Barix aims RackBox at wider market
Tuesday, 25 August 2020
rackbox-microphoneBarix has now developed RackBox to serve a broader set of paging and intercom needs
Switzerland - IP audio and control specialist Barix is bringing its IP paging and intercom expertise to large broadcast and emergency response networks with RackBox, a universal cloud-based, any-to-all platform for widespread delivery of critical messages.
Initially custom-developed for a large national US TV broadcaster, Barix has now ‘productised’ RackBox to serve a broader set of paging and intercom needs inside and outside the broadcast industry. In addition to TV and radio networks, RackBox is designed for professional alarm and notification applications over military, emergency response and business networks that serve many locations. RackBox’s single-button user interface enables immediate delivery of important messages to all stations over local and wide-area networks.
RackBox systems are infinitely scalable, with each device programmable as a transmitter, receiver, or both. Using independent Barix AudioSpread devices, the system replicates the live stream globally to receivers anywhere without depending on multicast or complicated configurations. An optional management portal supports real-time monitoring and central configuration.
“RackBox represents our latest advances in cloud-based replication and remote monitoring technology to serve a broad variety of universal communication requirements,” said Johannes Rietschel, CTO and founder, Barix. “As one of the first vendors to innovate paging and intercom solutions for use on IP networks nearly 20 years ago, Barix brings reliable emergency communications over the network to a global scale with RackBox, along with the cost-savings that come from transitioning to IP from satellite for widespread communications.”
The transition from satellite-based communications has been especially appealing to broadcasters who have been using similar satellite-based systems for decades. RackBox allows broadcasters to quickly communicate critical information, breaking news, and operational info across its complete network of stations, using available, low-cost IP networks.

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