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  • July 2, 2020

    Blog

    Sensitivity Sensationalism (Part 2)

    In our previous blog post, Sensitivity Sensationalism, we looked at some incorrect assumptions often made around loudspeaker sensitivity and power ratings.

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  • July 2, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC UK & Ireland to Reopen Weybridge Education Centre for In-Class Training

    London, July 2, 2020 – QSC is excited to announce that on August 4, 2020, it will reopen its Weybridge Training Centre, which delivers specialist AV courses to more than 1,000 industry professionals every year. In advance of the reopening, QSC performed a detailed risk assessment, outlining comprehensive measures to ensure the safety of both visitors and staff. As a result, all students will be provided with visitors’ guidance and procedures prior to their visit. In addition, QSC has transitioned even more in-person trainings to be offered as live webinars providing more flexibility in these challenging times. Classrooms, meeting rooms, and other visitor-facing spaces have been reconfigured to accommodate physical distancing requirements, and class sizes have been reduced accordingly. “Life has changed for us all over the past few months and we, like you, have been…

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  • June 30, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC Announces New Q-SYS Control Plugins to Simplify Meeting Room Device Integration

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 30, 2020) – [Es, De] – QSC announces two new Q-SYS™ Control plugins now available in Q-SYS™ Designer Asset Manager. The Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone plugin and the UCI QR Code plugin allow for drag-and-drop integration into the Q-SYS Ecosystem, saving programming time and resources for AV integrators, programmers and consultants. New to Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager, the Sennheiser plugin offers configuration and management capabilities for its TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone inside the Q-SYS Ecosystem. This plugin allows users to easily discover the microphone on the same subnet as the Q-SYS Core processor, monitor audio levels, and view in realtime the vertical and horizontal angle of the detected person speaking. All these capabilities can be exposed as graphic elements and drag and dropped onto any custom UCI. "Sennheiser…

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  • June 23, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC Joins Microsoft Teams Device Certification Program

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 23, 2020) – QSC is proud to announce that it has joined the Microsoft Teams Device Certification Program and is working towards completing specific solution certifications aimed at further empowering effective meetings and collaboration with Microsoft Teams Rooms and the Q-SYS™ Ecosystem in larger, more complex room types.    “The Q-SYS™ Ecosystem has always provided solutions for audio, video and control for a multitude of installations and room types, however it has become critical to our customers to bring the full potential of Microsoft Teams Rooms to these installations,” says Jason Moss, VP of Alliances & Market Development, QSC. “We are thrilled to work with Microsoft to deliver tremendous customer experiences for Microsoft Teams to high-value spaces like all-hands, divisible and training rooms along with specific needs for market…

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  • June 22, 2020

    Blog

    Cinema Sound for Small Rooms (Part 3)

    In this third and final installment of our look at small rooms, we’ll focus on Q-SYS and how it can be used for multi-room systems, especially “cinema on demand” rooms in commercial multiplex sites.

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  • June 18, 2020

    Press Release

    Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager Now Available in Additional Countries

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 18, 2020) – [Es, De] – QSC today announces Q-SYS® Reflect Enterprise Manager is now available in six additional counties including New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.  Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager is a powerful, simple-to-use AV monitoring and management service for the Q-SYS Ecosystem including native and third-party peripheral devices. One single, simple and secure connection from each Q-SYS Core processor to the Q-SYS Reflect cloud allows users to manage complete AV systems, of any scale, across the globe. The no-cost “basic subscription” tier allows one geographic location to keep track of the status of all Cores, and centralize Q-SYS feature license activation and management. The “standard tier” subscription expands to offer remote monitoring and management capabilities to thousands of globally…

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  • June 11, 2020

    Blog

    Sensitivity Sensationalism

    Loudspeaker sensitivity and power ratings have become the primary specifications used to design sound systems in cinema.

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  • June 10, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC Launches New Educational Content

    Costa Mesa, CA (June 10, 2020) — QSC is excited to announce the availability of Cinema Spotlight webinar recordings and a wide selection of blog posts highlighting technology tips and best practices. The Cinema Spotlight webinar series features several topics such as new product overviews, technical presentations, and guidelines for cinema sound. Webinar recordings are available on-demand along with relevant resources, and the page will be regularly updated with future recordings and schedules. The blog highlights key discussion topics including product selection and application, written by industry veterans. “QSC is committed to providing outstanding training and education to cinema dealers, technicians and partners, and in this virtual era we are finding new ways to support and connect,” says Barry Ferrell, VP of Cinema Product Development. “I have been in the…

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  • May 21, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC and Mainline Marketing Announce Sales Partnership

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (May 21, 2020) – QSC announces Mainline Marketing, an independent manufacturer rep firm, will represent the QSC Systems and Live Sound business in Florida and Puerto Rico, effective May 25, 2020. Mainline Marketing will take over for Meyer Marketing after acquiring their firm early this month. “We would like to thank the entire Meyer Marketing team for their hard work and dedication representing QSC over the years,” says Frank West, Senior Director of Sales for QSC Systems. “We look forward to working with Mainline Marketing in the Southeast region and leverage their vast experience and connections in the AV industry, specifically in corporate AV, theme parks, production and retail. Our companies share a dedication to integrator and end user training, and as Mainline prepares to open their newest training center next month, they will help support…

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  • May 19, 2020

    Systems-Installation

    A Golden Experience for Warrior Fans

    Golden State Warrior fans are rejoicing as the Chase Center recently opened a new flagship retail store in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. Operated by Fanatics, the 10,000-square-foot multi-level store has the largest selection of licensed Warriors merchandise available and the venue is leveraging technology to greet visitors with engaging content. They selected the Q-SYS Ecosystem to provide network audio and control throughout the retail outlet.  Las Vegas-based systems integrator AV Technology Systems designed the system around a Q-SYS Core 110f Unified processor, which manages audio and control processing throughout the shop’s ten zones. Q-SYS allows integrators to bypass complicated control processing hardware, and AV Technology Systems leveraged this feature by adding Q-SYS network touch screen controllers as well as wireless control on an iPad using…

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  • May 18, 2020

    Systems-Installation

    Commissioning Goes Remote with Q-SYS Ecosystem

    Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Uinta Mountains in southwest Wyoming, Uinta County School District #1 enrolls just under 3,000 students. As discussions for a new boardroom progressed with AV integrator Performance Audio, geographical location and budget concerns necessitated the need for a fully remote design and commisioning process. This made the Q-SYS Audio, Video and Control Ecosystem the perfect fit for the job. A Q-SYS Core 110f Unified processor manages networked audio and control for the install. “We immediately knew that Q-SYS would be the best choice for the school district,” explained Jake Peery, Install Manager and System Designer at Performance Audio. “By deploying an integrated audio and control processor, we significantly cut down on programming costs before we even started the project. Removing the need for additional control processing…

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