QSC Intros Q-SYS Core 510i Integrated Core Processor

qsc-510i-0117QSC just introduced the Q-SYS Core 510i Integrated Core processor. An evolution of the Q-SYS Platform, the Core 510i processor leverages the latest Intel platform using a QSC-developed Linux realtime operating system (RTOS) to deliver the most powerful audio, video and control (AVC) solution available. The Core 510i processor offers the most flexible audio I/O configuration options of any processor in the Q-SYS catalog, with card-based I/O as well as native Q-LAN network channel and AES67 capabilities. It is designed for applications that require a mixture of analog, digital and networked audio connectivity, including mid- to large-sized meeting spaces and hospitality applications.

The Core 510i can be deployed in two different software configurable modes:

  • Q-SYS Core mode: handles all AVC processing including extensive resources for built-in acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) that can be deployed with the new Q-SYS AV-to-USB Bridging solution for soft codec conferencing applications.
  • I/O Frame mode: support for up to 128×128 audio channels as an I/O peripheral into the Q-SYS system for processing on a separate Q-SYS Core processor. It can accommodate any combination of Q-SYS Type-II I/O cards including Dante, CobraNet, AVB or Q-SYS analog and AES/EBU cards.

With the recent release of Q-SYS Designer Software v5.3, all Q-SYS Core processors shipped to date, including the Core 510i processor offer native AES67 capability without the need for any additional hardware or license costs. Like other Q-SYS solutions, the Core 510i processor offers multiple levels of system redundancy allowing the designer to choose the most appropriate redundancy scheme for the project at hand.

Gary recorded a podcast with QSC earlier this week that covered the Core 510i that you can listen to here.

The Q-SYS Core 510i processor will debut at the QSC Systems stand 7-Q170 at the Integrated Systems Conference (ISE) in Amsterdam and all the specs are here.