You need reliable audio encoding directly from your studio. Use the Barix Instremer to take any analog audio feed from your radio station, to our servers and on to your online audience.
The device fully integrates with our Radio Streaming Services. Call or chat for more details.



General Purpose Network IP Audio Encoder

Encode your analog audio source in real time and send it to our serves through the built-in Ethernet connection. The Barix Instreamer is compatible with our SHOUTcast or Icecast audio streaming platform.

Already have a Barix Instreamer? Follow our step by step tutorial to setup your encoder with Primcast radio streaming services.


Inputs and Encoding

The Barix Instreamer is simple and versatile. Take your analog audio signal and turn it into digital MP3, PCM, G.711 or G.722 formats. Supported streaming protocols include TCP, UDP, Shoutcast and Multicast RTP.


Technical Specifications

  • 5V, max. 1A through Micro-B USB connector
  • External power adaptor, 100-240VAC, 5W, included
  • RJ45, 10/100Mbps auto, Link & Activity LEDs
  • Protocols: TCP/IP, UDP, RTP, DHCP, SNMP, SIP
  • AutoIP, SonicIP, IPZator to ease address assignment
  • 300..230'400 Baud asynchronous, 7/8 bit
  • DSub 9 pin male
  • serial tunnel, control and metadata input support
Audio Input
  • RCA connectors, unbalanced, 2 kOhm impedance
  • Clipping level 5.3 dBu, 4 Vpp
  • Frequency response (-3dB) 20..20'000 Hz *
  • Signal to Noise Ratio 89dB, THD <0.03%
  • Stereo crosstalk -89dB
  • Input signal attenuable by software setting (-3..+19.5dB)

* depends on used codec, best results @48kHz PCM

Headphone Output
  • 3.5mm jack
  • volume adjustable via browser
  • announcement of IP address (SonicIP)
Audio formats
  • MP3, encoding/decoding up to 192/320kbps
  • VBR and CBR support
  • PCM 16bit @8, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
  • G.711, uLaw, aLaw (sample rates same as PCM)
  • Aluminum case, 225g, separate mounting bracket
  • available 4.25" x 1.5" x 3.1" (108mm x 38mm x 78.7 mm)
Software Environment
  • Proprietary multitasking OS
  • Application firmware packages available from Barix
  • Development Environment for custom functionality
  • (ABCL development kit) available free of charge
  • (calculated according to MIL217F at 25°C) min. 540 000h