At InfoComm 2016 d&b audiotechnik introduced its software plug-in for the Q-SYS™ platform from QSC®, LLC enabling the comprehensive control and monitoring of d&b amplifiers and loudspeakers from any Q-SYS Core.
The detailed control interoperability enabled by this dedicated software module, means d&b amplifiers can now be integrated easily as part of a Q-SYS DSP network system. Integrators can provide Power on/off, Mute, Gain, Preset Recall and other amplifier controls from any Q-SYS user control interface (UCI) hosted on any number of control devices and – vice versa – can read extensive status information from the d&b loudspeaker system. This allows system designers to achieve high performance d&b quality in installation applications requiring detailed, customised remote control features. Extensive integration with Q-SYS also allows the status logging of all audio connections to amplifiers, and the operating state of connected loudspeakers to be surveyed.
“With this new control module, d&b loudspeaker systems can now be combined with QSC’s Q-SYS platform for system designs requiring the integration of high performance audio within customised installation structures – especially in venues such as stadia and houses of worship,” says d&b Installation Product Manager Wolfgang Schulz. “The result is a perfect solution: concert quality sound, user friendly handling, and integration functionalities, such as unattended operation, system event logging, public address and voice alarm. “This collaboration effort between d&b and QSC came about from market opportunities, where both d&b and Q-SYS were repeatedly being specified together into high profile installations” added David Fuller the Sr Director of Product Development at QSC. “Having Q-SYS integrate seamlessly with d&b’s class-leading concert system is truly an integrator’s dream”.
The new d&b plug-in for Q-SYS is already in use in various performing arts venues, cruise ships and conference facilities, including The Finnish National Opera (pictured). It is free to download and available now on the d&b and QSC websites.