I/O-8 Flex

Q-SYS Channel Expander (Available Mid 2017)

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The Q-SYS™ I/O-8 Flex Channel Expander adds a multitude of expansion capabilities to the Q-SYS Platform in a compact, PoE+ capable networked peripheral that can be remotely located wherever the I/O is required. The I/O-8 Flex Channel Expander features eight channels of “flex channels” (a QSC exclusive technology), which allows each channel to be configured via software as either a Mic/Line input with phantom power, or a Line Level output. Additionally, the I/O-8 Flex Channel Expander offers Audio-to-USB Bridging for integration with soft codec applications running on any host PC as well as control connectivity via GPIO and RS232.


Features

  • Flex Channels: 8 software definable flex channels (mic/line input w/ phantom power, or line level output). Single channel granularity allows the user to configure any combination of inputs / outputs from 8 x 0 through to 0 x 8.
  • Microphone Fault Detection: When used as mic/line inputs.
  • Audio-to-USB Bridging: For situations where laptop PC’s are being used for soft codec conferencing using applications such as Skype for Business , GoToMeeting, etc., the onboard USB Device port can be used to provide USB-to-Audio Bridging direct to the PC via driverless USB connectivity.
  • External Device Control: Control and interface with external devices using TCP/IP, RS232 and GPIO.
  • PoE+ Capability: For single cable installation. External power supply also available.
  • Redundancy:  Offers dual network ports for redundancy with the ability to send and receive on both ports simultaneously for glitch-free switchover the event of a network failure.
  • Mounting Accessories included: Class leading mounting accessories offer multiple rackmount and under-table mounting options.
Specifications Q-SYS I/O-8 Flex Channel Expander
Inputs/Outputs
Audio Flex Channel Capacity 8
Audio Flex Channel Assignments Each channel can be configured as a mic/line input or as a line output (configured through Q-SYS Designer software)
Rear Panel Indicators “Link”, “Speed” and “Activity” LEDs on all LAN ports
USB Inputs & Outputs
USB Audio Bridging Up to 8x8 channels of digital audio in/out via software definable USB instances advertised to the USB Host operating system
USB B (device port):

Bit depth: 16-bit, 24-bit (configured in Q-SYS Designer software)
USB Channel Capacity: 8x8
Sample Rate: 48kHz

Controls
Front Panel Controls

“NEXT” OLED page forward capacitive touch button
“ID” device identification capacitive touch button
“Clear Network Settings” - invoked when “NEXT” and “ID” are pressed simultaneously

Front Panel Connectors AUX USB: USB Host x2 (Type A connectors)
Rear Panel Connectors

Audio Flex I/O: 12-pos blue Euro Block x2
GPIO: 10-pos black Euro Block x2 (GPI = 1x10, GPO = 1x10)
RS232: 3-pos black Euro Block
AUX USB Host: USB Host x2 (Type A connectors)
AUX USB Device: USB Device Port (Type B connector)
Media Network LAN A/PoE+ Power In : RJ45 1000 Mbps
Media Network LAN B: RJ45 1000 Mbps
AUX PWR In: 2-pos green Euro block

GPIO
General Purpose Inputs 0-24VDC analog input or contact closure
General Purpose Outputs Open collector, 24VDC at 200mA max, internal pullup to 3.3V
GPIO 12 VDC Power Pins 12VDC out at 100mA max
Miscellaneous
PoE+ Power Input IEEE 802.3at compliant powered device, PoE+ power supplied through LAN A port
External Power Input 24VDC, 1.2A supplied via the external power input, may be used as the primary power source or as a backup to the PoE+ source
Regulatory

FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class A, IC ICES-003, CE (EN55032, EN55035), EU RoHS directive 2011/65/EU, WEEE directive 2012/19/EU, China RoHS directive GB/T26572, EAC, RTL

Product Dimensions 8.66" x 9.43" x 1.75" (220mm x 240mm x 44mm), 1RU half rack
Included Accessories Connector kit, rack ears, surface mount kit, installation manual, USB cable (Type A to Type B)


All specifications are subject to change without notice.