Q-SYS (opens in a new tab) is set to release new innovations to the Q-SYS audio, video and control platform, expanding features and capabilities at the software level.
- Q-SYS vCore, the first virtualized processor for Q-SYS and the accompanying Q-SYS Control for vCore feature license, bring scalable Q-SYS Control capabilities directly to users’ own computing devices.
- The Q-SYS Core 610 network processor combines the Q-SYS operating system with an enterprise-grade Dell server. For installations that require even greater processing capacity, the Q-SYS Core 610 Scaling license scales key feature sets by 50%.
- The Q-SYS AV Bridging feature license enables plug-and-play USB connectivity on Q-SYS TSC Series Gen 3 touchscreen controllers.
“Since its inception in 2009, the history of the Q-SYS platform has been forged through software innovation, starting with the first audio, video and real-time control (AV&C) platform based on industry standards, and continued to deliver features and capabilities at the software level,” says Jatan Shah, President and COO, Q-SYS. “As Q-SYS enters the next evolution of the platform and a larger ecosystem, we are elevating the role of software when it comes to specifying, building and experiencing AV&C solutions.These latest innovations will also help reduce the challenges of industry supply chain and will continue to transcend the traditional limitations of bespoke hardware through the power of a robust software-based AV&C platform.
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Q-SYS vCore Virtualized Processor + Q-SYS Control Feature License for vCore
The virtualized Q-SYS vCore processor presents a scalable subset of Q-SYS functionality in an all-software form factor through a PC/server hypervisor. When paired with the new Q-SYS Control feature license, vCore allows integrators and end users to register their own compute devices to add Q-SYS Control functionality to provide control, automation, UX features, remote monitoring and enhanced systems support features. This is ideal for less complicated systems that do not require dedicated Q-SYS audio or video functionality, or functionality that is already fulfilled with stand-alone hardware, legacy audio-only DSP, as well as those that need to replace control systems aging.
Using the same modern, standards-based computing architecture as the rest of the Q-SYS processing portfolio, the vCore also uses the same Q-SYS Designer software to build, design and deploy systems, allowing Q-SYS control to be easily transferred SYS programming with minimal effort. It also allows IT staff to standardize system control with access to Q-SYS Open, a toolkit of industry-standard protocols and open development tools.
Additionally, the Q-SYS vCore plus Q-SYS Control feature license bridges these less complex rooms, which typically have disparate hardware components, to enable cloud-based remote monitoring and management capabilities with Q -SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager.
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Q-SYS Core 610 processor
Following the innovation trajectory of the Q-SYS Core 5200 enterprise processor, the Q-SYS Core 610 processor combines the powerful Q-SYS operating system with an enterprise-grade Dell Commercial Standard (COTS) server offering an audio solution flexible and scalable. , video, and control solution to serve mid-tier applications that require high-density channel count. As a fully networked solution, the Core 610 allows users to centralize processing for multiple spaces or zones while distributing network I/O closer to endpoints for a more streamlined system design. This also makes it suitable for collaboration applications, as well as large hospitality, entertainment or transportation venues.
Integrators and end users can also take advantage of Q-SYS scaling and feature licensing, such as the new Q-SYS Core 610 scaling license that scales most of the capabilities of 50% including general purpose processing power, network I/O channels, AEC processing channels and more. This allows you to scale system capabilities at the software level.
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AV Bridge Feature License
The Q-SYS AV Bridging Feature License extends the functionality of TSC Series Gen 3 network touchscreens, allowing the user to connect a PC via USB directly to the touchscreen controller to integrate Q-SYS audio and camera streams for convenient BYOD/BYOM conferencing connectivity . By leveraging the power of the Q-SYS operating system, users can simply enable UC platform connectivity without the need for additional hardware or specialized drivers, saving configuration time and installation and infrastructure costs.
Like all Q-SYS feature licenses, the AV Bridging license can be easily deployed remotely using Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager.