QSC today announced its Q-SYS development team has been honored with a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for its work on the Q-SYS audio, video and control ecosystem.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will honor Q-LAN network media distribution technology in the category of Development of Synchronized Multi-Channel Uncompressed Audio Transport over IP Networks at the 71st annual Technology and Engineering Emmy awards ceremony.
The awards, which are presented in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be handed out at a ceremony on Sunday, April 19 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.
“QSC would like to thank the Academy for this prestigious honor,” says Jatan Shah, executive VP, COO and CTO of QSC, in the company announcement. “Our team of talented engineers saw the potential to develop a ubiquitous technology that could transform digital audio transport.
“We knew we had something quite unique, and we are ecstatic to see its profound impact on the way people design, build and interact with AV systems today. Congratulations to our Q-LAN development team for this well-deserved recognition,” said Shah in the QSC announcement.
QSC singled out Derek Lieb, Gert Rosenboom and Jeff Evanson as “key developers” of Q-LAN and also praised the rest of the original Q-SYS development team, including Rich Zwiebel, John Britton, John Dunn and David Kessner, for their role in the product’s development.
Why Q-SYS Won an Emmy
Q-LAN is the native protocol suite for audio and video distribution as well as device discovery, synchronization, control and management for Q-SYS.
Q-LAN is a collection of open, IT-standard protocols and solutions designed to allow Q-SYS to integrate easily with a modern IT networking infrastructure.
“Able to work on either standalone or converged IT networks, Q-LAN leverages standard network switches to ensure real-time audio delivery and synchronicity of media steams across all connected Q-SYS devices,” the QSC announcement says.
“As a foundational technology element of Q-SYS for the past 10 years, Q-LAN has transformed tens of thousands of AV installations. From small-to-medium sized conference rooms to airports and the largest theme parks and stadiums in the world to film and television, users have utilized Q-LAN to ensure a synchronous transport of audio and video,” according to the announcement.