QSC today announces Software-based Dante® for the Q-SYS
Ecosystem. As part of its strategic technology partnership with
Audinate, Q-SYS feature licenses will enable native Dante networked
audio integration without the need for additional hardware I/O or
external configuration software.
Integrators can easily add Dante audio natively as an extension of the
Q-SYS integrated audio, video & control workflow. They can also take
full advantage of robust functionality—such as device discovery,
synchronization, control and management for Dante—directly within Q-SYS
Designer Software environment (or within an external instance of Dante
Controller if desired).
Because Q-SYS operates over standard IT network infrastructure, Dante
audio data works seamlessly with Q-SYS AV&C data, eliminating the need
for challenging bridging or combining schemes to manage both Q-SYS and
Dante connected peripherals.
Following the release of Software-based Dante feature licenses, all new
Q-SYS Core processors will ship with a small set of Dante audio channels
enabled at no additional cost. Additionally, QSC will offer tiered
feature licenses to enable Q-SYS system users to scale Dante integration
capabilities based on their specific installation needs and Q-SYS Core
“The Q-SYS Ecosystem has always taken an open and agnostic approach to
audio, and our partnership with Audinate is an extension of this
philosophy as we offer a truly unique, software-based implementation of
Dante to our customers,” says Trent Wagner, Product Manager, Q-SYS
Audio, QSC. “By offering a highly scalable approach to integrating Dante
audio with the Q-SYS Ecosystem, QSC meets the I/O integration needs of
“The AV industry is shifting from bespoke, purpose-built AV equipment to
software-based solutions running on standard computing platforms,” says
Joshua Rush, SVP, Marketing & Products at Audinate. “It was natural to
partner with QSC, one of the leaders of this software-based strategy, to
jointly develop the first software-based Dante solution. We are excited
about the new, flexible ways that Dante can be deployed as software that
weren’t previously possible.”
The Software-based Dante for the Q-SYS Ecosystem is targeted for release
in early 2020.
For more information on Software-based Dante for Q-SYS, please visit: www.qsc.com/dante
or visit the QSC (booth 3811) and Audinate (booth 6845) at InfoComm 2019
in Orlando, Fla. for a live demo. For more QSC events at InfoComm,
please visit: www.qsc.com/infocomm19.
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Founded over five decades ago, QSC is a globally-recognized leader in
the design, engineering and manufacture of award-winning
high-performance loudspeakers, digital mixers, power amplifiers, audio
processors, digital cinema solutions, and the Q-SYS™ software-based
audio, video and control platform. Offering reliable, scalable and
flexible solutions for professional installed, portable, production,
corporate and cinema applications, QSC puts customers first with its
highly-acclaimed sales, service, and support networks worldwide.
Audinate Group Ltd (ASX:AD8) has a vision to pioneer the future of AV.
Audinate’s award winning Dante AV over IP networking solution is the
worldwide leader and used extensively in the professional live sound,
commercial installation, broadcast, public address, and recording
industries. Dante replaces traditional analogue cables by transmitting
perfectly synchronized audio and video signals across large distances,
to multiple locations at once, using nothing more than an Ethernet
cable. Dante technology powers products available from hundreds of
leading AV manufacturers around the world. Audinate is headquartered in
Australia and has regional offices in the United States, United Kingdom
and Hong Kong. The company’s ordinary shares are traded on the
Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under the ticker code AD8. Dante
and Audinate are registered trademarks of Audinate Group Ltd.