Q-SYS Cores

The World’s Most Powerful Software Based DSP Solution for Audio, Video & Control

Q-SYS™ has no equal as a scalable audio, video and control platform. It uniquely leverages the power of Intel™ processing, the robustness and mission-critical reliability of a purpose-built Linux™ kernel, the interoperability of IEEE networking standards, and of course the limitless potential Q-SYS realtime operating system to deliver an open and IT friendly eco-system. The capabilities of Q-SYS software-based processing and control transcends the limitations found in single purpose, hardware-based products.

  • Layer 3 networking: Ensures Q-SYS can run on the backbone of existing IT infrastructure eliminating the need for a dedicated audio network.
  • Industry-leading hardware design: Future-proof investment in standards-based software and computer technology running on Intel processors.
  • Suite of software-based conferencing technology applications: Including third-generation AEC, multiple-instance SIP Softphones, Gain Sharing and Gating Automixers.
  • Unified software platform: Single training investment in one software design tool for small to large systems of all applications types.

Unified Core

With an abundance of acoustic echo cancellation (AEC), raw processing power and networked audio channel count, the Q-SYS Core 110f offers the best cost-to performance ratio of any in-room processing solution available. This smaller core is ideal for:

  • acoustic echo canceling and sound reinforcement in small to large meeting or multipurpose rooms
  • sound reinforcement in performance venues such as house of worship and theater
  • background music systems
  • wide area paging in airports, convention centers and hospitals

Integrated Core and I/O Expander

Q-SYS™ Core 510i represents the second generation of QSC’s Integrated Core Platform. It features eight I/O card slots, which can be populated with any combination of Q-SYS I/O cards allowing for up to 128x128 local channels plus a total of 256x256 network channels for diverse connectivity options.

Enterprise Core

These Q-SYS™ Enterprise Core models are both tailored to meet the demanding needs of large scale installations. Core 1100 (256x256 network channels), and Core 3100 (512x512 network channels) are designed to work with numerous PTZ-IP conference cameras, touch screen controllers, page stations and amplifiers, with each of these multiple peripherals located remotely throughout the venue.

Next-Generation Enterprise Core

For large installations or for IT customers wishing to deploy audio, video and control (AV&C) solutions as a building-wide service throughout the enterprise, QSC has partnered with Dell™ to bring an industry-first integration combining the processing capabilities of the Q-SYS realtime operating system with the world-class Dell R730 server platform resulting in the only IT grade AV&C solution available today, built on standard, off-the-shelf IT hardware.


    Local I/O Channels Network Audio Channels AEC Processors Multitrack Audio Players Local I/O Card Capacity VoIP Instances
Unified Core
(small scale)
Core 110f 24 (8 analog in, 8 analog out, 8 analog flex in/out), 16x16 USB audio 128 x 128 16 16 (upgradable to 32) N/A (Built-in I/O on this model) 4
Integrated Cores
(medium scale)
Core 500i Up to 32 analog, up to 128x128 AES/CobraNet/Dante/AVB 128 flex in/out 24 16 (upgradable to 128) 8 64
Core 510i
Up to 32 analog, up to 128x128 AES/CobraNet/Dante/AVB 256 x 256
64 16 (upgradable to 128) 8 64
Enterprise Cores
(large scale)
Core 1100
Up to 4 analog, up to 16 AES, up to 64x64 CobraNet/Dante/AVB 256 x 256
72 16 (upgradable to 128) 1 64
Core 3100 Up to 4 analog, up to 16 AES, up to 64x64 CobraNet/Dante/AVB 512 x 512 144 16 (upgradable to 128) 1 64
Next-generation Enterprise Core
(IT friendly)
Core 5200 N/A 512 x 512 160 16 (upgradable to 128) N/A 64

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Training and Education

Q-SYS Training Level 1 - Online

Learn Anywhere, Anytime: Rather than take you away from your work, QSC gives you the flexibility to learn Q-SYS™ on your own time, from any internet-enabled computer or mobile device.

Real-time, Dynamic Demonstrations: No boring videos here. Our fast-paced demonstrations are highly visual and hosted by seasoned QSC educators, and presented in real-time.

Multiple Languages Available: Q-SYS Training is available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, German and French.

Q-SYS Training Level 2 - Classroom

Experienced Trainers: One-on-one instruction from advanced application engineers and trainers who specialize in a wide variety on installations.

Hands-on Experience: Each student works on a full Q-SYS™ workstation with the latest Q-SYS hardware and software.

Advanced Application-based Curriculum: Topics include Public Address, Conferencing Suite (AEC, Softphone, proper gain staging,  Automixers), Networking Troubleshooting, Introduction to Third Party Control, Core-to-Core Streaming/Paging, GPIO integration, Advanced User Control Interface and more.

Q-SYS Training has been approved by
Infocomm for RU credits.
Level 1: 4 RU Level 2: 8 RU