QSC just launched the Q-SYS NS Series Gen 2 enterprise-grade, NETGEAR-manufactured AV network switches. These switches are pre-configured to meet the requirements of the Q-SYS audio, video and control platform, providing a solution for faster, more reliable deployment of stand-alone AV networks.
These new network switches provide real-time transport of Q-LAN, AES67, and Dante audio streams in addition to Q-LAN video streaming and distribution, simultaneously within the same VLAN, without the need to manually configure or adapt QoS settings.
Each Q-SYS NS Series Gen 2 network switch features standard PoE on each of its ports (excluding the uplink and SFP ports), providing combined power, data and control for Q-SYS devices. Furthermore, two NS Series Gen 2 models support PoE ++ for use with Q-SYS devices that carry more significant power requirements.
The NS Series offers features that automatically manage multicast traffic on the network with integrated NETGEAR IGMP Plus to provide multicast data management between multiple NS Series switches. Additionally, an optional built-in DHCP server is pre-configured, enabling automated connectivity for independently administered AV systems.