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Barix Bringing IP Audio and Control Innovations to InfoComm 2017

May 23, 2017 | Telepresence Options


Demonstrations of new and enhanced solutions to address emerging trends in A/V applications ranging from IP-based paging and automation to consumer engagement

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, May 23, 2017 -- Barix will highlight its continuing leadership in IP audio and control across a wide range of vertical markets at the upcoming InfoComm 2017 show, taking place June 14-16 in Orlando, Florida. Exhibiting in booth 2457 with long-time U.S. distribution partner LineQ - a specialist in IP-based delivery and end-point systems - Barix will showcase an array of powerful and flexible solutions designed to meet customers' evolving needs in today's IP-centric AV environments.


"For more than 15 years, Barix has provided innovative yet practical IP audio and control solutions that deliver robust reliability while being easy for systems integrators and end users to install, customize, configure and operate," said Reto Brader, vice president of sales and marketing, Barix. "Our latest products and enhancements continue these hallmarks while deepening our integration capabilities and addressing key market trends, such as the expanding role that mobile devices play in paging, control systems and consumer engagement. We are eager to demonstrate these advances to our valued channel partners and customers at InfoComm."

IP Paging and Intercom

Barix is a market leader in cost-effective paging and public announcement solutions, and the company will highlight enhancements in both its SIP-based and stand-alone offerings at the show.

Continuing Barix's longstanding commitment to SIP integration, newly-released firmware for its SIP gateway enables SIP-based phone system administrators to register SIP client devices to both their main and redundant PBX systems for backup. Supporting redundant streams with seamless switching, this new capability enables VoIP integrators to maximize reliability and customer uptime in corporate and other business environments. Barix's continuing SIP development also addresses the growing trend among integrators to marry intercom, paging, and music-on-hold applications with SIP-enabled PBX telephone systems, allowing centralized control and management for virtually all communications.

Barix will also demonstrate extensions to its Simple Paging solution for fixed and mobile paging over IP networks in schools, offices, public venues and other facilities. Simple Paging reproduces live announcements from a desktop, tablet or mobile device with absolute clarity, giving end-users an intelligible and flexible paging and communications tool. A new Android version of the Simple Paging App complements existing iOS support, expanding the platform's mobile paging versatility, while advanced integration with emergency notification and background audio systems brings additional value to integrators combining multiple IP applications over a unified network infrastructure.

Control and Automation

Also making its InfoComm debut is the Barionet 1000, the latest member of Barix's family of universal, programmable I/O devices for IP-based control and automation applications. Meeting OEM and systems integrator demand for open source control, the Barionet 1000 is programmable in Linux using the Open WRT framework. The new model features wireless support and a USB port for emerging connectivity needs, augmenting standard Barionet interfaces including relay closures plus digital and analog I/Os. The Barionet 1000 is well-suited for a wide range of functions including access control, environmental monitoring, failover switching, motion detection, automated climate control and much more.

Retail and Hospitality

Designed to enhance single and multi-screen digital signage in retail environments and public attractions, Barix will demonstrate the latest updates to its Audio Signage platform, including multichannel audio support. Boosting the effectiveness of digital signage through synchronized streaming audio, Barix Audio Signage delivers multiple audio tracks to visitors' mobile devices over a local Wi-Fi connection with very low latency. Running on a compact Barix Exstreamer Store & Play device, Barix Audio Signage eliminates the cost and complexity of PC-based systems, delivering audio streams as simply, quickly, and inexpensively as possible.

Barix: We Move Audio (

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.

About LineQ

LineQ is a full-service distributor specializing in complete Audio over IP solutions, with a complete portfolio of premium, networked end point solutions from IP audio specialist Barix loudspeakers; and key partnerships with streaming and software companies to ensure rock-solid multipoint content distribution for in-store radio and other IP delivery systems. LineQ's customized approach ensures tailored systems to meet the needs of systems integrators and end users in the Pro AV, broadcast and security markets. LineQ's experience in retail, corporate, transit and education further differentiates its position as an expert solutions provider for an array of businesses and organizations. Visit or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

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