Core 5200

Q-SYS network I/O COTS processor

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The Q-SYS Core 5200 represents the next-generation of Q-SYS processing, pairing the Q-SYS OS with enterprise-grade Dell COTS server hardware to deliver a flexible and scalable audio, video, and control solution for a vast range of larger scale applications. It is a fully networked AV&C processor, letting you distribute network I/O where it’s most convenient.

Features & Benefits

  • 512 x 512 networked audio channels (Q-LAN/AES67)
  • 160 AEC processors
  • Up to 512 x 512 Dante audio channels (8 x 8 included)
  • Supports up to 28 Q-SYS NM-T1 network microphones
  • 64x VoIP softphone instances
  • Media/WAN streaming capacity: up to 256 channels
  • 16x multitrack playback channels (up to 128 with optional feature license)
  • Dual gigabit Ethernet ports for redundant networked audio
  • Two (2) independent, gigabit auxiliary Ethernet ports for segregation of network services such as VoIP, SNMP, LLDP, LDAP and WAN Media streaming
  • Onboard 960 GB media drive
  • iDRAC monitoring for integration with IT monitoring systems
  • 2RU form factor

Q-SYS + Dell:
Through its partnership with Dell, Q-SYS deployed the full-featured, software-based foundation of the Q-SYS OS on an industry-tested Dell server to deliver a uniquely flexible and scalable audio, video, and control solution. The Core 5200 processor offers the real-time AV&C processing capabilities of Q-SYS on Dell’s most prolific and common IT server which has been fully vetted and used in IT environments and applications around the world.

Industry First, COTS Solution:
The Core 5200 processor is the first professional AV&C solution available that combines commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) server technology with the scalability of a purpose-built AV&C real-time operating system (RTOS). As part of the next-generation of Q-SYS processing, the Q-SYS OS is paired with an enterprise-grade Dell R740 server hardware to deliver scalable IT integration capabilities for a vast range of larger-scale applications including meeting rooms, multi-use and divisible spaces, education campuses, themed attractions, sports arenas, transportation hubs, and more.

Network-Based AV&C Solution:
Q-SYS Core processors are the only real-time audio, video, and control processors offering reconfigurable audio DSP, full-featured control processing, and network-based video switching in a single product. Centralize the location of the Core 5200, even using it across multiple rooms, and then position your desired I/O (either native Q-SYS Products or third-party devices) closer to the endpoints, resulting in a more streamlined system topology and simplified system design and deployment.

System Hardware                                             Q-SYS Core 5200 Enterprise Processor
Network Channel Capacity 512 × 512
AEC Processors 160
Q-SYS NM-T1 capacity 28
Multi-track Player capacity 16 tracks, expandable to 128 tracks
VoIP Instances 64
Gigabit Ethernet Ports 2 × for redundant network audio; 2 × for auxiliary network services such as VoIP, SNMP, LLDP, LDAP and WAN media streaming


All specifications are subject to change without notice.