QOR.32 Console Engine Overview
QOR.32 is an Axia integrated console engine for iQ mixing consoles that combines audio I/O, a console power supply, mixing engine and built-for-broadcast network switch into one easy-to-deploy package. Each QOR.32 provides 16 Analog inputs and 8 Analog outputs, 2 AES/EBU inputs and 2 AES/EBU outputs, 4 Microphone inputs with selectable Phantom power, 8 GPIO machine-control logic ports, each with 5 inputs and 5 outputs, an integrated network switch with 6 Livewire® 100BASE-T Ethernet ports and 2 1000BASE-T (Gigabit) ports with SFP, a heavy-duty Telecom-grade power supply with fanless convection cooling, and an industrial-grade CPU designed for harsh-environment reliability.
Use QOR.32 with an Axia iQ mixing console as a standalone studio solution, or connect to other Axia equipment as part of a larger IP-Audio network. Simple Networking allows daisy-chain connection of up to 4 QOR-based studios without the use of an external network switch. Connecting a QOR Backup adds auto-switching redundant backup power. I/O can easily be expanded using Axia Audio Nodes.
QOR.32 Console Engine In Depth
QOR.32 Integrated Console Engine
The QOR.32 integrated console engine is a DSP-based mixing engine with onboard I/O, GPIO, console power supply and custom-built, configuration-free Ethernet switch. You’ll find plenty of I/O, including mic inputs with selectable Phantom power, analog and AES/EBU inputs and outputs, plenty of GPIO machine-control logic ports, and that powerful integrated Ethernet switch with Livewire ports to add local sources, and Gigabit ports for networking with the rest of your plant. That’s a lot of I/O, but if you need more you can instantly add it just by plugging in Axia xNode audio interfaces. And QOR.32 is convection-cooled for utterly silent, fan-free operation.
Let’s take a look around back, shall we? You’ll find everything you need for an average, medium-sized studio: 4 mic inputs with selectable Phantom power, 16 stereo analog inputs and 8 stereo analog outputs, 2 AES/EBU inputs and 2 AES/EBU outputs, 8 GPIO machine-control logic ports (each with 5 opto-isolated inputs and 5 outputs).
There’s Livewire I/O as well: the QOR.32 has an integrated Ethernet switch with 6 Livewire 100BASE-T ports. 4 of those ports have PoE (Power over Ethernet) that you can use to connect and power networked devices compatible with the IEEE 802.1af PoE standard (like our xNode audio interfaces, or Telos VSet phones). You’ll also find 2 1000BASE-T Gigabit ports (RJ-45 & SFP) that you can use to connect to other studios. 4 CANBus ports provide for connection of up to 3 Axia iQ console frames, allowing construction of consoles up to 24 faders in size.
By the way, that zero-configuration Ethernet switch is built specifically to handle IP-Audio. No settings to tweak, no configuration code to upload – just plug it in and go. The built-in configurable network gateway allows loading sources from other studios, while simultaneously exporting audio streams for use elsewhere; the gateway can be configured for 12-in, 4-out or 8-in, 8-out modes. You can even daisy-chain up to four QOR-based studios directly, for a self-contained network that doesn’t require an external Ethernet switch. No other console company makes AoIP this easy.
For installations that require redundant backup power, there’s the Axia Console Power Supply. Connect it to the QOR.32 and you’ve added a redundant backup power supply with auto-switchover. Single-cable connection to QOR.32 console engine provides backup power with automatic switching. (Auto-sensing power supply, 90VAC to 240VAC, 50 Hz to 60 Hz. 250 Watts. Rackmount, 2RU.) Most redundant supplies protect only the console, but with Axia’s integrated console engine concept, the mixing engine, local audio I/O and network switch are protected as well.