Rants & rAVes — Episode 1192: The AVIXA Women’s Council Is Starting a CTS Study Group

QSC’s own (and co-chair of the AVIXA Women’s Council) Tammy Fuqua joins me on my latest videocast to talk about a study group that is open to all AVIXA members. The group will meet every other week and will collectively work on educating everyone in time to take the AVIXA CTS test at InfoComm later […]

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Audio-Technica Adds Three Products to the Q-SYS Ecosystem

Audio-Technica announced that three of its products with Dante network outputs — the ATND971a Cardioid Condenser Network Boundary Microphone, ATND8677a Network Microphone Desk Stand and ATND8734a Network Ceiling Power Module — can now be deployed, configured and controlled in Q-SYS Designer via a new plugin. This development brings these products into the Q-SYS Ecosystem, a […]

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Q-SYS Announces vCOre Virtualized Processor and Control Feature License

Q-SYS announced the availability of Q-SYS vCore, the first virtualized processor for Q-SYS and the accompanying Q-SYS Control feature license for vCore, which allows integrators and end users to enlist their own compute device to add Q-SYS Control capabilities for enhanced control, automation, UX capabilities, remote monitoring and helpdesk features to systems. The Q-SYS vCore […]

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Q-SYS Announces Two New AcousticDesign Series Ceiling-Mount Loudspeakers

Q-SYS announced two new AcousticDesign Series 6.5-inch two-way ceiling-mount loudspeakers Thursday, which claim to offer higher-power handling for challenging environments. The AD-C6T-HC is “ideal for high ceilings or reverberant spaces such as ballrooms, airports, atriums and lobbies,” while the AD-C6T-HP offers “higher SPL at standard ceiling heights, ideal for high-energy restaurants, retail spaces or larger […]

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Pearl Technology to Host Annual Showcase on September 12

Pearl Technology will host its 2nd Annual Showcase on Monday, Sept. 12 at the Peoria Riverfront Museum in Peoria, IL. “Last year’s inaugural Showcase was valuable for our customers and partners alike,” said Jeremy Caldera, CTS-D, CTS-I, senior vice president at Pearl Technology. “We’re very much looking forward to building on that success at this […]

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QSC Adds David Angress as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Pro Audio

QSC has announced that David Angress has joined the organization as senior vice president and general manager of the company’s new Pro Audio division. “Throughout the years, I have always had the greatest respect and admiration for QSC – its people, its culture and its portfolio of innovative, market-leading products,” said Angress. “The Pro Audio […]

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Cory Schaeffer: A Legacy of Help, A Legacy of Change

By Dan Ferrisi, Editor in Chief, Commercial Integrator As commercial AV has matured, it has become increasingly clear that ours is an industry not of technology, per se, but of people. At our best, commercial AV professionals are committed to creating experiences that tell compelling stories and leave indelible memories. In that way, the technologies […]

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Cory Schaeffer Looks Back on Her AV Career

As many of you know, industry icon Cory Schaeffer is set to retire at the end of the month. In her honor, rAVe has partnered with AVNation and Commercial Integrator in this video interview of her ProAV career. Schaeffer has spent over 30 years in the AV industry, most recently as director of alliances and ecosystems […]

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AV Pros Share Their Appreciation for Cory Schaeffer

As many of you know, industry icon Cory Schaeffer is set to retire at the end of the month. In her honor, rAVe has partnered with AVNation, Commercial Integrator and #AVTweeps like you to share Schaeffer’s impact on the industry. Here’s what AV professionals had to say about her legacy.        

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Giant News: QSC Joins the SDVoE Alliance — The First of the Big 4 Control Companies!

The SDVoE Alliance announced QSC has joined the alliance as an adopting member. QSC is a globally-recognized technology and software manufacturer of Q-SYS, a cloud-manageable audio, video and control platform built around a modern, standards-based IT architecture. The addition of QSC to the SDVoE Alliance will allow us to collaborate to enable any SDVoE hardware […]

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AVIXA Women’s Council Launches Rosie Riveters Initiative

The AVIXA Women’s Council has partnered with Rosie Riveters, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization built on the premise that innovation is cultivated where experimentation is encouraged, and that failure is not in conflict with success, but a necessary and crucial part of it. Watch the video below to learn more about the AVIXA Women’s Council Rosie […]

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Rethinking Space

If there’s one topic that has been totally exhausted and “overthunk” in the last year, it’s the post-COVID return to work. I don’t say that because it’s unimportant; I say that because most of the pieces we see written try to draw some new one-size-fits-all conclusion to what the… gulp… “new normal” will, or should, […]

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QSC Adds New Q-SYS Control Solutions for Google Meet

QSC announced this week new Q-SYS Control solutions for Google Meet, namely that thanks to a new third-party control integration, users will be able to use the Q-SYS user control interface on Google-Meet supported controller consoles. In addition, Google Cloud has certified Q-SYS video capabilities and Google Meet will now support the integration of multiple […]

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Mentoring Matters: Find Out Why in this Girl Boss LAVNCH & LEARN

According to a study by Odyssey Mentoring, people who mentor typically earn $25,000 a year in additional compensation, on average, then do people who do not mentor. In the final episode of our Girl Boss series—held on March 14 at 1 p.m. ET—Megan A. Dutta will be joined by Cory Schaeffer and Carol Campbell to […]

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QSC Intros AcousticDesign Series Direct Weather Landscape Loudspeakers

QSC introduced the AcousticDesign Series Direct Weather Landscape (AD-DWL) loudspeakers featuring an elevated bollard enclosure design that allows sound to travel above obstructions. The Direct Weather Landscape Series includes the AD-DWL.180 loudspeaker (180° directional coverage) and the AD-DWL.360 loudspeaker (360° directional coverage), enabling designers to address individual space requirements by directing sound, while the companion […]

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QSC Unveils QIO Series Network I/O Expanders

QSC announced the QIO Series network I/O expanders for the Q-SYS cloud-manageable audio, video and control Platform. The QIO Series includes three Audio I/O models and three Control I/O models, each supporting a specific connectivity type. Designed to support distributed, centralized or hybrid networks and processing architectures, these I/O expanders enable designers to decouple the […]

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QSC Releases NM Series Tabletop Network Mic and NL Series Network Loudspeakers

QSC just announced the NM Series tabletop network microphone and the NL Series network loudspeakers for the Q-SYS cloud-manageable audio, video and control platform. The Q-SYS NM Series NM-T1 is a tabletop PoE network microphone that features beamforming technology with four software-configurable zones and up to 360° coverage. The NM-T1 enables users to manage meetings […]

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QSC Announces New Scaling Licenses for Core Nano and Core 8 Flex

QSC announced Q-SYS Scaling licenses for the Q-SYS Core Nano and Core 8 Flex. The Q-SYS Collaboration Bundle Scaling License for the Q-SYS Core Nano and Core 8 Flex increases Q-SYS capabilities in meeting spaces. This new software add-on license expands the maximum AEC processing capabilities and available Softphones plus adds support for up to […]

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QSC Promotes Ron Marchant to Vice President EMEA Sales and Marketing

QSC promoted Ron Marchant to vice president EMEA, sales and marketing. In his new position, Ron will oversee the company’s sales and marketing activities and initiatives throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Ron has played an instrumental role in the development and growth of QSC throughout the EMEA region,” said Markus Winkler, senior vice president, […]

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QSC Announces Launch of Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager in New Countries

QSC announced the launch of Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager remote monitoring and management platform in Italy, France, Spain, the Nordics, Benelux countries and Singapore. These new countries join the growing list of over 20 countries that already have access to Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager. Enterprise Manager allows users to remotely monitor and manage their entire Q-SYS system, including […]

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A Deeper Dive Into Loudspeaker Directivity

By Mike Sims QSC There’s a saying in our industry – “Flat frequency response on-axis is necessary, but not sufficient, to make a good sounding loudspeaker.” OK, maybe you don’t hear this idea tossed around all the time, but it’s true nonetheless. This edition of the Consultant Courier will explore off-axis frequency response, directivity, and […]

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QSC Intros Three New Products to Q-SYS Platform for Upgraded Conferencing Experience

QSC added new products to the Q-SYS Platform, including the NC Series network conference cameras and TSC Series Gen 3 network touch screen controllers. The new scalable products are native to the Q-SYS OS and integrate with any Q-SYS system. The new NC Series includes three camera models: the Q-SYS NC-110, a fixed-lens ePTZ camera […]

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InfoComm 2021 Memorable Moments

Last week, #AVtweeps gathered for InfoComm 2021 in Orlando, Florida. For many, it was the first time they had seen this many of their peers in the same room since ISE 2020 in Amsterdam. We asked AV professionals to share their favorite show memories. Here’s what they had to say! What was your favorite part […]

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Sennheiser, Barco and QSC Collaborate to Update Gateway Innovation Hub in New York

On the 29th floor of 900 Third Avenue in Manhattan is Gateway, a co-working and innovation hub. As part of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (SACCNY) — the oldest international chamber of commerce in the U.S. — Gateway’s mission is to help Scandinavian companies gain a strategic foothold and become more successful in the U.S. market. […]

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QSC To Temporarily Stop Fulfilling Orders for a Number of Products Due to Supply Shortages

According to a letter distributed to partners, QSC announced that due to supply chain challenges brought on by COVID-19, the company will temporarily stop taking/fulfilling orders for a number of products. The letter below, sent to rAVe by a source who asked not to be named, says the company is fulfilling as many existing orders […]

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Google Certifies QSC Q-SYS Platform for Google Meet Use

QSC announced that Google has certified the Q-SYS Platform for use with Google Meet hardware kits. This certification allows integrators and IT end users to select from any Q-SYS Core processor or USB audio bridging endpoint, regardless of processing or I/O requirements, to ensure integration with Google Meet hardware. All Q-SYS Core processors are driven […]

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QSC Expands Q-SYS Line of Microsoft Teams Rooms Certified Products

QSC has expanded its portfolio of Microsoft Teams Rooms certified meeting room accessories with the addition of several new Q-SYS products. The certified solutions include additional Q-SYS Core processing options, the Core 8 Flex, Core Nano and NV-32-H (Core Capable). These provide more options to rightsize processing needs for a particular room size and I/O […]

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QSC Debuts Zoom-Certified Meet Room Solution

QSC just debuted Meeting Room Solutions certified for use with Zoom Rooms. QSC has worked with Zoom and Q-SYS Ecosystem partner Sennheiser to create a solution that allows users to easily scale their Zoom Rooms deployment in high-value spaces. The QSC Meeting Room Solutions for Zoom Rooms centers around the Q-SYS Core 8 Flex processor, […]

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QSC Releases New Generation of Enterprise-Grade, NETGEAR-Manufactured AV Network Switches

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 […]

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QSC Launches ‘QSC Communities for Developers’

QSC just launched an online worldwide developer platform, “QSC Communities for Developers.” It enables an engaged and scalable technical community of professionals and organizations to come together to collaborate, create and deliver on the “art of the possible” with the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Through this new platform, a community of active “citizens” will have access to […]

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Switching on the Edge

Hybrid. It’s a two-syllable word that seems like it would be easy to define, but it’s actually not. The hybrid workplace is defined as one in which by default, a percentage of employees are remote while the rest are in person. If you’re watching any of the studies out there, its obvious that the five-day, […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2021 Edition

Welcome to my 21st annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I love writing this annual predictions article — it’s both humbling and rewarding. It requires me to stop and research anything new, evaluate the potential impact it will have and then articulate it in a way that matters to readers. If you’re a regular reader of my […]

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