QSC Expands Q-SYS Control Plugin Library With Cisco & Barco Meeting Room Endpoints

New plugins designed to enable consistent, intelligent room control for wireless collaboration devices that include Barco ClickShare Conference devices and Cisco Touch 10.

QSC has announced the availability of two new Q-SYS Control plugins, both designed to enable quick integration and a consistent user experience for the Cisco conferencing and collaboration endpoints as well as the Barco ClickShare Conference family of devices within the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Both are available through the Asset Manager portal within Q-SYS Designer Software.

The Cisco In-Room plugin is designed to offer expanded control capabilities of Cisco collaboration endpoints, including Cisco Touch 10 and Webex Desk Series devices, while maintaining a consistent user experience by combining Cisco controls with in-room AV controls provided by Q-SYS. Through Cisco’s Interface Extension Editor, programmers can create custom panels and buttons to trigger specific actions through Q-SYS.

The Barco ClickShare Conference plugin is designed to provide the ability to connect, monitor and control Barco ClickShare Conference devices from the same UCI as their in-room AV controls, intended to simplify the overall user experience. This plugin also provides the integration needed to create intelligent room controls and minimize additional interaction with the collaboration system.

“To help address the dramatic shifts in the collaboration market over the past six months, QSC is establishing strategic partnerships with several of the most well-established manufacturers to meet new expectations of end users,” says Jason Moss, VP of Alliances & Market Development, QSC. “We continue to see a large and growing demand from Cisco and Q-SYS customers to simplify communication between Cisco endpoints and Q-SYS, and we are very excited to work together to provide a plugin that ensures seamless integration and delivers a consistent experience end users expect.

“Furthermore, as we continue to see an increased demand for ‘a laptop-first (BYOM)’ solutions, our partnership with Barco brings easy wireless video collaboration into large spaces like boardrooms, flex training and all-hands rooms while benefiting from QSC’s audio, video and control portfolio of peripherals within these larger room types.”

David Fitzgerald, VP Global Alliances at Barco, adds, “We continue to see more rooms outfitted with the Q-SYS audio, video and control system, and we are thrilled our ClickShare Conferencing system communicates seamless with one of the most widely-used AV processing solutions on the market. Simple, easy, wireless.​ That’s how ClickShare Conference shares apps from a laptop on the room display and connects them to the camera and speakers in the room for better meetings. This makes hybrid meetings as intuitive and straightforward as face-to-face meetings.”

Go here for more information on the Cisco In-Room plugin and here for more on the Barco ClickShare Conference plugin.


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