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  • 11 July, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Enhances Cinema Automation with New Q-SYS Plugin

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (July 11, 2019) – QSC announces a plugin that allows users to discover and control any JNIOR models 410, 412, or 414 automation controller, manufactured by INTEG Process Group, Inc. within the Q-SYS Ecosystem. JNIOR automation devices are commonly used in cinemas around the world for easy and reliable control of masking motors, lighting controllers and auxiliary content sources that can accept or send commands to GPIO interfaces, serial interfaces or relays. This new plugin enables automated theatre functionality within Q-SYS, allows direct interface with a JNIOR controller, and supports the ability to build the JNIORs into the overall automation schemes for a movie theatre. The Q-SYS JNIOR plugin is available via Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager within Q-SYS Designer Software. Asset Manager is a cloud-based feature that allows system designers to…

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  • 17 June, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Releases DPM Manager™ Software 3.0

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 17, 2019) – QSC announces the addition of DPM Director as part of the latest release of DPM Manager™ Software 3.0. The iPhone application, available first with an Android version to follow, allows technicians to control and monitor with ease. Further enhancements to the software include improved workflow and new Intrinsic Correction settings. “We developed the software with theatre managers and technicians in mind, from the challenges they face to everyday theatre operations. One of the priorities was to enhance the control and monitoring features, and DPM Director was the solution,” says Laura Mercs, Senior Technical Director. “Theatre management and technicians are now able to view the status of their DPM processor/monitor or DCM crossover/monitor and control volume, and mute or preset directly from their laptop, tablet, or mobile device…

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  • 30 April, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Brings ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to Life for World Premiere in Los Angeles

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (April 30, 2019) – [Es, De] – QSC is proud to announce it provided sound for the spectacular world premiere of Avengers: Endgame on April 22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Premiere guests enjoyed a stunning presentation of film in DolbyVision and ATMOS using QSC loudspeakers, amplifiers, and signal processing featuring Q-SYS in a custom-built movie theater. Altogether, the system used ten WideLine 10 line array loudspeakers and three WL218-sw subwoofers per screen channel, totaling thirty WideLine 10’s, and nine WL 218-sw’s suspended behind the 30 by 70-foot screen. Twelve SB-7218 double 18-inch subwoofers handled the extended low frequencies of the subwoofer channel. The overhead speakers for Dolby Atmos immersive sound required sixteen SR-5152 loudspeakers. An additional sixteen SR-5152 loudspeakers provided coverage on the left and right…

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  • 1 April, 2019

    Case Study

    Prospector Theater

    The Prospector Theater was completely rebuilt from the ground up with the mission of providing meaningful employment to adults with disabilities through the operation of a premium, first-run movie theater.

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  • 27 March, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Expands the Q-SYS Ecosystem for Cinema Applications

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (March 27, 2019) – QSC announces additions to the Q-SYS Ecosystem, including new DPA-Q Series network power amplifiers, Q-SYS NS Series network switches, and the Q-SYS NV Series network video endpoint. DPA-Q SeriesThe new DPA-Q Series amplifiers are four- and eight-channel network amplifiers uniting the QSC legacy of robust power amplifiers, advancements in high-efficiency output devices and native network transport, and the control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-SYS Ecosystem. DPA-Q Series amplifiers are fully native components of the Q-SYS audio, video and control (AV&C) Ecosystem. Like all Q-SYS peripherals, DPA-Q Series amplifiers offer simple drag-and-drop integration into a Q-SYS design, enabling network routing, advanced processing (including Intrinsic Correction™ custom voicings for QSC loudspeakers) and control. This expedites the…

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  • 4 March, 2019

    Case Study

    Goodrich Quality Theaters - Kendall 11 GDX

    Goodrich Quality Theaters has recently updated its newest Kendall 11 GDX complex in Oswego, Illinois, becoming the very first QSC Certified Theater in North America.

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  • 14 January, 2019

    Uncategorized

    Industry Veteran Ulf Qvicklund joins QSC as Cinema Sales Manager, EMEA

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 14, 2019) – QSC, LLC, a leading global manufacturer of cinema solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ulf Qvicklund to Cinema Sales Manager, EMEA. Ulf comes to QSC with significant experience in planning, project management, and installation of complete cinema sound and projection systems. He began his career in cinema as a projectionist for Cinema Biografen in his hometown of Stromstad, Sweden. Ulf spent over 20 years as Sales Director and then Managing Director with Hjalmar Wilhelmsen AS, a cinema equipment dealer based in Hovik, Norway. After that, Ulf was Key Accounts Manager with Videvox. In 2016, he started his own business as a cinema equipment dealer, Cinema Design.  “Having spent many years as a cinema equipment dealer and installer, I have a strong sense of the specific needs of this part of the industry,” says…

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  • 14 December, 2018

    Announcement

    QSC Hosts Charity Golf Classic to Benefit Orange County United Way

    Costa Mesa, CA (December 14, 2018) – QSC recently hosted its third annual QSC Charity Golf Classic, benefiting Orange County United Way (OCUW) and their initiative to end homelessness in Southern California. The event was held at Tustin Ranch Golf Club in Tustin, CA on Monday, October 22, 2018. Through the efforts and contributions of QSC partners, guests, and employees, the event raised more than $20,000 to benefit the United to End Homelessness Initiative. Attendees joined QSC to benefit this worthwhile cause in a variety of ways including player packages and corporate sponsorships. The schedule started with a golf show, and following the tournament, guests were invited to dinner and an awards ceremony. “QSC is honored to support a cause such as Orange County United Way, working to solve one of the most pressing issues in our community,” says Joe Pham, QSC…

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  • 10 December, 2018

    Press Release

    Rod Archer Joins QSC as Product Manager, Cinema

    Costa Mesa, CA (December 10, 2018) – QSC, LLC, a leading global manufacturer of cinema solutions, is pleased to announce that Rod Archer has joined the QSC Cinema team as Product Manager. In his new role, Rod will be primarily responsible for product strategy and execution for Q-SYS for Cinema, Cinema Media Server, Control and Accessibility Product categories. Rod Archer brings a rich career of product development experience, with over 30 years of executive product development roles.  “I am thrilled to have Rod Archer join the Cinema team," says Barry Ferrell, Senior Vice President, Cinema. “With his extensive engineering and product development experience, Rod brings a wealth of product development expertise, with a demonstrated history of success. He will be instrumental in enhancing the Cinema product category, as our technology offering becomes more complex.” …

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  • 6 December, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Introduces New Surround Loudspeakers for Cinema

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (December 6, 2018) – QSC announces the SR-800 and SR-1000 surround loudspeakers, designed as a cost-effective solution for use in typical small-to-medium sized 5.1/7.1 cinemas. The SR-800 and SR-1000 surround loudspeakers deliver high-quality sound performance and product features at a new, economical price point. The SR-800 Cinema Surround Loudspeaker is a two-way design that features an 8” low-frequency transducer with a 1” dome tweeter. The 125-watt continuous power rating and sophisticated crossover circuitry provide absolute reliability. The SR-1000 model is also a two-way design, featuring a 10” low-frequency transducer, a 1” compression driver, and 150-watt continuous power rating. Both units are designed for safe and secure mounting and feature a compact black enclosure with a black grille that blends into any theatre decor. The cabinet is…

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  • 27 November, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Announces First QSC Certified Multiplex

    Costa Mesa, CA (November 27, 2018) – QSC is proud to announce the first “QSC Certified” multiplex, Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh. 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 movie-going experience. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Raleigh, North Carolina is an eleven screen complex, with rooms ranging in size from 47 seats to 107 seats.  All rooms feature complete QSC cinema sound systems, using DCP Series cinema processors and DCA Series power amplifiers.  Each room features QSC 3-way bi-amplified screen channel loudspeakers, SB-7218 subwoofers, and SR Series surround loudspeakers. The multiplex was built in a refurbished supermarket, making attention to acoustic design critical to the overall listening experience. The QSC…

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  • 18 October, 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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  • 11 October, 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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  • 23 April, 2018

    Case Study

    Nordisk Film’s multi-level Cineplex

    Nordisk Film’s multi-level Cineplex at Scandinavia’s largest shopping centre in Denmark has installed a fully integrated Q-SYS audio and video platform.

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  • 20 April, 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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  • 20 April, 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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  • 5 April, 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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  • 16 January, 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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  • 4 January, 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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  • 23 October, 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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