The Q-SYS system, QSC’s flagship, is extended with two new smaller and more compact audio, video and controller processors: Q-SYS Core 8 Flex and Q-SYS Core Nano
The QSC brand, distributed by Exhibo, is always active and sparkling: the novelty of this autumn 2020 is double, with two new models of A/V processor and controllers that expand the functionality and potential of the well-known Q-SYS ecosystem, which it builds on strengths such as Intel processing, the robustness and reliability of Linux, and the interoperability of IEEE networking standards, coupled, of course, with the vast potential of the Q-SYS real-time operating system. All this contributes to structuring a user-friendly and highly performing IT ecosystem.
Let’s take a closer look at the new products, starting with Q-SYS Core 8 Flex, a compact processor that offers a 64×64 network channels, with eight integrated FLEX audio channels and eight GPIOs to quickly and easily integrate analog audio and control devices into the Q-SYS ecosystem.
The Q-SYS Core Nano model offers the same amount of audio I/O (64×64) without support for embedded analog audio I/O, and is best suited for installations in small or very small spaces with centralized processing and fully networked endpoints.
Both of the new Q-SYS Core processors occupy only one half width rack unit and include pre-installed 8×8 Dante audio channels, licensed up to 32×32 channels, driverless USB audio, and AV bridging capability. However, despite the smaller size, the new models are built on the same flexible and scalable software of the other Q-SYS processors, including the top of the range Q-SYS Core 110f.
Both Core 8 Flex and Core Nano offer powerful and scalable DSP processing, video routing and bridging for web conferencing, as well as third-party endpoint integration without the need for dedicated and separate control processors. The choice to offer smaller and more practical products is due to the desire to expand the design options and to satisfy a wider variety of installations.
Jatan Shah, QSC Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Office and Technology Officer, confirms this strategy: “The introduction of these two new Core processors” – he points out – “offers even greater design flexibility to the Q-SYS ecosystem, while maintaining essential feature of a standard-based software platform that can be easily expanded or reduced.”
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