QSC Introduces Pendant Loudspeakers, New Amplifiers and Q-SYS USB-to-AV Bridging at InfoComm 2016

May 27 2016, 03:00
QSC Introduces Pendant Loudspeakers, New Amplifiers and Q-SYS USB-to-AV Bridging at InfoComm 2016
QSC Introduces Pendant Loudspeakers, New Amplifiers and Q-SYS USB-to-AV Bridging at InfoComm 2016
Two new models in the QSC installed loudspeaker portfolio will debut at InfoComm 2016 show, June 8-10. The new AcousticDesign Series Pendant Loudspeakers will be demonstrated at the show together with QSC’s new Q-SYS USB-to-AV Bridging solution, now featuring PTZ-IP Cameras and peripherals for corporate AV applications. The Costa Mesa company will also introduce two new SPA Series amplifiers suited for meeting room applications.

QSC is introducing two new pendant mount loudspeakers to its AcousticDesign Series at InfoComm 2016. The new QSC AcousticDesign Series pendant loudspeakers (AD-P) utilize the same design philosophy as the recently launched ceiling models (AD-C). The brand’s Directivity Matched Transition (DMT) approach, has been implemented across platforms for surface, ceiling, and now pendant applications, allowing these loudspeakers to deliver better audio reproduction for installations requiring a refined audio experience. Directivity Matched Transition (DMT) provides ideal power response for improved off-axis performance and even coverage

The new AcousticDesign pendant mount models feature snap-fit magnetic grills that remove the struggle of torsion grills on top of the ladder and have integrated low saturation, low loss 70/100V transformers with 16Ω bypass. The speakers are designed with sealed weather input covers and include mounting hardware, responding to voice alarm system compatibility UL1480 requirements for use in Fire Alarm Systems in North America.

QSC Product Manager for Installed Loudspeakers Travis Nie says that “applying the sound physics of DMT across platforms allows for remarkable consistency of the sonic character. This consistency and outstanding performance has tremendous advantage for installations requiring a blend of surface, ceiling, or pendant mounted solutions.”

Intrinsic Correction (QSC’s custom loudspeaker voicings) can be easily implemented for optimal performance and protection when using the Q-SYS Platform in the system design. Simple drag-and-drop blocks make it easy to add any AcousticDesign loudspeaker to a system design.

For now, the new series ceiling loudspeaker models include the 4.5” two-way, 150° conical DMT coverage, AD-P4T model; and the 6.5” two-way, 140° conical DMT coverage, AD-P6T model; both available in black or white.
SPA Series Amplifiers
QSC is introducing two new models to the SPA Series amplifiers, well suited for use in corporate AV applications, increasing the power and providing greater flexibility for meeting room applications. The SPA2-200 and SPA4-100 offer 2x200W or 4x100W per channel into 8Ω and 4Ω outputs, with the ability to bridge channels for 70V and 100V capability. These amplifiers are ENERGY STAR compliant, with fast and quiet power-up circuitry.

These half-rack size amplifiers offer a unique mounting system for flexible options, such as under the table, wall-mounted behind a display, or side-by-side in a credenza rack. They have an aesthetic design that easily blends into a corporate environment, and they include remote control capabilities for applications such as fire and safety paging.

New Q-SYS AV-to-USB Bridging Solution
At InfoComm 2016, QSC will introduce its AV-to-USB Bridging solution, which includes the Q-SYS I/O-USB Bridge and two PTZ-IP Conferencing cameras — the Q-SYS PTZ-12X72 and Q-SYS PTZ-20X60.

The new Q-SYS PTZ-IP Cameras and Q-SYS I/O-USB Bridge will solve the problem of the meeting room geography when integrating soft codec conferencing with camera feeds and audio by introducing IP-based cameras and USB bridge into the Q-SYS platform. This new AV-to-USB Bridging solution leverages AV/IT streaming technologies to simplify and give back design flexibility.

The Q-SYS AV-to-USB Bridging solution addresses the inherent limitations of using USB in a geographically diverse meeting room. There is no need for expensive and problematic USB extender technology to integrate a PC into the installed room AV System. This provides the ultimate flexibility to add as many bridges and cameras as required for the room usage. The Q-SYS AV-to-USB Bridging solution is the only product on the market that allows for BYOD at the conference room table while also allowing the in-room PC at the rack to bridge without doubling (or more) the hardware solution.

Using USB 2.0 connectivity for webcam video emulation and AEC speakerphone audio means no additional software or drivers are required to make the solution work with modern PC operating systems and soft codec applications such as Skype for Business, ClickMeeting, Adobe Connect, GotoMeeting, WebEx, and others.

“We are delivering on the firm promise that Q-SYS is a software-based platform, and is much more than a mere standalone audio DSP product,” says TJ Adams, Director of Product Management for Installed Systems. “Integrators will be able to utilize the Q-SYS world-class AEC and cameras directly within the Q-SYS Designer Software to create meeting room AV solutions that truly maximize PC-hosted soft codecs.”

This combined solution will seamlessly integrate with all current and future shipping Q-SYS Cores such as the Core 110f and Q-SYS peripherals. This means that existing Q-SYS conference systems can easily add camera video to their arsenal of AEC, third-party integration, control and more.
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