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Update QSC Q-SYS Designer: Platform, Amplifiers and Loudspeakers improvements

Version: 9.6.0 Link

Improvements

Platform

> vCore Virtualized Processor

  • Q-SYS 9.6.0 introduces support for the Q-SYS vCore Virtualized Processor (vCore). vCore provides selected, scalable Q-SYS functionalities in a fully software-based format, directly from your own PC/server compute device. To specify a vCore in your design, select 'vCore Control' from the Core Properties > Model drop-down menu.

> Core 110f v2

Q-SYS 9.6.0 adds support for the Core 110f v2 processor. To proactively address supply chain challenges, Q-SYS Core 110f processors manufactured after October 2022 no longer include 16 x 16 GPIO, the OLED front panel display, or the two USB Type A ports on the front panel.

GPIO toggle in designs

  • In Q-SYS Designer Software, the removal of GPIO functionality from the Core 110f v2 necessitated a new GPIO property in Core Properties that can be toggled depending on your circumstances:
    • New Designs – If you are using a Q-SYS Core 110f v2 processor in a new design, select "Core 110f" from the Core Properties > Model drop-down menu. The new GPIO property defaults to Disabled for new designs.
    • Existing Designs – If you have an existing design that uses the Core 110f for processing, the new GPIO property defaults to Enabled. If you are swapping the unit for a v2 model, change the Core Properties > GPIO property to Disabled. This also automatically changes the Clocking > Clock Source property to 'Internal'.

Downgrade limitation

  • You cannot downgrade a Q-SYS Core 110f v2 processor to versions prior to v9.6.0 with the exception of v9.4.3 (LTS), which also adds support for the Core 110f v2.

More information

  • See the Core 110f topic for an overview of the Core 110f, including a description of its features, front and rear panels, and Q-SYS Designer Software components.
  • If you have questions, consult the "Core 110f v2 Info" category in the Self Help Portal.

> Core 610

  • Q-SYS 9.6.0 introduces support for the Core 610, which can be selected from the design's Model property drop-down menu.
  • The Q-SYS Core 610 represents the next-generation of Q-SYS processing, pairing the Q-SYS OS with enterprise-grade Dell COTS server hardware to deliver a flexible and scalable audio, video and control solution for a vast range of larger scale applications. It is a fully networked AV&C processor, letting you distribute network I/O where it’ s most convenient. The Core 610 is equally suited for centralized processing for multiple meeting rooms in enterprise applications, as well as handling larger spaces or venues in hospitality, entertainment, or transit hubs.

> Deprecated: Support for Core 250i, 500i, and I/O Frame 8S

  • Support for some legacy Q-SYS Core processors and peripherals, including the Core 250i, Core 500i, and I/O Frame 8S, has been discontinued as of Q-SYS 9.6. These devices are removed from the Inventory menu and are no longer supported within existing designs.

> NL, NM, and QIO Series device limit on Core 110 Series processors

  • To maximize processor efficiency, there is now a 32 peripheral limit for any combination of NL, NM, and QIO Series peripheral devices in a design using a Core 110 Series processor.
    • Note: NM Series Microphones (NM-T1) are not supported in Q-SYS 9.6.0 but will be supported in an upcoming release.

Amplifiers

> Disable PowerSave control

  • CX-Q, CXD-Q, and DPA-Q Amp Output components now include a Disable PowerSave control. When toggled on, the amplifier will not go into PowerSave mode. PowerSave is enabled by default.

Loudspeakers

> AD-C6T-HP and AD-C6T-HC

  • Q-SYS 9.6.0 introduces support for the AD-C6T-HP and AD-C6T-HC ceiling loudspeakers, which offer higher power handling for challenging spaces. As part of the AcousticDesign™ Series, they feature the same premium, consistent tonal quality as the rest of the portfolio.
    • The AD-C6T-HP (high-power) is a 6-inch ceiling-mount loudspeaker for higher SPL at standard heights.
    • The AD-C6T-HC (high-ceiling) is a 6-inch ceiling-mount loudspeaker for high ceilings or reverberant spaces.
  • These new loudspeakers are available from the Inventory menu > Loudspeakers - High-Z and PoE category. To learn more, see the AcousticDesign Series (Premium) product page at qsys.com.

> AD-DWL Series

  • Q-SYS 9.6.0 introduces support for the AcousticDesign Series Direct Weather landscape (AD-DWL) loudspeakers and companion subwoofer, which have been weatherized and ruggedized to face the elements while offering superior sound quality for your outdoor installation.
    • The AD-DWL.180 offers 180° of focused outdoor coverage with a 5.25 in (135mm) weather-resistant cone woofer and 1 in (25mm) aluminum dome tweeter.
    • The AD-DWL.360 offer 360° of focused outdoor coverage with a 5.25 in (135mm) in weather-resistant cone woofer and two 1 in (25mm) aluminum dome tweeters.
    • The AD-DWL.SUB offers dual 5.25 in (135mm) in weather-resistant cone woofers.
  • These new loudspeakers are available from the Inventory menu > Loudspeakers - High-Z and PoE category. To learn more, see the AD-DWL Series product page at qsys.com.

Video

> NC-110 camera imaging improvements / new default values

Imaging from Q-SYS NC Series NC-110 cameras is now improved, with updated Camera Imaging tab default values in the camera's Status/Control component and connected USB Video Bridge components. The easiest way to take advantage of these improvements is to reset all the camera's settings:

  1. In the Camera Control tab, save your camera's Home and Privacy positions (coordinates), if desired, to apply after the reset. (These are cleared during the reset.)
  2. In the Camera Imaging tab, click Reset all Camera settings (Imaging, PTZ, and Focus).

Bug fixes

  • Platform: You can once again install Q-SYS Designer Software (QDS) on an ARM-based platform, such as an M1 Mac running Parallels, without an installation error. Note: Installation of QDS on ARM-based platforms is not officially supported.
  • Platform: An issue that could cause audio noise from a Core 510i in IO Mode during redundant Core failover has been resolved.
  • Amplifiers: An issue that could cause 4-channel CX-Qn amplifiers to become unresponsive during bootup with firmware v9.5 has been resolved.
  • Loudspeakers: The AD-S28T sub, inadvertently removed in v9.5, has been added back to the Inventory.
  • Video: CEC status and display power toggling now work as expected.
  • Video: Signing out of Windows no longer results in an NV-32-H video format error and black video on a connected display.
  • Video: An issue that could cause Mediacast streams to not resume after a camera reboot has been resolved.
  • Video: NV-32-H peripheral logs (qsyslog) once again show complete information.
  • Video: An issue affecting Mediacast stream performance with simultaneous NV-32-H USB Video Bridge 360p30 YUY2 format video has been resolved.
  • Video: Source audio connected to Generic HDMI Display component Breakaway Channel pins is now audible regardless of whether HDCP is enabled or disabled.
  • Video: An issue that could cause NV-32-H USB Audio Bridge distortion during heavy Encoder video utilization has been resolved.
  • Video: An issue that could cause degraded I/O-USB Bridge performance with MJPEG video has been resolved.

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