Qualified Q-LAN Audio/Video Switches

"Qualified" Q-LAN audio/video switches will presumably work with Q-SYS, based on their published specifications and laboratory testing by QSC of at least one similar switch model. The list of qualified switches represents the extent of testing done by QSC and does not represent an exhaustive list of network equipment that meet Q-SYS requirements. Switch testing is performed with Q-SYS equipment in conjunction with a switch tester. Focus of the switch testing is towards QoS and multicast related to Q-SYS Audio, Q-SYS Video, AES67 & Dante. Testing is limited in scope and may not cover all aspects.

ARG Quarra A/V Network Switch (Setup Guide PDF)

Cisco Catalyst 3650 and 3850 Series (Setup Guide PDF)

DGS-1210 Series (Setup Guide PDF)

  • DGS-1210-10P

  • DGS-1210-20

  • DGS-1210-28

DGS-1500 Series (Setup Guide PDF)
NOTE: IGMP snooping feature does not work

  • DGS-1500-20

  • DGS-1500-28

  • DGS-1500-28P

Dell PowerConnect2808 (Setup Guide PDF)

Summit X450-G2 Series (Setup Guide PDF)

HP 1910 Switch (Gigabit models only, 40KB per port buffer size minimum) (Setup Guide PDF)

Niveo A/V Network Switches
(Setup Guide PDF)

  • NGSM8T2
  • NGSM16T2
  • NGSM16T2-AV
  • NGSM24T2
  • NGSM24T2-AV
  • NGSM24G4S
  • NGSM48T2
  • NGSM48T4
  • NGSME16T2H
  • NGSME24T2H
  • NGSME24G4S
  • NGSME48T2H
  • NGSME48T4H

Generic AV Switch Setup Guide 
(Setup Guide PDF)

These lists are dynamic; as network vendors continue to develop new equipment, QSC continues to test additional switches and add them to their respective lists; check back for additions and updates. QSC tests the switches with one Q-SYS Core and one switch. In complex networks, even a qualified switch may cause connectivity issues if it is configured incorrectly. The Network section of the table of contents in the Q-SYS Help file provides details on switch setup, configuration, and network performance requirements. Our experience is that a Q-SYS system deployed on a network that meets all these requirements will function properly.

For further details about the following switches, see their manufacturers' web sites.