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Essential Install | News QSC And WyreStorm Announce Software Partnership QSC and WyreStorm have announced integration between the QSC Q-SYS Platform and WyreStorm’s NetworkHD AV over IP solutions, a technical partnership which enables two distinct technologies to seamlessly integrate WyreStorm Video over IP distribution with the Q-SYS Platform. First, 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 utilise an open, IT-aligned software architecture that enables powerful, reliable and simple integration. James Meredith, WyreStorm’s NetworkHD and control product manager, stated: “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 confi guration, 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, commented: “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 fl exible 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. WyreStorm +44 (0) 1793 230 343, WyreStorm Video over IP distribution is now integrated with the Q-SYS Platform Amplifi er Technologies Acquire Datasat Digital Entertainment Are you interested in joining one of the Custom Installation industry's finest advocates? If so we are looking for a: Smart Home Test & Support Engineer This is an ideal opportunity to broaden your experience of the CI industry and help maintain our reputation for quality while working with leading control platforms. Your key responsibilities will be to test the solutions we develop and support dealers with any issues. The following skills are desirable: • Experience in A/V or smart home installation. • Experience of in-depth programming with at least one of the following control systems: Control4, RTI, Crestron, AMX, Elan, URC. • Troubleshooting integration problems. • Supporting installed systems. • Liaising with clients via phone or email. • Testing systems prior to installation. Ideally you will be degree educated and a quick learner, with a proactive can-do attitude. More information can be found at: Please send your C.V. and a covering letter to: 12 | August 2017 Audio amplifi ers manufacturer Amplifi er Technologies (ATI) has acquired Datasat Digital Entertainment (DDE). Now, Datasat’s high- end audio processing and audio amplifi cation products will be added to ATI’s line-up to provide consumers, professional cinemas, installers and audio designers with fl exibility, power, and products for today’s advanced audio and cinema applications. “DDE products are well known and considered by many to be one of the leading audio processing technologies in the world,” said Morris Kessler, owner and chief designer at ATI. “The addition of Datasat to our existing lines including ATI, Theta Digital and BGW will provide consumers and professional exhibitors all over the world with the highest quality audio in feature-rich and fl exible confi gurations for any audio application.” “We are pleased to see Datasat joining the ATI family,” said Robert McKinley, EVP of Operations at DDE. “There’s a great deal of synergy between the companies already, but the combined sales, engineering and operations teams will now work hand in hand to provide continuity with our current product offering while simultaneously moving exciting new initiatives forward to better serve and support the marketplace.” Datasat products will continue to be sold under the Datasat Digital Enter