Barix Exstreamer MPA400 IP audio decoder/amplifier launched

Exstreamer provides up to 40 watts RMS audio output to low impedance speakers while integrating them into AoIP systems.

Barix Exstreamer MPA400 IP audio decoder/amplifier
Barix Exstreamer MPA400 IP audio decoder/amplifier

Zurich, Switzerland (March 10, 2022)—barix unveiled the Exstreamer MPA400 IP audio decoders and amplifiers for applications ranging from emergency notifications to paging and background music.

The new hardware supports a variety of codecs and provides up to 40 watts of audio output for two to eight ohm analog speakers, enabling the integration of existing speakers into audio-over-IP systems.

The Exstreamer MPA400 can decode audio streams streamed via HTTP or RTP protocols into codec formats such as PCM, AACplus, MP3, Opus, G.711 and G.722. Pre-recorded audio files can also be stored in the device’s internal memory for triggered playback.

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Native support for Singlewire Informacast and Intrado Revolution systems enables Exstreamer MPA400 devices to integrate connected speakers as endpoints for enterprise-grade mass notification solutions. SIP support (including Secure SIP) enables compatibility with VoIP phone systems and direct addressing of each MPA400 device. Tiered source stream prioritization – configured via the device’s built-in web interface – allows emergency notifications or urgent pages to automatically replace background music and other audio elements.

Alternatively, the Exstreamer MPA400 can be configured as a dedicated AES67 receiver/decoder, enabling interoperability with Dante-enabled devices and AES67-based audio over IP networks.

Support for multiple Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) standards allows input audio streams and power to the Exstreamer MPA400 to be carried over a single cable while meeting different speaker requirements . Up to 40W RMS output at four ohms is available when powered by IEEE 802.3bt (PoE++ or 4PPoE) or an external power supply. 20 W RMS is available with IEEE 802.3at (PoE+) or 10 W RMS with IEEE 802.3af (PoE).

The Exstreamer MPA400 is expected to start shipping in April.

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