Throw This

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The term “throw” is perhaps the biggest misnomer in the pro audio industry.  The reality is sound does not throw, but “propagates” through the air. The distance over which sound propagates and still remains intelligible basically depends on the ratio of acoustic signal-to-noise at the listener’s location. While many audio pedants (myself included) will cringe … Read More

Should Manufacturer Relationships be Part of the Bid Package?

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Meeting room technology allows companies to be productive, enhance the experience, and involve others in the middle of the decision-making process. For those that need to support the technology, the goal is to deliver a consistent user experience; however, that can be a challenge. In an effort to reduce variables, these teams often create “AV … Read More

Part 1: The Firmware Struggle is Real

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I have spent the last decade on the control programming side of an AV integrator house and worked for another manufacturer. As I step into my new position at QSC, I am using this blog series to share some lessons I’ve learned along the way. I’m here because I have total empathy for your daily … Read More

Best Practices When Creating AV Standards

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Most companies and universities have surprisingly small AV teams yet support hundreds and often thousands of meeting, collaboration, and classrooms across campuses and even across time zones. On top of that, the team includes many disciplines – operations, event management, infrastructure and engineering.  Forward thinking AV teams have worked to create a common language and … Read More

5 Ways QSC’s Q-SYS Is Ideal for IT

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As the industry evolves, integrators and end users will look more to software-based platforms that are simple, flexible and built on the same techniques, standards and protocols with which IT is familiar. Luckily for enterprises everywhere, the QSC Q-SYS Platform is just what they are looking for – a simple and flexible audio, video and control (AV&C) … Read More

Our Accolades from InfoComm 2017

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QSC is still on a high from such a successfully InfoComm show. Thank you to everyone that stopped by our booth and demo room! Our goal for the show was to re-calibrate the market on the Q-SYS Platform, its capabilities and innovative characteristics that will help push our industry into a more software-based mindset. Not … Read More

Integrated Audio, Video and Control Has Arrived

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InfoComm 2016 was a milestone for our industry. It was a monster show where we saw control solutions driven from ‘the cloud’, control companies introducing audio DSP products, audio companies showing video products, and every panelist, blogger and manufacturer could not stop talking about AV/IT convergence! QSC launched the Q-SYS AV-to-USB Bridging solution at that … Read More

Update on Media Networking Alliance: NAB!

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    WELCOME! Welcome to the Media Networking Alliance’s newsletter! Here you’ll find all the latest MNA and MNA member news, views, AES67 education, events, and more. We’re dedicated to actively promoting the adoption of the AES67 audio networking interoperability standard, and that’s what this new forum is all about. If you have questions about … Read More

Why Doesn’t it Work? A CIO’s Lament

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Why does our meeting room tech not work? Maybe standards is the answer. I recently met with a CIO for a large tech company and he expressed great frustration regarding the company’s meeting room technology. He wanted relief from his pain and frustration – nearly every time a meeting starts,  someone from his team has … Read More