What if you could add professional video and control to an existing conference room with a single USB cable in 15 minutes? The typical conference room needs an audio processor. And folks will usually use a 3rd party USB/HDMI video conferencing solution, e.g., Skype for Business, Webex, GoToMeeting, etc. Of course, there are geographical limitations to USB (15′) and HDMI (50′), and you can connect only one camera to one computer at the same time.
So now, your “simple” solution requires USB extenders and switches, and HDMI matrix switches, adding additional potential points of failure. Not to mention a rack of expensive equipment, like a 4 channel audio amplifier and DSP, a 12-port network switch, a control processor, and AV bridge for the in-room PC, and another one for a laptop. And suddenly your “low-cost” software conferencing solution is more expensive than a hardware-based solution.
QSC’s Q-SYS software-based platform is built around an open IT-friendly ecosystem. It uniquely leverages the power of Intel processing, the robustness and mission critical reliability of a Linux operating system, and the interoperability of IEEE networking standards. This IT-centric layered approach allows Q-SYS to integrate IP-based cameras and AV-to-USB bridges simply, easily, and cost-effectively. Want proof? Take just 3 minutes to watch this video “teaser” from QSC’s brilliant marketing department, in what they call “Just Add Camera”.