Barix to Introduce First Native Dante Hardware Solution at ISE 2024

January 31, 2024

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, January 24, 2024 — IP audio innovator Barix is releasing its first native Dante hardware solution at ISE 2024 next week, six months after announcing plans to bring wide and local area networking closer together through Dante. Now available, the new cost-effective IP Former TPA400 Native Dante decoder/amplifier provides ultra-low-latency delivery for synchronized audio playout across […]

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Barix Drops First Native Dante Hardware Solution

January 24, 2024

Barix just dropped its first native Dante hardware solution six months after announcing plans to bring wide and local area networking closer together through Dante. Now available, the new entry-level IP Former TPA400 Native Dante decoder/amplifier provides ultra-low-latency delivery for synchronized audio playout across many endpoints. Barix introduced the original IP Former TPA400 to help […]

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Barix Adds MultiCoder M400 Low-Latency, Multi-Format Solution

January 11, 2024

Barix added to its encoding family with MultiCoder M400 new low-latency, multi-format solution that can send audio streams to receive points in four different formats. To be officially introduced at ISE 2024 in Barcelona later this month, the new hardware device also adopts Barix’s next-generation FLEXA platform to enhance “buffering performance, application development and device […]

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Barix Unveils Expanded IPAC Family and Integration with Dante at InfoComm 2023

June 7, 2023

IP audio company, Barix, is at InfoComm with an expanded suite of hardware products for installed AV systems, inside its IPAC (IP Audio Client) family of IP audio decoders and amplifiers. Now five products strong, the IPAC family adds the Annuncicom MPI400 for InfoComm, supporting networked intercom, paging and background music applications with elevated security standards. […]

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Barix Attends ISE 2023

January 22, 2023

Barix comes to ISE 2023 with a message of interoperability for Microsoft Teams users that will simplify functionalities, including direct SIP calls, that were previously too complex and expensive to perform. Barix will demonstrate how its entire IPAC family of amplifiers and decoders, including its new-for-ISE Annuncicom MPI400 device, can help Teams users not only […]

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Barix Releases New Annuncicom Device With Elevated Security Standards

December 9, 2022

The new Annuncicom Audio-over-IP device was developed for networked intercom and paging applications with elevated security standards. The Annuncicom MPI400 can serve as a “robust IP intercom and paging end point or as a gateway between IP and legacy systems, microphone/speakers or an amplifier.” It is deployable within an InfomaCast or Syn-Apps architecture for emergency […]

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Barix Adds Upgrades to IP Audio Decoder and Amplifier Family

September 20, 2022

Barix has announced new features for its IPAC (IP Audio Client) family of IP audio decoders and amplifiers. New functionality includes integrated scheduling for recurring announcements, rotational advertisements and background music playlists; a REST-based application programming interface (API) for integration with third-party solutions; a built-in parametric audio equalizer; and RTP stream forwarding. The new updates […]

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Barix Adds Exstreamer MPA400 to Lineup of IP Audio Decoders and Amplifiers

March 10, 2022

Barix announced the Exstreamer MPA400, the newest addition to its lineup of IP audio decoders and amplifiers for applications ranging from emergency notifications to paging and background music. The new hardware supports a wide range of codecs and delivers up to 40-watt audio output for two- to eight-ohm analog speakers, enabling easy integration of existing speakers into […]

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Barix Announces Paging Gateway M400 Hardware to Enable Paging from Smartphones to Analog PA Systems

January 18, 2022

Barix announced its newest paging and public address application, the Paging Gateway M400 hardware. The new device enables paging from smartphones into almost any existing analog PA system. The new gateway also integrates into Barix’s fully IP-based IC Paging solution for zone-based paging from web browsers and mobile devices. Integrating with most existing analog paging […]

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Barix Updates RetailPlayer Background Music Streaming Solution, Intros RetailHero Management Portal

December 15, 2021

Barix has expanded its RetailPlayer multisite background music streaming solution by adding scheduling features for users to configure recurring audio announcements across one or many locations. The company also introduced an optional subscription offering, RetailHero, that extends the RetailPlayer management portal with premium functionality beyond the core capabilities included free with all RetailPlayer units. Barix will showcase the new […]

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Barix Audio Devices Updated with Two New Capabilities for Broadened Range of IP Audio Applications

October 4, 2021

Barix has added two new capabilities to its recently launched Exstreamer M400 decoder and IP Former analog-to-IP speaker conversion hardware, enabling the devices to address a broader range of IP audio applications. Direct integration with Barix’s IC Paging solution enables Exstreamer M400 and IP Former devices to be easily added as audio playout endpoints in the company’s paging […]

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Barix Chosen as Sonic Branding Partner for Swedish Restaurant Chain

May 12, 2021

Brodernas, one of Sweden’s fastest-growing restaurant chains, has found its sonic branding partner in Music in Brands. The Stockholm-based provider offers customized background music services to retail, hospitality, fitness and healthcare businesses throughout Europe. The custom channels are programmed and livestreamed to nearly 30 Brodernas restaurants throughout Sweden using Barix’s RetailPlayer solution, all of which opened in […]

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Barix Adds Exstreamer M400 IP Audio Decoder

April 27, 2021

Barix has unveiled the Exstreamer M400, the first model in a new generation of the company’s Exstreamer IP audio decoder family. Barix says the new hardware offers end users and systems integrators a modern, extensible and easy-to-deploy decoder platform supporting the latest technology standards. Powered by Barix’s Linux-based IPAM 400 audio module, the Exstreamer M400 […]

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Who’s the Company Doing Audio-over-IP the Longest? It’s Barix!

January 27, 2021

Barix this month celebrates its 20th anniversary. Over two decades, the Swiss company has grown from a control and automation upstart into an Audio-over-IP innovator primarily serving the professional AV, broadcast and security industries, while supporting a variety of vertical markets within each. Barix has shipped nearly one million devices to serve control, streaming and […]

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Barix Adds Remote Configuration Tool Set to IP Former

January 13, 2021

Barix has added a new remote configuration tool set in its IP Former analog-to-IP speaker upgrade solution that makes multi-unit installation faster. Built into each IP Former device and accessible through a web browser, the new tool set enables efficient, centralized configuration of all IP Former units on the same network. The IP Former hardware […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1018: If You Do Distributed Audio, You Will Love the Barix IP Former

November 11, 2020

BARIX CEO Reto Brader joined Gary on his videocast today to explain the simplest way to convert any distributed audio speaker into an IP speaker — using the company’s new IP Former. The IP Former simply has an Ethernet port on one side and 2-8-ohm speaker output on the other side; it allows you to put any speaker on an […]

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Barix’s IP Former Transforms Analog Loudspeakers Into Networked IP Speakers

October 19, 2020

Barix is now shipping its IP Former for transforming analog loudspeakers into networked IP speakers. Enabling upgrades of existing audio deployments to support advanced IP functionality, the new module lets systems integrators and installers offer customers a digital audio environment using their current speakers. Replacing the 70/100-volt transformer traditionally used with analog loudspeakers, IP Former […]

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Barix Intros Annuncicom PS Touch Universal Desktop Master Station

September 23, 2020

Barix has unveiled the new Annuncicom PS Touch, the company’s newest universal desktop master station for IP intercom, paging and VoIP applications. The successor to the Annuncicom PS16, the Annuncicom PS Touch is for use in new IP-based communications systems or as a drop-in replacement for the PS16 in existing installations of Barix’s Simple Paging […]

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Barix Adds Upgrades to RetailPlayer Background Music Streaming Solution

July 29, 2020

Barix has announced upgrades for its RetailPlayer multisite background music streaming solution that enhance its versatility, help fault tolerance and expand the network connectivity options for its hardware endpoints. New Wi-Fi support is complemented by extended scheduling and fail over capabilities along with automated or manual playback of prerecorded announcements. Offering the latest background music […]

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Barix Integrates Reliable IP Audio and Control Hardware with Syn-Apps’ Revolution Notification Platform

February 20, 2020

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND and PORTLAND, OREGON, February 19, 2020 — Barix – a leading developer of innovative IP audio and control solutions – and Syn-Apps LLC, a pioneer in emergency mass notification solutions, today announced that Barix’s latest hardware devices have been certified as endpoints for Syn-Apps’ Revolution mass notification platform. Barix will highlight the two companies’ seamless integration capabilities in booth 19140 at the upcoming ISC West security industry trade show in Las Vegas from March 17 to 20, 2020. […]

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Barix’s Hardware Devices Are Now Endpoints for Syn-Apps Revolution Mass Notification Platform

February 20, 2020

Barix and Syn-Apps LLC have announced that Barix’s hardware devices have been certified as endpoints for Syn-Apps’ Revolution mass notification platform. Syn-Apps Revolution software is designed to transform communication systems into a powerful, unified notification tool used to manage emergency alerts, mass notification, IP paging and more. Revolution provides the advanced functionality customers need to communicate pertinent information to people […]

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Barix Unveils SIP Audio Endpoint, Will Demo at ISE 2020

January 28, 2020

Barix unveiled its new SIP Audio Endpoint, which enables integrators to extend SIP-based VoIP (Voice over IP) telephone systems with functionality including intercom, paging, music-on-hold and other audio applications. Barix will demonstrate the new device in stand 8-K275 in Amsterdam at ISE 2020 in Feb. Example use cases include the ability to make announcements through […]

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Barix Launches IP Former to Replace Traditional 70/100-Volt Transformers

January 8, 2020

At ISE, Barix is launching IP Former, the company’s newest product platform for adding IP networking capabilities to new or existing loudspeaker designs. Replacing the 70/100-volt transformer traditionally used with analog loudspeakers, the PoE-powered IP Former provides an IP network interface, audio stream decoder and amplifier front-end for any 2- to 8-ohm speaker. IP Former […]

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Barix Releases Extensions for RetailPlayer Solution

November 21, 2019

Barix announced extensions Wednesday to its RetailPlayer multi-site background music streaming solution, which the company says further simplifies installation, operation and management for systems integrators and end users. A new playout hardware model supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) to minimize wiring requirements, while new software capabilities allow player devices to be turned on or off […]

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Barix Adds AudioPoint Pro Server at InfoComm 2019

May 31, 2019

Streaming to on-site mobile listeners with the lowest possible latency, Barix’s AudioPoint 3.0 audio-to-mobile platform has been deployed in venues around the globe to enhance digital signage and live presentation applications with high-quality, IP-delivered audio. At InfoComm 2019, the company will amplify these benefits with the launch of the companion AudioPoint Pro server, which extends […]

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Barix to Update RetailPlayer Background Music Streaming Platform to InfoComm 2019

May 16, 2019

Barix is enhancing its RetailPlayer Background Music Streaming Platform and will launch a new version in booth 5457 at InfoComm 2019. The scalable RetailPlayer solution enables retail, hospitality and corporate customers to easily stream background music and messages to any number of locations over the internet. Robust hardware playout devices at each receiving site feature […]

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We’re Impressed With the New Barix Paging Cloud

May 2, 2019

In one of the most innovative product launches rAVe has seen in a few years, Barix today announced Paging Cloud, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that brings paging into the smartphone. Integrating easily with almost all existing paging and public address systems, Paging Cloud records paging messages and sends them directly to registered smartphones, enabling visitors […]

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Barix to Unveil New Family of Linux-Based Barionet Control, Automation and IoT Devices with Lua Support at ISE 2019

January 29, 2019

Barix will introduct a new series of Linux-based I/O, IoT sensor and interface controllers in its Barionet product line. Debuting in stand 8-G275 at ISE 2019 (February 5-8 in Amsterdam), the new devices combine the universal, programmable Barionet platform with the simplicity of Lua programming and a cloud-based code deployment solution. Barix’s latest models support […]

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Barix Will Launch Multi-Site Background Music Streaming Enhancements at ISE 2019

January 15, 2019

Audio-over-IP leader Barix will use the upcoming ISE 2019 show as the launch pad for new advances in its RetailPlayer multi-site background music streaming solution. Exhibiting in stand 8-G275 at the event (February 5-8 in Amsterdam), the company will demonstrate new features that simplify operation, streamline management across large numbers of endpoints, enhance the system’s […]

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Barix to Showcase IP Audio and Paging Products at ISE 2019

December 13, 2018

Audio over IP innovator Barix is coming to the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019 show with a wide array of new and upgraded audio distribution solutions, as well as a technologypreview of ground-breaking paging and intercom enhancements. From low-latency, in-venue audio delivery on mobile devices to simplifying internal and internet radio streaming, Barix’s latest solutions […]

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Barix Ships Third-Generation Audio-to-Mobile Solution

May 31, 2018

Just in time for InfoComm, Audio over IP company Barix has started shipping AudioPoint 3.0, the third generation of the low-latency audio-to-mobile platform that sparked the convergence of digital signage, audio streaming and BYOD trends. Supporting two channels of audio streaming for up to 250 simultaneous mobile listeners in each fully-integrated hardware device, AudioPoint 3.0 […]

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Barix Expands Multi-Site Music Streaming Solution Family at InfoComm

May 15, 2018

IP audio company Barix will come to InfoComm (June 6-8, Las Vegas Convention Center) with an expanded suite of low-cost, multi-site audio contribution and streaming solutions. Barix will demonstrate the two new and now-shipping solutions, Instreamer ICE and Retail Player, at Booth C3465. InfoComm marks the global debut of Instreamer ICE, which combines the bandwidth efficiency of AAC+ encoding with streamlined integration, thanks to a built-in Icecast server that supports up to 50 simultaneous […]

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