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Created from the ground-up, Q-SYS is a software-based platform built around an open IT-friendly ecosystem. It uniquely leverages the power of Intel processing, the robustness and mission critical reliability of a Linux operating system, and the interoperability of IEEE networking standards. This IT-centric layered approach allows QSC to easily migrate the Q-SYS Platform to other Intel platforms as they introduce new, faster chipsets, and to other off-the-shelf hardware. Furthermore, its usage of IT standard protocols makes the Q-SYS Platform highly extensible for future IT functions and platforms.


Q-SYS™ has no equal as a scalable audio, video and control platform. It uniquely leverages the power of Intel™ processing, the robustness and mission-critical reliability of a purpose-built Linux™ kernel, the interoperability of IEEE networking standards, and of course the limitless potential Q-SYS realtime operating system to deliver an open and IT friendly eco-system. The capabilities of Q-SYS software-based processing and control transcends the limitations found in single purpose, hardware-based products.

  • Layer 3 networking: Ensures Q-SYS can run on the backbone of existing IT infrastructure eliminating the need for a dedicated audio network.

  • Industry-leading hardware design: Future-proof investment in standards-based software and computer technology running on Intel processors.

  • Suite of software-based conferencing technology applications: Including third-generation AEC, multiple-instance SIP Softphones, Gain Sharing and Gating Automixers.

  • Unified software platform: Single training investment in one software design tool for small to large systems of all applications types.



Q-SYS I/O peripherals help connect the power of the Q-SYS Core processor to the outside world of audio. I/O cards provide connectivity to analog and digital sources and destinations, while the I/O-Frame and I/O-22 allow local or remote inputs or outputs anywhere that a standard Gigabit Ethernet network is available with connectivity back to the Core.



The PTZ 12x72 / PTZ 20x60 conference cameras integrate with the Q-SYS™ Platform and Q-SYS bridging peripherals like the Q-SYS I/O-USB Bridge or directly to the Q-SYS Core 110f processor to deliver professional quality conference video feeds alongside industry leading audio processing for small- and medium-sized rooms utilizing soft-codec conferencing or computer-based capture.



QSC offers a family of touch screen controllers for the Q-SYS Platform.  These network capacitive PoE touch screens display fully customizable user control interface (UCI), which can be designed with the Q-SYS UCI Editor within the Q-SYS Designer Software.  

Drag and drop any control Q-SYS element from a Q-SYS design schematic into UCI Editor and easily deploy your design to the touch screen, without any programming experience.  UCI Editor allows the import of room diagrams, corporate logos or other graphical elements in all major graphic file formats.



Designed specifically for use with the Q-SYS™ platform, CXD-Q amplifiers marry the new amp technology found in the CXD platform with the powerful Q-SYS network processing and control system to create the perfect solution for installed applications. The CXD-Q line includes seven models, three four channel (CXD4.2Q, CXD4.3Q and CXD4.5Q), and four eight channel (CXD8.4Q, CXD8.4Qn, CXD8.8Q, CXD8.8Qn). All these amplifiers are capable of delivering robust, high-fidelity power to drive a wide range of loudspeaker configurations including 70V and 100V systems. The “Q” models offer mic/line inputs into the Q-Sys eco-system, while the “Qn” eight channel models provide no analog inputs thereby reducing the overall system cost. By simply connecting the amplifiers via standard Layer 3 Ethernet, the Q-SYS Core can route audio to/from the amps, as well as provide total control and monitoring of all amplifier functions. Flexible Amplifier Summing Technology™ (FAST) is available on all models and allows the integrator to combine one, two, three or up to four amplifier channels together for maximum current and/or voltage output.

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