QSC has 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, both built on the scalable software foundation as the rest of the Q-SYS processor portfolio.
The new Core 8 Flex includes onboard analog audio I/O and GPIO plus network I/O, offering 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.
Meanwhile, the new Q-SYS Core Nano offers network-only audio I/O processing and control. It supplies the same 64 x 64 networked audio I/O without the onboard analog I/O to support installations with smaller spaces with centralized processing and networked endpoints.
Both 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.
They utilize the same software-based architecture, control engine and design software suite (Q-SYS Designer Software) as the rest of the Q-SYS Core processing portfolio. In addition, 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,” says Trent Wagner, audio product manager, QSC. “The Core 8 Flex and Core Nano rightsize the onboard I/O and physical footprint without compromising on features, performance or flexibility.”
Jatan Shah, executive vice president, chief operating office and technology officer for QSC, adds, “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. 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.”
Go here for more about the new Q-SYS Core 8 Flex and Core Nano.