QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to announce the next generation of Q-Sys products, designed specifically to deliver affordable, powerful digital networked audio solutions for a wide range of applications. The Core 500i and Core 250i provide advanced processing, routing and control for high end cinema and post production applications.
These two new Core models are fully integrated solutions, each with eight card slots on-board. The Core 500i is capable of up to 128 network channels while the Core 250i provides up to 64 channels. Inputs and outputs are selectable via the various Q-Sys I/O cards. The largest audio multi-channel formats may be processed and distributed throughout the venue via additional I/O frames. All amplifiers and loudspeakers may be monitored as well.
Like all Q-Sys Cores, these systems run under a customized Linux operating system on Intel® microprocessors and motherboards. IT connectivity is easily implemented utilizing Layer 3 Gigabit networking protocols and standard Gigabit Ethernet hardware. The systems are capable of providing simple and failsafe redundancy for mission-critical applications. All system design, configuration, administration and control operate under a simple and straightforward GUI. Additionally, custom user control panels are easily created and can be displayed on any Internet-connected PC, iOS device or QSC's own Touch Screen Controllers (TSC-3, TSC-8). Any incoming signals may be mixed and routed to any output and nearly unlimited DSP processing power is provided.
The Q-Sys™ TSC-3 and TSC-8 touch screen controllers enable simple and cost-effective control for Q-Sys systems. The TSC utilizes Q-Sys Designer software to create custom control panels (called User Control Interfaces or UCIs), with buttons, faders, custom navigation and other software tools including bitmaps and other graphical images, and then deploys those control panels to this interface. These UCIs can then be utilized to control any aspect of a Q-Sys system and other elements that are put under Q-Sys control including CD and DVD players, projectors, video switchers and other devices.
Q-Sys, the complete integrated system platform that encompasses everything from the audio input to loudspeakers, provides all the audio routing, processing, control and monitoring necessary for any facility while maintaining the audio quality and reliability QSC has come to be known for. Designed specifically for the rigorous requirements of large-scale applications, the power of Q-Sys has been demonstrated worldwide in a variety of applications, including cinemas, stadiums and arenas, attractions and theme parks, performing arts venues, transportation hubs, legislative and judicial chambers, hotels and casinos, houses of worship, corporate campuses, and educational facilities.