The appointment of LineQ reflects the global sales strategy of Barix through regional channels worldwide IP audio and control specialist Barix has appointed LineQ as their distribution partner in the United States. For years, the company now known as LineQ operated under the name of Barix Technology in the U.S., exclusively distributing Barix devices and solutions to partners and end users in the broadcast, security, live entertainment, professional AV and digital signage industries. Led by longtime Barix Technology President Andy Stadheim, “LineQ is well-positioned to expand Barix’s market share in the United States as the new company establishes partnerships with complementary hardware vendors, software companies, network operators and systems integrators.” “The appointment of LineQ as our U.S. distributor reflects the global sales strategy of Barix through regional channels worldwide, where we commonly work with distributors who integrate Barix with complementary technologies,” said Frank Frederiksen, managing director, Barix. “Andy’s entrepreneurial vision for bringing full solutions to customers, along with his depth of knowledge about Barix and the industries we serve, is a game-changer for Barix’s growth in the United States.” Stadheim confirms that when it comes to purchasing Barix devices and solutions, nothing technically changes when doing business with LineQ. “Our longtime customers can order the same product from LineQ that they ordered through Barix Technology,” said Stadheim. “While LineQ represents the growth of our company into new product lines, we will continue to provide outstanding customer service to our loyal Barix customer base.” Barix and LineQ will co-exhibit at several US tradeshows throughout 2015, including the Digital Signage Expo (Booth 634) that begins Wednesday at the Las Vegas Convention Center; and the NAB show, April 13-16 (C6346). Barix will continue to exhibit at all major tradeshows in the professional AV, broadcast and digital signage industries moving forward.
IPAM302 module ensures that OEMs can freely build a product today and easily replace the module in field moving forward IP audio and control specialist Barix has long had a strong OEM business, with the company’s IPAM module series at the core of tens of thousands of devices deployed worldwide today. At ISE 2015, Barix will exhibit its latest module, the IPAM302, for vendors and systems integrators seeking cost-efficient, openly programmable modules to build their own IP audio products—as well as for companies interested in private-label products manufactured by Barix. The recently introduced IPAM302 is more compact and uses less expensive connectors than previous generation IPAM modules, further reducing the price of an already low-cost series. Most importantly, the IPAM302 is forward compatible for the next generation of IPAM modules, ensuring that OEMs can freely build a product today and easily replace the module in the field moving forward. “Our OEM business accounts for nearly 25 percent of our business, and is among the primary reasons why Barix is considered a visionary in IP audio and control,” said Frank Frederiksen, Managing Director, Barix. “We remain dedicated to working with companies who need the freedom and flexibility to build their own solutions using Barix’s open programming environment, along with the reliability that our core technology delivers across security, transportation and professional AV applications.” The IPAM302 is the board-level technology at the core of Barix’s latest-generation Instreamer IP encoders and Annuncicom two-way audio devices. The board design includes one serial port and four I/O connections, which OEMs can map to relay closures and other devices such as an amplifier, IP speaker or door station to enable SIP intercom. Barix IPAM modules are especially popular for vendors and integrators building products for residential spaces, K-12 schools and university campuses, and fire safety and evacuation systems. Additionally, IPAM modules are at the heart of numerous OEM products for transportation, both on-board trains for paging and intercom; and inside stations for platform announcements. Visitors to ISE 2015 can learn more about the capabilities of the IPAM302 at the Barix stand (Hall 8, 8-M245) in the RAI Conference Center, February 10-12.