Network I/O Peripherals

Q-SYS I/O peripherals help connect the power of the Q-SYS Core processor to the outside world of audio. I/O cards provide connectivity to analog and digital sources and destinations, while the I/O-Frame and I/O-22 allow local or remote inputs or outputs anywhere that a standard Gigabit Ethernet network is available with connectivity back to the Core.


Digital Cinema Input/Output for Q-SYS™ is a cinema-specific interface that serves as the audio I/O for each screen in a Q-SYS enabled cinema complex.

  • Digital Cinema Inputs/Outputs for Q-SYS enabled cinemas and cinema complexes
  • Routes inputs/outputs from projector IMB and alternate content sources to Q-SYS Core over Q-LAN, QSC’s network distribution technology
  • Powered monitor output to passive speaker
  • HDMI input/output for non-sync sources (DCIO-H version only)

I/O Frame

The Q-SYS I/O Frame can be used to physically locate input and output connections near their sources and destinations. Each I/O Frame features four card slots, which can support up to four I/O cards, mixed and matched in any configuration.  

  • Card Capacity: 4
  • Maximum Channel count: Up to 16 analog/AES/CobraNet™/Dante™/AVB™
  • Control connectivity via GPIO and RS232


The Q-SYS I/O-22, is a compact, standalone unit designed for use when audio sources and destinations are physically spread out, such as the individual seats in a conferencing system or individual rooms in a multi-room venue. Providing two mic/line inputs and two line outputs, the I/O-22 is ideal for applications such as legislative or judicial chambers, meeting rooms, ballrooms, ancillary zones, classrooms, VIP suites, and stage patching.

  • Maximum Channel count: 2x2
  • Includes an 8.5 watt mono amplifier to drive a local monitor speaker
  • Control connectivity via GPIO and RS232

I/O Cards

I/O cards provide connectivity to analog and digital sources and destinations include high quality mic/line input cards, line output, as well as bridge network cards for Dante™, AVB™, CobraNet™ and more.


Network Peripheral Devices

  Local I/O Type Card Capacity Channel Capacity GPIO RS232
I/O Frame Card based 4 16 2 x 15-pos Euro Block yes
I/O-22 Built-In N/A 2 in, 2 out 2 x 6-pos Euro Block yes
DCIO / DCIO-H Built-in N/A 16 in 6 GPI (RJ-45) yes

I/O Cards

  Description Channel Capacity
CIML4 Mic/line analog input card 4 input
CIML4-HP High performance mic/line analog input card 4 input
COL4 Analog line output card 4 output
CODP4 Dataport output card 4 output
CDN64 Dante™ Audio Bridge Card: 64x64
CAES4 AES-3 digital input/output card 4x4
CIAES-16 AES/EBU digital input card: 16 input