QSC announces the release of the multipurpose NV-32-H (Core Capable) native network video endpoint for the Q-SYS Ecosystem that now allows users to toggle between “Core Mode,” which transforms the device into a Q-SYS processor with local HDMI switching capabilities, and its existing “Peripheral Mode,” which is designed for network HDMI video distribution over standard AV networks.
“Our definition of meeting rooms has dramatically changed over the past nine months with an increased need for smaller rooms with collaboration at the forefront,” explains Josh Arnold, Senior Product Manager, Installed Systems, QSC.We used this opportunity to reimagine the NV-32-H and develop a multipurpose, all-encompassing endpoint that gives integrators flexibility to meet specific room needs, while reducing hardware, especially for rooms where real estate comes at an absolute premium, and simplify integration and optimize system costs.”
The new Core Mode on the NV-32-H offers an audio processing engine for the Q-SYS Ecosystem, including 32 x 32 network audio channels, eight AEC channels, one VoIP softphone instance, and optional support for software-based Dante. As with the rest of the Q-SYS processing portfolio, it also provides software-based control engine allowing for control integration for native Q-SYS devices as well as third-party connected devices.
Additionally, as the new NV-32-H (Core Capable) is intended to support in-room video collaboration spaces, it also offers an integrated 3 x 2 video switch for locally connected HDMI sources. This facet is designed to save time and cost in small- to medium-sized meeting rooms and classrooms that require simple toggling control between in-room inputs (PCs, BYOD devices, document cameras) and outputs (multiple displays or projectors), because it removes the need for a stand-alone switching device and added integration requirements.
Peripheral Mode toggles the device into a multi-stream network video endpoint for HDMI video encoding/decoding for video distribution for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. This mode allows video distribution needs within larger collaboration spaces, intended to strike a balance between quality, latency and network efficiency.
In either Core Mode or Peripheral Mode, the NV-32-H (Core Capable) is designed to offer simplified integration for web conferencing applications such as Microsoft Teams Rooms, Zoom and Google Hangouts Meet. These devices act as a plug-and-play access point for USB delivery of Q-SYS audio and conference room cameras.
“We have asserted from the start that Q-SYS is merely software. The dual personality of the new NV-32-H is proof positive of this belief,” notes Mike Brandes, Product Manager, Q-SYS Video, QSC. “Our trust in industry-standard Intel processing combined with our ability to innovate at the software level has allowed us to infuse a new level of flexibility and scalability of Q-SYS, particularly to meet the rapidly changing needs of the collaboration space.”
Go here for more specifics on the NV-32-H (Core Capable).