wInTer is Coming

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I’ll admit it… I’m a bit late to the “Game of Thrones” (GoT) party. I hadn’t seen a single episode before my trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia this year. During that trip, I learned that Dubrovnik was a key filming location for GoT and on a whim, decided to download the first few seasons to occupy … Read More

Minimize Variables and AV Standardization

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In my current role, I am tasked to spend time working with global end user clients. It’s been great to connect and talk with them in an effort to better understand their AV challenges. Many of these global clients have learned that removing as many technology variables as possible gets them closer to delivering a … Read More

New Technology Resources Online for Sept 2016

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Our Application Engineering Team (AET) works hard to update and create new technical marketing documentation to make selling, designing and working with QSC technology even easier. These past few months they have been busy drafting and updating the following resources. Tech Notes – Q-SYS™ Platform Retrieving Media Files from Q-SYS Core Processors – At times … Read More

FAST (Flexible Amplifier Summing Technology)

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Every so often a new technology paradigm comes along that causes you to forget everything you know, and eventually changes the way you specify or design systems. A few years ago, QSC introduced a new platform of four-channel DSP power amplifiers, available in three flavors – PLD Series for live sound, CXD Series for install … Read More

Soft Codec Conferencing with Q-SYS

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Just in case you missed it, here’s a breakdown of our live demonstration of the new Q-SYS™ AV-to-USB Bridging solution at Infocomm 2016. To set the stage, we had two practical conference rooms positioned on either side of the booth. Both fit six to seven people and connected via Skype for Business™. We started by … Read More

Collaborating with AV/IT Manufacturers When Creating Your Global Equipment Standards

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With possible offices around the globe, it is vital for today’s thriving global companies to develop a set of equipment standards for room types.  In doing so, CIOs and IT managers may want to consider engaging with the manufacturers of the AV/IT technology you’re considering. Manufacturers understand the “why” behind the need for standardization.  Ease … Read More

Avoid the Dangers of Ladder Rage!

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If you are unfamiliar with the term “ladder rage”, let’s discuss what this phenomenon is and how QSC AcousticDesign (AD) loudspeakers can eliminate that repetitive trudge up and down the ladder. Have you ever been on the top of a ladder struggling with torsion grills or struggling to line up speaker logos with the other installed … Read More

There’s a Time and a Place for USB

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AV Integrators typically respond negatively to USB for a variety of reasons, but should that perception change? We think so. Let’s start by outlining the pros and cons of USB. Cons to USB: Cable length restrictions Cannot make custom length cables and terminate onsite Impossible to share multiple devices to multiple locations at once, as … Read More

Better Loudspeaker Design Is Pure Physics

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Whether you like it or not, sound waves will always radiate spherically from a sound source (such as a loudspeaker). Don’t believe me? Try throwing a rectangular brick into a pond. Do you think the larger ripples will resolve into rectangles or circles? Audiovisual professionals have long used rectangular shaped horns as the go-to option … Read More

Lessons from the Fathers of Configurable DSP

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Follow a Vision The Wright Brothers are known for inventing the airplane. But before they transformed human transportation, they were known for designing and building bicycles. Fortunately for us frequent fliers, they had visions of a more effective—and exciting—technology not yet created. Similarly, when Rich Zwiebel created a proposal to design an audio system for … Read More