Barix AG to Launch Latest ‘Annuncicom’ Audio Devices

The Annuncicom devices have provided bidirectional audio streaming and control solutions to various markets
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Barix AG, a Swiss producer of Internet protocol-based communication and control technology, is set to introduce the latest versions of its Annuncicom IP audio and session initiation protocol/voice over IP devices.

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Barix says its two-way Annuncicom IP audio and SIP/VoIP devices have enabled bidirectional audio streaming and control solutions to various markets within the commercial, entertainment, private sector and residential areas.

The new Annuncicom 50 is built for original equipment manufacturer applications, and Barix says it is now shipping that product to its OEM partners, including a key player in the education and classroom automation market. The device delivers Barix’s open standards design and multi-format audio capability at a very low cost for OEM customers.

In addition, Barix says the Annuncicom 60, a universal, programmable and ultra-compact device that is roughly 40 percent the size of existing Annuncicom devices, provides a single-zone paging interface device that can decode VoIP codecs as well as MP3, AACplus and PCM audio. The Annuncicom 60’s inclusion of a built-in speaker amplifier, balanced line output and microphone interfaces, serial and contact closure control interfaces and Power over Ethernet (PoE) delivers universal functionality, the company says.

“The Annuncicom 60 brings full-fledged functionality for low-cost paging and intercom while providing the high audio quality and format flexibility required for background music systems,” said Johannes Rietschel, Barix’s CEO. “With advanced capabilities like built-in, efficient amplification and PoE support to simplify installation, the Annuncicom 60 is ideally positioned to support the continuously growing number of IP audio applications,” he said.