There’s something comforting about seeing a new simple, little, shiny Barix box. This NAB Show the company is bringing out the MA400 which it describes as an IP codec having the “flexibility and ease of SIP-based link establishment with the quality and efficiency of the Opus compression format …”
Barix CEO Reto Brader explained, “Advanced broadcasters are moving away from static setups to SIP-based link establishment, particularly for remote contribution back to the studio such as from sporting events. That’s where the MA400 SIP Opus Codec comes in, establishing the connection through dial-up and then encoding and decoding the audio signal.”
Brader added, “… for SIP-based remote broadcast links the MA400 SIP Opus Codec is perfect.”
The company says that the bidirectional MA400 is built on Barix’s latest-generation, high-performance IPAM 400 audio module. It features an analog, microphone-level input and line-level output. The new units share the familiar space-efficient form factor.