Bring Your Own Control with the Q-SYS Ecosystem

Q-SYS Quickstarts : Bring Your Own Control with Q-SYS

1 ) Automatic Camera Preset Recall (ACPR)

10m 0s

2 ) Video Freeze for NV Endpoints

1m 41s

3 ) Camera Streams to NV Series devices

2m 47s

4 ) Q-SYS Security – Introduction and Best Practices

13m 35s

5 ) Integrating Microsoft Teams Room

8m 54s

6 ) Integrating Axon C1

14m 34s

7 ) Bring Your Own Control with Q-SYS

4m 32s

8 ) Feature License Activation

4m 12s

9 ) Q-SYS Video 101 Training

0m 0s

10 ) Block Controller

19m 9s

11 ) Online Connectivity & Security Considerations

12m 37s

14 ) Dynamic Pairing

6m 38s

15 ) Core-to-Core Streaming

8m 23s

16 ) Room Combining

12m 23s

17 ) Notch Feedback Controller

4m 0s

19 ) Intro to Control Scripting

12m 30s

21 ) E-Mailer

6m 30s

Video Transcript

Bring Your Own Control with the Q-SYS Ecosystem 4m 32s
As we consider a post-COVID world,
we want to make sure that our meeting room participants are as safe as possible.
That could mean minimizing physical interaction with room control.
Today I’m going to show you how to let users control their Q-SYS meeting rooms
from their smartphone devices rather than relying solely on a touchscreen controller . . . using QR Codes.
That’s right, I said “QR codes”.
I’ll be the first to admit, that when QR codes first came out, I laughed at these things. Like, a lot.
Like, they were gimmicky and they were hard to use. But believe it or not, these little guys have come a long way,
and most smart phones nowadays natively recognize QR codes in the camera app,
and give you the ability to launch a web URL or a link to launch a specific app.
Well, that’s exactly what we’re gonna do with Q-SYS UCI.
To get started, your Q-SYS Core processor needs to be connected to the same Wifi network
used by your meeting room participants.
If your Core is using a dedicated AV network that’s not a part of the larger corporate wi-fi network,
you could always use one of the available unused LAN ports on your Core to make this connection.
An easy way to test this out would be to connect your phone or laptop to that same Wifi network and then
attempt to open Core Manager from a browser using your Core’s IP address.
While you’re in Core Manager, you can grab the link to the desired UCI.
Click on the User Control Interface tab, select the appropriate UCI and then click Open in the upper right corner.
You’ll see a pop-up window containing the link we’ll use for the QR Code.
Next, it’s time to generate your QR code and make it available to your users.
You can use any number of FREE QR generators available online, so take your pick.
Enter your URL to generate the QR Code, and then output that code as a high resolution jpg or PNG.
Alternatively, you could use the QR Code Generator plugin which you can find in Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager.
After installing it, drag that component into your Schematic, and then open it.
Once you've saved to the Core and run, select the network interface and the UCI device type,
and then, the plugin will automatically generate a custom QR Code, which you can place into your UCI.
Keep in mind that this plugin does require a scripting engine to deploy and an active connection to the internet
to generate the code, so clearly this plugin doesn’t work for every system.
But if you already have the Scripting license deployed in your system. It’s a nice shortcut to creating that QR code.
In either scenario, you can then go to UCI Editor and drag your QR graphic onto the UCI.
Just make sure you place it somewhere where it's easily accessible from any page, like on your main navigation.
Then, all your users need to do is open their camera app on their smart phone, aim it at that code,
and in a matter of seconds, they'll have control of that room on their phones!
If you want to take extra precaution, replace your standard controls on your TSC with a single screen
containing NO other controls other than that QR Code link,
funneling all users to your custom smartphone’s friendly UCI control.
You could even wire a simple motion sensor to trigger Q-SYS to automatically wake up the TSC
when users enter the room!
Pretty cool, right? Well let’s take that a few steps farther shall we?
Maybe you want to display social distancing instructions directly
on the room’s display before each meeting.
Well if those installations are using NV Series video endpoints, you could totally do that!
You can start by making a custom signage graphic available to your NV Series devices using Core Manager.
These background graphics are shared assets for all NV devices on the same system.
Then, you can enabled the Dynamic Idle Screen feature,
allowing you customize the message for each endpoint and room it services.
You could direct your attendees to use the QR Code on the touch screen,
or maybe even provide a Bitly version of your UCI that they can use on their mobile browser.
And, that’s it for Bring your Own Control with Q-SYS. Stay safe everyone, and we’ll see you next time.

Lesson Description

Bring Your Own Control with the Q-SYS Ecosystem 4m 32s

Make your meeting rooms touch-free and protect your participants with Q-SYS. Learn how to access Q-SYS user control interface on your own smartphone using QR codes or short URLs, and use NV Series to display social distancing messing using NV Series. 

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