Barix and digigram are partnering to bring a new family of high-end Audio over IP (AoIP) codecs to the United States.
The new Barix XLINK by digigram series will formally make their public debut in the Barix booth at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
The two companies have worked together on occasional projects in the past, and are expanding their collaboration with this rollout.
Barix CEO Reto Brader notes that some customer projects require codecs that offer more redundancy and advanced technical features than offered in the past. “We are excited to cooperate with digigram to bring this new product line to the U.S. and South America, where Barix has earned a strong reputation for our knowledge of the broadcast market and for exceeding customers’ support expectations. We have worked closely together to make sure that what we offer meets our standards for quality, local support and price-attractiveness. With the new line, Barix can now meet even the most demanding broadcast audio distribution requirements.”
Four 1U rack-mountable configurations let broadcasters choose exactly the right model for their audio infrastructure and application requirements:
● The Barix XLINK ST by digigram delivers one stereo source (or two mono sources) over IP, and can be used in legacy analog, AES/EBU and all-IP (AES, Ravenna and Livewire standard mode) audio infrastructures.
● The Barix XLINK DUAL by digigram provides two codecs in one, delivering two stereo sources (or four mono sources) over IP. It can be used in analog, AES/EBU and all-IP environments.
● The Barix XLINK AES67 by digigram supports up to eight stereo inputs and outputs and is purpose-built for all-IP audio workflows.
● The Barix XLINK LE by digigram is a streamlined stereo audio IP codec that is ideal for single-protocol streaming.
All Barix XLINK by digigram codecs feature redundant dual streaming technology, enabling reliable IP delivery over inexpensive IP connectivity. Four network ports on each unit enable full separation of IP traffic between local IP audio, dual streaming and remote management, while redundant internal power supplies ensure maximum reliability. Front-panel LEDs and VU meters allow fast and easy status monitoring, augmented by an LCD display and keypad on the ST, DUAL and AES67 configurations. The codecs’ powerful hardware platform and advanced processing engine enable simultaneous multi-format encoding on all four models, plus multi-protocol streaming on all but the LE version.
“We have invested heavily in developing this new product line, and Barix has all of the infrastructure required to support U.S. customers locally the way they are used to,” said digigram CEO Jérémie Weber. “This combination two results in a real win-win solution for both companies and for all American radio broadcasters.”