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IBC2008: Barix Solid-State Player Apps

Customers can now use the Exstreamer audio decoders and Annuncicom intercom/VoIP devices in the studio or at a receive point as an alternative solution for audio playback.
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(click thumbnail)The Barix Annuncicom 100Barix AG has developed new solid-state player functionality for its range of audio-over-IP devices using its open source BCL (Barix Coding Language) software. Customers can now use the Exstreamer audio decoders and Annuncicom intercom/VoIP devices in the studio or at a receive point as an alternative solution for audio playback.

"Our new solid-state player applications provide a cost-effective, a no moving-parts, and a low-power alternative to traditional solid state players on the market, including the capability to update audio content over a network connection. The source code of the applications is delivered with the firmware and allows engineers and consultants to customize their Barix audio-over-IP solutions to meet specific technical requirements," said Johannes G. Rietschel, CEO and founder of Barix AG.

The new Barix solid-state player application is ideal for store and forward platforms. Retail environments, restaurant chains, and other business with multiple locations can use the new application for the Annuncicom or Exstreamer at the receiving sites.

In a typical store and forward configuration, the Barix devices communicate with the central server and check for content updates over the network. The devices recognize playlist updates, download new content, and update the local USB media storage, adding new songs, promos, and other messages to the playback.

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