“Featuring eight flexible audio I/O channels, a QSC-exclusive technology first seen on the Q-SYS Core 110f, I/O-8 Flex allows users to easily configure each channel via Q-SYS Designer Software as either a fully balanced mic/line input with phantom power or a line level output,” according to the company press release announcing the product.
The Q-SYS I/O-8 flex channel expander “also offers PoE+ support for simple, single-cable deployments plus an auxiliary DC power input that can be used for redundancy where required,” according to the QSC announcement.
Here’s more information about the QSC I/O-8 flex channel expander:
With the same chassis and mounting solution as the QSC SPA Series power amplifiers, the I/O-8 Flex is ideal for mounting under the table in a conference room, on the wall or in a rack.
Acting as a Q-SYS peripheral, the I/O-8 Flex Channel Expander offers local Audio-to-USB bridging for integration with soft codec applications such as Skype for Business, GoToMeeting, etc. In addition, the onboard control connectivity including GPIO and RS232 can be used to provide Push-to-Talk or Push-to-Mute functionality and microphone LED status in addition to connectivity to any serially controlled device.
“We continue to focus product development efforts on solving real challenges integrators face day in and day out. The I/O-8 Flex provides integrators with a simple and cost-effective method for adding audio, control and USB audio I/O where they need it. All of this is achieved while using a single network cable, eliminating the need to pull a multitude of wiring around the facility,” said Martin Barbour, product manager for QSC Systems.
“The I/O-8 Flex stands as yet another example of the versatility of the Q-SYS Platform. Built on standard IEEE networking technology and computer industry hardware, integrators now have the ability to easily expand the audio I/O of any Q-SYS system, including the new Core 510i Integrated Core processor, and maximize the benefits offered by centralized enterprise deployments and shared resources,” he said.