Manila, Philippines is home to the newest QSC demo and training center. Opened by QSC distributor Qorsys AV Technologies in September 2019, customers can now get a unique, hands-on demonstration of the Q-SYS Ecosystem alongside QSC amplifiers and loudspeakers.
“We were looking to provide system integrators, consultants and other AV industry professionals with a way to effectively demonstrate Q-SYS to their customers,” explained Ramon Borja, General Manager of Qorsys. “The demo and training center lets us go beyond the spec sheet and deliver a truly hands-on experience for clients interested in audio, video and control solutions for their own applications.”
The highlight is a full Q-SYS connected conference room demonstration. The Q-SYS Core 110f Unified processor manages the audio, video and control processing for the space. Q-SYS Cores combine audio, video and control (AV&C) processing in a single piece of hardware, which customers immediately recognize as a way to decrease the amount of hardware in a space. Further, it allows for much simpler scalability as a system expands, as there is never a need to add separate control processing hardware.
Also being showcased are the new Q-SYS NV Series network video endpoints, which offer high-quality (supporting resolutions up to 4K60 4:4:4), low-latency and network-efficient HDMI video distribution across a standard gigabit infrastructure. The installation includes an NV Series encoder mounted underneath the conference table, which allows customers to integrate their laptops as a video source into the system. The video demonstration is rounded out with a Q-SYS PTZ-IP conference camera, which provides high-quality video feeds for use in soft-codec applications (such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom).
The Qorsys team deployed two Q-SYSnetwork touch screen controllers, which enable customers to control all aspects of the conference room, including native Q-SYS devices and connected third-party peripherals from a single touch panel. Visitors can test the system’s ability to control audio levels, lighting, blinds and the room’s projector while learning about useful control tools, such as the Q-SYS UCI Editor and Q-SYS Scripting Engine, both of which simplify third-party device integration into Q-SYS.
The solution was completed with a QSC SPA Series amplifier, which provides power to the QSC AcousticCoverage Series ceiling-mount loudspeakers. The demo doesn’t stop in the conference room, however, as Qorsys has a full AcousticDesign Series and AcousticCoverage Series loudspeaker complement that customers can learn about and listen to, including surface-mount, ceiling-mount and pendant-mount enclosure types, which are powered by QSC CXD-Q Series network amplifiers.
The experience center is also equipped to host Q-SYS Level 1 & 2 Trainings along with Q-SYS Control 101 and 201 training events for system integrators and other industry professionals in the region. “We want customers and AV professionals to leave the center with a thorough understanding of the Q-SYS Ecosystem,” Borja explained further. “The feedback we’ve received thus far has been overwhelmingly positive. We are thrilled to have partnered with QSC on this project!”