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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QSC Announces New Online Training Platform

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QSC has just launched of its new online training platform. QSC says the site offers several new features to help improve the end user experience and make learning simpler for the company’s award-winning training programs. The launch coincides with the release of Q-SYS Level 1 Training in German and French, adding to the existing English, Spanish and Mandarin versions. The platform also provides training on the QSC TouchMix digital […]

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An Announcement from QSC, the Death of Hardware and Where We Go Next

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I’ve been writing for some time about how the days for dedicated hardware in the commercial AV realm might be numbered. We will always, of course, need edge devices: loudspeakers and amplifiers, microphones and audio digitizers. Video encoders, video decoders. Displays. Between all of these devices, however, live the entire world of AV switching, control, […]

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QSC Will Demo a Glimpse Into the Future of Audio, Video and Control Processing at ISE

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QSC announced a technology demo that will run existing fourth-generation Q-SYS software on a standard Dell EMC PowerEdge R730 server. This is designed to provide a glimpse into the future of a market where larger installations use centralized data center processing, nearly hardware-free. QSC will demonstrate this for attendees at the Integrated Systems Conference (ISE) […]

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QSC Announces New Q-SYS Flex I/O Expander

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QSC has introduced the Q-SYS I/O-8 Flex Channel Expander. Featuring eight flexible audio I/O channels, a QSC exclusive technology first seen on the Q-SYS Core 110f, I/O-8 Flex allows users to easily configure each channel via Q-SYS Designer Software as either a fully balanced mic/line input with phantom power or a line level output. It […]

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QSC Intros Q-SYS Core 510i Integrated Core Processor

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QSC just introduced the Q-SYS Core 510i Integrated Core processor. An evolution of the Q-SYS Platform, the Core 510i processor leverages the latest Intel platform using a QSC-developed Linux realtime operating system (RTOS) to deliver the most powerful audio, video and control (AVC) solution available. The Core 510i processor offers the most flexible audio I/O […]

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QSC Q-SYS Platform Software Release to Support AES67

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QSC just told rAVe that the entire Q-SYS Platform will support AES67, an interoperability standard for audio-over-IP between various networking solutions. This new feature will be added to the Q-SYS Platform as part of the upcoming Q-SYS Designer v5.3 software release. AES67 allows high performance audio streaming between Q-SYS and third-party products supporting different native […]

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InfoComm from Afar

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And… one more quick one post-InfoComm post. For the second consecutive year, family obligations kept me away from the big show. Last year it was my lovely bride’s recovery from major back surgery; this year was a more joyous occasion as my son graduated pre-school (and yes, this is important; another tradeshow will always come, […]

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My Interview with TJ Adams and Chris Humphrey of QSC

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QSC used last year’s InfoComm to launch themselves into the installed systems meeting room market with Q-SYS. They are at InfoComm 2016 continuing that launch with their collaborative solutions to address web-cam conferencing as well as more meeting room products. I caught up with QSC’s Director of Installed Systems, TJ Adams, and VP of Marketing, […]

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