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New Partnership of CyberGate and Barix enables interoperability with Microsoft Teams for Barix IPAC devices Exstreamer MPA400, Exstreamer M400, IP Former TPA400, Annuncicom MPI400

 

New Partnership of CyberGate and Barix enables interoperability with Microsoft Teams for Barix IPAC devices (Exstreamer MPA400, Exstreamer M400, IP Former TPA400, Annuncicom MPI400)

Interoperability has always been essential to the spirit of innovation at Barix, and our IPAC Audio over IP devices now quite literally open new doors for our customers.

Barix today announces that all four IPAC devices, including our new Annuncicom MPI400 amplifer/decoder, are fully interoperable with CyberGate, a SaaS service from CyberTwice that bridges SIP client devices with Microsoft Teams.

CyberGate carefully chooses which hardware vendors they work with to support two-way audio and live video in the Teams environment.

Working together, Barix and CyberGate provide businesses, schools and other users with a straightforward and cost-efficient way to make bidirectional SIP calls between Teams and Barix IPAC devices, and trigger activations using dual-tone multifrequency (DTMF) relays. This makes it possible to open doors and trigger alarms from any Teams device, including desktops, mobile apps and SIP phones, without using highly complex and expensive session board controllers.

The Barix IPAC family continues to grow, with the new Annuncicom MPI400 joining our IP Former TPA400, Exstreamer M400, and Exstreamer MPA400 IP devices in time for ISE 2023. We look forward to sharing more about how Barix and CyberGate are opening new possibilities to Teams users worldwide through proven, trusted interoperability.

For more information visit https://www.barix.com/product/microsoft-teams-endpoint-via-cybergate-service/ or https://www.cybertwice.com/

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Barix Annuncicom MPI400 – Intercom / Paging device with high quality audio and latest security standards

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Meet our Barix team at ISE 2023 Hall 7 Booth 7B150

Come to meet us at world’s leading technology innovators and solutions providers congress ISE 2023.

On this mighty industry event we will show new products and much more! We are looking forward to see you there! Swing by our booth and experience our state-of-the-art product portfolio in person, audio and control over IP solutions right for your applications.

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Video Barix Exstreamer M400 – Multiformat IP Audio Decoder with stereo line level audio output on RCA connectors

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New Barix Exstreamer MPA400 with increased output into 2 to 8 Ohm allows to drive loudspeakers with up to 40 Watts RMS

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Looking At the Swiss Army Knives of Audio Over IP With Barix at InfoComm 2021

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Barix IP Audio devices now with AES67 and synchronized playout

Please read more on – How to use AES67 with your Barix device

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Bridging the Gap Between Fire Alarm Panels and Mass Notification Systems

Mass notification systems (MNS) are commonly used to notify large groups of people in the event of an emergency or to share non-critical information such as school bells, routine reminders, and overhead paging announcements.

Fire alarm systems are mandatory in most public buildings around the world. In the last few years, audio announcement systems have become more sophisticated and installed in many locations in such buildings and there’s increasing demand to integrate fire alarm systems with these third-party notification systems.

Because of their different requirements, fire alarm systems and modern notification systems will always be sepearate structures. However, there is a clear need for bridging the two together to augment emergency alerts in an effort to increase situational awareness and positive safety outcomes.

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The Importance of Multi-Modal Notifications

An ideal mass notification system should provide multi-modal notifications and integration capabilities with disparate communication systems and services, like fire alarm panels.

Organizations also need tools to effectively manage in-building communication, incident response & reunification, as well as coordinated effort with local 911 dispatchers and first responders; all of which are key to saving lives.

Multi-modal notifications help reach people located within the building and beyond the building by simultaneously delivering alerts to disparate systems such as overhead speakers, strobes, digital signs, IP phones, desktops, email, mobile recipients, social media channels, and more. In addition, integrating control systems and fire alarm panels can help communicate an emergency such as a fire, and protect an organization and its people.

When these solutions work together, they significantly narrow the time between detection and incident resolution.

 

Partnering Together to Improve Positive Safety Outcomes: Barix and Intrado

Organizations should consider enhancing their fire alarm system’s alert capabilities with mass notification software such as Intrado Revolution. Revolution integrates with fire alarm panels via certified contact closure hardware, such as the Barix’s Barionet device. Barix is the proven solution to build the bridge between fire alarm panels and digital communication systems like Revolution.

Here’s How It Works:
When a fire alarm is activated, the Barionet reads the alarm which subsequently triggers a Revolution notification. Revolution then broadcasts audio/visual alerts to all devices and third-party services associated with the notification, such as overhead speakers, strobes, desktops, digital signs, IP phones, mobile devices, SMS and more.

In addition to the fire alarms, MNS integration widens your notification reach by being able to broadcast attention-grabbing alerts to endpoints that are not natively compatible with your fire alarm system. This helps drive situational awareness which gets people to evacuate the building faster and ultimately saving lives.

Activating Third-Party Systems Using Barix & Revolution

The Barionet triggers Revolution when a contact closure is opened or closed. It can also be usd to activate third-party systems such as access control systems, alarms, and strobes. This gives customers multiple ways to manage their systems, including those that do not have a “native” integration with Revolution!

Here’s How It Works:
The Barix Barionet device serves as an endpoint in your Revolution notification. Revolution sends a notification to the Barionet, which triggers the contact closure action to enable or disable the third-party system connected to the Barionet (i.e. activating a strobe light or locking/unlocking doors with an access control system).
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To learn more about certified Barix devices for Intrado, please visit www.syn-apps.com/certified-endpoint-partners/barix or by phone at 1-866-664-6071.