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Barix Works with Crestron

Barix AG, a Zurich, Switzerland-based provider of IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, collaborated with Crestron Electronics to make the Annuncicom 100-CS custom audio-over-IP intercom solution for integration into residential environments.

Barix AG, a Zurich, Switzerland-based provider of IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, collaborated with Crestron Electronics to make the Annuncicom 100-CS custom audio-over-IP intercom solution for integration into residential environments, according to company officials. Barix developed the Annuncicom 100-CS to operate within residential Crestron systems after joining Crestron's integrated Partner Program earlier this year.

The Barix Annuncicom 100-CS features special firmware to communicate with software in Crestron control systems for residential analog audio and digital IP intercom applications, proving point-to-point distribution of full-duplex audio between devices. It can communicate with specific products in Crestron AV distribution systems, including certain Crestron Isys wall-mount touch panels, and Crestron intercom distribution switchers and interface solutions.

Company officials said Barix's audio-over-IP technology enables Creston dealers to integrate new digital IP intercom solutions within the framework of existing analog infrastructures, for a flexible, cost-effective digital upgrade path without replacing entire analog solutions.

"The development of this new firmware allows Barix and Crestron to build a cohesive product for Crestron dealers as they work to address challenges for our residential customers," said Chris Wildfoerster, director of business development for Crestron.

The Annuncicom 100-CS can provide several applications within a Crestron control environment, including, hands-free intercom and door control directly from a specific Crestron touch panel, or audio distribution to one of many touch panels within a network connected to a central Crestron distribution switcher. It also allows end users to access device readings within the Crestron environment for performance and status monitoring.

"The Annuncicom 100-CS is a perfect companion for Crestron's robust control platform within residential environments to create a centralized, IP-based security and communication system," said Johannes G. Rietschel, founder and CEO of Barix AG.



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