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Barix announces first EtherSound deployment

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.”