Barix Adds Emergency Notification to Simple Paging Solution

phpVp1heDPMZURICH/MINNEAPOLIS, June 2, 2015 — Barix will introduce the next-generation of its Simple Paging solution for fixed and mobile paging over the IP network at InfoComm 2015, retaining its core simplicity and functionality while enhancing interoperability across greater public address systems.

At its core, Simple Paging reproduces live announcements from a desk or on the move (via a Barix Simple Paging app) with absolute clarity, giving end users an intelligible and flexible paging and communications tool. At InfoComm, Barix will demonstrate integration with emergency notification and background audio systems, bringing additional value to systems integrators who wish to marry multiple IP applications over a common networked platform. Barix will demonstrate these features at Booth 5059 on the InfoComm exhibit floor. (June 1719, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.)

In addition to configurable emergency notification and background music sockets, a pre-gong chime has been added to master paging devices (such as the Barix Annuncicom PS1 or PS16). This feature captures audience attention prior to an important page or security announcement.

“Many public address systems incorporate zoned background music playback and the requirement for an emergency notification override, both of which Simple Paging supports now at the device level,” said Frank Frederiksen, managing director, Barix. “The intelligence of Simple Paging ensures that pages override background music streams, while emergency messages override both.”

The all-in-one Simple Paging solution offers simple deployment for new and existing buildings, eliminating complex setup processes traditionally associated with IP systems. Multiple paging groups can be set up in as little as 10 minutes, with no need for in-depth IT knowledge; tags are easily associated with paging zones to establish groups. High-quality IP voice paging announcements can be made from paging stations, tablets and smartphones without further configuration once power, the network and loudspeakers are connected.

Simple Paging offers an especially compelling value proposition for systems integrators seeking a cost-effective solution to specify IP-based paging into new builds, or replace failing legacy solutions. With minimal wiring and few connections required, a single deployment brings legacy PA systems into the digital age, while protecting existing technology investments and adding new capabilities. End users and integrators alike can additionally scale the system without difficulty by adding new end points to the network.

In addition to mobile integration, flexible targeting allows users in offices, small business, K-12 schools, and in hospitality environments to direct announcements to specific devices, zones and areas.  Furthermore, Simple Paging connects disparate PA systems on large campuses onto a single network to ensure unified messaging.

A typical Simple Paging solution features a Barix Annuncicom PS16 master paging station and Barix Exstreamer IP decoders at end points, along with the Barix Simple Paging mobile app. Barix’s trademark high audio quality ensures clear messaging across the local area network regardless of the speaker’s location.

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Barix supplies simple and reliable solutions and components to systems integrators and end users worldwide.  We move high-quality audio across IP networks, adding value to customer solutions for more than a decade with hundreds of thousands of devices installed worldwide.  Background music distribution with dynamic advertising insertion for retail shops, bars and hotels; public address solutions for schools and public spaces; and intercom and entry systems for facility surveillance, protection and security are among the many applications of Barix solutions.  Barix also supports OEM projects for a number of Global 500 listed companies serving many industries worldwide.