QSC today announces its Q-SYS NV Series (NV-32-H) network video endpoint for the Q-SYS Ecosystem, which it says introduces native video distribution to the Q-SYS ecosystem and will be demonstrated at ISE 2019 (Integrated Systems Europe).
The Q-SYS NV Series (NV-32-H) is “optimized for the connected meeting room,” Mike Brandes, product manager, Q-SYS Video, QSC, tells CI.
The single, software-configurable SKU offers a native, multi-stream, software-defined HDMI encoder/decoder that, in a press release, QSC says enables network-based video distribution.
The Q-SYS NV Series (NV-32-H) 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, according to the press release. This provides flexible and network efficient compression and distribution of common meeting room video content without sacrificing the ability to stream full motion video.
Inside the Single SKU Q-SYS NV Series (via press release):
As a single SKU solution, the NV Series is software-defined as either an HDMI video encoder or decoder, and allows for several unique I/O configurations. This flexibility allows for a multitude of room design and deployment options, including simultaneous stream encoding/decoding for multiscreen room designs.
In addition to its video distribution capabilities, NV Series also provides seamless integration of soft codec audio and Q-SYS conference camera sources via USB for web conferencing applications such as Zoom, Google Hangouts Meet and Cisco WebEx, all without the need for additional control processors, hubs, bridges or complicated, time-consuming programming.
“Unlike other AV-over-IP products on the market, the NV Series is native to the most powerful, flexible and scalable audio, video & control (AV&C) platforms on the market – the Q-SYS Ecosystem. This provides Q-SYS users a tightly integrated solution that is faster and simpler to set up and maintain than other video distribution solutions,” Brandes adds in the press release. “Users now have a holistic approach for existing or new AV&C meeting room designs while delivering the right balance of quality, latency and network efficiency needed for real-time video distribution.”
QSC adds that integrators can also route network audio between NV Series video endpoints and any other Q-SYS peripherals leveraging the Q-LAN network technology. They can also take advantage of feature-rich Q-SYS technologies such software-based processing and drag-and-drop GUI creation and deployment to control the NV Series.
Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager and Q-SYS Ecosystem (via press release):
By adding native video distribution as well as monitoring and management capabilities (Q-SYS Reflect™ Enterprise Manager) to its existing portfolio, QSC provides an end-to-end solution that includes processing, networking, AV&C, plus cloud-based monitoring and management under a single, software-based platform using mainstream IT technology. This native approach to AV&C throughout the ecosystem eliminates integration workarounds to tie all components together and provides a more comprehensive feature set, tighter integration and greater system stability/predictability.
With Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager, users can easily monitor and manage all Q-SYS-based AV systems across the global enterprise including Q-SYS Core processors and peripherals, and any connected third-party devices, to help reduce support costs and increase uptime for the entire AV system.
“The Q-SYS Ecosystem represents a paradigm shift in our industry by delivering the performance, scalability and flexibility of a software-based AV platform,” says TJ Adams, senior director product management, installed systems, QSC, in the press release.
QSC says Q-SYS provides the ability to effectively design an AV system with less hardware and simplified programming options and most importantly, ensures the enterprise is future-ready, with technology that can be upgraded with a simple software push. “This is vitally important as enterprises are tasked with managing more locations around the world and looking for ways to streamline their AV&C support needs,” Adams adds.
“The Q-SYS Ecosystem delivers the desired business outcomes for our customers while providing the same service and support the world has come to expect from QSC.”
QSC will demonstrate the NV Series and Q-SYS Reflect for the first time at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam at their stand 7-R200.