News

  • November 18, 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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  • November 17, 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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  • November 10, 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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  • October 21, 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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  • October 19, 2020

    Corporate

    QSC Welcomes Paul Lee to APAC Sales Team

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 19, 2020) – QSC is pleased to announce Paul Lee has joined QSC as APAC Business Development Manager – Systems. In his new role, Paul will be responsible for growing the Systems business in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. In addition, he will work to improve service levels with end users throughout APAC and will work closely to ensure smooth and consistent deployment of QSC solutions with their chosen integration partners. Paul brings 16 years of sales operation and technical service experience in the AV market. Prior to QSC, Paul served as Director Technical Services, APAC for Harman where he oversaw a team that provided technical services and training. He also worked for AMX where he served as Sales Operations Manager where he executed growth sales strategies and enabled technical training and customer relationship management…

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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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