Veteran thesps Emily Watson, Peter Mullan, David Thewlis and Benedict Cumberbatch will support newcomer Jeremy Irvine in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of War Horse, a novel that focuses on a boy and his horse during World War I. Niels Arestrup, Celine Buckens, Nicolas Bro, David Kross, Leonard Carow, Rainer Bock, Robert Emms and Patrick Kennedy have also signed on.
The project comes as something of a surprise considering that Spielberg has been kicking around such high profile projects as a Lincoln biopic.
COSTA MESA, CA -- Effective immediately, QSC is pleased to announce that Joe Pham has been promoted to CEO of QSC Audio Products, LLC. Pham joined QSC in 2004 and has been extremely instrumental in guiding the company's growth and transition from being known primarily as a professional audio amplifier manufacturer to an organization regarded worldwide as a complete professional audio systems manufacturer.
"Words cannot even begin to describe how truly humbled and honored I am at the trust that's being placed upon me," says Pham, QSC's new Chief Executive Officer. "I am absolutely thrilled to take on this new role and it's a responsibility I do not take lightly. I want to thank Pat, Barry and John for their invaluable guidance and especially acknowledge the hundreds of dedicated QSC employees who make QSC such a special place."
"Joe possesses an unusual combination of assets, a serious technical degree, world-class business training and he's a musician. Many of us in the audio industry feel lucky if we possess only one of these qualifications," said Pat Quilter, Chairman of the Board, QSC. "We lit the rocket that powered QSC for 40-plus years, now with Joe at the helm we're ready to see what the second stage can really do."
"Joe has proven to be a man of uncommon capability and compassion. QSC Audio is in good hands," states Barry Andrews, outgoing CO-CEO of QSC.
"Joe has demonstrated all the qualities you would want in a person that you are entrusting to lead your company forward: intellect, integrity, a passion for our business, great interpersonal skills, a solid business sense and strong leadership qualities," adds John Andrews, outgoing CO-CEO of QSC. "Joe has a burning desire to see QSC succeed and I look forward to watching him build on the great foundation we have created."
Pham joined QSC in 2004 serving as the company's Chief Strategy and Technology Officer. In 2007, Pham was promoted to COO where he began overseeing sales, marketing, R&D, operations, human resources, finance, and strategy. Prior to joining
QSC, Pham was with McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, where he worked with chief executives from Fortune 50 companies creating business strategies aimed at driving new growth. Pham holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UCLA and is a former professor of electrical engineering.
With the ascension of Pham to CEO, Quilter and Barry and John Andrews will begin to transition away from day-to-day operations and the active management of the company they founded over 42 years ago. Quilter will divest himself from direct engineering work and move into an advising and consulting capacity. He will also focus his time on other business ventures and interests. Barry and John Andrews will turn their attention to QSC Holdings, Inc. (QHI) which is the primary owner of QSC Audio Products, LLC. Barry Andrews will remain active in a business and product strategy role, while John Andrews will concentrate on higher level financial, legal and other issues and activities of QHI.
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.