QSC today announced two new audio, video, and control processors native to the Q-SYS Ecosystem – the smaller Q-SYS Core 8 Flex and Q-SYS Core Nano.
The Q-SYS Core 8 Flex includes onboard analog audio I/O and GPIO plus network I/O while the Q-SYS Core Nano offers network-only audio I/O processing and control.
“Built on the same flexible and scalable software foundation as the rest of the Q-SYS processor portfolio, including the best-in-class Q-SYS Core 110f, these new Cores expand design options to meet a wider variety of installations,” the QSC announcement says.
The Q-SYS Core 8 Flex includes a 64 x 64 networked I/O channel capacity with eight onboard FLEX audio channels and eight GPIOs to integrate analog audio and control devices into the Q-SYS Ecosystem.
The Core 8 Flex and and Core Nano are available now for orders, with shipping expected to begin in the fall and wide-scale availability by the end of this year.
While they both fit in corporate settings, they can be used in just about any vertical market, from classrooms to cruise ships and almost everything in between.
Q-SYS Core Nano offers 64 x 64 networked audio I/O without the onboard analog I/O to support installations with smaller spaces with centralized processing and fully networked endpoints.
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Both of these new Q-SYS Core processors occupy a smaller half-width, 1RU footprint and include pre-installed 8 x 8 Software-based Dante audio channels (license upgradeable up to 32 x 32 channels), driverless USB audio and AV bridging capabilities.
“These smaller Core processors utilize the same, robust software-based architecture, control engine and design software suite (Q-SYS Designer Software) as the rest of the Q-SYS Core processing portfolio,” the QSC announcement says.
They both offer scalable DSP processing, video routing and bridging for web conferencing as well as third-party endpoint integration without the need for separate dedicated control processors.
“These new processors answer the call of smaller spaces that require fewer I/O as well as the increased popularity of fully networked peripherals with a solution that stays true to the foundation of our platform, delivering the rock-solid processing power and extensibility you have come to expect from QSC,” said QSC audio product manager Trent Wagner.
“The Core 8 Flex and Core Nano right-size the onboard I/O and physical footprint without compromising on features, performance or flexibility,” he said in the QSC announcement.
“The introduction of these two new Core processors bring even more design flexibility to the Q-SYS Ecosystem, delivering on the promise of a standards-based software platform that can easily scale up or scale out,” said QSC executive VP, COO and CTO Jatan Shah.
“I’m proud of the innovation and engineering strength of our research and development teams, who continue to deliver solutions that meet the evolving needs of the markets we serve, while reducing complexity and cost for our partners and customers,” he said in the announcement.