Barix Instreamer

BARIX INSTREAMER - $379

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.

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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.

Applications

  • Shoutcast/Icecast Source Encoder
  • Live IP Audio Encoder for Streaming Applications
  • Source Encoder for IP Audio Distribution Applications
  • Background Music and Music-on-Hold encoder for VoIP Applications
  • Low latency IP Audio Encoder for multichannel applications
  • Confidence Monitoring and Vox Switch for Broadcast Applications

Features

  • MP3 Encoding (low Latency)
  • Shoutcast/Icecast Source capability
  • Line Level Input (Stereo)
  • IP Streaming via TCP, UDP, RTP, Multicast
  • G.711, G.722, PCM linear Encoding
  • Audio Level Supervision with SNMP Trap generation
  • RS-232 Serial Port
  • Power Supply (micro USB)

Functionality

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.

Technical Specifications

Electrical
  • 5V, max. 1A through Micro-B USB connector
  • External power adaptor, 100-240VAC, 5W, included
Ethernet
  • RJ45, 10/100Mbps auto, Link & Activity LEDs
  • Protocols: TCP/IP, UDP, RTP, DHCP, SNMP, SIP
  • AutoIP, SonicIP, IPZator to ease address assignment
RS-232
  • 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)
Mechanical
  • 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
MTBF
  • (calculated according to MIL217F at 25°C) min. 540 000h