Zurich-based Barix AG will introduce a new device for radio broadcasters that combines its Instreamer and Exstreamer technology into a single device. The Exstreamer 1000 adds several new features including a host of inputs and outputs not available on previous models. Designed specifically for the professional radio broadcaster, the Exstreamer 1000 is the product of feedback from broadcast engineers asking for more professional features in an easily rackmountable device.
“The fact that the same device can be used as either an Instreamer or Exstreamer means fewer spare parts are needed for STL, RPU, monitoring and Internet audio transport applications. And the addition of features like balanced inputs and outputs eliminates additional conversion equipment, ultimately reducing complexity and maintaining superior audio quality throughout the transmission chain,” said Johannes G. Rietschel, CEO and founder of Barix AG.
Eight contact closures are included within an Instreamer or Exstreamer device, which allows broadcasters to transport data information with the audio to trigger and control local announcements. The addition of contact closures eliminates the need to use additional automation equipment to trigger local inserts. The Exstreamer 1000 adds a signal converter with a higher dB level to reduce noise and improve audio quality, and includes a professional AES/EBU interface to capture a digital signal at the source and maintain it throughout the chain.
Barix will also showcase the Annuncicom 1000, which is a sibling of the Exstreamer 1000, and is designed for integration into complex, professional intercom and paging environments. It offers eight relay contact closures for the operation of external devices in addition to eight supervised contact-closure inputs for audio control and monitoring.