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  • October 18, 2018

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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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  • May 26, 2017

    Announcement

    Pirates 5 Has Grand Premiere in Shanghai

    Last March at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, one of the highlights of the cinema industry’s largest annual trade event was a screening of Disney’s upcoming blockbuster, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”, the latest in the Pirates franchise. Each year, the aptly-named 4,000 seat Colosseum at Caesars Palace is transformed into the world’s largest movie theatre, a colossal joint effort between QSC, Dolby, Boston Light and Sound and the Colosseum technical crew. Disney executives were so thrilled with the outcome that they invited QSC and Dolby to Shanghai to do it again – this time for the worldwide premiere of the film in the Grand Theatre at the Shanghai Disney Resort. Like the Colosseum at Caesar’s, the Grand Theatre was not originally designed to be a movie theatre; it is normally used for theatrical stage productions. At over 1,000 seats, it’s larger than…

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  • March 27, 2017

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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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  • February 2, 2017

    Announcement

    Accessibility Technology Requirements for Cinema

    QSC announces the availability of a new white paper which details new requirements recently announced by the United States Department of Justice on equipping cinemas with specialty access systems for the hearing and visual impaired.

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  • January 23, 2017

    Press Release

    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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