Barix has added a subscription model for its SoundScape business music and advertising solution. The starter package, which includes licenses for the first 50 audio players, eliminates expensive annual contracts in favor of monthly credit card payments and a much faster return on investment, according to Barix.
The 50-player starter package allows businesses up and running at multiple locations to enhance sonic branding, with nominal fees for additional single player licenses as business needs expand. Based on Barix’s pioneering WAN-based Audio over IP approach, the package is ideally suited to systems integrators seeking a multi-site audio distribution and management system that accelerates launch, and minimizes labor and materials. SoundScape is quick to deploy thanks to its self-discovering architecture across its central management portal and remote audio players.
Barix says that SoundScape is an ideal platform to help retail, hospitality and other businesses — and the service providers that manage playlists and audio delivery — inspire shopper emotion, enhance the on-premises atmosphere, and reflect the business’ style and brand definition. Given its infinite scalability, SoundScape’s “pay as you go” pricing model allows businesses can maintain low total cost of ownership as they grow. This includes the ability to monetize the system through dynamic ad insertion, accelerating return on investment as new locations are added to SoundScape networks.
SoundScape is a fully formed software-as-a-service (SaaS) that brings together cloud-based content management, end point playout and global monitoring capabilities in a highly programmable, user-friendly package. Features include dynamic content scheduling, remote device management, system-wide reporting and monitoring, hierarchical user permissions, and options for live and scheduled streaming. Barix’s rock-solid Exstreamer SoundScape IP audio players provide high-quality multi-format playout of music and advertising.