Barionet can push notifications and alarms to iOS devices (iPhone)
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A Barionet is a great product to monitor environmental parameters, power useage, contact closures etc.

If the Barionet detects an alarm condition, it will need to notify you. But how?

Sample code for sending email, operating a SMS modem etc is already available from us.

Here is a very nice method to do this via the popular iPhone by using an application called “prowl”. The Prowl makers operate a public server and manage the delivery to the iPhone/iPad/iPod touch “prowl” app via the standard iOS notification scheme (so, very little consumption of power/bandwith on the iOS device).
You need to purchase the prowl app from the app store ($2.99), register and generate an API key on the prowlapp website, and you are good to go!

On the Barionet, you will need a small application which
– opens a TCP connection to the prowl api server,, port 80 (http)
– sends an “add” command with a meaningful notification message to the server (see example below)
– close the connection.

That’s it!
The alarm message will arrive within very short time at your iPhone, where you can configure quiet times, alarm tones etc.

here is an example for a string you would need to send (replace the xxxxx… with the API code you get from the website):

“GET /publicapi/add?apikey=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx&event=alarm%20temp%3e65F%20too%20high&application=fridge HTTP/1.0” (plus 2x CR/LF)

Note: you will need to do the URL encoding (%20 for space etc) in your program if your message contains blanks or special characters.

We can provide a sample BCL program on request.


P.S: Once you have implemented this, let us know so we can feature your application!

Barix Radio – A commercial-free, high quality internet radio station !
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do you remember that Barix provides a commercial free, well programmed internet radio stream for testing and listening ?
Barix Radio is now online since 2 years, and has been listened to in all continents !
The stream is fully licensed, high quality, no ads and no talk, just a great mix of Music from the seventies to the latest hits – tune in !

Here is the URL:

The programming is done by our partner DMD2 in Switzerland, and hosting/bandwidth is provided by our partner Streamguys in the US.

Let us know your opinion, email us with suggestions !


Barix Showcases Audio over IP for Pro Audio and Stage Applications at Prolight + Sound
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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, March 30, 2011 — Barix comes to Prolight + Sound (April 6-9, Messe Frankfurt, Hall 8, Booth M65 with new Audio over IP solutions for the stage and general pro audio applications.The company will show its new Exstreamer P5 amplified decoder — the IP speaker without the speaker — and a new Barix IPAM Series module for IP Audio streaming applications.

The new IPAM 100 Industrial IP Audio Module, being shown to pro audio audiences for the first time, is ideal for use in ruggedized OEM applications.It is essentially the core module of the Barix Annuncicom 155, developed specifically to operate within challenging environmental conditions indoors and outdoors.

The IPAM 100 Industrial module is “hardened” for reliable operation in harsh environments, manufactured with precise components, mountings and conformal coating to resist vibrations, shock and moisture.The module is engineered to operate within a wide temperature range of -40 to 80 degrees Celsius (-40 to 176 degrees Fahrenheit), meaning that there are few if any limitations for OEM customers building their own solutions.

“Many applications in pro audio, stage and mobile environments need ruggedized equipment that can work at extreme temperatures and withstand shock and vibration,” said Johannes G. Rietschel, CEO and Founder of Barix AG. “Barix IPAM modules are ideal for OEM customers that want to build amplifiers, speakers and other professional audio equipment, add IP Audio capabilities, or bring non-IP-based audio distribution to the IP environment. The IPAM 100 Industrial module takes further, giving more power to audio and stage professionals building custom solutions for harsh conditions.”

Barix will also show the Exstreamer P5 at Pro Light + Sound. Introduced at ISE in February, the Exstreamer P5 gives systems integrators and end users the freedom to turn nearly any 8-ohm speaker into an IP speaker solution.The all-in-one solution for high-fidelity Audio over IP distribution features a built-in amplifier and connects directly to 8-ohm speakers for use in an IP or Ethersound network — hence, the “IP Speaker without the Speaker.”

The Exstreamer P5 supports universal IP standards including TCP/IP, RTP, SIP, Multicast and Ethersound. Like the Annuncicom 155 two-way audio hardware device and IPAM 100 Industrial module, the Exstreamer P5 is capable of reliable operation in high-temperature environments such as overhead/ceiling speaker systems.The P5 also supports zoning applications for multi-speaker systems, allows individual local/remote channel selection and volume control and includes Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capability to simplify deployments.

Barix and Singlewire Align for InformaCast Public Address Solution
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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, March 30, 2011 — As ISC West approaches, Barix announces that its Audio over IP devices and contact closure interfaces are now qualified for integration into Singlewire Informacast® solutions for professional security applications.

InformaCast is a mass notification platform that allows users to simultaneously send audio streams and text messages to multiple IP phones, IP speaker end points, computer desktops and overhead paging systems. Systems integrators deploying InformaCast systems can now use Barix Exstreamer decoders and Annuncicom two-way audio devices for encoding/decoding to distribute IP audio streams to end points. Integrators can further enhance systems by installing Barix Barionet devices for interfacing to a variety of systems.

Singlewire Software targets its InformaCast software solution for organizations requiring emergency broadcasts, multi-location paging and complex audio scheduling needs. Live, pre-recorded and scheduled announcements are easily dispatched from a single button on an IP phone or PC. The addition of Barix Audio over IP hardware adds more interface options to the Informacast suite for two-way audio support and tighter integration to loudspeakers.

The integration of Barionet devices allows integration and alarm triggers to and from real-world interfaces such as relays, horns, contact closures, push buttons and displays. Barionet devices are open-standards-compliant, intelligent IP I/O controllers that directly interface to common electrical interfaces. Devices are programmable for special cases such as the extraction of alarming information from a serial data interface.

“Barix has a great reputation in the industry for manufacturing high-quality products and providing scalable solutions to their customers,” said Ken Bywaters, executive vice president of product development at Singlewire. “By making these systems compliant with Singlewire InformaCast, Barix customers will gain the value of industry-leading software tools to manage and deliver a host of next-generation notification solutions.”

At ISC West (April 6-8, Sands Convention Center, Las Vegas, Booth 7131), Barix will explain the InformaCast integration and possibilities — including the potential for two-way audio capability supported by Barix Annuncicom devices to enable talkback/intercom functionality. Barix will also detail how the new Barix Exstreamer P5, the “IP Speaker without the speaker,” provides flexibility of loudspeaker choice to Informacast deployments while lower the cost of IP Speaker-based systems.

“Barix has successfully performed proof-of-concept tests in conjunction with Singlewire in advance of bringing the full solution to market,” said Johannes G. Rietschel, CEO and Founder of Barix AG. “By supporting InformaCast solutions, Barix can further diversify its IP paging and public address systems and deliver a more comprehensive solution to the professional security industry — while also bringing enhanced functionality to the InformaCast platform.”

All Barix products are inexpensive, low-power devices that are scalable to the growth of the operation offer high reliability through a PC-FREE design with no moving parts; and serve as a flexible platform for integration into virtually and operation requiring audio transport and delivery over IP networks. Barix also offers its programmable BCL standard open to all customers to easily customize applications for specific needs. Local control, audio relay and low-latency streaming are a few examples of custom programs using Barix’ BCL software environment.