• March 2, 2012

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    Q-Sys™ Takes Control at State-of-the-Art Italian Multimedia Museum

    Bard, Italy (March 2012) – The historic Forte di Bard recently opened its high-tech multimedia museum here, spanning more than 20 rooms, and featuring state-of-the art audio visual presentations, touch screens and interactive experiences for the visitor, all controlled by the recently installed Q-Sys™ Integrated System Platform. Perched on a rocky promontory high above this small northern Italian town, Forte di Bard (Fort Bard) has been a site of strategic significance since the pre-Roman era. Today its importance is cultural rather than military. Completely restored in 2006, the stunning courtyards of this fortress complex now play host to theatre and ballet performances, summer pop concerts and literary events, while its imposing walls house major touring exhibitions of art and photography, as well as permanent collections like the Museo delli Alpi (Museum of the…

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  • March 1, 2012

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    Q-Sys™ Aids Doctors on Call at Italy’s Ospedale Martini

    Turin, Italy (March 2012) – A new audio system under control of the Q-Sys™ Integrated System Platform has been installed at the Ospedale Martini hospital here as part of an upgrade to its communications network, courtesy of the exclusive QSC distributor in the region, AudioLink. Based around a Core 1000 processor, the Q-Sys platform controls the call and paging systems, routing audio to twin CX204V and CX302V amplifiers, as well as AcousticDesign™ surface-mount and in-ceiling loudspeakers strategically placed around the hospital. Like any other busy city-center hospital, the Ospedale Martini relies on its public address system to page urgently needed staff and relay important information to patients. But with multiple departments spread throughout the building, the hospital's requirements amount to much more than a single public address channel. They need the means to…

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  • February 1, 2012

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    Q-Sys™ in control at La Cité Des Échanges

    Lille, France (January 31, 2012) – QSC Audio Products’ French distributor, Sennheiser France, together with French audio-visual integrator AVN, have installed an extensive Q-Sys audio management system in Lille, northern France, comprising a Core 1000 processor, five I/O Frame units fitted with five Mic/Line input cards, plus three DataPort cards. These connect and control four CX204V amplifiers, which drive 45 AD-CI52T ceiling-mounted speakers. La Cité Des Échanges (CDE) is a large convention centre complex designed to hold exhibitions, seminars, conferences and other events. Situated in a 7-hectare park in the northern town of Lille, less than 20km from the Belgian border, and a mere hour and 20 minutes from London on Eurostar, it's a popular meeting place for European professionals, offering over 3000 square metres of rentable space. It's also equipped with the…

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  • February 1, 2012

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    Italy’s Palazzetto dello Sport Paolo Ferraris Delivers New Audio System with Q-Sys

    Casale Monferrato, Italy (January 31, 2012) – QSC Audio Products’ distributor in Italy, AudioLink, has delivered a brand new audio system for the Palazzetto dello Sport Paolo Ferraris in Casale Monferrato, based upon the Q-Sys™ integrated system platform, KLA Series active line arrays, and K Series active loudspeakers. Informally known as the PalaFerraris, the multi-purpose venue in northwestern Italy caters to a range of indoor sports, concerts and other events. More importantly, it is home to newly-promoted Serie A basketball team A.S. Junior Casale. The past year has been a memorable one for the team. In 2011 Junior Casale were crowned outright champions of LegaDue and, in a dramatic playoff final, clinched promotion to the top division of Italian basketball. As a top-level team needs a top-level arena, Casale Monferrato city council commissioned a major renovation…

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  • January 11, 2012

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    Suffolk County Community College Graduates to Better Sound with QSC

    Brentwood, NY  (January 10, 2012) – Suffolk County Community College, located on Long Island, NY, has installed a completely new QSC sound system in its 60,000-square-foot field house that includes WideLine™ line array loudspeakers, PowerLight™ Series amplifiers and SC28 processors. The college, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, sought to improve quality from  rented sound systems that were unable to overcome the less than ideal acoustics at this sports and exhibition complex here. “I’ve been a QSC fan forever,” says system designer/installer Dominick Campana, General Manager of Pro Sound Alliance, a division of Live Sound, Inc., based in Troy, NY. “We had a strict deadline to get things completed so I had to go with a system that I felt very comfortable with, and I have been working with QSC for many years.  For the last 15 years they’ve been…

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  • August 1, 2011

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    Word of Life Ministries Upgrades with QSC Throughout the House

    Greensburg, PA (August 2011) – Word of Life Ministries, a non-denominational Christian church in Western Pennsylvania, recently upgraded its campus-wide audio systems with a broad range of QSC Audio loudspeaker products, line array systems, amplifiers and controllers. The new audio systems throughout the venue installed in the church’s main sanctuary, children’s classroom, and cafe and youth center, were designed and installed by Penn, PA’s Stormrider Sound and Lighting Design Systems, with installation assistance from Impact Audio, of Pittsburgh..The new audio equipment includes QSC AcousticDesign™ Series and K Series loudspeakers, an ILA WideLine Series Line Array with ISIS Series WL subwoofers, as well as CX and PowerLight ™ Series amplifiers. SC28 and QSControl.net™ system controllers manage DSP, control, monitoring and distribution. The main sanctuary at Word of…

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  • August 1, 2011

    Products & Solutions

    QSC WideLine™ Series Line Array is the Choice for Summer Outdoor Concerts

    East and West Coasts, USA (Aug 2011) – From Southern California all the way to Eastern Pennsylvania, a number of this summer’s concert series sound providers have utilized the QSC WideLine Series line array to meet the sound reinforcement requirements presented by unique and challenging venues. The Pechanga Amphitheater in Temecula, CA, which ranks among the top Southern California performance venues, hosted headliners this summer including Matchbox Twenty, Lady Antebellum, Alan Jackson, Daughtry and many others. This 4,500 seat outdoor venue, which features a combination of assigned floor seating, raised seating and bleacher seating, prides itself upon having first-rate sound and lighting systems, so that every audience member in every seat has the best experience. Star Way Productions of Murrieta, CA handles the sound for the summer concert series at Pechanga and…

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  • July 1, 2011

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    Miami’s New World Center Meets High Tech Goals with Q-Sys™

    Miami, FL (July 2011) – The New World Center, the iconic 100,000 square foot new home of Miami’s New World Symphony is designed to be the most technologically advanced concert hall in North America. The $160 million complex, collaboration between Architect Frank Gehry and Orchestral Director Michael Tilton Thomas, is a showcase of the utmost advancements in digital technology – from the sharpest HD cameras to the most powerful video projectors to the massive sound system, much of which is networked together via QSC’s Q-Sys integrated system platform. A two-year undertaking, Pro Sound and Video implemented all of the audio systems for the complex, including the main concert hall, the recording studios there, and the entire park system outside. The park, a joint venture between the New World Center and the City of Miami Beach, features more than 160 speakers throughout…

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  • July 1, 2011

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    MacArthur Center Mall Goes Shopping for a New Sound System with QSC

    Norfolk, VA (July 2011) ––MacArthur Center mall, the modern upscale 1.1 million-square-foot shopping center in the downtown Hampton Roads area of Norfolk recently completed an audio system upgrade which included QSC’s Q-Sys Integrated System Platform as well as CX Series Amplifiers. Sound and communications systems specialist Independence Communications Inc., a Muzak affiliate, handled the upgrade at the MacArthur Center. The QSC equipment replaced the head end of the mall’s original music playback and paging system, providing a more powerful and flexible DSP solution and significantly reducing the rack space required. “The performance of the new audio equipment was certainly a big attraction, but there was an even bigger factor behind our selection of QSC for this project,” says William Ammerman III, Director of Engineering for Independence Communications. “We get…

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  • June 30, 2011

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    The Wisconsin State Assembly Puts Audio in Order with Q-Sys™ in the House

    Madison, WI (June 30, 2011) – DSP horsepower and customizable functionality were just two of the important factors that made QSC’s Q-Sys Integrated System Platform the ideal solution for the recent renovation of the Wisconsin State Assembly’s audio system. “This system at the Assembly is the most complex we’ve ever designed or installed,” reports Scott Leonard, vice-president of Wauwatosa, WI-based AV specialists Professional Audio Designs, Inc. “Q-Sys was the only system platform that I could find with enough horsepower to do what I wanted to do.” The task facing Professional Audio Designs was to renovate the fifteen-year-old custom audio system in the Wisconsin State Assembly—the lower house of the Wisconsin Legislature located in the State Capitol in Madison—within a limited budget. With the previous installer no longer in business and replacement parts hard to…

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  • June 15, 2011

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    QSC Premieres New Products Which Enhance the Power of Q-Sys™

    Orlando, FL (June 15, 2011, Booth 1022) -- At this year’s Infocomm, QSC introduces two new products which enhance the powerful capabilities of their successful Q-Sys integrated system platform. Both the new TSC-3 Controller and CCN32 CobraNet Audio I/O Card expand the offerings of the Q-Sys system, which has become the preferred choice for audio system control of large-scale venues including the hospitality, transportation, entertainment, worship and sports venue sectors. The Q-Sys™ TSC-3 is an elegant touch screen controller which enables simple and cost-effective control for Q-Sys systems and other devices under Q-Sys control. The TSC-3 utilizes Q-Sys Designer software to create custom control panels (called User Control Interfaces or UCIs), with buttons, faders, custom navigation and other software tools including bitmaps and other graphical images, and then…

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  • May 6, 2011

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    Q-Sys™ Takes Off at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport

    Ft. Lauderdale, FL (May 6, 2011) – Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is undergoing extensive physical and technological renovations, including the addition of new buildings and more planned for the future -- all networking together via QSC’s Q-Sys integrated platform. The first part of FLL’s new evolution was the reintegration of networking systems in Terminal Four. Realizing that their existing networking system had a limited ability to meet the facility’s advancing needs, the airport facility managers consulted with Rod Sintow, CEO of Pro Sound Video, on the kind of system that would serve them best now and into the future. The key considerations were budget, quality, reliability, a system which is energy-efficient, UL rated, and most of all -- the capacity to expand with the planned upgrades of other terminals in years to come. “I recommended…

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  • April 1, 2011

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    Q-SYS Networks Germany’s Historic Mainzer Dom Cathedral’s New A/V Retrofit

    Mainz, Germany (01 April 2011)-- The thousand year-old Mainzer Dom, (Mainz Roman Catholic Cathedral), one of the most historically important buildings in Western Europe, has undergone a complete A/V refit designed and specified by Rolf Mayer of IFB Consulting, showcasing QSC’s Q-Sys advanced DSP processing system. As Mayer needed to construct a digital backbone that would offer complex routing and low-latency signal transport over standard TCP/IP hardware — ensuring high intelligibility for congregations of up to 4,000 people — he opted for a Q-Sys network constructed around a Core 1000 processor and six I/O Frames. This Romanesque Cathedral, with its striking red fascia, spans a length of 116 meters and has ceiling heights ranging between 28 and 54 meters. From an acoustics perspective this presents the significant challenge of an extraordinarily long reverberation…

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  • April 1, 2011

    Products & Solutions

    London Club Under the Bridge Amps it Up with 66 QSC PL3s

    London, UK (April 2011) – A record number of 66 QSC premium PL3 amplifiers have been specified and installed in the new London live music venue, Under the Bridge—the largest single complement of QSC PowerLights ever installed The 600-capacity club, located at the Stamford Bridge Stadium of premier football club Chelsea FC, will specialize in hosting a wide range of music events, such as artist showcases, record launches and festivals. Under the Bridge’s new interior was created by Jim Cafarelli of House of Blues fame, while the successful tender for the turnkey technology design and installation was submitted by XL Video’s Ian Woodall and Andrew Frengley of Matrix 9. Woodall and Frengley, who have worked together in the past, both have extensive experience with QSC amplifiers over several generations for touring and installed applications. Nevertheless, it was the…

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  • March 23, 2011

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    University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center Gets a Smarter System with Q-Sys

    Kingston, RI (March 23, 2011) -- The Ryan Center, a $54 million, 7,500 seat multi-purpose arena on the grounds of the University of Rhode Island, is home to a variety of events including family entertainment, concerts, sports competitions, conventions and a host of other community affairs. Recently, Ryan graduated to a much more intelligent sound system with the help of QSC Audio. Growing concerns with the intelligibility and the overall aesthetics of the venue’s P.A. system led the Center to hire respected A/V system consultant, North American Theatrix, to analyze the state of the system. In reviewing the existing installation, NAT determined that a physical re-arrangement of the existing clusters would cost approximately 1/3 of an all-new cluster, not including additional necessary components. However, the manufacturer of that system was not actively supporting this…

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  • March 15, 2011

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    Q-Sys Gives Detroit’s Ford Field a Home Field Advantage

    Detroit, MI (March 15, 2011) – Major sporting event fans pay big ticket prices to attend games in person, and a large part of their enjoyment depends upon their ability to hear high-quality play-by-play announcements and entertainment over the stadium’s audio system. Here at Ford Field, home of the NFL Detroit Lions, fans are now hearing an enhanced audio experience with the help of QSC’s Q -Sys integrated system platform. The original audio system at Ford Field was comprised of multiple, interconnected DSP systems of varying ages and types – an infrastructure ripe for potential disaster and sorely in need of an audio overhaul. Losing the stadium audio during a game is the probably the worst nightmare that can happen to any technical crew, and the team at Ford Field experienced this first-hand. “The former system was a mixture of analog and networked digital audio…

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  • March 2, 2010

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    Chateau Club Complex at Paris, Las Vegas Expands with Q-Sys

    Las Vegas, NV (March 1, 2010) – Chateau Nightclub and Gardens, the newest nightclub on the Las Vegas strip, opened the doors of its expansive high-tech complex, showcasing an unsurpassed amount of audio and visual entertainment space throughout. Designer and installer Bob Athey designed and built the A/V and control systems for the massive club, and chose QSC’s Q-Sys Integrated System Platform and PowerLight amplifiers as the system backbone for the entire complex. The 45,000 square foot club spans two levels, with a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces. The 15,000 square foot main room, with its large spiral staircase and 10-ft tall marble fireplace, features an elevated DJ booth and giant LED screen that spans the entire length of the back wall. The 10,000 square foot Chateau Terrace, overlooking the strip, boasts another DJ booth, VIP Cabanas, Terrace Bar and dance…

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