QSC And WyreStorm have announced a Software Partnership for easy integration between the Q-SYS Platform and NetworkHD platform.

WyreStorm, specialist in AV signal management and control over IP, HDBaseT and HDMI, has announced new integration between the QSC Q-SYS Platform and WyreStorm’s NetworkHD AV over IP solutions.

The companies say the technical partnership enables two distinct technologies to integrate WyreStorm Video over IP distribution with the Q-SYS Platform integrated, created to deliver scalable audio, video and control.

First up, the Q-SYS Media Stream Receiver software component within Q-SYS Designer Software has been updated to allow for simple connection to the audio stream generated by any NetworkHD 100 or 200 Series AV over IP encoder. This allows Q-SYS to ingest the audio content presented to the encoder by its HDMI source device, and then process and route to any destination on the network.

Second, QSC will release control and monitoring plug-ins for all NetworkHD Series systems to allow for simple source switching, control and monitoring directly from the Q-SYS Platform and Q-SYS touch screen controllers.

Both WyreStorm and QSC technology platforms use an open, IT-aligned software architecture, which has made the collaboration possible in the first place and underlines that much of the future lies in open rather than closed systems.

James Meredith, WyreStorm’s NetworkHD and control product manager, states: “Open standards for NetworkHD signal encoding and distribution over the network enabled engineers to produce proof-of-concept audio integration between WyreStorm and Q-SYS in a matter of hours. This allows them to focus far more on the integrator experience and ease of configuration, which will save them time and money whilst stepping up the quality and capability of their systems. Delivering an end result for the customer that will surpass their expectations.”

Mike Brandes, product manager of Installed Systems, QSC, adds: “We are very excited to partner with WyreStorm and provide designers with a solution which easily integrates WyreStorm AV over IP solutions into a Q-SYS design. Together we are offering the industry a best-in-class solution for flexible and scalable audio routing and control in any AV system design.”

The ability to integrate WyreStorm NetworkHD Series audio streams with Q-SYS Media Stream Receiver is available in Q-SYS Designer Software v6.0 and higher. Q-SYS control and monitoring plug-ins for the NetworkHD Series will follow in a later release of Q-SYS Designer Software.

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