QSC announces additions to the Q-SYS Ecosystem, including new DPA-Q Series network power amplifiers, Q-SYS NS Series network switches, and the Q-SYS NV Series network video endpoint.The new DPA-Q Series amplifiers are four- and eight-channel network amplifiers uniting the QSC legacy of robust power amplifiers, advancements in high-efficiency output devices and native network transport, and the control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-SYS Ecosystem. DPA-Q Series amplifiers are fully native components of the Q-SYS audio, video and control (AV&C) Ecosystem. Like all Q-SYS peripherals, DPA-Q Series amplifiers offer simple drag-and-drop integration into a Q-SYS design, enabling network routing, advanced processing (including Intrinsic Correction custom voicings for QSC loudspeakers) and control. This expedites the installation process and provides superior system performance.
All DPA-Q Series network amplifiers, including both four and eight channel models, use a new 5th generation high-efficiency, Class-D hybrid powertrain design built upon the dependable PL380 PowerLight amplifier platform. The new design offers both high voltage and high current operation with excellent audio quality and thermal performance.”Q” models offer mic/line inputs (with +12 V phantom power) directly on the back of the amplifier that act as Q-SYS on-ramps in addition to its amplification duties. “Qn” models feature only network inputs to simplify system design and reduce system cost when additional mic/line inputs are not needed. Both models provide bi-directional GPIO ports plus one relay for further control and integration of other third-party peripherals within Q-SYS.
Q-SYS NS Series Network Switches For cinema technicians looking to expedite deployment of Q-SYS on a local network, QSC introduces the
Q-SYS NS Series. The NS Series is a range of enterprise-grade, fully managed 1/10GbE network switches that are pre-configured to meet the performance requirements of the Q-SYS Ecosystem and associated third-party networking technologies. Available in 8-port, 24-port and 48-port models, these Dell EMC network switches provide realtime transport of Q-SYS AV&C, as well as AES67 audio streams simultaneously within the same VLAN, all without the need to manually configure the network switch or end points. Independently tested and verified by the University of New Hampshire Inter Operability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), the NS Series is a plug-and-play solution that enables faster, more reliable system deployment and ensures support for the entire Q-SYS Ecosystem, including future networked Q-SYS processors and peripherals.
Q-SYS NV Series Network Video Endpoint The Q-SYS NV Series (NV-32-H) network video endpoint, developed specifically for the Q-SYS Ecosystem, is a native, multi-stream, software-defined HDMI encoder/decoder that enables network-based video distribution. The NV Series features the new QSC Shift video compression codec, which provides low latency video streaming with resolutions up to 4K60 4:4:4 over a standard gigabit network by dynamically adjusting network bandwidth consumption based on video content. This provides flexible and network efficient compression and distribution of common meeting video content without sacrificing the ability to stream full motion video.
For Q-SYS-enabled cinemas who offer their facilities for business presentations, sales meetings, or alternative content, the NV Series provides a simple and cost-effective way to present video content anywhere in the cinema complex.