QSC is launching a software-based Dante for the Q-SYS ecosystem — thus, Q-SYS feature licenses will enable native Dante networked audio integration without hardware I/O or external configuration software.
Integrators can add Dante audio natively as an extension of the Q-SYS and still have device discovery, synchronization, control and management for Dante — directly within Q-SYS Designer Software environment (or within an external instance of Dante Controller if desired).
Following the release of software-based Dante feature licenses, all new Q-SYS Core processors will ship with a small set of Dante audio channels enabled at no additional cost. Additionally, QSC will offer tiered feature licenses to enable Q-SYS system users to scale Dante integration capabilities based on their specific installation needs and Q-SYS Core processor capabilities.
The Software-based Dante for the Q-SYS Ecosystem is targeted for release in early 2020 — here are more details.