QSC has announced the availability of software-based Dante for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. As part of its partnership with Audinate, these feature licenses allow integrators to enable Dante networked audio integration on Q-SYS Core 110f processors running Q-SYS Designer Software v8.3.1 or higher. This software implementation eliminates the need for additional hardware I/O to integrate Dante into the Q-SYS audio, video and control workflow and increases platform interoperability between Q-SYS and Dante-enabled devices.
Q-SYS Core 110f processors sold after March 30, 2020, will include an 8×8 Dante network audio channel license (while Core 110f processors sold before that date can purchase the 8×8 channel license). Furthermore, all Core 110f processors are capable of licensing higher Dante channel counts options (16×16 or 32×32). Software-Based Dante for the Q-SYS Ecosystem will be available on the remaining current models of Q-SYS processors (Core 510i and Core 5200) later in 2020.