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, it’s is ideal for professional alarm and notification applications over military, emergency response and business networks that serve many locations. The single-button user interface enables immediate delivery of important messages to all stations over local and wide-area networks, “push to talk” in its purest form.
RackBox systems are infinitely scalable, with each device programmable as a transmitter, receiver, or both. Using independent, ultra-reliable 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.
The robust hardware ensures constant availability, assisted by redundant power connections, and the system layout can be set up using dual-network paths while seamlessly integrating with an organisation’s central IT infrastructure. Its limited bandwidth requirements, low latency, and standards compliance makes the RackBox system ideal for use on existing IT infrastructure.
CTO and Founder of Barix, Johannes Rietschel, says “RackBox represents our latest advances in cloud-based replication and remote monitoring technology to serve a broad variety of universal communication requirements.
“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.”