Zurich, Switzerland (April 30, 2021)—Barix has updated its Exstreamer IP audio decoder family with the release of the Exstreamer M400.
Based around Barix’s Linux-based IPAM 400 audio module, the Exstreamer M400 is said to have higher processing power than previous models and a more programmable, software-driven architecture to aid expansion, prototyping and customization. The new unit features a larger buffer size and updated buffer management technology to help prevent network performance disruptions. IT security standard support has been updated to include HTTPS: support for audio streams, and the unit also now uses encrypted SIP (voice-over-IP) communications using TLS and SRTP.
Exstreamer M400 installation can now be tackled using the company’s System Configuration Tool, accessible through a web browser. The software’s dashboard enables installers to configure up to hundreds of Exstreamer M400 devices at once. It can be used to assign devices to grouped zones and specify up to five prioritized source streams for each unit, as well as the relative volume of each stream. Settings can be copied from one unit to multiple others simultaneously.
The Exstreamer M400 features stereo, line-level, analog audio output with RCA-type connections and can decode streams in MP3, AAC-HE, FLAC, PCM, Opus, and Ogg Vorbis formats, as well as supporting SIP and secure SIP in peer-to-peer and server modes. Other new features relative to earlier Exstreamer models include IPV6 support; internal audio file storage with externally-triggered playback; and support for Singlewire Software’s InformaCast and Syn-Apps (now part of Intrado) emergency notification platforms with automatic endpoint registration.
The Exstreamer M400 initially targets IP audio applications in the professional AV market including background music, paging, SIP/VoIP integration, and emergency notifications. Direct support for Barix’s flagship IC Paging and Simple Paging solutions, scheduled for release later in Q2, will allow Exstreamer M400s to be added as endpoints.
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