In the latest evolution of the Q-SYS Platform, the Core 510i processor has been introduced as a full Q-SYS audio, video and control processing appliance, or as an I/O peripheral that can accommodate any combination of Q-SYS analogue, digital and networked audio I/O cards.
Based on the Intel platform, and using a QSC-developed Linux realtime operating system, the Core 510i can be deployed in two different software configurable modes.
Q-SYS Core mode handles all AVC processing including extensive resources for built-in acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) that can be deployed with the new Q-SYS AV-to-USB Bridging solution for soft-codec conferencing applications.
In I/O Frame mode, the processor supports up to 128x128 audio channels as an I/O peripheral in the Q-SYS system for processing on a separate Q-SYS Core processor. It can accommodate any combination of Q-SYS Type-II I/O cards including Dante, CobraNet, AVB or Q-SYS analogue and AES/EBU cards.
With the recent release of Q-SYS Designer Software v5.3, all Q-SYS Core processors shipped to date, including the Core 510i processor offer native AES67 capability without the need for any additional hardware or license costs.
Martin Barbour, product manager, QSC Systems, said: “The introduction of the Core 510i is a natural extension of our platform. Taking advantage of the newest Intel chipset allows us to leverage Moore’s Law and offer an even more powerful processor without impacting cost. As the industry moves towards a more IT-centric world, Q-SYS makes the most sense for enterprise deployments utilising shared resources for multiple meeting rooms or even very large conference spaces.”