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Barix to highlight IP audio and control innovations at ISC West 2020


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IP audio and control interface provider, Barix is heading to the ISC West 2020 security industry trade show with a wide range of powerful yet cost-efficient new hardware innovations and third-party integrations. The company will exhibit in booth 19140 at the event, taking place from 17-20 March at the Sands Expo and Conference Center in Las Vegas.

A centrepiece of Barix’s new product demonstrations will be the North American debut of the SIP Audio Endpoint hardware, the company’s most feature-rich SIP interface solution to date. First unveiled at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam, the SIP Audio Endpoint enables integrators to seamlessly and cost-effectively bridge analogue audio inputs and outputs with SIP-based VoIP (Voice over IP) telephone systems. The robust yet inexpensive device supports a broad range of audio codecs including Opus, G.711, G.722 and GSM. Contact closures allow triggering from physical interfaces such as call buttons, while features such as DTMF tone dialling support maximise integration possibilities

Additional highlights at the Barix booth will include:

IP Former is Barix’s newest innovation for adding IP networking capabilities to new or existing loudspeaker designs. Replacing the 70/100V transformer traditionally used with analogue loudspeakers, the PoE-powered device provides an IP network interface, audio stream decoder and amplifier front-end for a two- to eight-ohm speaker. Flexibly supporting a wide range of security applications including paging and emergency warning systems, IP Former decodes PCM, AACplus, MP3, Opus, G.711 and G.722 audio streams delivered via HTTP, RTP or UDP and also features SIP negotiation for use with VoIP phone systems.

The Barionet family of I/O, IoT sensor and interface controllers are the preferred choice of security integrators and system designers for controlling, automating and monitoring critical systems both in commercial and residential environments. The openly programmable Barionet devices provide robust bridges between IP-based security platforms and physical interfaces such as distress buttons, fire alarm panels, motion sensors, light switches, door activators and more. Barix will display Barionet models ranging from the base Barionet 50 to the latest-generation Barionet 400.

Barix will also highlight new integrations and interoperability between the above offerings and enterprise-class mass notification systems including Singlewire Software’s InformaCast, Syn-Apps’ Revolution and Honeywell’s Unified Notification Platform (UNP), enabling users of these platforms to benefit from the reliability and cost-effectiveness of Barix hardware endpoints.

“Barix continues to develop innovative hardware solutions that deliver exceptional reliability and value for security applications in their own right, but we also recognise that their benefits are further unlocked as part of complete, unified ecosystems,” said Reto Brader, CEO of Barix. “We look forward to showcasing not only our new solutions also our new integrations and partnerships to ISC West attendees.”

Show attendees can receive a free ISC West expo pass courtesy of Barix by registering via this link.

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