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CRIS Uses Barix

Reading service uses Reflector service and Exstreamer 500 for distribution

The Connecticut Radio Information Service is making use of Barix hardware and applications for transmission of programming from its four studios and to CRIS outlets.

CRIS uses Barix Exstreamer 500 IP audio encoders/decoders to form a hardware interface network and the loading and unloading points. Shuttling the audio in between is Barix’s Reflector service. The Reflector service is and STL-type service designed to make configuring a function IP audio network a simple point and click activity rather than having to remember/select IP addresses and settings and navigate firewalls.

John Galeota, CRIS’s consulting engineer told the company he can program the units from anywhere, add them to the network using the Reflector Service and plug in the devices at the studio. The studios are mostly unattended and automated.

He added,“I also like that the Exstreamer 500 has balanced audio in and out, which allows me to eliminate extra line amplifiers and transformers to maintain quality.”