Q-SYS Network I/O Expander

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The Q-SYS QIO-GP8x8 expands your Q-SYS system’s capabilities to enable streamlined interoperability with non-networked control devices via GPIO connectivity. By separating local I/O from processing hardware, the QIO Series offer modular and easily scalable network I/O to support your desired topology.

Features & Benefits

  • Native network GPIO connectivity solution for Q-SYS
  • Eight (8) logic inputs and eight (8) logic outputs
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) capable
  • Daisy-chain up to four QIO expanders on a single network run (with local daisy-chained DC power)
  • Simple drag-and-drop integration and comprehensive management via Q-SYS Designer Software and Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager
  • Surface- or rack-mountable (1RU, quarter width)
  • Includes surface mounting hardware
  • Network GPIO connectivity where you need it
    The QIO-GP8x8 allows you to provide your Q-SYS system with greater flexibility to deploy GPIO control connectivity where it’s most convenient. The QIO-GP8x8 provides eight (8) logic inputs and eight (8) logic outputs to provide further GPIO expansion to systems needing to interface with occupancy sensors, push buttons, LED indicators, buzzers and more. Additionally, each of the QIO Series I/O expanders features a compact form factor that can be rack- or surface-mounted.
  • Expanded I/O customization
    QIO Series is intended to present a simpler way to add network I/O connectivity to Q-SYS systems, decoupling the physical location of the I/O from processing hardware to support distributed or centralized processing architectures. Additionally, QIO Series lets you customize your I/O configuration, and compliments the strengths of newer Q-SYS Core models that were designed with fewer onboard I/O options (Core Nano, Core 8 Flex, or NV-32-H (Core Capable)).
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  • Simplicity & scalability
    Daisy-chain up to four of the QIO Series devices on a single network run (with local daisy-chained DC power) to consume fewer network ports, avoid rack clutter, and allow for quicker future expansion without pulling additional network cables. Alternatively, QIO Series are also PoE-capable, providing simple single cable connectivity (when devices aren’t daisy-chained).
  • Designed for Q-SYS
    The QIO Series deliver native network I/O customization to Q-SYS, a cloud-manageable audio, video and control platform, built to deliver scalable, flexible AV solutions into the future.  Learn more about Q-SYS.
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Specificiations QIO-GP8x8
GPIO Ports
General purpose inputs 0-24 VDC analog input, digital, or contact closure; configurable pull-up to +12 V
General purpose outputs Open collector, 24 VDC @ 200 mA sink max; internal pullup to 3.3.V
GPIO 12 VDC power pins 12 VDC out at 100 mA max per pin, with resettable fuse
Other Connectors
External power supply 24 VDC nominal, 2.5 A on Euro connector with second connector for daisy-chaining (QIO-PSU power supply sold separately)
LAN (PoE) Gigabit LAN connection for Q-LAN, PoE
PoE specification Conforms to IEEE 802.3af Type 1
LAN (Thru) Ethernet daisy-chaining
Dimensions 5.5 x 4.25 x 1.59 in (139.7 x 108 x 40.4 mm)
Weight 1.18 lb (0.54 kg)
Mounting options Surface- and wall-mountable (hardware included)
Rack-mountable; 1RU, quarter-rack width (QIO-RMK rack kit sold separately)
Ambient operating temperature range "0°C to +50°C *If installing a GP8x8 in a multi-unit rack assembly with units on all sides, the maximum operating temperature should not exceed 40°C when devices are placed above or below."
Humidity 0%-85% through 30°C non-condensing
Storage temperature -20°C to +70°C
Compliance FCC 47 CFR Part 15, IC ICES-003, CE (EN55032, EN55035), EU RoHS directive 2011/65/EU, WEEE directive 2012/19/EU, China RoHS directive GB/T26572, EAC, UL, C-UL, NOM-019


All specifications are subject to change without notice.