News

  • 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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  • December 15, 2016

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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

    Press Release

    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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  • September 1, 2016

    Tech Tips

    Cinema Tech Tip: Free Loading

    Take advantage of free acoustical power: always place subwoofers on the floor behind the screen – NOT on a platform with the screen loudspeakers. Floor-positioned subwoofers take advantage of “half-space” loading, which increases radiated power by about 3 dB, WITHOUT adding any extra amplifier power. Even better: place the subwoofers on the floor AND push them all the way back against the solid wall behind the screen. That is called “quarter space” loading, and results in about 6 dB greater SPL, without using a larger amplifier. The very low frequencies produced by the subwoofers have no problem going right through any draping or masking below the screen.

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  • August 11, 2016

    Press Release

    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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  • August 1, 2016

    Tech Tips

    Cinema Tech Tip: Looks Can Be Deceiving - VGA vs DataPort

    It may look like any old VGA video connector, but it’s not. DCA and ISA Series amplifiers and DCP, DCM, and DXP processors use a special QSC connection interface called DataPort, which enables DSP crossovers, speaker-specific EQ, and monitoring and control of amplifier and loudspeaker functions on a single cable. Although many off-the-shelf VGA cables may work with satisfactory results, the QSC DataPort specification requires that all 15 pin conductors be present and that all audio I/O conductors be shielded. Many VGA cables use only 7 pins. If pins 5 or 10 are tied to ground, damage to amplifier may result. Therefore, only QSC supplied DataPort cables should be used.

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  • July 20, 2016

    Press Release

    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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  • July 1, 2016

    Tech Tips

    Cinema Tech Tip: No Tilt Required

    The mid-high frequency section of most 3- and 4-way QSC screen channel loudspeakers has a pre-set downward tilt. When it is properly elevated to approximately 5/8 image height behind the screen and aimed to the last row in a typical stadium-style cinema, there is no need for additional downward tilt. This allows you to minimize the distance from the horn to the screen, and keep it flush within a baffle wall.

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  • July 1, 2016

    In The News

    The Practical Realities of Immersive Audio

    The July 2016 issue of Boxoffice magazine includes an article by QSC marketing director Mark Mayfield that discusses the implications of immersive audio for cinema installers and operators.

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  • June 1, 2016

    Tech Tips

    Cinema Tech Tip: What does “Axisymmetric” really mean?

    All QSC SR Series surround loudspeakers feature Axisymmetric coverage. That means that sound is distributed evenly on all axes within the loudspeaker’s defined coverage angle. Unlike many conventional loudspeakers, there is no vertical and horizontal coverage pattern, so aiming is made much simpler. Up/down tilt and side-to-side “pan” aiming is all that is needed to cover any area in a cinema.

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  • May 10, 2016

    Press Release

    Chris Humphrey Joins QSC as Vice President, Marketing

    Costa Mesa, CA (May 10, 2016) – QSC, LLC. is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Humphrey as Vice President, Marketing. In his new  role, Humphrey will oversee all of the company’s global marketing activities and initiatives for the Professional, Systems and Cinema Divisions of QSC.    Chris Humphrey  brings a rich career of global marketing experience in technology oriented businesses to QSC, with more than 20 years of executive marketing roles at companies which focus on IT related services, including enterprise software, embedded computing, storage networking, scientific instrumentation and security.  “I am very excited to have Chris Humphrey join the QSC Executive Team,” says QSC CEO Joe Pham. “With his vast IT and technology related experience, Chris brings a wealth of sophisticated marketing expertise that will complement the further expansion of our…

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  • March 4, 2016

    Announcement

    QSC Announces New Cinema Trailer

    “Many theatre owners are quite proud of the fact that they have invested in a QSC Cinema sound system, and they want to share this fact with their patrons,” says Barry Ferrell, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for QSC. “In fact, our customers have been asking for a QSC trailer for a number of years. We are extremely happy to be able to finally deliver it to them.” The new QSC trailer, entitled “Underwater Symphony”, is available as a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) in 4k resolution, both Scope and Flat.  Initially, 5.1 and 7.1 audio formats will be available; versions with immersive formats will also offered in the near future. “Underwater Symphony” features full animation and an original soundtrack. For image production, QSC selected Imaginary Forces, a creative studio and full service production company specializing in branding content for commercial…

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  • December 1, 2015

    In The News

    Sound Balance

    This article from Screen Trade magazine describes the "three legs" of cinema sound that define the quality of sound experienced by your customers.

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  • October 30, 2015

    Press Release

    New compact Subwoofer

    At ShowEast 2015, QSC introduced the latest in its line of compact, space-saving subwoofers. The new QSC SB-2180 subwoofer is the thinnest dual 18 inch subwoofer on the market.  Each driver is loaded into its own internal chamber. An ingenious folded port design minimizes cabinet depth, yet still provides full port volume.  The port also acts as internal bracing, creating a stiffer, less resonant cabinet. All of this allows the enclosure to be at least 20% thinner than any other dual 18” subwoofer you can buy, occupying up to 40% less floor space in your theatre.  In a multi-theatre complex, that extra square footage translates into more revenue-generating seating or concession space.  And, you can stack four on a shipping pallet, significantly reducing freight costs. “Conventional thinking says that subwoofers must be large, refrigerator-sized enclosures,” says Barry…

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