Paging Stations

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Q-SYS™ offers a suite of tools that provide sophisticated paging and messaging functionality to support any-sized paging application including convention centers, transportation terminals, theme parks and more. Q-SYS offers a number of paging-specific advantages that sets it apart from alternative approaches:

        • Simple, integrated Ecosystem: Q-SYS enables paging with simplified bills of material including playback, record, and store-and-
        • Ample paging capacity: With Cores supporting up to 1024 total network channels.
        • Page Stations: Built to withstand the riggors of daily use, all page stations are powered over Ethernet and offer 
          secure access, high-fidelity gooseneck or handheld microphones, and capacitive touch buttons.
        • Scriptable control: Allowing paging functions to be added or customized as needed.
        • PA Router: Supports live and delayed paging, scheduled messaging, announcement recording, live page routing,
          triggered playback, and event scheduling.

Q‑SYS Networked Page Stations

Available with either gooseneck or handheld microphone (push to talk), the Q-SYS Networked Page Station is a dual-port network device that is fully configurable from Q-SYS Designer. Each station connects to a Q-SYS system via Q-LAN, which handles all audio deliveries to and from the station.

Like all Q-SYS system components, functionality of each Page Station is defined and configured by the system designer using Q-SYS Designer. Once a Q-SYS design file has been created, it is then deployed to a Q-SYS Core Processor over the Q-LAN network. The Page Station works in conjunction with the "Public Address Router", a suite of Q-SYS software to provide extensive and sophisticated paging functionality.

Q-SYS Page Stations provide two network interfaces (two gigabit Ethernet ports) for connection to the Q-SYS system. This allows the Page Stations to be connected to two switch ports or to be deployed on two separate networks to support a variety of redundant operation modes for mission critical applications.

In addition to audio and data deliveries via Q-LAN, the Page Stations are designed to receive power from the network via Power over Ethernet (PoE) or from an optional +24V DC power supply.

The Page Stations provide a front panel user interface that includes a 16, 8 or 4-button capacitive touch keypad depending on the model selected. The keypad offers visible feedback and audible cues, yet there are no buttons or membranes to wear out. Paging status, operational detail and alerts are also reported via illuminated status indicators and the station's 240 x 64 monochrome graphics LCD.

Voice input is provided through a handheld, push-to-talk, dynamic paging microphone. A unique magnetic docking system and cable strain relief allow flexibility in microphone placement when not in use yet help deter theft or removal of the microphone.

Furthermore, the Page Station is designed with a flexible mounting system. The rear of the page station fits into a standard triple-gang U.S. electrical outlet box or it may be mounted directly to a rough cut opening in a wall or podium when an electrical "back box" solution is not required. The electrical box provides system designers with the option of pre-wiring the Page Station cabling prior to mounting the product. 

The rear panel of the Page Station offers a variety of auxiliary audio I/O interfaces and GPIO for expanding the capability of the page station. The auxiliary audio inputs can accommodate accessories such as a secondary microphone or other audio source. This feature-set permits a single page station (with an optional second microphone) to serve, for example both the kiosk and the jet-way entrance of an airport boarding area. The page stations include an auxiliary output that can drive an amplifier or powered loudspeaker. The GPIO interface can be configured to use external events to affect paging operation or to affect external control systems.


  PS-1600H PS-1600G PS-1650H PS-1650G
Assignable Command Buttons 4
Numeric Keypad Yes Yes  No  No
Total Buttons 16  16 16  16
Microphone Type PTT Handheld
Gooseneck   PTT Handheld  Gooseneck 
Automatic Logoff Timeout Yes Yes  No  No
Logon Requirements Yes Yes  No  No
User Restrictions Yes Yes No  No
  Details Details Details   Details 


All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Secondary Remote microphone for Page Stations

Fully compatible with all Q-SYS systems, and designed to be wall mounted in a standard U.S. 2-gang electrical box, the Page Station Expander (PS-X) plugs into the rear of any Q-SYS Page Station via Cat 5e cable and provides an additional handheld microphone. Thus, allowing one Page Station to serve two locations.

Q-SYS technical support is available 24/7 - worldwide.

Page Station Expander

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Public Address Router

Included in Q-SYS Designer Software (version 2.0 and higher)

Q-SYS Designer software includes the Public Address Router, a suite of functions to support public address applications. Most of these functions may be deployed whether or not the Q-SYS system incorporates QSC page stations. Alternative interfaces such as touch screen controllers may also be used in conjunction with analog microphones. All of these functions are executed by the Q-SYS core with no additional hardware "boxes" required.

Local backup paging (requires local amplification & loudspeaker) permits the station to function locally even if the core and network become unavailable.

Virtual Page Station supports the design of custom graphic or physical page station interfaces. It is used in conjunction with a microphone connected to an analog input and can support any number of preset page events or allow the user to create ad-hoc destination Zone Groups, etc.

For instance, when used in conjunction with a local control interface (TSC-3 or UCI Viewer), an I/O-22 plus a microphone of choice emulates the functionality of the Q-SYS Networked Page Stations models listed above.

The Design Administration Interface is provided to allow facility personnel to manage day to day changes to selected system settings without accessing the system design. Functions including security code changes, station / zone assignments and scheduling of pre-recorded messages may be made available to facility staff.

A variety of Paging Logic functions are supported including:

  • Source to zone routing
  • Priority and interruption logic
  • Queuing logic
  • Page delay
  • Preambles (such as chimes)
  • Emergency paging priority and over-ride logic

Messaging capability includes the ability to record announcements and trigger playback of pre-recorded announcements. Multi-layer security is provided with pass-code access. A sophisticated Event Scheduler is provided that can be used to schedule pre-recorded announcements or to make changes to system parameters at pre-specified times.