QSC Unveils New DCP 100 Cinema Processor

on June 16, 2010
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COSTA MESA, CA -- QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to announce the release of their new DCP 100 Digital Cinema Processor which provides complete signal processing and monitoring functions in a single integrated, rack-mount system. With a suggested list price of $6,000.00 (USD), the DCP 100 offers many of the same features as the popular DCP 300, but at a lower price point ideal for six to eight channel systems that do not require CobraNet® network audio distribution or 16 input channels.

"In addition to cinema audio processing, the DCP 100 also provides booth monitoring and digital crossovers in an integrated package that provides network control and monitoring of DSP, amplifiers and loudspeakers," says Barry Ferrell, Senior Director of Cinema Solutions at QSC. "Moreover, there are thousands of theaters around the world that are equipped with DCM-1 and DCM 10 monitor as well as, DCA amps. By replacing the DCM monitors with the new DCP 100, theater operators not only upgrade to D-Cinema audio but they also get complete network control and monitoring of their existing DCA amps and loudspeakers."

Designed for use with QSC's Digital Cinema Amplifiers (DCA) and featuring advanced DSP presets for QSC's Digital Cinema Speakers (DCS), the DCP 100 optimizes loudspeaker performance while simplifying cinema sound system wiring and configuration. While maintaining many of the features of a DCP 300, the new DCP 100 Digital Cinema Processor includes inputs for up to eight audio channels and provides crossovers for three passive or bi-amplified screen channels. Network control and monitoring via SNMP is standard. The DCP 100 is ideal for cinema systems with three screen channels and two or four discrete surround channels. The unit is also compatible with analog cinema processor formats including Dolby® Digital Surround-EX and DTS-ES and features an eight channel analog input for integration with 35mm audio systems.

Like the rest of the DCP family, the DCP 100 greatly simplifies system wiring and set-up, significantly reducing installation time and labor cost. Inputs are provided via standard DB-25 cables from the D-Cinema server and/or 35mm cinema processor while connections to DCA amplifiers are made via a single QSC DataPort / VGA-style cable. PC-based software enables simple set-up and precise configuration of crossover frequency, equalization, polarity, delay and gain for optimized loudspeaker performance. Commonly used configurations can also be saved on a laptop via USB, allowing for quick uploads into additional DCP units and all system configuration data is saved to an SD memory card, allowing easy transfer of settings to a new DCP, should replacement ever be required.

The DCP 100 also features QSC's exclusive "load fault" detection which warns of any open and shorts in the loudspeaker system. The processor will also alert to any amplifier clipping, entry into protect modes and heat sink temperature variations and reports them via SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) or a QSControl Ethernet monitoring system. Moreover, QSControl and QSCreator allow for the creation of custom control screens and remote access for fault reporting and diagnosis. The NAC 100 Ethernet remote control panel provides remote operation in a multiplex from anywhere on the local Ethernet network.

The DCP 100 makes its debut at Cinema Expo, June 22-24, 2010 in Amsterdam with an expected delivery date of September, 2010.

 

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