Core 510c (for Cinema)

Q-SYS Integrated Core Processor

  • Cinema Core 510c - Front
  • Cinema Core 510c - Back

The Q-SYS™ Cinema Core 510c processor is an audio, video and control processing system that leverages Intel™ CPUs and motherboards as well as a dedicated, Linux™ realtime operating system developed by QSC to provide class-leading capabilities for Cinema systems of any scale.

The Q-SYS Cinema Core 510c processor offers the most flexible audio I/O of any Q-SYS Core, perfect for applications that require a diversity of analog, digital and networked audio connectivity. It features eight onboard I/O card slots that can be populated with any combination of Q-SYS Type-II I/O card allowing diverse connectivity options.

Features & Benefits

  • 256 x 256 networked audio channels (Q-LAN / AES67)
  • Configurable onboard I/O via 8 open Q-SYS IO Cards slots
  • 64 x AEC processors
  • up to 128 x 128 Dante audio channels (8 x 8 included)
  • USB AV bridging (16 x 16 audio + Q-SYS camera support)
  • Full-featured Q-SYS Control engine (with optional feature license)
  • External USB audio device host
  • 16 x 16 GPIO

Q-SYS Operating System:   Audio, video and control processing on a dedicated Linux™ realtime OS, built using standard computer hardware and IT industry networking protocols.

Diverse I/O Options: Q-SYS Core processing in a flexible chassis featuring 8 onboard I/O card slots that can be populated with any combination of Q-SYS I/O cards , including bridge networks like Dante™, CobraNet™ or AVB™, for maximum flexibility.

Q-SYS Core Mode:  Provides an abundance of raw processing power for all audio, video and control processing requirements including integration with the new Q-SYS AV-to-USB Bridging solution and onboard acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) processing, allowing the ability to manage multiple small- to mid-sized conference spaces or a single large space.

External Device Control: Control and interface with external devices using TCP/IP, RS232 and GPIO.

Peripheral Integration:  The catalog of Q-SYS networked peripheral devices include amplifiers, touchscreen controllers, paging stations, I/O channel expanders, PTZ-IP conference cameras for the conference room and AV-to-USB Bridging devices.

Unified Software Platform: The integrator has a single training investment in one software design tool rather than needing to learn several platforms to scale from small to large systems. The Q-SYS Platform also allows for faster compliance with changing security environments.

System Hardware Q-SYS Core 510c Integrated Processor
Description System processor and control engine with integrated I/O
Channel Capacity
Network Channel Capacity 256 x 256
Audio I/O Capacity 8 audio I/O card slots - accommodates up to 128x128 total onboard I/O channels
Multitrack Player Capacity 16 tracks, expandable to 128 tracks
Media Drive Capacity Approximately 6 GB on the default drive
Front Panel Controls

"NEXT” OLED page forward capacitive touch button
“ID” device identification capacitive touch button
“Clear Network Settings” - invoked when “NEXT” and “ID” are pressed simultaneously

Front Panel Connectors AUX USB: USB Host x2 (Type A connectors)
Rear Panel Connectors

RS232: Male 9-pin D shell connector (DE-9)
Video out: HDMI
AUX USB: USB Host x4 (Type A connectors)
AUX Network: RJ45 10/100/1000 Mbps
GPIO: Female 15-pin D shell connector x2 (DA-15)
Media Network LAN A: RJ45 1000 Mbps (QLAN, AES67, VoIP, WAN, Media Streaming, etc)
Media Network LAN B: RJ45 1000 Mbps (QLAN, AES67, VoIP, WAN, Media Streaming, etc)
AC Mains Power: IEC connector

Line Voltage 100 VAC - 240VAC, 50-60 Hz
Current Draw

3.7A Max @100 VAC (actual current draw depends on configuration options such as I/O cards and/or Media Drive, DSP loading and network loading)

Operating Temperature Range 0°C - 50°C
BTU/Hour 600 (power conversion estimate under typical load)
Humidty 85% RH maximum

FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class A, IC ICES-003, CE (EN55032, EN55035), EU RoHS directive 2011/65/EU, WEEE directive 2012/19/EU, China RoHS directive GB/T26572, EAC, RTL, UL, C-UL

Product Dimensions 3.5" x 19" x 15" (89mm x 483mm x 381mm)
Shipping Carton Dimensions 6.5" x 23.5" x 20" (165mm x 597mm x 508mm)
Shipping Weight 23 lbs. minimum (installation of I/O cards increases shipping weight)
Included Accessories 6' UL/CSA/IEC line cord, installation manual, I/O connectors (included when purchasing I/O cards with Euro style terminal blocks)

All specifications are subject to change without notice.