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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 28, 2017

    Press Release

    QSC Nominated for Three 2018 TEC Awards for Outstanding Technical Achievement

    Costa Mesa, CA (September, 2017) – QSC, LLC is proud to announce that it has been nominated for three individual 2018 Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards for outstanding technical achievement in product design, innovation and production for its TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer, K.2 Series Loudspeakers and Q-SYS™ Core 510i Integrated processor. Presented annually by the NAMM Foundation at The NAMM Show, the NAMM TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media. “QSC is extremely honored to receive the recognition of these three nominations for technical achievement awards this year,” says Chris Humphrey, QSC Vice President of Marketing. “Our aim is to continue to develop innovative products and solutions which set new standards for…

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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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  • 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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