Barix announces first EtherSound deployment

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The Stadtmission project constitutes the first published EtherSound installation for Barix and follows the announcement at InfoComm 2008 of the company's partnership with Digigram to implement EtherSound ES-100/spkr technology within Barix Audio over IP devices.

Accommodated within the church's existing IT infrastructure, the system is being used to help provide high-quality, lowest-latency sound for live shows, sermons and other services.

According to R+R SonicDesign's Roman Surber, Stadtmission "saved about 70% using the Barix Annuncicom 1000 compared to other EtherSound-to-audio converters, and based on the low price point, dual audio channel outputs and contact closure controls, they can easily expand the system to other rooms and speaker systems."

Johannes G Rietschel, CEO and founder of Barix AG, told II: "The low-cost, high-reliability network audio decoders from Barix, now supporting EtherSound technology, are ideal for many applications. While we expect to announce more pro-audio-oriented EtherSound projects in the future, we also see that our offering enables the use of EtherSound in cost-sensitive, distributed applications such as security, transportation and other public address applications."