QSC Unveils Q-Sys DSP Patform at InfoComm

Jun 17, 2009 2:16 PM


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QSC Q-Sys Core unit with two I/O Frames

At InfoComm 2009 (Orlando, Fla.) in booth #6443, QSC is unveiling Q-Sys, an integrated system platform encompassing everything from the audio input to loudspeakers, with all the audio routing, processing, control and monitoring necessary for any facility. In this exclusive video preview, Mix executive editor George Petersen talks with QSC's Richard Zwiebel and Gerry Tschetter. Watch the video now!

Promising unprecedented power, speed and versatility, Q-Sys is designed to easily meet the needs of applications ranging from the largest imaginable to those much smaller in scope and allotted budget.

Using premium converters and Gigabit Ethernet, the fundamental Q-Sys architecture is said to produce a total system latency of less than 2.5 milliseconds between any input and output, with up to 10 network switch hops and audiophile quality processing throughout.

Central to the system is the Q-Sys Core. Available in three sizes ranging from 64 inputs x 64 outputs to 256 inputs x 256 outputs, the Q-Sys Core works in tandem with Q-Sys I/O Frames: single-rackspace modules that accommodate up to 16 channels of audio using factory-configured, 4-channel Q-Sys cards supplying a variety of input and output options. The use of AES cards can permit up to 32 channels of audio in a single Q-Sys Node. Just like the Q-Sys Core, I/O Frames are equipped with dual Ethernet ports to support network and system redundancy.

Select the appropriate output cards, and Q-Sys is compatible with any analog-input power amplifier or powered loudspeaker. However, the full power and potential of a Q-Sys system is best realized when QSC Dataport amplifiers and loudspeakers are inherent within the design. To use a QSC line array, for example, simply use the Q-Sys design GUI to virtually connect it to QSC amplifiers, and Q-Sys automatically provides the proper Intrinsic Correction tuning.

screenshot of QSC Q-Sys system

Because Q-Sys revolves around a centralized processing architecture, having all processing taking place in a single unit provides audio designers with greater flexibility. Any input can be routed to any output without the need for creating convoluted signal paths. The need for system segmentation due to processor constraint is said to be completely eliminated as well, thereby letting the designer create a "natural" signal flow based on the job, not the product.

QSC states that as of this date, Q-Sys is available from authorized QSC dealers and distributors around the globe. More information on Q-Sys is available on QSC's Q-Sys Integrated System Platform page.

Visit QSC at www.qscaudio.com.

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