Core 510i

Q-SYS Integrated Core Processor

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The Q-SYS™ Core 510i processor is an audio, video and control processing system that leverages Intel™ CPUs and motherboards as well as a dedicated, Linux™ realtime operating system developed by Q-SYS to provide class-leading capabilities for AV systems of any scale.

The Q-SYS Core 510i processor offers the most flexible audio I/O of any Q-SYS Core, perfect for applications that require a diversity of analog, digital and networked audio connectivity. It features eight onboard I/O card slots that can be populated with any combination of Q-SYS Type-II I/O card allowing diverse connectivity options.

Features & Benefits

  • 256 x 256 networked audio channels (Q-LAN / AES67)
  • Configurable onboard I/O via 8 open Q-SYS IO Cards slots
  • 64 x AEC processors
  • Supports up to 14x Q-SYS NM-T1 network microphones
  • up to 128 x 128 Dante audio channels (8 x 8 included)
  • Full-featured Q-SYS Control engine (with optional feature license)
  • 16 x 16 GPIO

Q-SYS Operating System: Audio, video and control processing on a dedicated Linux™ realtime OS, built using standard computer hardware and IT industry networking protocols.

Diverse I/O Options: Q-SYS Core processing in a flexible chassis featuring 8 onboard I/O card slots that can be populated with any combination of Q-SYS I/O cards, including bridge networks like Dante™ for maximum flexibility.

Q-SYS Core Mode: Provides an abundance of raw processing power for all audio, video and control processing requirements including integration with the new Q-SYS AV-to-USB Bridging solution and onboard acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) processing, allowing the ability to manage multiple small- to mid-sized conference spaces or a single large space.

I/O Frame Mode: Offers the ability to integrate up to 128 x 128 audio channels in to the Q-SYS system for processing on a separate Q-SYS Core processor.

External Device Control: Control and interface with external devices using TCP/IP, RS232 and GPIO.

Peripheral Integration: The catalog of Q-SYS networked peripheral devices include amplifiers, touchscreen controllers, paging stations, I/O channel expanders, network cameras, network microphones and network loudspeakers. 

Unified Software Platform: The integrator has a single training investment in one software design tool rather than needing to learn several platforms to scale from small to large systems. The Q-SYS Platform also allows for faster compliance with changing security environments.

System Hardware Q-SYS Core 510i Integrated Processor
Description System processor and control engine with integrated I/O (or I/O Frame peripheral in "I/O Frame mode")
Channel Capacity
Network Channel Capacity 256 × 256
Audio I/O Capacity 8 audio I/O card slots - accommodates up to 128 × 128 total onboard I/O channels
AEC Channel Capacity 64 at 200ms tail length (available in "Q-SYS Core mode" only)
Q-SYS NM-T1 capacity 14
Multitrack Player Capacity 16 tracks, expandable to 128 tracks (available in "Q-SYS Core mode" only)
Media Drive Capacity Approximately 6 GB on the default drive (accessible in "Q-SYS Core mode", upgrade options are available)
Front Panel Controls

"NEXT” OLED page forward capacitive touch button
“ID” device identification capacitive touch button
“Clear Network Settings” - invoked when “NEXT” and “ID” are pressed simultaneously

Front Panel Connectors AUX USB: USB Host × 2 (Type A connectors)
Rear Panel Connectors

RS232: Male 9-pin D shell connector (DE-9)
Video out: HDMI
AUX USB: USB Host × 4 (Type A connectors)
AUX Network: RJ45 10/100/1000 Mbps
GPIO: Female 15-pin D shell connector × 2 (DA-15)
Media Network LAN A: RJ45 1000 Mbps (QLAN, AES67, VoIP, WAN, Media Streaming, etc)
Media Network LAN B: RJ45 1000 Mbps (QLAN, AES67, VoIP, WAN, Media Streaming, etc)
AC Mains Power: IEC connector

Line Voltage 100 VAC - 240VAC, 50-60 Hz
Current Draw

3.7A Max @100 VAC (actual current draw depends on configuration options such as I/O cards and/or Media Drive, DSP loading and network loading)

Operating Temperature Range 0°C - 50°C
BTU/Hour 600 (power conversion estimate under typical load)
Humidty 85% RH maximum

FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class A, IC ICES-003, CE (EN55032, EN55035), EU RoHS directive 2011/65/EU, WEEE directive 2012/19/EU, China RoHS directive GB/T26572, EAC, RTL, UL, C-UL

Product Dimensions 89 × 483 × 381 mm
3.5 × 19 × 15 in
Shipping Carton Dimensions 165 × 597 × 508 mm
6.5 × 23.5 × 20 in
Shipping Weight 23 lb. minimum (installation of I/O cards increases shipping weight)
Included Accessories 6 ft UL/CSA/IEC line cord, installation manual, I/O connectors (included when purchasing I/O cards with Euro style terminal blocks)

All specifications are subject to change without notice.