpoint for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. This native software-defined HDMI encoder/decoder enables network-based video distribution, optimized specifically for the meeting room. It features something they are calling QSC Shift — a video compression codec which provides low latency video streaming with resolutions up to 4K60 4:4:4 over a standard 1 gigabit network by adjusting network bandwidth consumption based on video content.
As a single SKU solution, the NV Series is software-defined as either an HDMI video encoder or decoder and allows for several I/O configurations.
In addition to its video distribution capabilities, NV Series also provides integration of soft codec audio and Q-SYS conference camera sources via USB for web conferencing applications such as Zoom, Google Hangouts Meet and Cisco WebEx, all without the need for additional control processors, hubs, bridges or programming.
By adding native video distribution as well as monitoring and management capabilities (Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager) to its existing portfolio, QSC now claims to provide an end-to-end solution that includes processing, networking, AV&C, plus cloud-based monitoring and management under a single, software-based platform using mainstream IT technology. With Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager, users can monitor and manage all Q-SYS-based AV systems across the global enterprise including Q-SYS Core processors and peripherals and any connected third-party devices.
QSC will officially launch the NV Series and Q-SYS Reflect for the first time at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam on its stand 7-R200. Here are more details.