QSC Cinema
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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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  • October 11, 2018

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    The Vancouver International Film Festival Premieres with QSC Accessibility Solutions

    QSC, Costa Mesa, CA (October 11, 2018) – Founded in 1982, The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society is a not-for-profit cultural organization that operates the internationally acclaimed Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and year-round programming of the Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre. VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America, screening films from more than 70 countries on nine screens. The festival spans sixteen days, from September 27, 2018 to October 12, 2018. QSC equipment is utilized in all seven venues, including the hearing assistance equipment in The Centre for the Performing Arts, the location of the opening and closing gala screenings. The project was particularly challenging because The Centre Theatre was not designed as a cinema. There are three seating levels in the 1800-seat…

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  • April 20, 2018

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    QSC Announces New Products at CinemaCon 2018

    QSC, Costa Mesa, CA (April 20, 2018) – QSC, a leading global manufacturer of cinema solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of seven new products to the most comprehensive line of cinema products in the industry. New products include additions to the Media Server, Test and Measurement, Loudspeaker, and Digital Cinema Monitor categories. CMS-5000 Cinema Media Server The CMS-5000 is a next-generation media server that combines all of the functions of an integrated media block with onboard solid state storage. It offers several ways to quickly ingest content and integrates seamlessly with Q-SYS™, a sound, picture, and control platform. The CMS-5000 features include two terabytes of reliable onboard solid-state storage, dual HDMI 2.0 ports for alternate content, and a 10Gb Ethernet port for exceptionally fast DCP ingest of content and live streaming ¬– up to 10…

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  • April 20, 2018

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    QSC Announces Q-SYS™ Ready CMS-5000 Cinema Media Server

    QSC, Costa Mesa, CA (April  20, 2018) — QSC,  a leading global manufacturer, expands its comprehensive catalog of cinema solutions by introducing the next-generation cinema media server, the innovative CMS-5000. The CMS-5000 combines the functions of a full-featured media server while bringing new capabilities to the category including exceptionally fast DCP ingest and seamless integration with Q-SYS™, an integrated sound, picture, and control platform for the networked digital cinema complex. The CMS-5000 features include two terabytes of reliable onboard solid-state storage, dual HDMI 2.0 ports for alternate content, and a 10Gb Ethernet port for exceptionally fast DCP ingest of content and live streaming — up to 10 times faster than other servers. Operating at typical ingest speeds of 800 MB per second, the 10Gb Ethernet port allows full-length motion picture DCP…

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  • April 5, 2018

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    Jay Wyatt Joins QSC as Sales Engineer

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (April  5, 2018) – QSC, LLC, a leading global manufacturer of cinema solutions, is pleased to announce that Jay Wyatt has joined the QSC Cinema team as Sales Engineer.  In his new role, Jay will be primarily responsible for pre-sales technical support, product training, and cinema system design consulting.  Jay graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies, where he concentrated in Audio Engineering and completed coursework on electrical engineering, computer science, and music theory. He most recently worked at GDC Technology as a sound engineer contributing to the rollout of immersive sound products and providing cinema sound support.  Prior to GDC, Jay got his start at Ultra-Stereo Labs (USL) in San Luis Obispo as an assistant engineer, where he became…

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  • January 16, 2018

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    QSC Unveils New Flyable Subwoofers for Cinema

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (January 16, 2018) – QSC, LLC, a leading global manufacturer of cinema solutions, introduces the SB-118F and SB-218F new flyable subwoofers designed for low frequency enhancement in Cinema applications. The subwoofers feature integrated handles and eight built-in mounting points making them ideal for safe and easy suspension from ceilings or walls. The SB-118F has a single 18-inch driver, and the SB-218F has two 18-inch drivers. Both subwoofers can be safely suspended close to the ceiling so that interior décor is minimally affected. “This new addition to our loudspeaker lineup provides Cinema owners a cost-effective subwoofer especially suited for today’s popular immersive sound applications,” says Barry Ferrell, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for QSC. “Both models feature a 4-ohm impedance rating, so one can use a…

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  • January 4, 2018

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    QSC Celebrates 50 Years and Forward

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 04, 2018) – 1968 was a year of seismic change across the globe. Fifty years ago, unrest was fueled by civil rights movements in the United States and protests and revolutions in Europe. Technological innovations included the introduction of the 747 jumbo jet and the first humans to orbit the moon, in Apollo 8. In music, as the Beatles sang ‘Hey Jude’ and the Rolling Stones rocked ‘Jumping Jack Flash’, the company known today as QSC was born as Quilter Sound Things in a small industrial building in Costa Mesa, California.   The original focus for QSC was hand-built guitar amplifiers; the company only later transforming and evolving to become a world-leading brand in power amplifiers. “Our early vision was to take over the world with high-powered, giant guitar amps, but we missed that boat and refocused our efforts on power amps,” said Pat…

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  • October 23, 2017

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    New Q-SYS™ for Cinema interface from QSC

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (October 23, 2017) – QSC, LLC announces the new DCIO (Digital Cinema Input/Output) for their popular Q-SYS network and control platform for cinema. The DCIO provides a simple and cost-effective way to route inputs from the projector IMB and alternate content sources to a Q-SYS Core over Q-LAN, QSC’s network technology. “For over ten years, Q-SYS has been used extensively in many types of commercial applications, including airports, meeting spaces, sports venues,” says Barry Ferrell, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for QSC.  “Increasingly, Q-SYS is becoming more common in cinemas too, as a way of optimizing and monitoring sound system performance.  But the real power of Q-SYS is in its capability to control, monitor, and manage many other systems within the theatre complex.  The new DCIO, combined with our Core 110c and…

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  • September 15, 2017

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    QSC Wins Third Consecutive Cinema Manufacturer of the Year Award

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (September 15, 2017) - For the third year in a row, QSC Cinema was honored with the prestigious “Teddy” Award, an annual award voted by dealer members of the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA).  The award recognizes the ICTA Manufacturer who best exemplifies the progressive principles of product development, and provides the dealers with service and up-to-date technical and sales information, while supporting the status of their product without qualification.  The Teddy Award was presented to QSC at the recent annual ICTA Convention in Berlin, Germany. “It is extremely gratifying to be recognized by our loyal Dealers in this way,” says Barry Ferrell, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of QSC.  “Excellence is something we strive for at QSC, and this type of recognition is an indication that we are…

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  • March 27, 2017

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    QSC Announces TMS Support for USL CMS-2200

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (March 27, 2017) – QSC is pleased to announce Theatre Management System (TMS) support for the USL CMS-2200 media server. On Friday March 24, 2017, comScore’s Hollywood Software released a software patch for its Theatre Command Center (TCC3) TMS which includes full integration with the USL CMS-2200 Media Server.  comScore’s TCC3 connects theatres, centralizes content management and automates the transfer of features, trailers and encryption keys. TCC manages more than 15,000 screens worldwide through its partnerships with several of the leading cinema Network Operations Centers (NOCs). “The integration of our media server with comScore’s TCC marks yet another very significant milestone for QSC,” says Barry Ferrell, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for QSC.  “Since our acquisition of USL in September of last year, the…

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  • March 27, 2017

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    Steve Hatton Joins QSC as Cinema Product Specialist

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (March 27, 2017) – QSC is pleased to announce that experienced cinema technician Steve Hatton has joined the QSC Cinema team.  Steve has nearly 20 years of experience in all phases of cinema sound and projection system design, installation, and servicing.  As president of his own service company, Sound and Imaging Concepts, Steve oversaw the installation of hundreds of cinema projects throughout the United States.  Prior to running Sound and Imaging Concepts, Steve worked for Shaver Sound Inc., troubleshooting and maintaining 35mm projection systems and coordinating digital cinema conversions. As Cinema Product Specialist, Steve will provide assistance to QSC customers requiring technical support both pre- and post-sales. “As the QSC product catalog continues to expand and our technology offering becomes more complex, customer…

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  • January 23, 2017

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    QSC Announces First QSC Certified Theatres

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 23, 2017) – QSC, the cinema industry’s leading supplier of cinema exhibition solutions, announces the first “QSC Certified” theatres. 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 moviegoing experience. The very first QSC Certified Theatre was screen 6 of the Kinopolis Mathäser Filmpalast in Munich, Germany, which opened in August, 2016.  The first two U.S.-based QSC Certified Theatres are Goodrich Theatres Kendall 11 GDX in Oswego, Illinois and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema theatre in Ashburn, Virginia. The QSC Certified Theatre at the Mathäser Filmpalast also happens to be one of the world’s largest Dolby® Atmos® cinemas, with 835 seats and a 20.6-meter wide screen, providing an outstanding image and…

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  • December 15, 2016

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    QSC Named Top Workplace in Orange County for the Sixth Time

    Costa Mesa, CA (December 15, 2016) – QSC, LLC is pleased to announce it has been named by the Orange County Register as one of the Top Workplaces in Orange County for the sixth time.  2016 was a great year for QSC as its employees recognized it once again, as a top workplace in Orange County. The Orange County Register’s Top Workplaces awards are in their ninth year. The Register again partnered with Workplace Dynamics LLP to survey employees across the county. Employees were asked to respond anonymously to 26 statements about their workplace experience and the leadership of their companies. The company rankings are based on the employees’ responses to these statements on a seven-point scale. A numerical value was attached to each statement, allowing Workplace Dynamics to create an overall score for each company. “I am very proud our hardworking employees…

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  • December 7, 2016

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    QSC Cinema Q-SYS Platform Software Release to Support AES67

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (December 7, 2016) - QSC, LLC, is pleased to announce that the 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, further supporting its market position as the only software-based audio/video/control platform on the market today.  AES67 allows high performance audio streaming between Q-SYS and third-party products supporting different native networked audio technology such as Dante, RAVENNA and Livewire without requiring any additional hardware or license costs. Martin Barbour, QSC Product Manager for Installed Systems says, “The support of AES67 is yet another example of the malleable and evolutionary nature of the Q-SYS Platform. We are committed to…

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  • November 2, 2016

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    QSC Holds Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit the NAMM Foundation and Variety – The Children’s Charity

    Costa Mesa, CA (October 25, 2016) –Responding to employees’ strong desire to contribute more to the community, QSC recently held a charity golf tournament on Saturday, October 8,  2016 at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club in Tustin, CA. Through the efforts and contributions of the QSC team and their partners, the event raised more than $24,000 to benefit both the NAMM Foundation and Variety – The Children’s Charity. Partner companies, customers, friends and family joined QSC to benefit these worthwhile causes, participating in a variety of ways to raise funds such as corporate sponsorships, banner displays, gift bags, foursomes, contest sponsorships, meal sponsorships, golfer registration and lunch tickets. “QSC is grateful that our employees, suppliers, customers, friends and family members gathered together with such enthusiasm to support these two very worthy causes,”…

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  • October 18, 2016

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    QSC Announces DPM Series Digital Processor/Monitors

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (October 10, 2016) – QSC announces the new DPM Series of digital signal processors/monitors. DPM is a powerful audio signal processing solution for today’s D-Cinema audio systems. The DPM builds on the legacy of QSC’s DCM and DCP products to provide all signal processing and monitoring functions for Digital Cinema in a single integrated system. Designed to be used with QSC’s Digital Cinema Amplifiers (DCA) and featuring advanced Intrinsic Correction™ settings for QSC’s Digital Cinema Speakers (DCS), the DPM optimizes QSC loudspeaker and amplifier performance while simplifying cinema sound system wiring and configuration. The DPM is configurable for passive or bi-amp operation for 5.1 or 7.1 systems.  Two models are available: DPM 100 and DPM 100H (with HDMI in/out and Dolby Digital Plus™, Dolby® Surround 7.1, and DTS-HD® decoding) for…

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  • October 3, 2016

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    QSC, LLC announces the acquisition of Ultra-Stereo Labs, Inc. (USL)

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (October 3, 2016) – QSC, LLC announces the acquisition of Ultra-Stereo Labs, Inc. (“USL”), effective September 30, 2016.  The acquisition will allow QSC to offer an industry-leading portfolio of audio-visual processing and B-chain solutions under the QSC and USL brands for the motion picture exhibition industry. “As the first major acquisition in the nearly 50-year history of our company, we naturally wanted to find a company that would be an excellent strategic fit for QSC,” says Jatan Shah, Chief Operating Officer of QSC. “We recognize the many valuable contributions that USL has made to the cinema industry over the years, and are confident that the integration of the two companies will provide an even more powerful total value proposition for our customers.  The two companies are complementary in terms of product offering and how we…

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  • September 7, 2016

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    Beth Figge Joins QSC Cinema as Business Development Director

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (August 17, 2016) – QSC is pleased to announce that as of September 6, cinema industry veteran Beth Figge is joining the QSC Cinema team.  Beth has extensive experience in the Cinema products industry, having served as Cinema Sales Manager for companies such as Dolby Labs, Doremi, Moving Image Technologies, Sony Cinema Products, and JBL Professional.  She is also a member of the board of directors of the International Cinema Technology Association, who honored her in 2014 with the prestigious “Allen Award” for outstanding contributions to the ICTA and the industry. As Director of Cinema Business Development, Beth will be responsible for cultivating customer relationships and developing new business through complete cinema system sales, by serving as a technology/product advocate for the QSC Cinema products portfolio. “The growth…

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  • August 11, 2016

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    Jason Bourne Premieres with QSC Sound

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (August 11, 2016) - When scouting for a location for the premiere of Jason Bourne, Universal Pictures chose Las Vegas, an obvious choice since it’s the scene of the film’s climactic and chaotic car chase. But finding a venue large and grand enough to launch the film was another matter – there aren’t many movie theatres that can accommodate the thousands of celebrities and industry insiders expected to attend.  Knowing that CinemaCon, the theatrical exhibition industry’s largest trade event, is held each year at Caesars Palace and that screenings are successfully done in the Colosseum, Universal felt confident that the 4,000 seat venue could provide a fitting launch pad for the new $120 million action thriller.  The bigger challenge: the Colosseum was never built as a movie theatre.  Converting the massive room from a live performance…

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  • July 20, 2016

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    QSC Wins Cinema Manufacturer of the Year – Again

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (July 20, 2016) - For the second year in a row, QSC Cinema was honored with the prestigious “Teddy” Award, an annual award voted by dealer members of the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA).  The award recognizes the ICTA Manufacturer of the Year who best exemplifies the progressive principles of product development, and provides the dealers with service and up-to-date technical and sales information, while supporting the status of their product without qualification.  The Teddy Award was presented to QSC at the recent annual ICTA Convention in Vancouver, BC, Canada. “I can’t tell you how honored we are to receive this recognition from our dealers,” says Barry Ferrell, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of QSC.  “The award criteria represents many of the goals that we strive for as an organization, and this…

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