How To | Distinguish faceplates on Q-SYS CIML4 and COL4 card

Learn how to identify the differences between the Q-SYS CIML4 and COL4 card faceplates.

Updated at June 8th, 2023


The faceplates of Q-SYS I/O cards are similar and could inadvertently be swapped. The color of the soldered-on Phoenix connector is the identifier, however:

  • Orange is an analog input card.
  • Green is an analog output card.
  • Black is the digital AES-3 input of the AES4 card.
  • Gray is the digital AES-3 output of the AES4 card.

Another place to look is in the Status section of Q-SYS Core Manager. Click the View link on the Status page.