QSC Audio Products has released updates to three PC-based software applications for its DCP Series cinema processors. The company says that all three updates provide an array of new features and enhanced simplicity of operation.
DCP Manager is used to communicate with DCP Series cinema processors, and allow a user to configure and monitor the operation of a cinema sound system. The graphical device interface enables quick configuration of signal flow and parameter presets for all amplifiers and loudspeakers. All configuration data is stored in the DCP device, and can also be saved to a removable SD memory card in the DCP for backup and to quickly reproduce settings on other DCP units.
The DCP Series is a line of integrated Digital Cinema Processors that bring together all the essential functions of cinema audio: crossovers, booth monitor, routing, EQ, and status monitoring. DCP processors tame the complexity of cinema audio systems, and according to the company replacing an assortment of separately sourced parts with a single three-rack space box that handles everything.
DCPNet is a new software application that enables network access to any DCP Series cinema processor. DCPNet makes it possible to monitor and adjust most DCP processor settings for any theatre or even an entire multiplex from within the theatre itself, an office location, or anywhere else with network access. Along with volume, mute and audio preset control, DCPNet allows the user to turn QSC DCA Cinema Amplifiers on and off and monitor amplifier-operating conditions like temperature and impedance loading. Control presets allow the use of relays in the DCP Digital Cinema Processor and DXP Digital Expansion Processor to control external devices like masking and curtain motors and dimmers.
Finally, the company says, Venue Manager provides a fast, easy interface for the design and configuration of QSC cinema sound systems. Venue Manager software controls QSControl.net and BASIS systems with highly configurable controls and monitoring options. QSCreator is a feature within Venue Manager that allows you to design custom graphical interfaces that can control any aspect of a sound system.
All of these software updates will be available for free download from www.qsccinema.com.