QSC Announces Q-SYS-Ready CMS-5000 Cinema Media Server

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Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:51 -- Nick Dager

QSC has announced its new cinema media server, the CMS-5000, which combines the functions of a full-featured media server while bringing new capabilities to the category including fast DCP ingest and seamless integration with Q-SYS, an integrated sound, picture, and control platform for the networked digital cinema complex.

The CMS-5000 features include two terabytes of onboard solid-state storage, dual HDMI 2.0 ports for alternate content, and a 10Gb Ethernet port.

“QSC has expanded far beyond its roots as a leading power amplifier to become a complete digital cinema systems and solutions provider,” says Barry Ferrell, senior vice president and chief strategy officer, QSC.  “We expanded our portfolio to include cinema processors and loudspeakers that have become industry standards. We then focused on bringing the power of our widely adopted Q-SYS Platform to the cinema market, providing unmatched power and flexibility to cost-effectively monitor, manage and control the digital cinema ecosystem. Adding the CMS-5000 to our portfolio expands the Q-SYS-enabled cinema solution to include the next generation of digital cinema content delivery.  Our SystemSynergy approach and complete hardware offering, combined with the Q-SYS software-based sound, picture and control platform enables QSC and our partners to offer cost, operational and performance benefits to global theatre operators that were never before possible.”

The CMS-5000 is capable of JPEG 2000 DCI content playback of 4K 2D up to 60 frames per second, and 4K 3D up to 30 frames per second and supports several immersive audio formats. As part of the Q-SYS ecosystem, the CMS-5000 appears in Q-SYS Designer Software as a Q-SYS component, providing full system interconnection, comprehensive management, audio channel routing, status monitoring, and control of nearly any device in the cinema complex.