The company’s latest developments are intended to give broadcasters more options in the way they use Barix technology for the delivery of programme audio between studios and transmission points.
Specific products to be displayed at IBC include the Exstreamer 50, a professional Audio over IP hardware device designed specifically for radio broadcasters. The one-half, 19-inch rack mount solution with encoding and decoding capability will make its international debut at the show.
In addition, Barix will introduce new easy-to-configure device firmware that provides more technical options and functionality for program audio transport. Pre-loaded onto new 500 and 1000 devices, the new STL software package is also available as a free update at the Barix website (link below) and can be loaded onto all existing Barix Instreamer encoders and Exstreamer decoders. The software enables new features including full-duplex audio transport (48kHz sample rate PCM, full-duplex devices only) and trap-based alarming, while reducing external hardware requirements previously necessary for such enhancements.
Johannes G. Rietschel, CEO and founder of Barix AG, commented: “The new universal, feature-filled Barix software is a fully configurable application that fits well into many different scenarios a broadcaster may have for program audio transport, such as directed or unidirectional microwave-carried IP, remote contribution, and internet-based low-bandwidth applications. Through manual fine-tuning of the software, we offer many of the professional features that broadcasters rely on for high-quality audio transport between locations. This, along with quick set-up, is especially ideal for Exstreamer 1000 users that want more freedom to configure various options onto their devices.”
Considering the enduring importance of the IBC event, Rietschel tells PSN-e: “IBC is THE major broadcast show in Europe. Barix is a global company and IBC is the best place for us to see our customers and prospects from all over Europe, the Middle East and parts of the Asia-Pacific region. We rely on NAB for our customers in North and South America, as well as Australia, but IBC continues to increase in significance for Barix as it’s an important aspect of our global presence.”