QSC expands into corporate AV with InfoComm15 launches22 June 2015
QSC has expanded into the corporate AV market with the introduction of two new products and a new series of amplifiers last week at InfoComm15.
The first product launched is the Q-SYS Core 110f, which is the latest addition to the Q-SYS line-up of network audio solutions. It is built on modern Intel-based technologies and a Linux Real Time Operating System.
“Q-SYS products will shape both QSC and the convergence of AV and IT,” said Joe Pham, president and CEO. “The Q-SYS Core 110f delivers a seamless collaboration experience in boardrooms, conference rooms, and other corporate spaces where businesses need to focus on solving their problems instead of concerning themselves with the AV technology. They can rely on QSC for solutions built around performance, reliability, ease of use—backed by people who care.”
The Core 110f will allow AV integrators and IT managers to deliver networking integration via Q-LAN, which uses IT standard Layer-3 protocols. Additionally, the Core 110f can coexist with all other data, use of standard Ethernet switches, and is AES67-ready to provide interoperability with a growing list of third party network audio products which will support the standard.
Also at InfoComm, QSC launched its SPA Amplifier Series, also for the corporate AV market. QSC has developed the series for boardrooms, conference rooms, and other corporate spaces where multiple speakers are in use.
“We are pleased to answer requests from our loyal customers for an amplifier solution that brings the power and sensation of our live-event amplifiers into the boardroom,” said Pham. “Our SPA Amplifier Series is Energy Star compliant and offers flexibility to integrators with two amplifier solutions. The SPA2-60 offers two channels of Low-Z output into 4 or 8ohm, but it can be bridged to provide 70V or 100V output. The SPA4-60 is similar but offers more channels enabling elegant solutions like a pair of stereo channels with a single 70V or 100V output, or a Sub/Sat combination. This capability minimises the amount of inventory and SKUs our customers need to manage for products that represent the majority of their business.”
The final product launched for the corporate AV market, was the TSC-7t PoE Tabletop Touchscreen, which can be used on any Q-SYS networked audio solution, including the Core 110f.
The TSC-7t functions as an telephone dialler and can additionally be used to control third-party devices in boardrooms and meeting rooms, via the Core.
“Today’s business professionals expect to use their personal devices as tools for collaboration and communication,” notes Pham. “The TSC-7t allows them to easily introduce their own devices to their meeting room’s networked audio. This functionality is just one example of how QSC is innovating solutions for the corporate AV market.”