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  • October 12, 2020

    Alliances & Partnerships

    QSC Expands Q-SYS Control Plugin Library with Cisco and Barco Meeting Room Endpoints

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 12, 2020) – [Fr, De, Es] – QSC today announces the availability of two new Q-SYS™ Control plugins, enabling quick integration and a consistent user experience for the Cisco conferencing & collaboration endpoints and the Barco ClickShare Conference family of devices within the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Both plugins are available through the Asset Manager portal within Q-SYS Designer Software. The Cisco In-Room plugin enables expanded control capabilities of Cisco collaboration endpoints, including Cisco Touch 10 and Webex Desk Series devices, while maintaining  a consistent user experience by combining Cisco controls with in-room AV controls provided by Q-SYS. Through Cisco’s Interface Extension Editor, programmers can create custom panels and buttons to trigger specific actions through Q-SYS, while offering the ability to provide a consistent user…

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  • October 8, 2020

    Featured Installations

    A Generous Donor Helps The Shepherd’s House Church Achieve a Major Sonic Upgrade with QSC

    Fort Worth, TX (October 8, 2020) — [De, Fr, Es] — Robert Wirtz hails from a 30-year career as a recording engineer, a role he still plays at Fort Worth’s Legendary Sound Studio and as proprietor of Ardub Music. Whenever he can, he puts his passion for perfect sound into the service of houses of worship. In nearby Lewisville, the Shepherd’s House Church was struggling with the patchwork P.A. system when, in July, thanks to a last-minute, anonymous donor, the church was able to commission Rob to design the optimal system for their sanctuary. After extensive computer analysis of the room, Wirtz recommended a QSC KLA Series line array consisting of a total of eight KLA12 active line array cabinets and four KS118 active subwoofers — an install twice as large as their original plans. “For every system I install, my philosophy is that I want it to sound as good as the nicest…

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  • October 1, 2020

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Announces Q-SYS Plugin for Christie Series 2 Cinema Projectors

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 1, 2020) – QSC announces a plugin that allows users to discover and control Christie® Series 2 cinema projectors within the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Christie is a global visual and audio technologies company. With thousands of projectors deployed around the world, this new plugin enables automated functionality within Q-SYS. The plugin mirrors what is displayed on the projector touch panel, including channel, power, lamp, douser, test pattern, and lens adjustments, along with key status indicators. “Christie is pleased that QSC has added support for the Christie Series 2 cinema projectors to Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager," says Allan Fernandes, Director Product Management, Cinema, Christie. "The ease of integration into the Q-SYS Ecosystem allows cinema technicians to easily control and monitor cinemas, saving time and money." “The new Christie…

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  • September 24, 2020

    Featured Installations

    Designer and Integrator AVkraft Elevates India’s Sacred Heart Forane Church with Crystal Clear QSC Sound

    Kerala, India (September 24, 2020) — [De, Fr, Es] — Sacred Heart Forane Church is a Syro-Malabar Catholic church situated in Thiruvambady, Kozhikode District, Kerala, India. Established in 1944, the church is one of the largest in its Diocese, with more than 1500 families and approximately 5,000 members. After almost 60 years, the church underwent renovation of its altar as well as the addition of a new sound system from QSC designed and implemented by Mathew George, founder and owner of systems integrator AVkraft. The system consists of a series of K12.2 active loudspeakers as well as CP8 and CP12 compact active loudspeakers. Mathew, who has a background in sound engineering, is also the chief designer at AVkraft and enjoys working on sound in churches because of the creative freedom. He first became aware of the church’s sonic needs when the parish priest invited…

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  • September 22, 2020

    Alliances & Partnerships

    QSC Announces Portfolio of Meeting Room Accessories, certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (September 22, 2020) – [De, Fr, Es] – QSC proudly announces a complete portfolio of meeting room accessories certified for Microsoft Teams. QSC has worked with Microsoft Teams certified partners Sennheiser and Logitech to provide complete room solutions that simplify installation and management for high-value divisible spaces, training rooms, executive boardrooms, and all-hands spaces while delivering a high quality Microsoft Teams experience for end users. “These newly certified solutions give IT and AV Managers the opportunity to extend their Microsoft Teams experience into rooms that traditionally required complicated programming, separate DSP and control integration schemes”, says Jason Moss, VP of Alliances & Market Development, QSC. “We have worked with Microsoft to remove the guesswork out of specialty room design and deployment for Teams…

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  • September 14, 2020

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Cinema Announces New Q-SYS Core Processors

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (September 14, 2020) – QSC today announces two new audio, video, and control processors native to the Q-SYS Ecosystem – the smaller Q-SYS Core 8 Flex and Q-SYS Core Nano. Driven by the proliferation of networked endpoints and the expanding processing needs of a wider variety of spaces and topologies, the Core 8 Flex includes onboard analog audio I/O and GPIO plus network I/O while the Q-SYS Core Nano offers network-only audio I/O processing and control. Built on the same flexible and scalable software foundation as the rest of the Q-SYS processor portfolio, including the best-in-class Q-SYS Core 110c, these new Cores expand design options to meet a wider variety of cinema applications including 5.1/7.1 and immersive audio rooms, arcade gaming areas, background/foreground music for food service areas, event rooms, and much more. The Q-SYS Core 8 Flex…

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  • September 10, 2020

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Announces New Q-SYS Core Processors

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (September 10, 2020) – [De, Es, Fr] –  QSC today announces two new audio, video, and control processors native to the Q-SYS Ecosystem – the smaller Q-SYS Core 8 Flex and Q-SYS Core Nano. Driven by the proliferation of networked endpoints and the expanding processing needs of a wider variety of spaces and topologies, the Core 8 Flex includes onboard analog audio I/O and GPIO plus network I/O while the Q-SYS Core Nano offers network-only audio I/O processing and control. Built on the same flexible and scalable software foundation as the rest of the Q-SYS processor portfolio, including the best-in-class Q-SYS Core 110f, these new Cores expand design options to meet a wider variety of installations.  The Q-SYS Core 8 Flex includes a 64 x 64 networked I/O channel capacity with eight onboard FLEX audio channels and eight GPIOs to quickly and easily…

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  • August 6, 2020

    Training & Events

    QSC Announces Quantum Level 1 Training Course

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (August 6, 2020) – [De, Fr, Es] – QSC is excited to add a new course to its robust training portfolio – Quantum Level 1 Training. This advanced course goes beyond the basics of QSC system design and equips the systems integrator with best practices and procedures to implement systems more successfully, as well as troubleshooting methods and procedures for resolving common post-sales support problems. The course addresses: Industry-standard best practices as applied to Q-SYS, such as gain structure, signal flow and AEC calibration. In-depth applied knowledge, including network theory and topologies, supported network services and the basics of applications such as SIP telephony, external control and video. Troubleshooting methodolody, particularly pertaining to network configuration and SIP telephony. Similar to other online Q-SYS training,…

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  • July 9, 2020

    Featured Installations

    White Train Entertainment Uplifts Crossroads Community Church with QSC Line Array

    WINNEBAGO, IL (July 9, 2020) — When the Winnebago, Illinois campus of Crossroads Community Church moved into their own building after years of meeting in various rented spaces, they needed a sonic upgrade to replace the portable P.A. systems volunteers had been setting up for their pastors and exuberant worship bands. After performing a thorough analysis of Crossroads’ new home, events specialists White Train Entertainment knew that a QSC active line array would be the perfect fit. They flew four KLA12 cabinets on either side of the stage, tucked a pair of KS212C active cardioid subwoofers underneath, placed two K8.2 active loudspeakers onstage as monitors, and hid two more as front fills. “The capacity is just under 200 people, so it was a big jump for Crossroads to move to a professionally installed line array as opposed to a couple of mobile loudspeakers,” says…

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  • July 2, 2020

    Training & Events

    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

    Alliances & Partnerships

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

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 30, 2020) – [Es, De, Fr] – 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. …

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  • June 23, 2020

    Alliances & Partnerships

    QSC Joins Microsoft Teams Device Certification Program

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 23, 2020) – [Es, De, Fr] – 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…

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  • June 18, 2020

    Software

    Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager Now Available in Additional Countries

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 18, 2020) – [Es, De, Fr] – 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 10, 2020

    Training & Events

    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

    Corporate

    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

    Featured Installations

    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

    Featured Installations

    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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  • May 5, 2020

    Featured Installations

    Castanea Forum Adds Network AV with the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    [De] - Located in Lüneburg, Germany, Castanea Forum is a conference and event center on the premises of the Castanea Best Western Resort. Opened in 2019, the center offers eight multi-functional rooms, available for corporate or private events. The forum was looking to deploy an end-to-end audio, video and control (AV&C) solution that would provide users with a flexible and intuitive means of setting up and controlling meetings or events, and the Q-SYS Ecosystem from QSC provided the perfect solution. Working alongside QSC, Hamburg-based system integrator PM White designed the system around a Q-SYS Core 510i Integrated processor, which manages the audio, video and control processing throughout the venue. With Q-SYS there is no need for separate, cumbersome control processing hardware, and PM White took full advantage of the full-featured control engine to create…

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