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Visionary Solutions Launches PackeTV(R) Mobile Streaming Media Delivery Platform

Utilizing PackeTV(R) Mobile, Content Operators Can Efficiently Deliver High-Quality Live and Prerecorded Streams to Mobile Devices

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — June 7, 2012 — Visionary Solutions, Inc. (VSI) today introduced PackeTV(R) Mobile, a sophisticated communication system that simplifies the delivery of live and file-based content, enabling content administrators to deploy IP video to any connected device seamlessly, including mobile phones, tablets, and set-top boxes. Built on an entirely server-based design, PackeTV Mobile can be cost-effectively deployed on any public or private network where HTTP access is allowed and scaled to provide superior-quality streaming video content to an unlimited number of users.

“Until now, HLS streaming was only available through a content delivery network, reducing the level of control a content administrator had over its video programing and distribution,” said Mike Piper, vice president of sales and marketing, Visionary Solutions. “Leveraging PackeTV Mobile, content administrators can more efficiently oversee HLS streaming to ensure an excellent video quality and efficient bandwidth allocation.”

Through an intuitive Web-based GUI, content administrators can easily deliver streaming media content to hundreds of clients from a single, powerful server. Alternatively, PackeTV Mobile can be deployed as a scalable onsite or cloud-hosted solution capable of reaching an unlimited number of clients via corporate or public network. By providing content in a variety of bit rates and screen sizes, PackeTV Mobile offers the best quality of experience for end users while distributing content efficiently over any wired, wireless, 3G, or 4G network. PackeTV Mobile’s standard Web-based infrastructure eliminates the need for a costly content delivery network in most cases. This reduces the content administrator’s capital and operating expenses dramatically.

PackeTV Mobile features an easily managed set-up and operation wizard that ensures effective administration of the content delivery process. Content is acquired from a variety of sources — including DVD or Blu-ray(TM) players, cameras, and prerecorded file-based programs — and encrypted to prevent unauthorized viewing if required.

Ideal for a broad range of markets, spanning the professional A/V, telecommunications, broadcast, corporate, government, education, and houses of worship, PackeTV Mobile supports standard and high-definition video and audio standards, including H.264 and MPEG-2 video, as well as AAC and MPEG audio, providing users with a high degree of flexibility. The powerful platform offers reliable transport stream storage, as well as HLS file storage and playback, optimizing a content manager’s streaming media workflow.

More information about PackeTV Mobile and other Visionary Solutions’ products is available at www.vsicam.com.

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About Visionary Solutions Inc. (www.vsicam.com)
Visionary Solutions, Inc. (VSI) manufactures Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) equipment that provides real-time transport of video over IP networks. With SD and HD IPTV encoders that support the latest technology standards, such as H.264, VSI’s modular solutions are recognized around the world for their outstanding value, performance, flexibility, and quality. With a company-wide focus on customer satisfaction through collaboration and hands-on support, VSI is a trusted partner for high-quality IPTV encoding for enterprise, education, healthcare, government, A/V, cable, broadband, and broadcast applications.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

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PESA Unveils HDcctv-Compliant Routing Switcher at InfoComm 2012

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and build manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, will introduce its new HDcctv 32×16 routing switcher at InfoComm 2012 (Booth N1327), which runs June 13-15 in Las Vegas, Nev.Designed specifically for the HD CCTV market, it is fully compliant with the HDcctv Alliance™ high definition video interface standard for security and surveillance systems.

Using a single RG-59 coax cable for each port, users can connect up to 32 HDcctv-compliant video cameras to the PESA HDcctv matrix switch and output up to 16 individual coax connections for HDcctv DVR or display devices. Unlike IP-based switches and hubs using a distributed 10 Gbps backbone, the HDcctv 32×16 allocates a dedicated 1.5 Gbps transport for each device connected to the router.

All inputs are auto-equalized and outputs reclocked to transmit 720p25/30, 720p50/60, or 1080p25/30 video resolutions up to 300 feet. Two independent reference inputs allow easy selection of genlock from black burst or a tri-level sync source.

“Today’s video security customers are looking to upgrade their legacy CCTV systems to high-quality video imaging components,” said Dan Holland, PESA vice president of product marketing. “HDcctv products, such as our new 32×16 matrix switch, allow system installers a quick and easy way of expanding security system performance without compromising on image quality, worrying about IP video latency, or spending hours learning how to setup a network management system. HDcctv works just like traditional analog CCTV systems, but offers high definition video performance at a cost effective price point.”

Housed in a compact 1 RU frame with a front load, hot-swappable matrix card, the HDcctv 32×16 offers an optional redundant power supply and control card. It provides control interfaces for PESA’s Ethernet control system or can be configured to support many third-party control systems. Plus, theHDcctv 32×16 supports an optional local pushbutton control panel, up to 80 remote control panels, or control via a unique PESA software-based soft-panel.

Founded in 2009, the nonprofit HDcctv Alliance develops and manages the technical interface specification for HDcctv, which was developed from broadcast industry standards and specialized for surveillance needs. The industry association promotes the adoption of HDcctv-compliant products and provides education for equipment manufacturers and their customers. The world’s first HDcctv-compliant routing switcher, the HDcctv 16×16, was introduced by PESA in late 2011.

About PESA

As a leading provider of audio/video connectivity, PESA offers a wide selection of routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, broadcast and mobile truck applications. PESA offers one of the widest ranges of AV products – from large scale fiber optic routing to single-point CAT-5 DVI extenders – each with the integrity and innovative high performance technology expected from PESA. Our products are available around the world from a leading team of channel partners offering local support and installation; and all of our products are supported by 24/7 technical support. To learn more about our technologies and services visit www.pesa.com. PESA is located in Huntsville, Alabama with regional offices throughout the United States.

All products mentioned herein are trademarked property of their respective owners.

DPA Microphones Appoints Eric Mayer as President of U.S. Operations

DENVER, CO, JUNE 7, 2012 – To strengthen its market position further in the Americas, DPA Microphones (InfoComm 2012 Booth C9850) has chosen Eric Mayer to serve as president of the company’s U.S. operations. A fixture in the pro audio industry for more than two decades, Mayer will utilize his expertise in the market to help the company continue its growth stateside.

Eric Mayer, President of U.S. Operations for DPA Microphones

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Revolabs Joins the Cisco Developer Network as Solution Developer and Completes Cisco Interoperability Verification Testing

SUDBURY, Mass. — June 7, 2012 — Revolabs today announced that it has joined the Cisco Developer Network as a Solution Developer within the Cisco TelePresence technology category. In addition, the Revolabs HD(TM) Single/Dual Channel wireless microphone system version 2.6 has successfully completed interoperability testing with the Cisco C40/60/90 and MXP Codecs, all versions. more

Australia’s JPJ Audio Invests In HARMAN’s Crown Audio VRACK For Live Sound Applications

ELKHART, Indiana – JPJ Audio today announced it has taken delivery of 26 HARMAN Crown Audio VRACKs, an amplifier management rack system solution. The VRACK features three built-in Crown I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers, providing an easy-to-configure, plug-and-play solution that eliminates the need to build amplifier racks.

Designed to work in conjunction with JBL VERTEC(r), VRX, and AE series loudspeakers, the system’s modular design is highly scalable and is designed to meet the needs of both small and large sound systems.

“We purchased the Crown VRACKs and replaced all our existing amplifiers that were driving our JBL VERTEC line arrays,” explained Jim Straw, CEO at JPJ Audio. “It gives us a new, lightweight packaged amplifier solution as well as access to the new JBL V5 VERTEC presets. It was the way other companies around the world were heading and so we decided to push VERTEC forward again and change the amplifiers. The decision to purchase was driven primarily by the presets.”

“The VRACK will help to set the standard for VERTEC systems everywhere in the world,” added Straw. “VRack ensures an optimum power match for all VERTEC models combined with uncompromised sound quality. Given its versatility, it can be used on VERTEC one day and then a monitor rack the next day.”

As soon as JPJ Audio’s VRACKs arrived they were put to work on the Lenny Kravitz Black & White tour mixed by Laurie Quigley. The PA system consisted of JBL VERTECs; 12 deep on the mains and nine deep on the sides with 12 subs a side and eight subs in the center. The JBL VERTEC was driven by 12 VRACKs, six a side situated behind the subs on side left and stage right.

Laurie stated that he was very happy with the JBL VERTEC on the new racks especially once the programs were written so that he could control different bands in groups.

“The VRACKs worked really well on the Australian tour and I was extremely happy with the sound quality,” he added. “The VRACKs are very versatile; you can do whatever you want with regards to turning certain amps up or down. We had a good sound system, good crew, good company. The gear is only as good as the company that preps it and only as good as the crew that puts it in the air.”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG(r), Harman Kardon(r), Infinity(r), JBL(r), Lexicon(r) and Mark Levinson(r). The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.3 billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2012.

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Bexel Expertise Forges Growing Relationship with the NHL

BURBANK, CA, JUNE 7, 2012—From the All-Star Game to the Stanley Cup finals, Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division, and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services, has been building a successful partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL). Throughout the season, the league has increasingly involved Bexel in the planning of its broadcast productions, enabling the NHL to take full advantage of Bexel’s wide spectrum of offerings, including broadcast-infrastructure streamlining, frequency coordination, engineering expertise and state-of-the-art broadcast equipment rentals.

“NHL initially asked us for help with an issue they were having with their RF and fiber infrastructure, and this led to working on a series of projects for them,” says John Mills, business development manager, Bexel. “Throughout the past year, each of these projects has demonstrated the extent of our capabilities, further building the NHL’s trust in our solutions. With every new project, we get more involved from a planning and logistical perspective, ultimately accomplishing the task at hand with great success.”

The major project that helped cement the relationship between Bexel and the NHL was the 2012 NHL All-Star Game, which took place at Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place earlier this year. Bexel’s team of engineering experts coordinated the production’s complex wireless operations and helped to establish a fiber system that added great efficiency to the large, star-studded event for broadcasters, including the NHL Network, NBC, CBC and RDS. “At this year’s NHL All-Star Game, Bexel was charged with improving workflows,” says Justin Paulk, broadcast fiber solutions manager, Bexel. “To do so, we worked with the NHL to support all of the rights holders with cable assignments for the 46 camera locations throughout the facility. From managing the internal broadcast infrastructure, including fiber optic cables and audio/video cables, to getting each of the rights holders’ requirements, Bexel worked closely with the NHL and their clients ensuring that the appropriate signals were distributed throughout the arena. The key to our success was the pre-planning and on site project management that went into it.”

To help establish faster, more lightweight connectivity between the NHL Network truck outside and the set indoors, Bexel created its Fiber Booth Kit solution for the event. “Instead of having to run many copper cables, the fiber rack allowed us to run just two cables,” adds Paulk. “The distance between the set and the truck was exceptionally long, so by utilizing our fiber rack system, it allowed for easy configuration and resulted in a more streamlined setup and strike.”

Prior to the game, Bexel engineers performed on-site copper and fiber cable testing and certification at Scotiabank Place. Walk-throughs were also held with each rights holder prior to game day to ensure all wireless technologies—including player and referee microphones, goal cams, in-ear monitors and wireless radios—wouldn’t interfere with one another. “This year being our second NHL All-Star Game, we had a lot more in place in terms of process and how we handle the media and their RF spectrum needs,” says Jim Dugan, RF engineer, Bexel. “From the way we interact with the media to the pre-event coordination efforts that we’ve established, our custom frequency coordination package is designed to provide the overall media an interference-free experience. It’s a very big event, especially considering the media coverage, as well as the number of fans participating in interactive event experiences.”

As a full-service solutions provider, Bexel’s expertise derives from its ability to provide all facets of a client’s needs, including equipment rental, integration and frequency coordination. Above all else, however, is the company’s extensive engineering support. In anticipation of the playoffs, the NHL tasked Bexel with setting up new fiber racks in each of the playoff arenas. This would allow for the officials’ review of goals as well as being able to provide video to the officials from the broadcast feed league-wide. “Essentially the NHL needed a group to partner with to ensure all of the playoff teams would have the same new system installed in each arena,” concludes Paulk. Once the racks were shipped to each arena, Bexel supplied a team of engineers to go into each facility back-to-back, and install the new cabinets, reroute the cabling to the truck compound and catwalk, provide training at the local venue and then head to the next arena.

Looking to the playoffs and the Stanley Cup Finals, Bexel provided more video equipment, including camera accessories and interconnectivity equipment, for the NHL Network set and truck. In addition, Bexel’s audio team will come into play on a larger scale, as the league is working to implement a new, more secure encrypted referee mic system for the start of the 2012 season. Bexel is also in the midst of helping the league manage its facilities remotely from its offices in New York, as well as provide other solutions that allow for remote access to the mics, video feed, official reviews and truck feeds from across the country.

“After the success of working together this year, the NHL has truly experienced all that Bexel has to offer,” adds Mills. “This is just the start—we are working with our partners and bringing the very best technology to the NHL and future-proofing that technology as we install it. We like to think of our relationship growing to the point where we’re more than a service or equipment provider, but a partner, and we value being a part of the team.”

About Bexel
Bexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fiber services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers – including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world. For more information, visit http://www.bexel.com.

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2011 revenue of £351 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services. Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews. More information can be found at http://www.vitecgroup.com.

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Adder to Demonstrate AdderLink Infinity Dual at InfoComm 2012

Adder Corporation, Boston, May 21, 2012: Adder Corporation, a leader in digital keyboard, video, mouse (D-KVM), will showcase its AdderLink Infinity Dual at the InfoCommexhibition and conference, which runs from June 9th to 15th at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas.

The AdderLink Infinity Dual enables the creation of a flexible infrastructure, allowing a computer and its operator to be separated by almost any distance over a gigabit network without any loss of capability or a reduction in video resolution, audio quality or useability.

It can run any size matrix with DVI, USB, RS232 and audio on all ports, providing point to point, sharing and multicast capability. As an IP based matrix switch, AdderLink Infinity Dual provides almost unlimited extension possibilities. This makes it the perfect solution for the audio-visual (AV) industry, allowing any number of devices to be connected, wherever they might be located.

For public AV installations, the AdderLink Infinity Dual minimizes the security risks and aesthetic problems that computers in the immediate vicinity can cause, by allowing them to run remotely in a safe, controlled location. Elsewhere, it enables AV specialists to concentrate on what they do best without needless distractions, by removing the noise and heat associated with a computer away from the public environment.

“The benefits that AdderLink Infinity Dual offers have been recognized by AV professionals around the world,” says Tim Conway, VP of Adder Corporation. “Companies are already using our solutions to power their audio-visual projects, whether that is bringing to life an interactive exhibit in a museum or creating content for broadcast. While offering clear environmental and creative advantages, AdderLink Infinity Dual also enables computers containing original and sensitive content to be kept away from areas frequented by visitors, therefore lowering the security risk. With our A.I.M. management suite, the entire matrix can be controlled at the touch of a button.”

The AdderLink Infinity Dual system will be on display at booth C6549, together with the full range of KVM extension and digital signage products already in use around the world, in diverse environments from casinos to national parliaments.

 

About Adder Corporation

Adder Corporation is a leading developer and thought leader in connectivity solutions. Adder’s media networks, extenders and keyboard, video and mouse switch solutions enable the control and distribution of IT systems around the world. The company distributes its products in more than 60 countries through a network of distributors, resellers and OEMs. Adder has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, Shanghai and Singapore.

Adder’s user base ranges across markets such as Retail, Financial, Industrial, Medical, Broadcast, Air Traffic Control, Digital Signage, Military and Server Management. Adder manufactures products under its own brand as well as for a number of OEM customers and its products are marketed and supported by a global network of resellers and distributors.

For more information please visit www.adder.com.

 

 

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Cinematographer James Mathers Casts Power Solutions from Anton/Bauer to Ride Alongside Actor Stephen Dorff for Indie Film Brake

Anton/Bauer Batteries Helped Resolve Unique Filming Challenges

STUDIO CITY, CA, JUNE 7, 2012—To meet the needs of his wide-ranging career as one of the most in-demand cinematographers in film, James Mathers is always on the lookout for dependable, long-running batteries. That’s why he counts on Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, for power solutions. For his most recent shoot, the indie thriller Brake, Mathers once again used Anton/Bauer batteries and accessories, with great success.

Brake, starring Stephen Dorff and directed by Gabe Torres, posed unique challenges for Mathers. Dorff stars as Jeremy Reins, a Secret Service agent who is held captive in the trunk of a car and endures mental and physical torture as terrorists attempt to extract information for their plot against the U.S. president. Since the film is shot almost entirely inside what appears to be the trunk of a moving car, Mathers chose the RED ONE digital cinema camera to capture the dramatic events of the film.

“The RED ONE has a good appetite for power, especially when you’re running accessories like the zoom motor and monitors,” says Mathers, who equipped his two RED ONE cameras with six Anton/Bauer HyTRON 140® batteries. “The Anton/Bauer HyTRON 140 dependably powers the camera for well over an hour. Another thing about the HyTRONs in particular is that there are no air travel restrictions.” The HyTRON 140 is a 140 Wh NiMH battery, designed for the power demands of today’s HD gear and on-camera lighting systems. Offering excellent counterbalance for lens weight, it is ideal for a high-current draw and can be used with portable HMI lights. On Brake, Mathers took advantage of the HyTRON 140 to also power his 1’x1’ Litepanels when working with water necessitated using only DC power for the safety of the actor.

Additionally, Mathers would not have been able to meet the special needs of the shoot without Anton/Bauer’s signature Gold Mount® system, which ensured that the RED ONE camera was always securely locked to a battery despite the constant rough movement the camera endured during filming. “In order to get Stephen to look like he’s bouncing around in the trunk, we had to hard-mount the camera onto the vehicle and then physically bounce the vehicle around,” he says. “The sturdiness of the three-point Gold Mount adapter made it certain that the battery stayed on the camera even if it was violently jostled in order to get the effect of the actor doing the same inside the trunk. Other batteries probably would have flown off the camera during the violent shaking. One of the things I like best about Anton/Bauer is the fact that I can use one power solution for the many different types of cameras I use, whether it’s ARRI, Panasonic, or Sony.”

Providing power requirements ranging from 7.2 to 28V, the Anton/Bauer Gold Mount system is the most widely used battery mounting system by professionals in the industry. Thanks to Anton/Bauer’s strong relationships with key camera manufacturers, the Gold Mount is available as factory standard equipment on many models.

“The ability to see the battery status on the camera itself was also a huge asset,” Mathers adds. Anton/Bauer is the only battery manufacturer authorized by RED for communication with the RED ONE using the QR-RED Gold Mount. The battery’s remaining run time is displayed directly on the camera’s LCD via Anton/Bauer’s proprietary InterActive® Viewfinder fuel gauge.

The Anton/Bauer QR-HOTSWAP-GM also helped Mathers meet other requirements of the Brake shoot. “The whole system gives you lots and lots of flexibility regarding how you can set up your camera and accessories to fit into the space as necessary,” he adds.

In his 30 years of using Anton/Bauer products, Mathers, who also serves as the president of the Digital Cinema Society, has found the batteries have never been more indispensible than on the Brake shoot. He also holds the Anton/Bauer customer support team in high regard, citing its high level of efficiency. “Filming an indie movie like Brake is a fast-paced, sometimes chaotic experience, so when a piece of equipment needs attention, either for repair or upgrading, I need the problem solved as quickly as possible so as not to hinder production. Anton/Bauer has come through again and again in this area and they have been my go-to battery throughout my career, and will remain so for upcoming projects.”

For more information, please visit www.antonbauer.com.

About Anton/Bauer
Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and a premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries. Based in the United States in Shelton, CT with offices in Europe and Asia, Anton/Bauer was established in 1970 and has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold Mount® system, InterActive® chargers and Logic Series® batteries such as the HyTRON® 50, 100 and 140, and DIONIC® 90, 160, HC and HCX. Their products are compatible with every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer high performance products include the Ultralight® 2, ElipZ®, CINE VCLX and the Tandem 150 Modular Charging System. Their superior-quality products have become an industry standard. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.

About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

Vitec Videocom – innovative products around the camera.

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Haivision Integrates Furnace(TM) IP Video System With Moodle(TM) and Blackboard(R) Learning Management Systems

Students and Instructors Can Now Use Moodle or Blackboard Interfaces to Access Live HD Channels or Video on Demand Directly From Furnace Servers more

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Barix Expands Annuncicom Product Range

New low-cost, reliable VoIP and IP Audio devices optimize features and functionality for universal applications

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, June 7, 2012Barix has successfully marketed its two-way Annuncicom IP audio and SIP/VoIP devices around the world, bringing bidirectional audio streaming and control solutions to various markets within the commercial, entertainment, private sector and residential worlds.

Barix now builds on that success with the introduction of two new Annuncicom devices at InfoComm 2012 (June 13-15, Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth C11722) that are priced to compete in large-volume projects and applications.

The new Annuncicom 50 is built specifically for OEM applications. Barix is now shipping to OEM partners, including a key player in the education and classroom automation market. The device delivers Barix’s trademark rock-solid reliability, open standards design and multi-format audio capability at a very low cost for OEM customers.

Furthermore, Barix breaks new ground with the Annuncicom 60, a universal, programmable and ultra-compact device that offers the industry’s lowest cost today for reliable IP encoding and decoding. The small form factor is roughly 40 percent the size of existing Annuncicom devices, which are already renowned for offering a compact footprint to systems integrators and end users.

In simple terms, the Annuncicom 60 is an ideal single-zone paging interface device that can decode VoIP codecs as well as MP3, AACplus and PCM audio. Its inclusion of a built-in speaker amplifier, balanced line output and microphone interfaces, serial and contact closure control interfaces, and Power over Ethernet (PoE) support is unique to the market — delivering universal functionality at a competitive price.

“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 G. Rietschel, CEO and founder of Barix AG. “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.”

The Annuncicom 60 enables striking cost and technical advantages for applications suited for many markets:
• Reduces cost of entry for Barix IP intercom applications by at least 25 percent
• Reduces high quality microphone encoder costs by at least 25 percent, whether for technical or security-related audio surveillance; or classroom lecture audio capture
• VoIP and MP3/AACplus audio decoding capabilities enable merging of paging and background music applications
• Lowest cost balanced output audio decoder solution for “mono” output applications (paging gateways, AM radio stations, etc.)

The Annuncicom 60 is also the lowest priced IP audio product from Barix to feature a symmetric output, making it suitable for in-store audio and general audio distribution applications requiring a 600-ohm balanced output. The 5W amplifier, when combined with an efficient 8-Ohm speaker, provides enough power for a typical room, hallway, lobby or classroom — making it ideal for single room paging zones and audio “help points” in retail stores and visitor attractions, for example.

About Barix AG (www.barix.com)
Barix AG, headquartered in Zurich Switzerland, specializes in research and development of state of the art IP based communication and control technology. The company is a long-term and reliable supplier of IP audio and control devices, with more than 150,000 devices shipped in its first decade of business. Barix products are stand-alone and able to remotely connect worldwide over standard networks / Internet offering new and improved solutions to the commercial audio distribution, communication and automation industry. Barix products provide solutions in Audio over IP (audio distribution and monitoring, communication, security) and automation (remote controlling, monitoring and maintenance).
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Barix AG, Seefeldstrasse 303, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: +41 43 43322 11, Fax: +41 44 2742849
Barix Technology Inc, St. Paul, MN – (866) 815-0866

http://www.barix.com

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