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  • 13 May, 2021

    Corporate

    Bernd Friedel joins QSC as Director

    Sinsheim, Germany (May 13, 2021) – [De] – QSC is pleased to announce Bernd Friedel has joined QSC as Director Retail and Distribution Management, working out of QSC EMEA headquartered in Sinsheim, Germany. In this new role, Friedel will be responsible for managing direct dealer retail accounts and retail distributors in the Central and Northern European regions. “It’s exciting to have Bernd join the growing QSC EMEA team,” says Ron Marchant, Senior Director Sales & Marketing, QSC EMEA. “He is a seasoned audio industry professional with decades of retail channel management experience which makes him an outstanding fit for this role.” Previously, Bernd Friedel held various positions at Shure EMEA, most recently in Market Management, where he was responsible for managing key accounts. "In my previous roles, I worked with QSC and know of the strong brand recognition and…

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  • 11 May, 2021

    Featured Installations

    QSC KLA Line Array Makes the Honor Roll at Concordia University Irvine

    Irvine, CA (May 11, 2021) — [De, Fr, Es] — Orange County-based Concordia University Irvine needed a powerful and flexible P.A. system that could cover everything from lectures to live music to worship services. It had to be loud and clear, but also portable enough to move and share among multiple auditoriums and chapels on campus. Their chief engineer Mario Gonzalez — a lifelong audio professional— immediately knew QSC was the solution. He assembled a KLA active line array system consisting of six KLA12 array loudspeakers, two KS118 subwoofers, and six K12.2 plus four K10.2 powered loudspeakers, all integrated with a TouchMix-30 Pro digital mixer. “I’ve used QSC for most of my audio career,” begins the affable Gonzalez. “When I worked at San Diego State University, we used the original K10 and K12 loudspeakers on ten to fifteen shows every semester. They always…

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  • 31 March, 2021

    Corporate

    QSC Promotes Frank West to VP, Systems Americas

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (March 31, 2021) – QSC is pleased to announce the promotion of Frank West to Vice President, Systems Americas (US, Canada and Latin America). In his new position, Frank will play a critical role in continuing to maintain positive sales momentum while helping QSC realize its vision to become a leading AV software platform company. “Frank has been a key driving force in developing and implementing a successful Systems business strategy with the Q-SYS audio, video and control Ecosystem at its fulcrum, which has led to tremendous growth and momentum for QSC,” says Anna Csontos, Executive Vice President, Chief Market Officer, and Chief of Staff. “His business insights, growth mindset, and people leadership skills have become invaluable to shaping our existing market presence and positioning QSC for future go-to-market models.” “QSC is a special place, a…

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  • 1 March, 2021

    Featured Installations

    ANDE Convention Center Chooses the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    [De] The National Education Association of Costa Rica is an organization dedicated to the improvement and advancement of Costa Rican education. In May 2019, construction began on a new convention center that would host meetings and events for the over 35,000 members of the organization. Located in Heredia, Costa Rica, the new facility features a 2,200 seat auditorium and 15 conference rooms that can host up to 100 people each. They were looking for a robust and flexible network AV solution that would support conferences, presentations and other live events, and it was clear that the Q-SYS audio, video and control Ecosystem would deliver the best experience. The project was a joint venture between three integration companies, AV Consulting Group Latin America, Diseño Acústico S.A., and Diiler S.Am, and the team was led by Felipe Vargas of AV Consulting Group. The team…

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  • 8 February, 2021

    Corporate

    QSC EMEA Changes Distribution in Nordic Countries

    Sinsheim, Germany, February 8, 2021 – [De] – Effective July 1, 2021, QSC will change its distribution model for its integrated systems business in the Nordic countries, moving from a single regional distribution model to a country-specific approach. Audiovision AB will become the exclusive distribution partner in Sweden while Benum Norway AS will become the exclusive distributor for Norway. In Finland, Denmark, and Iceland, QSC will establish direct distribution working with selected in-country integrators. The cooperation with the current distributor for the entire Nordic region, EM Nordic, will conclude on June 30, 2021. “We have been able to further strengthen our position across all business units with additional, dedicated QSC employees focused on serving the region,” says Jan Villumsen, Market Development Manager Nordic, QSC EMEA. “With the new distribution…

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  • 19 January, 2021

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Announces Availability of New Cloud Management Capabilities and Processing Options

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 19, 2021) – [De, Fr, Es] – QSC is proud to announce the availability of the new Professional Tier feature set for Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager remote monitoring and management service. This advanced feature set enables both remote access to UCI’s for helpdesk applications, as well as remote system and design file update capabilities. In addition, QSC has begun shipping two recently introduced Q-SYS Core processors - the Q-SYS Core Nano, which is a purely network I/O processor and the Q-SYS Core 8 Flex, which offers network and analog I/O processing (available now in North America with availability in EMEASA in the Spring). Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager – Professional Tier Now Available The new Professional Tier for Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager provides additional tools to truly centralize operations support for geographically…

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  • 18 December, 2020

    Featured Installations

    Mississippi Aquarium Dives into the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    First opened in August 2020, the Mississippi Aquarium tells the story of Mississippi’s aquatic resources from the Delta to the coastline, delivering an entertainment experience that encourages guests to explore majestic environments, while also playing an active role in research and conservation efforts. As construction of the over 80,000 square feet of exhibits continued, the aquarium began their search for the perfect network AV system to enhance the guest experience, and they chose the Q-SYS Ecosystem, including QSC amplifiers and loudspeakers. Alabama-based integrator ESB Group designed the system around a Q-SYS Core 510i Integrated processor, which manages audio and control processing throughout the facility. The integrator upgraded the audio multi-track player (via Q-SYS Feature License) to play back as many as 32 simultaneous audio tracks of exhibit content and…

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  • 16 December, 2020

    Alliances & Partnerships

    Bring The Power of Microsoft Teams Rooms with QSC Room Solutions

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (December 16, 2020) – [De, Fr, Es] – QSC proudly announces new QSC Room Solutions for Microsoft Teams, which deliver all AV elements of the room including, compute, audio, video, and room control capabilities in a singular package certified for Teams, geared for IT departments to easily scale Teams Rooms deployments. As part of this offering, QSC is also announcing new Microsoft Teams certified accessories for the Q-SYS Ecosystem and a host of new Teams Rooms-related software innovations. The QSC Room Solutions are built around the existing QSC portfolio of Teams Rooms certified accessories, along with products from our partners (see blog for more details).  Additionally, the Q-SYS native PTZ-IP conference cameras, which are in the process of testing and validation to attain certification for Teams, can further simplify room deployments in…

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  • 2 December, 2020

    Featured Installations

    Mondo*dr – Q-SYS installation at the Dhow & Anchor in Dubai, UAE

    Q-SYS installation at the Dhow & Anchor Restaurant based in the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, UAE​

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  • 25 November, 2020

    Featured Installations

    QSC and Theatre Concepts Blanket the Largest Auditorium in South India’s Adiparashakthi College Group with Perfect Sound

    Kalavai, Tamil Nadu, INDIA (November 25, 2020) — Established in 1978, the Adiparashakthi Charitable Medical, Educational, and Cultural Trust (ACMEC) operates major educational and cultural centers across the state of Tamil Nadu. Among them is the Adiparashakthi Agricultural and Medical Colleges, where a 1,200-seat auditorium hosts live performances and spiritual gatherings as well as educational events. When the trustees needed a sound system worthy of the impressive hall, systems integrator Theatre Concepts crafted and end-to-end QSC solution comprised of twenty WideLine10 line array loudspeakers  supported by ten PLD Series power amplifiers, eight K12.2 and four K8.2 active loudspeakers , and a  TouchMix-30 Pro digital mixer for front-of-house. The house, control room, and a rehearsal room are interlinked via  the Q-SYS audio ecosystem, including a Core…

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  • 18 November, 2020

    Products & Solutions

    Introducing New Attero Tech by QSC I/O Endpoints

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (November 18, 2020) – [Fr, Es, De] – QSC announces the availability of several new Attero Tech by QSC solutions, including additions to the Axon family of network audio interfaces and Axiom family of analog audio I/O extenders, as well as a new purpose-built network amplifier. Like the rest of the Attero Tech by QSC portfolio, these new endpoints can quickly and easily integrate into the Q-SYS Ecosystem with Q-SYS Extensions available in Q-SYS Designer Software. “Since adding the Attero Tech line of innovative I/O endpoints to the QSC portfolio, we have been able to offer Q-SYS customers several cost-effective options to on-ramp audio into the software-based Q-SYS Ecosystem,” says Trent Wagner, Audio Product Manager, QSC. “These new Attero Tech by QSC solutions expand our portfolio with multiple form factors giving integrators additional flexibility…

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  • 17 November, 2020

    Featured Installations

    QSC Proves Perfect Fit for Automated Modern Multi-Band Rehearsal Spaces at Taylor Sound

    Saint Louis Park, MN (November 17, 2020) — [Fr, De, Es] — Taylor Sound is a full-service studio serving musicians in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area. Located just west of Minneapolis, the complex features rehearsal rooms, on-site recording, and even music video production in a massive, green-screen-equipped room. Facilities manager T. Perry Bowers wanted to increase access for local bands and artists who lacked the budget to lock out a rehearsal space of their own, so he created the Band Share program, in which bands pay for one or two nights per week in a room equipped with a drum kit, backline, and P.A. For the latter, he chose QSC TouchMix-8 and TouchMix-16 touchscreen digital mixers as well as the full range of QSC K.2 Series active loudspeakers. “All three of our Band Share rooms are bookable online, and you can get an access code and come in without…

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  • 10 November, 2020

    Corporate

    Jatan Shah Elected to 2021 AVIXA Board of Directors

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (November 10, 2020) – [Fr, Es, De] – QSC is proud to announce that Jatan Shah, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating and Technology Officer for QSC, has been elected to the 2021 AVIXA Board of Directors. During his term, which begins January 1, 2021, Jatan will sit as a Director on the Board and help to shape the vision of the association and the pro AV industry. “This year several new global challenges have forced us to reevaluate how we design AV solutions and provide new ways for our world to connect, engage and collaborate,” says Shah. “As we move forward as an industry, a focus of our work will be to apply our skills, artistry, and forward-thinking innovation to creatively address the new challenges we are facing. I am honored, humbled and thrilled to be joining the AVIXA Board and work more closely with some of our industry’s most…

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  • 21 October, 2020

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Adds Q-SYS Processing Capabilities to the NV-32-H Network Video Endpoint

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 21, 2020) – [De, Fr, Es] – QSC announces the release of the multipurpose NV-32-H (Core Capable) native network video endpoint for the Q-SYS Ecosystem, which now allows you to toggle between ‘Core Mode’, which transforms the device into a fully capable Q-SYS processor with local HDMI switching capabilities, and its existing “Peripheral Mode”, which is designed for network HDMI video distribution over standard AV networks. “Our definition of meeting rooms has dramatically changed over the past nine months with an increased need for smaller rooms with collaboration at the forefront. We used this opportunity to reimagine the NV-32-H and develop a multipurpose, all-encompassing endpoint that gives integrators flexibility to meet specific room needs, while reducing hardware, especially for rooms where real estate comes at an absolute premium, and…

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