QSC has announced a new digital cinema input/output) for their Q-SYS network and control platform for cinema. The company says the DCIO provides a simple and cost-effective way to route inputs from the projector integrated media block and alternate content sources to a Q-SYS Core over Q-LAN, QSC’s network technology.
“For over ten years, Q-SYS has been used extensively in many types of commercial applications, including airports, meeting spaces, sports venues,” said Barry Ferrell, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for QSC. “Increasingly, Q-SYS is becoming more common in cinemas too, as a way of optimizing and monitoring sound system performance. But the real power of Q-SYS is in its capability to control, monitor, and manage many other systems within the theatre complex. The new DCIO, combined with our Core 110c and Core 510c processors, makes Q-SYS an affordable option for every room in a cinema complex, even smaller 5.1/7.1 rooms, since multiple rooms can share a single Core.”
The DCIO accepts a variety of inputs including AES3, mic/line, and HDMI with Dolby Audio (featuring Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Surround 7.1) and DTS-HD decoding. It also includes outputs for HI/VI and a booth monitor.