Core 5200

Next-Generation Enterprise Core

For large installations or for IT customers wishing to deploy audio, video and control (AV&C) solutions as a building-wide service throughout the enterprise, QSC has partnered with Dell™ to bring an industry-first integration combining the processing capabilities of the Q-SYS realtime operating system with the world-class Dell R740 server platform resulting in the only IT-grade AV&C solution available today.


  • Industry First, COTS Solution: The Core 5200 processor is the first professional AV&C solution available that combines commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) server technology with the scalability of a purpose built AV&C real-time operating system (RTOS),  thereby offering scalability and IT integration capabilities unmatched by any other audio, video or control solution.
  • Processing in the Data Center: Take advantage of exciting corporate infrastructure and place your Q-SYS Cores alongside other building-wide IT services such as VoIP, UC&C, security and access control servers.
  • Endpoint Capabilities:   Fully compatible with all existing and future Q-SYS peripheral devices including I/O-FrameI/O-8 FlexPTZ-IP conference camerasI/O-USB Bridge, native Q-SYS touch screen controllers, paging stations and network amplifiers.  Also leverage a wide variety of networking solutions to integrate with a broad range of networked peripherals from third-party manufacturers.
  • Simplicity & Familiarity: Leveraging the most ubiquitous and capable processing platform available today, the next-generation Q-SYS Enterprise Cores utilize common hardware familiar to IT managers worldwide and offer embedded Dell Remote Access Controller (DRAC) for simple integration with existing IT asset management tools.
  • Reliability: World-renowned robust engineering found in the Dell R740 server platform provides IT users with peace of mind that the AV&C solution is built on industry leading hardware, designed to last, with standard features such as dual redundant networking and power supplies.
System Hardware                                             Q-SYS Core 5200 Enterprise Processor
Description System processor and control engine
Network Channel Capacity 512 x 512
AEC Processors 160
Multi-track Player capacity 16 tracks, expandable to 128 tracks
VoIP Instances 64
Gigabit Ethernet Ports 2x for redundant network audio; 2x for auxiliary network services such as VoIP, SNMP, LLDP, LDAP and WAN media streaming


All specifications are subject to change without notice.