Barix announces new network intercom

The Barix Annuncicom 200 is a network-based intercom device an ideal solution for monitoring entrances and providing intercom and alarm functionality in large residential, commercial, public, and military building complexes. including: airports, production facilities, shopping malls, and remote facilities. Using standard IP protocols the device is fully interoperable over LAN and WAN (Internet) connections.

The Annuncicom 200 can operate stand-alone, as part of a group of Barix devices or can be integrated with 3 rd party systems (software, PC's, hardware and SIP phone systems) via documented APIs. The open architecture allows you to build centralized management of devices on standard IT infrastructure reducing the life cycle cost of the systems.

A SIP compatible firmware is available to integrate the devices with standard VoIP phone systems for functions such as door intercom, paging gateway, and background music source.

Various software applications exist for the Annuncicom 200 such as stored message player, audio stacker, mp3 recording to local memory and FTP servers. New applications can be developed in BCL (free development tools).

Two contact closure inputs and a relay output provide the necessary I/O for typical applications. Aiphone IE and IF series door and substations can be attached to the built-in SUB interface Recorded messages and sounds can be played from internal flash or an attached USB stick.

The Annuncicom 200 can be powered by a PoE switch eliminating the need for a local power source.


Barix now offers AAC+ decoding for extremely high quality audio distribution

AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) is a perceptual coding method used to compress digital audio files for efficient storage and transmission. Upon playback, the expanded files can provide sound quality nearly indistinguishable from the original sources. In principle, AAC is similar to MP3, but offers a number of advantages designed to improve audio quality. These include higher-efficiency compression, more channels, and better handling of audio frequencies above 16 kHz. The improved efficiency of AAC files makes AAC a particularly good choice for streaming audio over the Internet. more