Barix Introduces Codec-Agnostic Redundix Audio over IP Solution at 2017 NAB Show
Redundix strengthens error resiliency in IP-based studio-to-transmitter link (STL) connections, with dual-stream options for robust delivery and reliable program quality
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, April 12, 2017 — At the 2017 NAB Show, IP audio and control pioneer Barix will introduce Redundix, a new solution for radio broadcasters that automatically corrects glitches over IP STL connections that affect on-air signal quality. The next-generation Barix Audio over IP solution provides customers with a complete hardware solution and an optional managed service that optimizes audio quality in non-optimal transport environments.
Redundix adds resilience to IP-based transport by either time-delaying two streams on the same network, and/or sending a redundant stream over a separate path. On the receiving side, Redundix repairs lost packets in the stream caused by transport network imperfections using the time or path redundant streams. The result is better audio quality because lost packets are repaired, and audible imperfections are significantly reduced.
Importantly, Redundix allows broadcasters to continue using their existing codecs in most cases, protecting investments and reducing initial capital expensive. The cost-efficient Redundix hardware, which sits between the encoding and decoding device, can be purchased outright or rented along with a secure streaming service for a nominal monthly fee. The Redundix hardware is interoperable with any codec that supports RTP streams, ensuring broadcasters have an abundance of installation options.
“Redundix offers a cost-effective and efficient way to greatly reduce the impact on audio quality caused by issues on the transport layer for STL and other Audio over IP appplications,” said Johannes G. Rietschel, Founder and CTO, Barix. “Redundix, like the Barix IP STL solution, can be self-configure. For total peace of mind, broadcasters can offload configuration and management as part of the Reflector Service provided by our partner, StreamGuys. We are excited to bring this innovation to market as we evolve our product and services portfolio to reduce costs, enhance security, and improve stream availability and uptime for the radio broadcaster.”
Barix will demonstrate Redundix and its Audio over IP codec family at the LineQ stand at the 2017 NAB Show, which takes place April 24-27. LineQ, Barix’s chief distribution in the United States, will exhibit these Barix and other audio solutions at Booth C1139.
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Barix supplies simple and reliable solutions and components to systems integrators and end users worldwide. We move high-quality audio across IP networks, adding value to customer solutions for more than a decade with hundreds of thousands of devices installed worldwide. Background music distribution with dynamic advertising insertion for retail shops, bars and hotels; public address solutions for schools and public spaces; and intercom and entry systems for facility surveillance, protection and security are among the many applications of Barix solutions. Barix also supports OEM projects for a number of Global 500 listed companies serving many industries worldwide.
LineQ is a full-service distributor specializing in complete Audio over IP solutions, with a complete portfolio of premium, networked end point solutions from IP audio specialist Barix, pro AV specialist Ecler and Cornered Audio loudspeakers; and key partnerships with streaming and software companies to ensure rock-solid multipoint content distribution for in-store radio and other IP delivery systems. LineQ’s customized approach ensures tailored systems to meet the needs of systems integrators and end users in the Pro AV, broadcast and security markets. LineQ’s experience in retail, corporate, transit and education further differentiates its position as an expert solutions provider for an array of businesses and organizations. Visit www.lineq.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.