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  • 15 September, 2021

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Appoints ZinoPro as Distribution Partner in South Korea

    Costa Mesa, CA (September 15, 2021) – [Ko] – QSC is pleased to announce ZinoPro will begin distributing its Systems product portfolio in South Korea, effective September 1, 2021. ZinoPro will join the list of existing QSC distributors in South Korea, including Sama CDS, Inc., Soundhub Co. LTD and Sovico System Corporation. “We are pleased to partner with ZinoPro in South Korea,” says William Chan, Managing Director, North Asia, QSC. “With ZinoPro we now have a partner in the region that can offer complete QSC solutions for high-value spaces. With the ability to offer both Q-SYS and the Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone, we can improve the pre and post sales experience and deliver the most comprehensive set of certified solutions for conferencing applications like Microsoft Teams Rooms." “As demand for high-values spaces continues to grow, we look forward to…

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  • 30 August, 2021

    Corporate

    QSC EMEA Goes Direct in Benelux

    Sinsheim, Germany (August 30, 2021) - [De] - As of January 1, 2022, QSC will take over direct distribution for all QSC systems solutions, including the Q-SYS audio, video and control platform, in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. This shift will give customers direct access to the QSC Netherlands BV training facilities, business development, as well as service and repair under one, dedicated brand. To support the new distribution model, Mark Ebing has joined QSC as sales director, reporting to Willem van Zuilekom, Managing Director of QSC Netherlands BV. Prior to QSC, Ebing held sales leadership positions at Biamp and Shure Benelux, and brings more than 10 years of experience in the AV/IT industry. “I am thrilled to have Mark bring his extensive industry knowledge and experience working with Benelux integrators and end users to QSC,“ says van Zuilekom. “His…

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  • 24 August, 2021

    Alliances & Partnerships

    QSC Q-SYS Platform Now Certified for Google Meet

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (August 24, 2021) – [De, Fr, Es] – QSC announces that Google has certified the Q-SYS Platform for use with Google Meet hardware kits. This certification allows integrators and IT end users to select from any Q-SYS Core processor or USB audio bridging endpoint, regardless of processing or I/O requirements, to ensure seamless integration with Google Meet hardware. All Q-SYS Core processors are driven by Q-SYS OS, which was architected around standard IT protocols, a flexible and comprehensive control engine, with an intuitive and easy-to-use design software suite (Q-SYS Designer Software). This allows features to be developed at the software level, including best-in-class AEC and audio processing, eliminating the need for dedicated pieces of hardware, and simplifying the integration process. Most importantly, it gives integrators and IT end users the…

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  • 19 August, 2021

    Featured Installations

    The Q-SYS Ecosystem performs for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

    [De] - The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. In 2022 the charity plans to relaunch its year-round learning and talent development programme, engaging over ten million learners online and equipping eighty thousand people per year with the tools to develop a career in film, games and television via events, competitions and initiatives. In addition, year-round support will be given to four thousand talented individuals through initiatives including BAFTA Breakthrough, BAFTA Crew, Young Game Designers and newly-developed initiatives to help talent realize their potential. The expansion is made possible by the ongoing redevelopment of BAFTA’s headquarters at…

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  • 17 August, 2021

    Featured Installations

    Alabama Community College System leverages Q-SYS to widen access to education

    [De] - Established in 1925, the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) is Alabama’s gateway to world-class, affordable education and technical training. The system consists of twenty-four community and technical colleges, including the Alabama Technology Network and Marion Military Institute, and services more than 168,000 people per year. Recently, ACCS embarked on an ambitious upgrade of their system-wide distance learning facilities, with the goal of creating high-value hybrid spaces to be leveraged by in-person and distance learners alike. In the end, that meant a transformation of over seventy-four rooms across all ACCS campuses. They partnered with The ESB Group for design and installation, who quickly selected QSC as their solution provider. “We knew we needed a repeatable design that was very user-friendly. The faculty are the main users of these rooms, and…

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  • 12 August, 2021

    Alliances & Partnerships

    QSC Further Expands Microsoft Teams Rooms Certified Solution Portfolio for High-Value Spaces

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (August 12, 2021) – [De, Fr, Es] – QSC expands its portfolio of Microsoft Teams Rooms certified meeting room accessories with the addition of several new Q-SYS products. This completes the certification of its existing portfolio of collaboration devices for high-value spaces, including classrooms, executive boardrooms, divisible rooms, flexible spaces, immersive video conferencing rooms, and training spaces. The certified solutions include additional Q-SYS Core processing options, the Core 8 Flex, Core Nano, and NV-32-H (Core Capable), which provides more options to rightsize processing needs for a particular room size and I/O requirements. For video camera streams, the certified Q-SYS PTZ-IP conference cameras integrate with the Q-SYS Cores or newly certified Q-SYS I/O-USB Bridge to deliver professional-quality conference feeds, as well as the…

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  • 3 August, 2021

    Alliances & Partnerships

    QSC Brings Audio Adventure to the World Premiere of Disney’s “Jungle Cruise”

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (August 3, 2021) - [De] - QSC was proud to provide the audio system for the world premiere of Disney’s “Jungle Cruise”, held at the Fantasyland Theater in Disneyland on July 24, 2021. A small team of dedicated QSC experts designed, built, and installed the enormous QSC audio system, helping transform the 5,000 square foot outdoor amphitheater into a state-of-the-art movie theater, setting the stage for moviegoers to travel deep into the heart of the Amazon jungle. The QSC system for Disney was brought to fruition by a small team of five, dedicated QSC designers and technicians, led by QSC product manager and veteran studio/live sound system designer and recording engineer, Jon Graves. Before the build, the QSC team spent weeks designing and testing the system at an offsite facility, which helped expedite the rapid install over seven after-hours…

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  • 30 July, 2021

    Featured Installations

    University of Florida graduates to the Q-SYS Platform

    [De] The Reitz Union within the University of Florida heralds from humble origins – a simple campaign back in 1922 to raise funds for an on-campus YMCA. Since then, the student union has grown to over 630,000 square feet servicing over 50,000 students. Named after former University President Dr. J. Wayne Reitz, this facility continues to serve as the community center of the campus, providing services and programs to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Within this expansive space is Grand Ballroom, one of the most versatile areas available in the Union – split into eight 45x45-foot salons with the total area measuring roughly 20,000 square feet. The Grand Ballroom is rented out for a host of events but unfortunately, the audio wasn’t living up to the space’s requirements. “I’ll get straight to it – the audio was bad,” explained Lon Vance, Senior…

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  • 23 July, 2021

    Featured Installations

    Virginia Tech selects the Q-SYS Platform to standardize for the future

    [De]  As a public land-grant university, Virginia Tech remains committed to teaching, learning, research, and outreach. In 2007, they articulated their long-term future vision with their Advancing Beyond Boundaries ethos. One of the main strategic objectives was to ensure institutional excellence by continually developing “the physical campus and technology infrastructure”. A part of this upgrade in technology infrastructure is the standardization of their audio, visual and control systems across campus. Rob Viers, New Classroom Building AV Manager and Building Manager, explains, “Our system was starting to age. Some of our auditoriums didn’t even have digital signal processing – we still needed to cobble together a USB integration solution for presentations. We knew this was an opportunity for standardization, and we already had a building leveraging the Q-SYS…

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  • 20 July, 2021

    Corporate

    QSC Consolidates Distribution in Australia

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (July 20, 2021) - [De] - QSC announces TAG is the exclusive distributor of its entire portfolio throughout Australia, including its systems, live sound and now cinema solutions. “As the modern cinema entertainment complex is expanding beyond the traditional auditorium into adjacent areas for dining, bowling, gaming and more, it makes perfect sense to empower a single distributor like TAG to serve the entire complex with a unified QSC solution,” says Andy Pearce, Senior Director of Sales, Asia Pacific, QSC. “As one of our longest-standing partners, TAG is well equipped to fuse their deep technology knowledge of the Q-SYS Platform with this ever-expanding opportunity for cinema customers.” “We now offer our customers full access to the QSC portfolio, giving them the opportunity to explore cinema-quality solutions in multi-purpose auditorium,…

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  • 8 July, 2021

    Alliances & Partnerships

    QSC Offers Meeting Room Solutions for Zoom Rooms

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (July 8, 2021) - [De, Fr, Es] - QSC announces new Meeting Room Solutions, which have been fully certified for use with Zoom Rooms. QSC has worked with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. and Q-SYS™ Ecosystem partner Sennheiser to create a solution that simplifies integration complexity and allows users to easily scale their Zoom Rooms deployment in high value spaces, while providing an intuitive and consistent user experience. The QSC Meeting Room Solutions for Zoom Rooms centers around the Q-SYS Core 8 Flex processor, which uniquely combines audio, video and control capabilities into a single integrated appliance. It also includes the QSC SPA Series two- and four-channel power amplifiers and the QSC AcousticDesign™ Series AD-C4T ceiling loudspeaker delivering unmatched sonic fidelity and ease of installation. QSC and Sennheiser have also partnered to…

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  • 6 July, 2021

    Alliances & Partnerships

    Double A Productions Draws Raves From Artists and Clients Alike With High Performance Systems From QSC

    Pensacola, FL (June 6, 2021) — [De, Fr, Es] — Double A Productions is a one-stop shop for medium to large events across the U.S. Southeast. They’ve provided audio-visual support to country stars, theatre-sized rock revues, political inaugurations, and worship services — always to rave reviews from clients and attendees. Notably, they were able to keep socially distanced productions afloat while observing Covid precautions. Owners Chris Albrecht and Greg Adams, along with Production Pros Chip Thompson and Wes Rutland credit their integration of QSC active and passive line arrays. On the passive side, WideLine 10 and WideLine 8 array loudspeakers pair with GP218 subwoofers, all of which are powered by PLD4.5 multichannel amplifiers. Active elements include KLA12 array loudspeakers, KLA181 and KW181 subwoofers, with KW122 as wedges and K10.2 loudspeakers for fills and…

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  • 1 July, 2021

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Announces NS Series Gen 2 Network Switches

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (July 1, 2021) – [De, Fr, Es] – QSC introduces the Q-SYS NS Series Gen 2 enterprise-grade, NETGEAR-manufactured AV network switches. These switches are pre-configured to meet the requirements of the Q-SYS audio, video and control Platform, providing an out-of-box solution for faster, more reliable deployment of stand-alone AV networks. These new network switches provide real-time transport of Q-LAN, AES67, and Dante audio streams in addition to Q-LAN video streaming and distribution, simultaneously within the same VLAN, without the need to manually configure or adapt QoS settings. Each Q-SYS NS Series Gen 2 network switch features standard PoE on each of its ports (excluding the uplink and SFP ports) providing combined power, data, and control for your Q-SYS devices. Furthermore, two NS Series Gen 2 models support PoE ++ for use with Q-SYS devices…

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  • 23 June, 2021

    Corporate

    QSC EMEA Names Algam Nordic as Distributor

    Sinsheim, Germany (June 23, 2021) - [De] - QSC announces Algam Nordic as its new Live Sound distribution partner for Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland, effective July 1, 2021. “We are pleased to partner with Algam Nordic given their market expertise, well-established reseller network and experienced staff,” says Ron Marchant, Senior Director Sales & Marketing, QSC EMEA. “They are a great fit for QSC.” “For over 50 years, QSC has been a leading Pro Audio manufacturer, and its Live Sound portfolio will be a wonderful addition to our distribution offering,” says Örjan Kylhammar, CEO, Algam Nordic. “We look forward to representing QSC and providing our customers with their innovative amplifiers, digital mixers and loudspeakers.” Algam Nordic is part of Algam Group, the largest MI and Pro Audio distribution company in Europe, and distributes musical…

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  • 16 June, 2021

    Corporate

    Alan Chang joins QSC as Director of Sales and Business Development

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 16, 2021) - [De] - QSC is pleased to welcome Alan Chang as Director of Country Development in Japan and Korea, working out of QSC Asia offices located in Hong Kong. In this new role, Chang will be responsible for driving sales, developing business, and building local go-to-market teams and strategies. “As we continue to grow our team and presence in APAC, we are thrilled to have Alan join the QSC team,” says William Chan, Senior Director, North Asia. “With his extensive knowledge of the QSC product portfolio, he will be an invaluable asset as we focus on bolstering the influence of QSC in this region.” Previously, Alan worked at QSC as Asia Sales Manager, making significant contributions towards building the sales network in APAC. With his new role, he brings over 25 years of sales and channel management experience and 16 years of leadership…

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  • 7 June, 2021

    Corporate

    QSC Consolidates Distribution in South Africa

    Sinsheim, Germany (June 7, 2021) – [De] – QSC announces TOMS Sound & Music (Pty) Ltd will become the exclusive distributor of its entire portfolio of solutions throughout South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique, effective July 1, 2021. “We are pleased to partner with TOMS in the South Africa region. By consolidating distribution we expect to accelerate our growth within the region while continuing to deliver great customer experiences,” says Ron Marchant, Senior Director Sales & Marketing, QSC EMEA. “We would like to thank Stage Audio Works for their partnership distributing our Systems portfolio in South Africa the last few years.” Wild & Marr and MIDI Music, which are the distribution divisions of TOMS Sound & Music, distribute market-leading MI, pro audio, commercial audio, music production, DJ, and broadcast audio brands. Headquartered in…

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  • 25 May, 2021

    Corporate

    QSC Names Chant Utukian as Director MEA

    Sinsheim, Germany (May 25, 2021) - [De] - QSC is pleased to welcome Chant Utukian as Director MEA. He is based in Dubai and is responsible for managing and developing the Middle East and Africa region. “It is wonderful to have Chant join QSC,” says Markus Winkler, Senior Vice President, EMEA & APAC, QSC. “With his knowledge and experience in the pro AV industry, we are confident that we will be able to accelerate the growth of QSC while building closer relationships with local customers and provide even more support.” Prior to joining QSC, Chant held positions as Regional Sales Manager at Sharp, Project Manager at Cyviz and, most recently, as Senior Sales Manager at Shure MEA. “I’m very eager to start this new chapter at QSC,” adds Chant Utukian. “I’m looking forward to deepening the relationships with our partners and helping them achieve new levels of success with…

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  • 19 May, 2021

    Featured Installations

    Russia’s Leading Luxury River Cruiser Chooses the Q-SYS Ecosystem from QSC

    [De] - Vodohod Cruises is one of the premier operators of luxury voyages along Russia’s Volga and Neva rivers and in the Sea of Azov. The M.S. Mustai Karim — named after the Bashkir poet, playwright, and national hero — is their newest and most luxurious ship, sailing between Moscow and St. Petersburg. Accommodating up to 329 passengers, this new ship required a networked AV system for all decks plus localized reinforcement for live and recorded music, and system integrator SMS Pro turned to the QSC Q-SYS Ecosystem and Premium Business Music solutions. SMS Pro consulted with MixArt, the QSC distribution partner for Russia, and chose Q-SYS to drive the Panorama Bar which is the social hub of the ship and host to nightly live performances. A Q-SYS Core 110f unified processor was deployed to manage both audio/video distribution and DSP processing for the space, while two…

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  • 18 May, 2021

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Communities for Developers Goes Live

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (May 18, 2021) – [De, Fr, Es] – QSC is excited to launch a new online worldwide developer platform, “QSC Communities for Developers”. It enables an engaged and scalable technical community of professionals and organizations to come together to collaborate, create and deliver on the “art of the possible” with the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Through this new platform, a community of active “citizens” will have access to a wide array of unique development tools, direct access to QSC engineers and valued ecosystem partners, and an online forum to exchange ideas with colleagues around the world. QSC Communities for Developers is a one-stop shop with fully searchable access to any Q-SYS development resources including a growing library of approved plugins, code exchange, sample scripts, design files, and user components, as well as an advanced Q-SYS SDK help system.…

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