The AV panorama is constantly evolving; Barix proposed to ISE 2019 several new features for audio delivery with particular attention to the mobile world.
Audio over IP innovator, Barix was at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019 show with a wide array of new and upgraded audio distribution solutions, as well as a technology preview of ground-breaking paging and intercom enhancements. From low-latency, in-venue audio delivery on mobile devices to simplifying internal and internet radio streaming, Barix’s latest solutions enable customers to affordably move high-quality audio within and beyond today’s rapidly-evolving AV environments.
Building on the strengths of its earlier solutions for seamlessly blending IP audio and digital signage, Barix’s AudioPoint 3.0 audio-to-mobile platform enables streaming to as many as 250 simultaneous mobile listeners with the lowest possible latency. Combining new hardware with free iOS and Android apps, AudioPoint 3.0 streams audio to smartphones and mobile devices over local Wi-Fi in near-perfect synchronization with associated displays.
Further reducing the latency, the latest version amplifies AudioPoint’s benefits for enhancing digital signage while enabling new live translation and presentation support use in volume-sensitive environments such as bars, hotel lobbies, libraries and museums, or noisy locations such as live performance venues.
Barix’s new Instreamer ICE encoder is designed to maximize receiver compatibility for broader, HTTP-based audio distribution over the internet or internal networks to any browser or mobile device. Making its European pro-AV exhibition debut at ISE 2019, the Instreamer ICE is a specialized model in Barix’s popular Instreamer family that is tailored for Icecast -based streaming applications such as internet radio, intranet audio delivery , background music and multi-site audio distribution where latency is less critical. The latest firmware update doubles to 100 the number of simultaneous client devices that can be served directly from each unit , forming an all-in-one, simple-to-deploy audio streaming solution for moderate-scale use cases.
Finally, Barix ’s IP-based paging and intercom solutions are highly regarded for delivering a market-leading combination of reliability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. During the fair the Barix’s staff held several demonstrations of products dedicated to the Paging, while the final surprise was a technological preview of upcoming, cloud-based functionality that extends its paging solutions into mobile notification systems. Developed in cooperation with cloud service provider MoH, the new capability records paging messages and sends them to registered smartphones, enabling visitors in public spaces such as libraries , museums and airports to hear announcements or emergency information on their own mobile devices.