QSC has announced additions to its Q-SYS Platform, including new NC Series network conference cameras and TSC Series Gen 3 network touch screen controllers.
The NC Series includes three models. The Q-SYS NC-110 is the first fixed-lens, ePTZ camera available for Q-SYS, offering a 110-degree horizontal field-of-view (hFOV) with digital zoom capabilities for smaller, wider rooms. The Q-SYS NC-12×80 (12x optical zoom, 80-degree hFOV) and Q-SYS NC-20×60 (20x optical zoom, 60-degree hFOV) both offer motorized pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ) functionality to accommodate a broad range of room layouts, sizes and purpose. All NC Series cameras include hardware to allow mounting above or below displays.
As native Q-SYS devices, the NC Series is designed to overcome one-to-one routing, delivery and visual limitations of other USB cameras. This is enabled by allowing as many Q-SYS IP camera streams on the network as necessary for the application, and then decoding, scaling and bridging to the host PC/compute with a Q-SYS USB-enabled edge device without the need for complicated programming or video matrix hardware. A consolidated AV stream is then delivered to any modern videoconferencing application like Microsoft Teams Rooms, Zoom Rooms or Google Meet via single driverless USB connection.
“With these new conference cameras, QSC is demonstrating its commitment to providing scalable video conferencing solutions for collaboration spaces in an effort to create experience equity for both remote and in-room participants,” says Mike Brandes, product manager, Q-SYS Video Solutions, QSC. “Furthermore, users can combine these new products with smaller channel count processing options found in the Q-SYS Core Nano or Q-SYS Core 8 Flex to expand software-based audio, video & control into smaller collaboration spaces.”
Meanwhile, the new Q-SYS TSC Series Gen 3 touch screen controllers are available in three sizes, the TSC-50-G3 (5-inch), TSC-70-G3 (7-inch) and TSC-101-G3 (10.1-inch). They offer increased resolution with improved screen transitions, integrated ambient light sensors for brightness, and a new aesthetic design. In addition, the 7-inch and 10-inch offer customizable RGB LED status to indicate call/mute status, room-in-use, etc. as well as proximity sensors that waken the screens on approach.
As with all Q-SYS touch screen controllers, integrators can deploy fully customizable user control interfaces (UCIs) with a drag-and-drop UCI Editor within Q-SYS Designer Software, the singular software used to build UCIs, DSP and control programming. Designers can further standardize and expedite the design deployment of UCIs with the optional use of cascading style sheets (CSS) and the newly released UCI Controller.
“These next-generation Q-SYS touch screens give a more modern aesthetic and high performance required for today’s hybrid high-value spaces,” says Greg Mattson, product manager, Q-SYS Control, QSC. “With this new style, plus an enhanced onboard processor, the TSC Series Gen 3 provides more robust control capabilities and plenty of headroom for future software-based enhancements and third-party ecosystem integrations that will be added to Q-SYS in the coming months.”
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