Quasar also known as Q-Zar is a system dating back to the late 80s. The system was originally developed in Australia, later being sold to Irish backers who took the product internationally. The USA based Q-Zar licensee company later purchased the Irish manufacturing organisation. The Q-Zar company failed in the late 90s. Since then a number of companies have kept the Quasar and Q-Zar brand alive and supplied parts to existing venues.