Issue 27



11 May 2018

Barix has announced immediate availability of its new IPAM 400 IP Audio Module. Complementing the powerful features and performance of the new hardware, Barix has also released a comprehensive SDK that enables third-party developers to incorporate Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) functionality into their IPAM 400 based solutions. Barix will highlight the IPAM 400 and SDK in booth C3465 at InfoComm 2018, taking place June 6-8 in Las Vegas.

The openly-programmable and cost-effective IPAM 400 OEM module streamlines product development, saves time and reduces risk for manufacturers creating advanced Audio over IP products. Barix’s highest-performance OEM audio platform to date, the IPAM 400 combines a 1.3GHz ARM Cortex-A7 MPCore processor with stereo audio, Ethernet, USB, GPIO and serial interfaces. The module’s open-source, Linux-based programming model and exceptional processing power enable developers to easily incorporate advanced audio processing, complex signal handling, IP-based streaming and control functionality into their solutions for almost any audio-oriented application they can imagine.

“The IPAM 400 is a true powerhouse, and lets manufacturers take advantage of our 16 years of proven expertise and our high-performance yet cost-efficient hardware to bring their developments to market faster,” said Reto Brader, vice president of sales and marketing, Barix.

SIP support in Barix’s new SDK lets IPAM 400 developers integrate their audio solutions with SIP-based VoIP (Voice over IP) telephone systems, addressing the market trend towards combining intercom, paging, music-on-hold and other audio applications with SIP-enabled phone PBXs under unified control and management. Running on the Annuncicom60 board, the SDK includes all of the tools OEMs need to develop their own SIP-enabled Linux Yocto applications. “SIP is a key capability for product developers these days, and our new SDK gives them a very fast way to add SIP to their offerings,” Brader explained.

In addition to offering the IPAM 400 to OEM manufacturers, Barix is also using the new core technology platform in its own next-generation audio products. AudioPoint 3.0, Barix’s third-generation audio signage solution, and the Barix Retail Player multi-site background music streaming system both incorporate hardware built on the IPAM 400. AudioPoint 3.0 and Barix Retail Player will also be demonstrated at InfoComm 2018 alongside other Barix innovations.

“We encourage manufacturers to discuss their current and upcoming audio development needs with us,” concluded Brader. “With its exceptional performance, flexible open-source approach, attractive price point and robust development tools, the IPAM 400 is the ideal platform for any type of audio application, and our rich experience makes Barix a perfect company for them to partner with.”

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