QSC Cinema
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  • September 14, 2020

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    QSC Cinema Announces New Q-SYS Core Processors

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (September 14, 2020) – QSC today announces two new audio, video, and control processors native to the Q-SYS Ecosystem – the smaller Q-SYS Core 8 Flex and Q-SYS Core Nano. Driven by the proliferation of networked endpoints and the expanding processing needs of a wider variety of spaces and topologies, the Core 8 Flex includes onboard analog audio I/O and GPIO plus network I/O while the Q-SYS Core Nano offers network-only audio I/O processing and control. Built on the same flexible and scalable software foundation as the rest of the Q-SYS processor portfolio, including the best-in-class Q-SYS Core 110c, these new Cores expand design options to meet a wider variety of cinema applications including 5.1/7.1 and immersive audio rooms, arcade gaming areas, background/foreground music for food service areas, event rooms, and much more. The Q-SYS Core 8 Flex…

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  • June 10, 2020

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    QSC Launches New Educational Content

    Costa Mesa, CA (June 10, 2020) — QSC is excited to announce the availability of Cinema Spotlight webinar recordings and a wide selection of blog posts highlighting technology tips and best practices. The Cinema Spotlight webinar series features several topics such as new product overviews, technical presentations, and guidelines for cinema sound. Webinar recordings are available on-demand along with relevant resources, and the page will be regularly updated with future recordings and schedules. The blog highlights key discussion topics including product selection and application, written by industry veterans. “QSC is committed to providing outstanding training and education to cinema dealers, technicians and partners, and in this virtual era we are finding new ways to support and connect,” says Barry Ferrell, VP of Cinema Product Development. “I have been in the…

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  • April 30, 2020

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    Two New Loudspeakers from QSC Now Shipping

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (April 30, 2020) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC announces its shipping two new loudspeakers – the AD-P.HALO, an integrated SUB/SAT pendant loudspeaker system, and the AC-C2T-LP, a low-profile ceiling-mount full range loudspeaker. As part of the AcousticDesign™ Series, AD-P.HALO features an integrated 6.5” subwoofer and four 2.75” transducers in a single pendant-mount enclosure. This purpose-built design is ready to install right out of the box, eliminating complex and time-consuming assembly while greatly expediting the installation process and reducing overall labor costs. The AD-P.HALO is ideal for applications where music inspires the overall atmosphere, such as high-end retail or hospitality. At 200 watts RMS, the AD-P.HALO offers significant dynamic headroom that far surpasses the background music performance of traditional two-way pendant-mount…

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  • April 28, 2020

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    QSC Announces the Premiere of [email protected]

    Costa Mesa, CA (April 28, 2020) — [De, Fr, Es, Cn] — QSC is proud to announce the premiere of [email protected], a comprehensive online launch point dedicated to users’ success across a vast range of solutions and applications. Through its “Connect, Learn and Experience” architecture, [email protected] visitors are treated to unique collection of online training, tutorials, certification, webinars, entertainment and live online support from company experts, all of which is constantly curated and updated. [email protected] is a valuable tool for everyone from systems contractors, integrators, A/V IT technicians, A/V consultants, musicians, artists, djs, live sound engineers, recording pros, HOW musical directors, cinema technicians, cinema dealers and end users at all levels of expertise. [email protected] programs are offered completely free-of-charge and are available in a variety of time zones and…

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  • January 31, 2020

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    QSC Receives Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 31, 2020) – [De, Fr, Es] – QSC is proud to announce that its Q-SYS Development team has been honored with a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for its work on the Q-SYS Audio, Video and Control Ecosystem. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will honor Q-LAN network media distribution technology specifically in the category of “Development of Synchronized Multi-Channel Uncompressed Audio Transport over IP Networks” at the 71st Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy® awards ceremony in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). QSC would like to recognize the key developers of Q-LAN: Derek Lieb, Gert Rosenboom and Jeff Evanson, as well as the rest of the original Q-SYS development team, including Rich Zwiebel, John Britton, John Dunn and David Kessner. Q-LAN is the native protocol suite for audio and…

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  • January 23, 2020

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    Jason Moss Joins QSC as Vice President, Alliances and Market Development

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 23, 2020) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC is excited to announce Jason Moss joins the company as Vice President, Alliances and Market Development. As part of the QSC Executive Team led by Joe Pham, President and CEO, Moss will be responsible for developing and managing strategic alliances with leading AV/IT collaboration manufacturers and service providers globally. Jason Moss joins QSC from Logitech where he most recently served as Head of Go-to-Market & Alliances, Video Collaboration. With over 20 years in the industry, Moss spent the last nine years developing partnerships with top collaboration and SaaS companies, and drove adoption and integration of Logitech products into many applications and markets. He also led global OEM strategic accounts, setting strategy and directing sales and business development initiatives. “As our Systems business…

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  • January 21, 2020

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    QSC Introduces New Training for Q-SYS Cinema Applications

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 21, 2020) – QSC is excited to announce the deployment of Q-SYS Level One for Cinema training. This innovative, modular online course is specially constructed for cinema engineers who want to learn how to use Q-SYS in cinema auditoriums. Students will learn the basics of designing a multiplex cinema with the Q-SYS Ecosystem while receiving an overview of Q-SYS Designer Software. Much of the course material is shared with the award-winning Q-SYS Level One training, but users will also learn about peripherals and components that are exclusive to cinema applications. The six-module course covers topics ranging from a basic Q-SYS Ecosystem for Cinema introduction, including hardware introductions to Q-SYS Core Cinema processors, the DCIO and DPA-Q Series network amplifiers, and continues with user control interfaces. The curriculum culminates…

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  • December 19, 2019

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    QSC Now Shipping New DPA-Q Network Amplifiers

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (December 19, 2019) – QSC announces the global availability of the new DPA-Q Series network power amplifiers in four- and eight-channel models. The new DPA-Q Series amplifiers unite the QSC legacy of robust power amplifiers, advancements in high-efficiency output devices, and native network transport, plus the control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-SYS Ecosystem. “The addition of DPA-Q amplifiers to a Q-SYS design is an excellent example of a native ecosystem approach to network design,” says Barry Ferrell, Vice President, Cinema Product Development and Strategy. “Technicians can take advantage of next-generation amplifier design, while also utilizing the native signature features and technologies QSC is known for, such as Intrinsic Correction. This native approach can greatly reduce installation and setup time, while also maximizing…

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  • October 31, 2019

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    Ian Freer Joins QSC as Field Sales Engineer

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 31, 2019) – QSC is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Freer as Field Sales Engineer (Cinema), APAC. In his new role, Ian will be primarily responsible for product support in the Asia Pacific region.  Ian brings a comprehensive career of technical support knowledge, with over twenty years of roles in the cinema industry.   “I am excited to have Ian Freer join the Cinema team,” says Barry Ferrell, Vice President, Cinema Product Development. “With his extensive technical experience, Ian brings hands-on expertise with a demonstrated history of customer success. He will be essential in providing around-the-clock support on a global scale.”  Freer spent the last few years as an audio-video technician at Connect NZ, providing technical support, writing instructional technical documentation, and assisting with project management. Prior to…

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  • October 30, 2019

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    QSC Welcomes William Chan and Promotes Andy Pearce and Ron Marchant

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 30, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC is pleased to announce William Chan has joined QSC as Senior Director, North Asia reporting to Markus Winkler, SVP Asia and EMEA. In this newly created role, William is responsible for sales and business operations in the North Asia region, including a focus on driving new revenue growth in Greater China and Japan for QSC Live Sound, Cinema, and Systems portfolios. Additionally, William will be part of the APAC leadership team developing and implementing the long term expansion of QSC’s sales and support infrastructure across Asia. William brings with him a highly successful career leading Asia sales and marketing teams, with over fifteen years in senior leadership roles. Prior to QSC, William served as Managing Director for Shure Asia Limited, where he drove strategic direction and management of all vertical…

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  • October 17, 2019

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    QSC Promotes Anna Csontos and Markus Winkler

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 17, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC is pleased to announce the promotions of Anna Csontos and Markus Winkler effective October 1, 2019. Csontos, who joined the company in 2011, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Market Officer and Chief of Staff, adding to her current executive sales leadership responsibility for QSC’s business and product portfolio in the Americas. Markus Winkler, who joined QSC in 2017, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, EMEA & APAC, expanding his executive sales leadership responsibilities to include QSC’s business and product portfolio for all of EMEA and APAC. The timing of these leadership changes were in part triggered by Gene Joly’s decision to retire at the end of January 2020. Joly joined QSC in 2016, assuming executive sales and business unit leadership responsibility for QSC’s Live Sound…

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  • October 14, 2019

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    QSC Announces DCI Compliance for CMS-5000 Cinema Media Server

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 14, 2019) – QSC announces the CMS-5000 has been found to meet all of the requirements of the Digital Cinema System Specification Version 1.2, published by Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC, (DCI). This certification validates that the next-generation cinema media server can reliably play controlled digital cinema content in movie theatres around the world and can reproduce high-quality images and sound as well as secure the content against piracy. The certification testing was conducted by Aegisolve, Inc., an accredited cybersecurity laboratory under the Cryptographic and Security Testing (CST) Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP) (NVLAP Lab Code: 200802-0) and licensed by DCI for digital cinema equipment compliance testing. DCI is a joint venture of five major Hollywood studios whose primary purpose is to establish and…

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  • July 11, 2019

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    QSC Enhances Cinema Automation with New Q-SYS Plugin

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (July 11, 2019) – QSC announces a plugin that allows users to discover and control any JNIOR models 410, 412, or 414 automation controller, manufactured by INTEG Process Group, Inc. within the Q-SYS Ecosystem. JNIOR automation devices are commonly used in cinemas around the world for easy and reliable control of masking motors, lighting controllers and auxiliary content sources that can accept or send commands to GPIO interfaces, serial interfaces or relays. This new plugin enables automated theatre functionality within Q-SYS, allows direct interface with a JNIOR controller, and supports the ability to build the JNIORs into the overall automation schemes for a movie theatre. The Q-SYS JNIOR plugin is available via Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager within Q-SYS Designer Software. Asset Manager is a cloud-based feature that allows system designers to…

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  • June 17, 2019

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    QSC Releases DPM Manager™ Software 3.0

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 17, 2019) – QSC announces the addition of DPM Director as part of the latest release of DPM Manager™ Software 3.0. The iPhone application, available first with an Android version to follow, allows technicians to control and monitor with ease. Further enhancements to the software include improved workflow and new Intrinsic Correction settings. “We developed the software with theatre managers and technicians in mind, from the challenges they face to everyday theatre operations. One of the priorities was to enhance the control and monitoring features, and DPM Director was the solution,” says Laura Mercs, Senior Technical Director. “Theatre management and technicians are now able to view the status of their DPM processor/monitor or DCM crossover/monitor and control volume, and mute or preset directly from their laptop, tablet, or mobile device…

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  • April 30, 2019

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    QSC Brings ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to Life for World Premiere in Los Angeles

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (April 30, 2019) – [Es, De] – QSC is proud to announce it provided sound for the spectacular world premiere of Avengers: Endgame on April 22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Premiere guests enjoyed a stunning presentation of film in DolbyVision and ATMOS using QSC loudspeakers, amplifiers, and signal processing featuring Q-SYS in a custom-built movie theater. Altogether, the system used ten WideLine 10 line array loudspeakers and three WL218-sw subwoofers per screen channel, totaling thirty WideLine 10’s, and nine WL 218-sw’s suspended behind the 30 by 70-foot screen. Twelve SB-7218 double 18-inch subwoofers handled the extended low frequencies of the subwoofer channel. The overhead speakers for Dolby Atmos immersive sound required sixteen SR-5152 loudspeakers. An additional sixteen SR-5152 loudspeakers provided coverage on the left and right…

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  • March 27, 2019

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    QSC Expands the Q-SYS Ecosystem for Cinema Applications

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (March 27, 2019) – QSC announces additions to the Q-SYS Ecosystem, including new DPA-Q Series network power amplifiers, Q-SYS NS Series network switches, and the Q-SYS NV Series network video endpoint. DPA-Q SeriesThe new DPA-Q Series amplifiers are four- and eight-channel network amplifiers uniting the QSC legacy of robust power amplifiers, advancements in high-efficiency output devices and native network transport, and the control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-SYS Ecosystem. DPA-Q Series amplifiers are fully native components of the Q-SYS audio, video and control (AV&C) Ecosystem. Like all Q-SYS peripherals, DPA-Q Series amplifiers offer simple drag-and-drop integration into a Q-SYS design, enabling network routing, advanced processing (including Intrinsic Correction™ custom voicings for QSC loudspeakers) and control. This expedites the…

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  • December 10, 2018

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    Rod Archer Joins QSC as Product Manager, Cinema

    Costa Mesa, CA (December 10, 2018) – QSC, LLC, a leading global manufacturer of cinema solutions, is pleased to announce that Rod Archer has joined the QSC Cinema team as Product Manager. In his new role, Rod will be primarily responsible for product strategy and execution for Q-SYS for Cinema, Cinema Media Server, Control and Accessibility Product categories. Rod Archer brings a rich career of product development experience, with over 30 years of executive product development roles.  “I am thrilled to have Rod Archer join the Cinema team," says Barry Ferrell, Senior Vice President, Cinema. “With his extensive engineering and product development experience, Rod brings a wealth of product development expertise, with a demonstrated history of success. He will be instrumental in enhancing the Cinema product category, as our technology offering becomes more complex.” …

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  • December 6, 2018

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    QSC Introduces New Surround Loudspeakers for Cinema

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (December 6, 2018) – QSC announces the SR-800 and SR-1000 surround loudspeakers, designed as a cost-effective solution for use in typical small-to-medium sized 5.1/7.1 cinemas. The SR-800 and SR-1000 surround loudspeakers deliver high-quality sound performance and product features at a new, economical price point. The SR-800 Cinema Surround Loudspeaker is a two-way design that features an 8” low-frequency transducer with a 1” dome tweeter. The 125-watt continuous power rating and sophisticated crossover circuitry provide absolute reliability. The SR-1000 model is also a two-way design, featuring a 10” low-frequency transducer, a 1” compression driver, and 150-watt continuous power rating. Both units are designed for safe and secure mounting and feature a compact black enclosure with a black grille that blends into any theatre decor. The cabinet is…

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  • November 27, 2018

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    QSC Announces First QSC Certified Multiplex

    Costa Mesa, CA (November 27, 2018) – QSC is proud to announce the first “QSC Certified” multiplex, Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh. QSC Certified Theatres are equipped with complete sound systems from QSC, and meet a set of technical guidelines for equipment, projection, acoustics, and room design, to ensure an outstanding movie-going experience. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Raleigh, North Carolina is an eleven screen complex, with rooms ranging in size from 47 seats to 107 seats.  All rooms feature complete QSC cinema sound systems, using DCP Series cinema processors and DCA Series power amplifiers.  Each room features QSC 3-way bi-amplified screen channel loudspeakers, SB-7218 subwoofers, and SR Series surround loudspeakers. The multiplex was built in a refurbished supermarket, making attention to acoustic design critical to the overall listening experience. The QSC…

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  • October 18, 2018

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    New Q-SYS Networking Solutions Now Available from QSC

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 18, 2018) – QSC introduces new Q-SYS Networking Solutions, including Q-SYS NS Series network switches and additional networking resources to help cinema technicians simplify installation and increase profitability of Q-SYS-based networked audio, video and control (AV&C) systems. Q-SYS NS Series Network SwitchesFor cinema technicians looking to expedite deployment of Q-SYS on a local network, QSC introduces the Q-SYS NS Series. The NS Series is a range of enterprise-grade, fully managed 1/10GbE network switches that are pre-configured to meet the performance requirements of the Q-SYS Platform and associated third-party networking technologies. Available in 8-port, 24-port and 48-port models, these Dell EMC network switches provide real-time transport of Q-SYS AV&C, as well as AES67 audio streams simultaneously within the same VLAN, all…

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