QSC Audio has announced the next generation of Q-Sys Enterprise Cores, which will be available in late Spring, 2014.
Doubling the processing capabilities of the models they supersede (Core 1000 and Core 3000), the new Core 1100 will provide up to 256 x Q-LAN network audio Flex-channels, while the Core 3100 will provide up to 512 x 512 fixed Q-LAN network audio channels.
“These next-generation server cores are uniquely suited to manage the extensive audio processing needs in larger deployments such as convention centres, entertainment venues, hospitality settings and transportation facilities,” states TJ Adams, QSC Install DSP product manager.
In addition, QSC has also revealed that a software update, Q-Sys Designer 4.0, will also be available in early Spring 2014 to support both new and existing Q-Sys Cores.
Q-Sys Designer 4.0 includes many new software features such as Core-to-Core paging which allows individual cores to seamlessly transmit messages across a campus-wide installation, Timeline Playback, plus an all-new Dynamic Threshold Auto-mixer.
Also included in this software release are greater Scripting capabilities as well as enhancements to existing Q-Sys features such as the Notch Feedback Controller, Scheduler, Acoustic Echo Canceller, I/O Monitor and Audio Playback capabilities, which have been augmented to include Fast-Forward, Rewind and Synchronisation to LTC and GPS.