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Barix to IP-Enable Any Speaker

At February's Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam, Barix AG will show a new IP audio innovation that the company says gives systems integrators and end users the freedom of choice to turn nearly any 8-ohm speaker into an IP speaker solution.

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Barix Exstreamer P5

At February's Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam, Barix AG will show a new IP audio innovation that the company says gives systems integrators and end users the freedom of choice to turn nearly any 8-ohm speaker into an IP speaker solution.

Barix is set to demonstrate the Exstreamer P5 amplified IP decoder, an all-in-one solution for high-fidelity audio over IP distribution, supporting universal IP standards including TCP/IP, RTP, SIP, Multicast and Ethersound. The amplified device can directly connect 8-ohm speakers to an IP or Ethersound network, effectively extending the Barix Exstreamer product range into new environments for end users and systems integrators.

"The Exstreamer P5 gives integrators a way to install 'IP speakers' without limiting their architectural and environmental options, including retrofits for legacy systems," said Johannes G. Rietschel, CEO and founder of Barix AG, in a statement. "For general applications, the biggest benefits are low-cost and flexibility. You can IP-enable almost any speaker with this device and establish addressability and monitoring down to the individual speaker in larger installations."

Company officials said the Exstreamer P5 operates reliably in high-temperature environments and enables zoning applications for multispeaker systems while also allowing individual local/remote channel selection and volume control. Barix says these features, along with high-fidelity audio and Power over Ethernet (PoE) to simplify deployments, make the Exstreamer P5 well suited to overhead and ceiling speaker systems. Applications might include hospitality installs, including general and in-room systems for hotels, venues, and cruise ships; in-store audio systems for retail stores; background music and paging systems for office buildings and corporate facilities; and security applications, including PA playback points and SIP-based notification.

 


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