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  • June 12, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Celebrates 10 Years of the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 12, 2019) – [De, Es] – QSC is proud to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Introduced at InfoComm in 2009, today’s milestone represents a decade of continuous development and innovation of the industry’s only software-based audio, video and control ecosystem built from day one with standard IT technology. “We had a vision to create a software-based system that incorporated not only audio, but also made video and control more accessible, which is why we originally called the project ‘INTEVAC 3000’ for ‘integrated video, audio and control’”,  says John Britton, Chief Architect, Installed Systems and one of the original architects of Q-SYS. “We focused the first stages of Q-SYS development on large, complex and demanding projects like stadiums, cruise ships and airports, all of which could truly benefit from a networked…

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  • June 12, 2019

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    QSC Expands AcousticDesign Series with New Column Surface-Mount Loudspeakers

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 12, 2019) – [De] – QSC introduces an exciting line extension of the AcousticDesign™ Series column surface-mount loudspeaker with the new AD-S402T. It consists of four weather-treated 2.5-inch transducers and is capable of 70 V / 100 V or 8 ohm bypass loads, making it highly optimized for delivering high quality sound performance within challenging acoustic environments. “Column loudspeakers are ideal for highly reverberant rooms or rooms with high ceilings that need a narrow vertical beam directed toward the ear of the listener,” says Travis Nie, Product Manager, Installed Loudspeakers, QSC. “In addition, they provide a more aesthetically pleasing look and blend with any environment. We designed the AcousticDesign Series column loudspeakers to address these needs while providing a more consistent listening experience with improved speech…

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  • June 11, 2019

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    QSC Introduces Several New Control Plugins including Zoom Rooms

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 11, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC announces the availability of several new control plugins, allowing for faster integration of Zoom Rooms, Roku devices, PJLink-capable projectors, Mersive Solstice Pods, and Global Cache iTach devices with the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Programmers can quickly and easily download and install any of these new plugins through the Q-SYS Asset Manager portal within Q-SYS Designer Software. “With the flexibility of the Q-SYS Ecosystem and the Asset Manager, we are now able to expedite new plugin development without waiting for a new Q-SYS Designer Software release,” says Greg Mattson, Product Manager, Q-SYS Control, QSC. “This allows integrators to take advantage of custom plugins for some of the most commonly used devices and platforms in today’s meeting rooms, and expedite the integration process while taking advantage of the…

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  • June 5, 2019

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    QSC Introduces Software-based Dante for the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    Costa Mesa, Calif. and Portland, Ore. (June 5, 2019) – QSC today announces Software-based Dante® for the Q-SYS™ Ecosystem. As part of its strategic technology partnership with Audinate, Q-SYS feature licenses will enable native Dante networked audio integration without the need for additional hardware I/O or external configuration software. Integrators can easily add Dante audio natively as an extension of the Q-SYS integrated audio, video & control workflow. They can also take full advantage of robust functionality—such as device discovery, synchronization, control and management for Dante—directly within Q-SYS Designer Software environment (or within an external instance of Dante Controller if desired). Because Q-SYS operates over standard IT network infrastructure, Dante audio data works seamlessly with Q-SYS AV&C data, eliminating the need for challenging…

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  • May 23, 2019

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    QSC Opens its new SAARC Headquarters in Bengaluru, India

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (May 23, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC today celebrates the inauguration of its new SAARC headquarters in Bengaluru, India. The new office is 9,270 sq. ft. and serves as a business development, management and support hub for QSC Systems, Live Sound and Cinema businesses in the region. It also serves as a dedicated training and demonstration area and includes a 13,760 sq. ft. terrace space for customer events. “Over the last few years, QSC has been dedicated to growing its international presence, and this new entity is a crucial piece of that strategy,” says Markus Winkler, SVP, EMEA South Asia, & Managing Director QSC EMEA GmbH. “As we continue to experience tremendous growth in SAARC year-over-year in all our business units, this dedicated facility will allows us to accelerate our growth trajectory in the coming years.”  “Our business partners in…

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  • May 16, 2019

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    QSC Announces New Distribution Partner for Iberia

    Sinsheim, Germany (May 16, 2019) – [De, Fr, Es] QSC announces the appointment of Earpro, S.A. as a new distribution partner for the Iberian region, effective June 1, 2019. As a leading global AV Pro solutions distributor (audio, lighting, video and control), Earpro will represent both QSC Live Sound and Systems solutions in Spain, Portugal and Andorra. “We are excited to partner with such an experienced and highly professional distribution partner to expand the QSC brand for both the Live Sound and Systems businesses in the Iberian region,” says Ron Marchant, Senior Director Distribution Management QSC EMEA. “As part of this transition, we would also like to thank SoundLight for their commitment and partnership during the last years.” Miguel Mezquita, Managing Director of Earpro says, "After leading the professional audio distribution for the last 30 years in Iberia,…

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  • May 9, 2019

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    QSC Expands North America Sales Team

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (May 9, 2019) – QSC is excited to announce an expansion of its North American sales team with two new members - Jason Baez, Business Development Manager for the Central Region, and Jake Corlett, Director, Consultant Liaison and Canadian National Sales Manager. “We are very excited to add these two seasoned AV professionals to our North America sales roster,” says Frank West, Senior Director Sales, QSC Systems. “As the Q-SYS Ecosystem continues to build momentum in the AV market as the new standard for audio, video and control, QSC continues to invest in expanding regional field talent to provide best-in-class sales and system support. We look forward to introducing more customers to Jason and Jake, each of whom have already made an immediate impact to our business in their respective regions.” Jason joins QSC from Harman where he served as the…

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  • April 30, 2019

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    QSC Brings ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to Life for World Premiere in Los Angeles

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (April 30, 2019) – [Es, De] – QSC is proud to announce it provided sound for the spectacular world premiere of Avengers: Endgame on April 22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Premiere guests enjoyed a stunning presentation of film in DolbyVision and ATMOS using QSC loudspeakers, amplifiers, and signal processing featuring Q-SYS in a custom-built movie theater. Altogether, the system used ten WideLine 10 line array loudspeakers and three WL218-sw subwoofers per screen channel, totaling thirty WideLine 10’s, and nine WL 218-sw’s suspended behind the 30 by 70-foot screen. Twelve SB-7218 double 18-inch subwoofers handled the extended low frequencies of the subwoofer channel. The overhead speakers for Dolby Atmos immersive sound required sixteen SR-5152 loudspeakers. An additional sixteen SR-5152 loudspeakers provided coverage on the left and right…

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  • April 29, 2019

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    QSC expands AcousticDesign™ Series with new Transformer-less Surface-Mount Loudspeaker Option

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (April 29, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC today introduces the new AD-S6, a transformer-less surface mount 6.5-inch two-way loudspeaker. As part of the AcousticDesign™ Series, this new loudspeaker is ideal for foreground and background music (BGM/FGM) applications, as well as installations specifically requiring higher SPL foreground sound reinforcement. “The AD-S6 is an ideal addition to our Premium Business Music solutions that were specifically designed to meet the high-performance needs of foreground applications,” said Travis Nie, Product Manager, Installed Loudspeakers, QSC. “We are excited to expand our popular AcousticDesign Series with a loudspeaker that is nearly identical to AD-S6T, but with the AD-S6 we lowered the cost by removing the transformer and providing 16 ohm nominal impedance, making it ideal for use in low impedance distributed…

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  • March 19, 2019

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    QSC Announces New Distribution Partner in the Middle East

    Sinsheim, Germany. (March 19, 2019) [Fr, Es] – QSC today announced GSL Professional will begin distributing QSC Systems and Live Sound portfolios in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region, including Iraq, beginning 1 July 2019. “As QSC continues to expand the Q-SYS Ecosystem and Live Sound portfolio and focus on specific vertical markets, we look forward to working with GSL Professional to provide new and existing customers the service and support needed in order to accelerate growth in the region,” says Ron Marchant, Senior Director Sales Management, QSC EMEASA. “We want to thank our existing distribution partners SGTC Professional (Systems) and PAXT Ltd (Live Sound) for helping establish QSC as a globally recognized leader in audio, video & control solutions for business partners and end users alike.” “QSC has a very impressive line of solutions that are…

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  • March 5, 2019

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    Large Seattle Non-Profit Deploys the Q‑SYS Audio, Video & Control Ecosystem

    With their sights set on upgrading their AV system, one of the largest non-profit organizations in Seattle looked to QSC and the Q-SYS Ecosystem to provide networked audio, video and control throughout their conference center. Working alongside system integrator McKinstry, the conference center required a networked AV solution that would be compatible with their digital audio network and offered additional flexibility for their space. The conference center install consisted of three separate meeting spaces, each equipped with a Q-SYS Core 510i Integrated Processor that handles audio and control processing for each individual room, plus an additional Q-SYS Core 1100 Enterprise Processor that handles processing when the rooms are combined.   Audio is distributed throughout the facility via Dante™ network.  “One reason we chose Q-SYS was because of its ability to scale…

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  • February 5, 2019

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    QSC Introduces CX-Q Series Network Amplifiers for the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (February 5, 2019) [De, Fr, Es] – QSC today announces new network power amplifiers for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. The CX-Q Series amplifiers feature four- and eight-channel models that combine the QSC legacy of high-performance and reliable amplifier design with the native network transport, control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-SYS Ecosystem. As a native peripheral of the Q-SYS Ecosystem, The CX-Q Series network amplifiers can take advantage of network routing capabilities as well as advanced processing, control, monitoring and loudspeaker output load. These amplifiers also assist Q-SYS in deploying signature QSC technologies like Intrinsic Correction™, which maximizes QSC loudspeaker performance and protection. “QSC has a 50-year legacy in building the most reliable and powerful amplifiers on the market. This 5th generation amplifier platform…

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  • January 31, 2019

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    QSC and Audinate Announce Technology Development Partnership

    Costa Mesa, Calif. and Portland, Ore. (January 31, 2019) – QSC and Audinate are thrilled to announce their partnership to develop cross-platform technology that will promote truly unique integrations between QSC solutions and Audinate licensed products. The first round of co-developed solutions are scheduled for availability later this year. “QSC is committed to bridging the gap between disparate AV systems, peripherals and protocols by providing an agnostic, open-standard approach to audio, video and control,” says Trent Wagner, Audio Product Manager, QSC. “By partnering directly with industry-leading manufacturers like Audinate, we are able to pursue unique solutions that will not only advance the capabilities of the QSC portfolio, but also push the entire industry towards providing more native interconnectivity options. Audinate has already been a tremendous…

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  • January 29, 2019

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    Q-SYS Core 110f Processor is Now Certified for Google Hangouts Meet Hardware Peripheral Qualification Program

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 29, 2019) – [Es, De, Fr] – QSC is excited to announce a collaboration with Google Cloud that allows Hangouts Meet hardware users to easily extend their video conference experience to larger, more complex meeting environments by taking advantage of the audio processing from the award-winning Q-SYS Ecosystem. As part of this collaboration, the Q-SYS Core 110f processor is now certified for Hangouts Meet hardware solutions. This allows installers to integrate audio from the Q-SYS Core 110f to Hangouts Meet hardware via a simple USB connection, giving it access to class-leading I/O count, software-based acoustic echo cancelation, room combining, and advanced EQ capabilities. “The flexibility of the Q-SYS Ecosystem is unlike anything on the market, and its IT-based design allows it to easily integrate with just about any of the latest meeting…

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  • January 24, 2019

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    QSC CEO Joe Pham Named 2019 AVIXA Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 24, 2019) – QSC is proud to announce that Joe Pham, Ph.D, President & CEO, QSC has been named Chairman of the 2019 AVIXA Board of Directors. This will be Pham’s fifth year as a member of the board, having served as the board’s Vice Chair in 2018. “The next few years will be an exciting time for AV as we continue to mature and move towards a deeper integration with the IT end user,” says Pham. “This shift will challenge the industry to provide more opportunities for forward-thinking companies to evolve their business models to deliver more value over the lifetime of the customer. I am privileged to be part of AVIXA and look forward to collaborating with some of the brightest minds in AV to bring about next level of innovation and customer service.” “On a personal note, Joe Pham is one of the finest individuals that I’ve had the privilege to…

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  • January 15, 2019

    In The News

    QSC Now Shipping Premium Business Music Solutions

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 15, 2019) – [Es, Fr, De] QSC is excited to announce it has begun shipping its recently announced Premium Business Music Solutions - the MP-M Series paging and music mixers, including wall-mount controllers and smart device apps, the MP-A Series multi-channel amplifiers, and AcousticDesign™ Series SUB/SAT loudspeakers. These components offer a complete end-to-end audio solution for background and foreground music reinforcement in retail, restaurant, hospitality and other commercial spaces. “QSC Premium Business Music Solutions represent a blend of QSC’s long history of quality and product leadership across amplification, processing, mixing, control and loudspeaker technologies,” says David Fuller, Senior Director of Product Management - Live Sound, QSC. “We’ve set out to reimagine the business music category by dramatically simplifying the…

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  • January 8, 2019

    In The News

    QSC Introduces Native Video Distribution within the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 8, 2019) – [Es, De, Fr] QSC today announced the Q-SYS™ NV Series (NV-32-H) network video endpoint for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. This native, multi-stream, software-defined HDMI encoder/decoder enables network-based video distribution, optimized specifically for the meeting room. It features the new QSC Shift™ video compression codec, which provides low latency video streaming with resolutions up to 4K60 4:4:4 over a standard gigabit network by dynamically adjusting network bandwidth consumption based on video content. This provides flexible and network efficient compression and distribution of common meeting room video content without sacrificing the ability to stream full motion video. As a single SKU solution, the NV Series is software-defined as either an HDMI video encoder or decoder, and allows for several unique I/O configurations. This…

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  • November 26, 2018

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    QSC Awarded Patent for Simplifying Web Conferencing Integration

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (November 26, 2018) – [Es, Fr, De] – QSC is pleased to announce it has been awarded a utility patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its unique Q-SYS Web Conference Integration Solution. This patent (USA 9,973,638) recognizes the solution’s ability to bring an IP camera stream from Q-SYS PTZ-IP conference cameras into soft codec applications (like Zoom, Skype for Business, GoToMeeting, etc.) via a driverless USB connection. The patent also recognizes the unique ability of the Q-SYS Platform to discover and control Q-SYS IP conference cameras on a standard Ethernet network. This allows users to quickly and easily leverage their network to transmit professional quality video from Q-SYS conference cameras to at any PC, offering a simple, plug-and-play experience for meeting room applications.  “This patent is a testament of our…

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  • November 14, 2018

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    QSC Opens New Training Center in Boulder, Colorado

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (November 1, 2018) – [Es, Fr, De] – QSC is excited to announce the opening of its Boulder Training Center in Boulder, CO. This modern facility provides a hands-on learning environment to deliver QSC ecosystem training to integrators, programmers, consultants and end users. “Training is one of the most effective ways QSC connects with its customers. We have worked hard to create best-in-class training opportunities that are interactive, fun and accessible,” says Patrick Heyn, Director of Marketing, QSC Systems. “Furthermore, this new training facility is mere footsteps away from our Q-SYS development team, which has allowed us to incorporate Q-SYS product managers and engineers as adjunct professors. This presents a unique opportunity for attendees to learn about Q-SYS straight from the people developing the platform roadmap!” The Boulder Training…

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  • October 11, 2018

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    New Q-SYS Networking Solutions Now Available from QSC

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 11, 2018) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC introduces new Q-SYS Networking Solutions, including Q-SYS NS Series network switches and additional networking resources to help integrators simplify installation and increase profitability of Q-SYS-based networked audio, video and control (AV&C) systems. Q-SYS NS Series Network Switches For integrators looking to expedite deployment of Q-SYS on a local network, QSC introduces the Q-SYS NS Series, a range of enterprise-grade, fully managed 1/10GbE network switches that are pre-configured to meet the performance requirements of the Q-SYS Platform and associated third-party networking technologies. Available in 8-port, 24-port and 48-port models, these Dell EMC network switches provide real-time transport of Q-SYS AV&C, as well as AES67 and Dante audio streams simultaneously within the same VLAN, all without…

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