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Barix Extends Support for Mobile and SIP-Based Paging and Intercom

Android support for Simple Paging system, redundancy for PBX phones systems among Audio over IP advances for systems integrators and end users at ISE 2017


ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, January 18, 2017 — At ISE 2017, Audio over IP pioneer Barix is showcasing its new Simple Paging App for Android phone users, plus its newly-released SIP-based support for redundant PBX systems. The two items are among many exciting products that Barix has brought to the ISE 2017 show in Amsterdam.

Barix is a leader in providing cost-effective paging and public announcement solutions that provide a variety of stand-alone or SIP–based VoIP solutions. At ISE in Amsterdam (Stand N-270), Barix will demonstrate how its SIP gateway can now allow registration with redundant PBX systems, the latest step in the company’s longstanding commitment to SIP integration. This level of support means that SIP-based telephone operators can register devices serving as their SIP client(s) to backup both their main and redundant PBX systems.

In providing this support, Barix is addressing the trend among VoIP-centric integrators to marry intercom, paging, and music-on-hold applications with SIP-enabled PBX telephone systems, providing systems integrators and end users with a centralized control and management platforms for virtually all communications. By enabling redundant streams with seamless switching, systems integrators also now have a more fully formed solution to maximize reliability and customer uptime in corporate and other business environments.

“Supporting redundant PBX systems is the next logical step and a natural progression in Barix’s long-running support for SIP integration with standard VoIP systems to support paging and intercom,” said Brader. “Our products also provide music on hold and messaging (MoH) for these phone networks, and we are constantly developing new products for this market in response to customer demand.” 

Simple Paging, first introduced at ISE 2015, gives systems integrators a way to cost-effectively transition schools and businesses to an IP paging and public address system that can additionally support background music, emergency notification and other services over a common network. Simple Paging also gives end users the flexibility of paging from a master paging station at a fixed location; or from a mobile phone while on the move using the Barix Simple Paging app. 

Previously only available for iOS devices, the Simple Paging App has now been developed and made available for Android users, and offers the same flexibility to broadcast a general announcement or time-sensitive alert to an entire facility or user-specified zones selected in real-time.

“Mobile phones are becoming central to how we manage our lives, both at work and at home,” said Reto Brader, Barix’s VP of Sales and Marketing. “The Android app now, along with an update for iOS10 devices, makes Simple Paging available for the large majority of mobile device users worldwide, an invaluable tool for controlling their announcement systems from anywhere at any time.” 

Further emphasizing Barix’s leadership in this area, Brader will give a presentation on Paging and Intercom in the Age of Mobile at ISE 2017. Brader will share his insights into trends and developments on this emerging topic, and put paging and intercoms into a 21st century IP context for attendees in the Audio Theater on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 12pm local time. 

The Simple Paging App for Android and redundant PBX support are among many innovative Barix products that can be seen at ISE 2017. The trade show runs February 7-10, 2017 at the RAI Exhibition and Conference Centre in Amsterdam.

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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.

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