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  • March 13, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC EMEA goes direct in Austria

    Sinsheim, March 13, 2020 - [De] - As of January 1, 2020, QSC EMEA has opened a new office in Wattens to distribute the QSC Live Sound and Systems product portfolio in Austria. This change will allow QSC to foster closer relationships to all Austrian customers, providing extensive training, pre- and after-sales as well as both technical, repair and marketing support. In his role as Director, Gerd Kostial will oversee the Austrian QSC office as well as manage direct sales to key system integrators. Kostial has decades of experience in the pro audio and AV industry, and most recently held the position of Director at Shure Distribution Austria. Patrik Heider will join Kostial as Sales Manager, mainly concentrating on Live Sound accounts. Additional technical, sales and marketing support will be provided by the QSC EMEA branch located in Sinsheim, Germany. “As one of the…

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  • March 2, 2020

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    Urban Outfitters Chooses the Q-SYS Ecosystem for their Philadelphia Headquarters

    In 2011, Urban Outfitters moved into its new corporate campus, a complete redesign that breathed new life into the 100+ year old shell of a dilapidated navy shipyard in Philadelphia.  The facility boasts 350,000 ft² of space for its brands including Free People and Anthropologie. The campus, which includes a number of common areas like the cafeteria, coffee shop, library, fitness center and outdoor courtyard, was in need of a more integrated and flexible networked audio, video and control (AV&C) system. QSC was up to the task with the Q-SYS AV&C Ecosystem. The audio visual upgrade was a collaborative process between DBS Audio, who had provided the loudspeaker systems and Essential Communications, who had installed the original control and processing system. David Schwartz, founder of Essential Communications was looking for a more tightly integrated AV&C solution. …

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  • February 19, 2020

    Systems-Installation

    QSC Business Music Solutions Get in the Game at Oklahoma University’s Sooner Shop

    The Sooner Shop is the brand new, flagship retail store where fans of Oklahoma University Athletics can gear up for game day with a wide selection of officially licensed t-shirts, jerseys, sweatshirts, hats and much more.  Construction for the roughly 19,000 ft² retail space began in late 2018, and the shop was looking to enhance the fan experience with the perfect background music system.  QSC was up to the task with its Premium Business Music portfolio of amplifiers, mixers and loudspeakers. Las Vegas based integrator, AV Technology Systems, was brought into the project for technology design and integration. “We were looking for an audio solution that sounded great, of course, but we had to consider aesthetics too,” explained Brian Baron, Owner of AV Technology Systems. “The QSC Business Music solutions are unmatched in that respect. Add to that the intuitive user…

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  • February 19, 2020

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    Q-SYS Takes Control (and Audio) of Events at the Winnemucca Events Center

    The Winnemucca Events Center, located in north-central Nevada, houses a popular multipurpose space that accommodates up to 5,000 people and shelters a retractable seating system. Winnemucca’s flexible interior hosts everything from car shows and rodeos to local high school graduations and sporting events. Realizing that the aging AV infrastructure needed an overhaul, Winnemucca brought in Boise-based integrator, Focus AV Solutions, who chose the Q-SYS Ecosystem to provide network audio and control throughout the venue. Focus AV chose the Q-SYS because it combines audio, video and control (AV&C) in a single processor. This significantly reduces hardware costs and results in less programming time as there is no need for separate control processors. A Q-SYS Core 110f handles the AV&C processing for the venue. This includes acting as the audio DSP for event sound…

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  • February 5, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC Adds Integrated SUB/SAT Pendant Loudspeaker System to AcousticDesign Series

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (February 5, 2020) – [Es, De] – QSC introduces the AD-P.HALO, an integrated SUB/SAT pendant loudspeaker system as part of the AcousticDesign™ Series featuring an integrated 6.5” subwoofer and four 2.75” transducers in a single enclosure. This purpose-built system is ready to install right out the box, eliminating the need for complex and time-consuming assembly of multiple hardware components. The AD-P.HALO provides integrators a hassle-free design that greatly expedites the installation process and reduces overall labor costs. The AD-P.HALOHALO brings high performance output and enhanced musicality for background music applications, such as high-end retail and hospitality where music inspires the overall atmosphere. At 200 watts RMS, the AD-P.HALO offers significant dynamic headroom that far surpasses the background music performance of traditional…

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  • February 3, 2020

    Press Release

    Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager Goes Live

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (February 3, 2020) – [De] – QSC is thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Q-SYS™ Reflect Enterprise Manager, which provides realtime monitoring and management for the Q-SYS audio, video & control (AV&C) Ecosystem including any connected, third-party devices. As the first software service deployed on the new Q-SYS Reflect Cloud platform, Enterprise Manager brings mission-critical data oversight and managed services capabilities to AV systems. This new cloud-based subscription service is ideal for AV/IT system administrators looking to avoid reactionary maintenance and reduce overall support costs associated with their AV systems by providing realtime device and system monitoring, advanced event log diagnostics plus intelligent alerts and notifications. Users have the ability to fine tune and right-size Enterprise Manager’s capabilities…

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  • January 31, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC Receives Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 31, 2020) – [De] – QSC is proud to announce that its Q-SYS Development team has been honored with a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for its work on the Q-SYS Audio, Video and Control Ecosystem. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will honor Q-LAN network media distribution technology specifically in the category of “Development of Synchronized Multi-Channel Uncompressed Audio Transport over IP Networks” at the 71st Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy® awards ceremony in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). QSC would like to recognize the key developers of Q-LAN: Derek Lieb, Gert Rosenboom and Jeff Evanson, as well as the rest of the original Q-SYS development team, including Rich Zwiebel, John Britton, John Dunn and David Kessner. Q-LAN is the native protocol suite for audio and video…

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  • January 23, 2020

    Press Release

    Jason Moss Joins QSC as Vice President, Alliances and Market Development

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 23, 2020) – [De, Es] – QSC is excited to announce Jason Moss joins the company as Vice President, Alliances and Market Development. As part of the QSC Executive Team led by Joe Pham, President and CEO, Moss will be responsible for developing and managing strategic alliances with leading AV/IT collaboration manufacturers and service providers globally. Jason Moss joins QSC from Logitech where he most recently served as Head of Go-to-Market & Alliances, Video Collaboration. With over 20 years in the industry, Moss spent the last nine years developing partnerships with top collaboration and SaaS companies, and drove adoption and integration of Logitech products into many applications and markets. He also led global OEM strategic accounts, setting strategy and directing sales and business development initiatives. “As our Systems business and…

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  • January 15, 2020

    Systems-Installation

    19 Dutch Chooses the Q-SYS Ecosystem for Network Audio and Control

    Located in lower Manhattan, 19 Dutch is a newly-constructed, 49 story luxury apartment complex that brings comfort and convenience to the heart of the city’s financial district. Looking to add network AV to the common areas throughout the building, they looked to the Q-SYS Ecosystem and Attero Tech by QSC to handle the task. Integrator Essential Communications designed the system around a Q-SYS Core 110f Unified processor, which handles audio and control processing for the entire complex.  They chose Q-SYS because its IT-friendly architecture enabled it to easily integrate with the building’s pre-existing IT network.  Further, Q-SYS combines audio, video and control in a single processor, which meant removing the need for additional, cumbersome control processing hardware. Attero Tech by QSC unD6IO-BT Bluetooth wallplates were deployed in the lounge areas and fitness…

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  • December 6, 2019

    Systems-Installation

    QSC Distributor Opens Demo & Training Facility in the Philippines

    Manila, Philippines is home to the newest QSC demo and training center.  Opened by QSC distributor Qorsys AV Technologies in September 2019, customers can now get a unique, hands-on demonstration of the Q-SYS Ecosystem alongside QSC amplifiers and loudspeakers. “We were looking to provide system integrators, consultants and other AV industry professionals with a way to effectively demonstrate Q-SYS to their customers,” explained Ramon Borja, General Manager of Qorsys. “The demo and training center lets us go beyond the spec sheet and deliver a truly hands-on experience for clients interested in audio, video and control solutions for their own applications.” The highlight is a full Q-SYS connected conference room demonstration. The Q-SYS Core 110f Unified processor manages the audio, video and control processing for the space. Q-SYS Cores combine audio, video and…

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  • November 27, 2019

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    Q-SYS Ecosystem delivers network audio and control to Harrington Hoists

    Founded in 1867 and headquartered in Manheim, Pennsylvania, Harrington Hoists, Inc. is an international leader in the manufacture of industrial hoists, cranes, below-the-hook lifting devices and material handling equipment. Harrington Hoists, Inc. recently renovated adjacent portions of its Manheim manufacturing space to include a training facility and conference room. In addition to failsafe and foolproof teleconferencing capabilities in both spaces, management and staff wanted state-of-the-art audio-visual systems. QSC was primed for the challenge with the Q-SYS Ecosystem and its AcousticDesign™ Series loudspeakers. Design-build firm Clair Solutions was brought in to help design the AV system. “Harrington had two primary goals,” explained Herb Suereth, Regional Sales Manager at Clair Solutions. “First, they wanted a reliable AV system that was simple to use, no…

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  • November 15, 2019

    Systems-Installation

    Q-SYS Enables Fun and Games at Knoebels Amusement Park

    Located in Central Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River Valley, Knoebels is America's largest free-admission amusement park. It boasts over 60 rides, games, award winning food and a 900,000 gallon pool filled with refreshing mountain stream water. The time to rethink the AV system came during an extensive park upgrade and QSC was ready for the challenge with the Q-SYS™ Ecosystem. Drewe Knaskie, Knoebels’ audio technician, was tasked with finding an AV solution that would fulfill the current requirements while keeping the future in mind. “In my researching of other parks, it became clear that Q-SYS was the perfect solution,” Knaskie explained. “Our current requirements included zone paging and simple user control, but we needed something that would support our potential future needs as well. Because Q-SYS is software-based, we can continue adding features and functionality…

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  • November 4, 2019

    Systems-Installation

    Wild Ink Restaurant and Bar Dines with the Q-SYS AV&C Ecosystem.

    Hudson Yards is the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center, boasting more than 18 million ft² of commercial and residential space, state-of-the-art office towers, more than 100 shops and a collection of restaurants. Located within Hudson Yards, Wild Ink offers a stylish, Asian-inspired dining and lounge area that was looking to provide an enveloping, high-fidelity sound environment to complement a premium dining experience.  With the help of QSC and the AV integrator Essential Communications, they deployed the Q-SYS AV&C Ecosystem, along with QSC loudspeakers. While the venue’s striking bamboo ceiling, arranged in grid-like fashion, provides the aesthetic cornerstone for Wild Ink, it presents unique acoustic challenges that cannot be solved by common loudspeaker solutions.  Not only was sonic quality of utmost importance, but the loudspeakers…

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  • October 30, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Welcomes William Chan and Promotes Andy Pearce and Ron Marchant

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 30, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC is pleased to announce William Chan has joined QSC as Senior Director, North Asia reporting to Markus Winkler, SVP Asia and EMEA. In this newly created role, William is responsible for sales and business operations in the North Asia region, including a focus on driving new revenue growth in Greater China and Japan for QSC Live Sound, Cinema, and Systems portfolios. Additionally, William will be part of the APAC leadership team developing and implementing the long term expansion of QSC’s sales and support infrastructure across Asia. William brings with him a highly successful career leading Asia sales and marketing teams, with over fifteen years in senior leadership roles. Prior to QSC, William served as Managing Director for Shure Asia Limited, where he drove strategic direction and management of all vertical…

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  • October 22, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Ships Attero Tech Synapse D32Mi Networked Audio Interface

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 22, 2019) – QSC has begun shipping the new Attero Tech Synapse D32Mi networked audio interface and released a supporting update to uniFY Control Panel software. This newest model in the Synapse series of 1U rack-mount network audio interfaces provides 32 mic/line analog inputs with studio-grade microphone preamps and Dante/AES67 connectivity, including up to 24-bit, 96 kHz analog-to-Dante conversion. The inputs are available as either terminal blocks or DB25 connections. The D32Mi’s combination of exceptional performance, high channel density, flexible control capabilities, and simple integration with the Q-SYS Ecosystem makes it an excellent choice for studio, live event, and fixed installation applications. The newest Synapse model offers front panel and network control of mic preamp gain, phantom power, and muting. Easily-assignable…

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