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Barix Exstreamer-500: IP-Audio Encoder/Decoder with XLR stereo inputs and outputs.

Regular price $770.00

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Part #: Barix Exstreamer-500
Barix Part #: 2010.9096

The Barix Exstreamer-500 is high level, fully programmable, Network Audio Encoder & Decoder with I/O for professional audio and broadcast applications. It is a versatile network device that can function as both a network audio encoder and decoder for a variety of high quality audio applications.  It also has 4 built-in inputs for dry contacts and 4 relay outputs for transmitting & receiving relay contact closures over IP.

The Exstreamer-500 allows the user to transmit voice, pre-recorded announcements, alarm messages and music over the IP network to any specific location or multiple locations. Audio can be transmitted one way or bidirectionally in a full duplex configuration.  The Exstreamer-500 can also be used to archive audio MP3 files to a server, to record audio in MP3 to a USB stick, as a network audio player, as an intercom client, as an intercom master, as a full duplex intercom component, or even as a SIP Client for VOIP phones!


  • The Exstreamer 500 comes preloaded with the Barix RTP STL and Reflector application.
  • The unit comes with the DB9 to XLR cableset that provides XLR connections for the balanced stereo inputs and outputs.


  • 4 Digital Inputs
  • 4 Relay Outputs
  • Balanced Stereo Line in/out (XLR)
  • DB9 Connector for RS232
  • Dedicated Connector for RS485
  • Ethernet RJ45 Connector 10/100MBit
  • USB 1.1 Interface for Memory Sticks
  • Encodes or decodes audio in high quality
  • Supports streaming (http, UDP, RTP) with automatic fail over and USB playback
  • Control via standard web browser as well as serial, TCP, UDP, cgi API

Common Applications:

  • STL and Remote Broadcasting (audio and contact closures)
  • IP Audio Distribution over Satellite
  • Confidence Checking and Remote Monitoring
  • Cable Head End IP Audio Distribution
  • Live Feed to Studio
  • Realtime audio bridging over IP network
  • Transmission of discrete control signals (4 in, 4 out)
  • Public Address, Emergency Calls, Alarms, & Paging
  • Paging and audio distribution with speaker circuit control
  • Instore real-time audio distribution for retail, franchises...
  • Monitor & control communication (public buildings, airports, manufacturing facilities, & shopping malls)
  • VHF radio control via IP application or SIP phone
  • Live audio distribution over a WAN infrastructure
  • Multi-channel audio distribution via multicast
  • Automatic announcement systems