QSC Now Shipping Attero Tech Synapse D32Mi

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The QSC Attero Tech Synapse D32Mi networked audio interface is now shipping. QSC has also released a supporting update to uniFY Control Panel software. This newest model in the Synapse series of 1U rack-mount network audio interfaces provides 32 mic/line analog inputs with microphone preamps and Dante/AES67 connectivity, including up to 24-bit, 96 kHz analog-to-Dante […]

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Four Channel Versions of the QSC CX-Q Series Ships, But Eight-Channel Is Delayed

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QSC has announced availability of the CX-Q Series four-channel network power amplifiers. The CX-Q Series network amplifiers utilize a Class-D hybrid powertrain design built upon the PL380 PowerLight amplifier platform, which has been installed in mission-critical installations around the world. They also feature two QSC amplifier innovations — FlexAmp and FAST (Flexible Summing Amplifier Technology) that combine more power distribution options in […]

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QSC Acquires Attero Tech

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QSC announced today that the company acquired Attero Tech, effective September 30, 2019. This combines the portfolio of the Q-SYS audio, video and control ecosystem with Attero Tech’s networked AV endpoints and I/O peripherals. QSC’s development capabilities will grow as Attero Tech’s Fort Wayne-based engineering staff will join the multi-national QSC team. “This acquisition is […]

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It’s Official: QSC Ships Q-SYS NV, Entering the AV-Over-IP 1G Market and Competing Head-On with Crestron

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QSC says the Q-SYS NV Series (NV-32-H) 1G-based AV-over-IP system (AES-128 encryption) is shipping. As a native peripheral to the Q-SYS Ecosystem, NV Series allows integrators to add HDMI video distribution to an existing Q-SYS system without any control programming. The NV Series video endpoint is software-definable as either a video encoder or decoder. The […]

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More Control Plugins Released by QSC for the Q-SYS

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QSC has announced the availability of the latest round of Q-SYS Control plugins, offering native control integration of some of today’s most popular meeting room endpoints with the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Now available through the Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager portal within Q-SYS Designer Software, these plugins offer configuration and management capabilities for the following devices. Viewsonic […]

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Why in the Heck Would Biamp Buy Community and Apart Audio? Hint: QSC

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By now, you’ve probably heard the news that Rashid Skaf-led Biamp is buying Audioprof Group International, which is the parent company of Community Loudspeakers (based in Philadelphia) and Apart Audio (based in Antwerp, Belgium) from 3d Investors of Gent, Belgium. Bruce Howze founded the company in 1968, which was first named Community Light and Sound. […]

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Analog Devices Adds Software-Based Dante

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Audinate and Analog Devices (ADI) have partnered to introduce a new software-based Dante reference design kit for the ADSP-SC589 DSP + ARM processor. Audinate is also announcing they are now a member of the Analog Devices Alliances program. With Dante Embedded Platform, Audinate now provides a means to deliver Dante technology in modern software-driven devices. […]

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Audinate Adds Dante-As-Software Products for Manufacturers and Developers

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Supporting the AV industry’s shift from purpose-built hardware to software-based solutions running on standardized hardware, Audinate — developer of the Dante AV networking technology – today announced two new software-based Dante products. Dante Embedded Platform enables manufacturers to add full Dante functionality in software running on Linux for x86 and ARM processors. The Dante Application […]

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QSC Develops Soft(ware)-Based Dante for the Q-SYS Ecosystem

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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 […]

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AVIXA Announces 2019 Award Winners to be Honored at InfoComm 2019

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AVIXA announced the 2019 recipients of its annual awards this week. Honorees will be recognized in a ceremony on InfoComm 2019’s Center Stage at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando on Wednesday, June 12, at 4 p.m. Every year, AVIXA recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions, leadership and commitment to excellence. Members of […]

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QSC Adds Surface-Mount Loudspeaker Without a Transformer to AcousticDesign Series

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Earlier today, QSC launched a transformer-less surface-mount speaker in the form of the AD-S6, a 6.5-inch two-way loudspeaker. As part of the AcousticDesign Series, this new loudspeaker is designed for foreground and background music (BGM/FGM) applications, as well as installations specifically requiring higher SPL foreground sound reinforcement. With a 105° conical DMT coverage and integrated […]

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QSC Introduces CX-Q Series Network Amplifiers

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QSC today announces new network power amplifiers for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. As a native peripheral of the Q-SYS Ecosystem, The CX-Q Series network amplifiers can take advantage of network routing capabilities as well as advanced processing, control, monitoring and loudspeaker output load. These amplifiers also assist Q-SYS in deploying signature QSC technologies like Intrinsic Correction, […]

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QSC Ships Business Music Solutions

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QSC has begun shipping its business music solutions — the MP-M Series paging and music mixers, including wall mount controllers and smart device apps, the MP-A Series multi-channel amplifiers and AcousticDesign Series SUB/SAT loudspeakers. The QSC Premium Business Music solutions are now available in North America and coming soon in Europe and Asia. MP-M Series […]

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QSC Adds 1G AV-over-IP (Video) Distribution to the Q-SYS Ecosystem

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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 […]

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Three AV Companies to Watch in 2019

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I have tried to avoid writing one of these blogs. I resisted the temptation to wrap up my top moments of 2018. I stayed clear of making tech predictions for 2019. I even managed not to comment on others’ top moment lists and predictions. All in all, I was doing pretty well… until yesterday. Yesterday I […]

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QSC Awarded Patent for Web Conferencing Integration

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QSC just announced it has been awarded a utility patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its Q-SYS Web Conference Integration Solution. This patent (USA 9,973,638) recognizes the solution’s ability to bring an IP camera stream from Q-SYS PTZ-IP conference cameras into soft codec applications (like Zoom, Skype for Business, GoToMeeting, etc.) […]

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QSC Opens New Training Center in Boulder, Colorado

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QSC has just opened its Boulder Training Center in Boulder, Colo. (thus, the impetus for the name). This facility provides a hands-on learning environment to deliver QSC ecosystem training to integrators, programmers, consultants and end users. The Boulder Training Center currently offers courses focused on the Q-SYS Platform, including Q-SYS Level 2 and Q-SYS Control […]

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New Q-SYS Networking Switches Compete with NETGEAR’s M4300 Series for AV-over-IP Networks

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QSC introduces new Q-SYS Networking Solutions, including Q-SYS NS Series network switches and networking resources aimed at integrators doing AV-over-IP. Prior to this, the only purpose-built AV-over-IP was from NETGEAR in the form the M4300 Series. QSC’s Q-SYS NS Series is a range of enterprise-grade, manageable 1/10GbE network switches that are pre-configured for the Q-SYS […]

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QSC Launches Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager

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QSC has announced the addition of Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager as part of the latest release of Q-SYS Designer Software v7.1. This new cloud-based feature allows system designers to download and install new Q-SYS assets, including plugins for third-party device control, all without having to wait for new Q-SYS Designer Software releases. The Asset Manager […]

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L-Acoustics Enhances Interoperability Between Q-SYS Platform from QSC and LA Amplified Controllers

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L-Acoustics announced integration between its LA4X and LA12X amplified controllers and the Q-SYS Platform from QSC, allowing users to control and monitor the LA4X and LA12X through Q-SYS. Whether addressing the demands of conference facilities, houses of worship, theaters, or educational institutions, installation markets demand versatility, ease of use, reliability, and interoperability. Over the years, […]

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QSC Expands Reach of Q-SYS Platform with Global Caché Partnership

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QSC and Global Caché have announced a partnership that enables the Q-SYS Platform from QSC to control Global Caché iTach devices and GC-100 Network Adapters, as well as a connection to its Control Tower IR cloud database. Through these co-developed plugins, integrators can finally bridge the networking gap to IR devices by bringing software-based network […]

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QSC Introduces Premium Business Music Solutions

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QSC is introducing a portfolio of Premium Business Music Solutions, including multi-zone mixers, wall controllers, configurable multi-channel amplifiers, SUB/SAT loudspeakers, as well as accompanying installation and management apps. These new products will be showcased at the QSC Demo Room N115 at InfoComm 2018 (June 6-8, 2018) in Las Vegas, NV. The MP-M Series music and […]

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QSC Founders Receive 2018 Adele De Berri Pioneer Award from AVIXA

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QSC founders, Pat Quilter, Barry Andrews and John Andrews were named this year’s recipients of the Adele De Berri Pioneer of AV award from AVIXA the trade association representing the audiovisual industry worldwide. Each year AVIXA recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions to the industry. The Adele de Berri award champions AV and information […]

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QSC Partners with Visionary Solutions

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QSC, LLC has formed a partnership with Visionary Solutions, Inc. for native control and audio integration options for the Q-SYS Platform. The integration for Visionary Solutions PacketAV Matrix Products includes a video control plug-in as well as multiple options for audio integration via native AES67, Dante or Q-SYS Media Stream Receivers. Developed and supported by Visionary Solutions, the PacketAV plug-in includes pre-configured components for switching, […]

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QSC Expands Q-SYS Platform Control Portfolio

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QSC, LLC today announced expanded control capabilities for its Q-SYS Platform. The Q-SYS platform now offers new programming tools, native touch screen controllers, drag-and-drop visual programming capabilities, as well as a scalable management and monitoring capability. The new launch includes: Technology Announcement for Q-SYS Reflect – Q-SYS Reflect is a powerful, simple-to-use monitoring and management platform built using modern web […]

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QSC Debuts AcousticCoverage Ceiling-Mount Loudspeaker

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QSC‘s AcousticCoverage Series loudspeaker, the AC-C2T, is a 2.75″ full range loudspeaker with 70/100V transformer and 8 ohm bypass designed for conferencing, paging and business music applications. It’s spec’d with an effective frequency range of 70 Hz to 20 kHz, the noise power / voltage rating is 16 watts / 11.3 volts (rms) and the maximum continuous SPL is 96 dB with maximum peak SPL […]

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QSC CEO Named President-Elect of 2018 AVIXA Board of Directors

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QSC’s CEO and President, Joe Pham, has been named President-Elect of the 2018 board of directors for AVIXA (formerly InfoComm International). This will be Pham’s fourth year serving on the board where he served as secretary-treasurer in 2017. “Part of AVIXA’s rebranding is to reinvigorate the market and focus more on the user experience,” says Pham. “As this industry shifts […]

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QSC Introduces Q-SYS Small-Format Touch Screen Controller

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QSC just introduced the TSC-47W-G2, a color 4.7” in-wall touch screen dialer/controller. The new touch screen uses capacitive LCD touch with a 960×540 display and Power over Ethernet (PoE – IEEE 802.3af class 3 device) for a single-cable installation. The TSC-47W-G2 can operate in both portrait or landscape mode and can be mounted to US and European standard wall and […]

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QSC Debuts New AcousticDesign Column Surface-Mount Loudspeakers

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QSC has announced the addition of column surface-mount loudspeakers to its AcousticDesign (AD) Series. This premium line extension, which will debut at InfoComm 2017, are designed for a wide variety of foreground and background applications and solves reverberant issues in high-ceiling spaces. The new AD-S802T has eight 2.5” vertically oriented drivers while the AD-S162T has sixteen 2.5” vertically oriented drivers; both are high quality, 70/100V or […]

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Q-SYS Platform Offers Control and Monitoring Integration with Attero Tech Dante and AES67 Endpoints

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QSC and Attero Tech have jointly announced the availability of Q-SYS plug-ins for specific Dante and AES67-enabled devices from Attero Tech. Developed and supported by Attero Tech, the plug-ins provide comprehensive audio and control integration with QSC’s Q-SYS Platform. Plug-ins will be available for a range of Attero Tech devices including the unHX2D HDMI audio-to-Dante de-embedder/embedder, the unD6IO-BT and the new unAX2IO+ […]

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QSC Intros Eight-Channel CXD-Q Series Network Processing Amplifiers for the Q-SYS Platform

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QSC has introduced the CXD-Q and CXD-Qn eight-channel network processing amplifiers. Designed specifically for integration with the Q-SYS Platform, these amplifiers can take advantage of a “whole system” design philosophy where they can be configured and managed like all other elements of a Q-SYS system. The CXD-Q Series also features its Flexible Amplifier Summing Technology (FAST), which enables the ability to combine up to […]

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QSC Announces Next-Generation Q-SYS Enterprise Core Processors

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QSC has added new products to the Q-SYS Enterprise Core category. Running exclusively on Dell server hardware, these industry-first solutions combine the processing capabilities of the Q-SYS realtime operating system with the Dell R730XL hardware platform. The result is the only IT-grade solution available on the market that brings audio, video and control (AV&C) processing into the datacenter. These new Q-SYS Enterprise Core […]

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