QSC announces Q-SYS platform software release to support AES67
By: David Davies
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 11:04 am

Media Networking Alliance (MNA) member company QSC, LLC has confirmed that it will incorporate support for AES67 in its Q-SYS Platform with the forthcoming Q-SYS Designer v5.3 software release.

Implementation of the AoIP interoperability standard will enable high performance audio streaming between Q-SYS and third-party products supporting different native networked audio technologies, such as Dante, RAVENNA and Livewire, without requiring any additional hardware or license costs.

In a statement, Martin Barbour, QSC product manager for Installed Systems, said: “The support of AES67 is yet another example of the malleable and evolutionary nature of the Q-SYS Platform, and further supports its market position as the only software-based audio/video/control platform on the market today. We are committed to making this platform the I/O agnostic, interoperable standard in the industry, which is why support of AES67 is so vital to the industry.”

AES67 offers a bridging compliance mode, available to all IP-Networked audio solutions, operating over standard Layer 3 Ethernet networks. As such, it enables the common interchange of digital media between different AoIP networking platforms. Running on modern commodity IT network infrastructure and switches, AES67 is fully routable and scalable, and can operate in parallel with existing network services.