The Barix IP Audio Module IPAM 200 is a versatile network audio decoder module that
plays MP3 or WMA (soon also G.711 & PCM) audio files and play lists
from USB memory, PC or web server (http) or streams from sources
like Shoutcast, Icecast (Internet radio) or RTP servers.
- Playing audio from PC, jukebox applications, flash memory
- Multiroom or multizone distributed audio systems
- Commercial audio streaming applications (airports, hotels, etc.)
- Realtime audio bridging over IP (when used with the Instreamer)
- Paging and announcement applications
- Instore audio distribution (realtime) for retail, restaurants, franchises
Installation and configuration
Installing a device containing the Barix IPAM 200 is fast and simple :
After power-up the module gets either an IP address automatically
(BootP or DHCP) or finds a free one using the IPzator feature. The unique SonicIP feature then announces the IP address over the audio outputs. The module is easily configured and controlled by a standard web browser.
Standard and Streaming Client Firmware
Standard firmware for jukebox and multizone applications, as well as the streaming client firmware for commercial streaming applications with WMA and MP3 support, automatic failover (up to 3 URL's / playing
from USB memory) and monitoring capabilities are supported by the module (please see the Streaming Client Firmware data sheet).
Programmable ABCL Firmware
A fully programmable ABCL firmware version is available on request. ABCL stands for Audio Barix Control Language and is a simple to use yet powerful Basic dialect (please see the ABCL firmware data sheet).
Application development and integration
The Barix IPAM 200 supports various control and communication modes. Software developers can easily write audio applications using one of the openly documented Ethernet (cgi,TCP, UDP) or serial interfaces (API).
Audio Interface and Formats:
Stereo out 1.5Vpp max, volume, bass and treble adjustable by browser,
MP3 up to 320 kBit fixed & variable bit rates,WMA (Windows Media
Audio), G.711 and PCM (both @ 8 or 24 kHz sampling rate) in a future
10/100 Mbit Ethernet (Auto),TCP/IP, UDP, RTP, HTTP, DHCP, SNMP,
AutoIP, SonicIP, IPzator
TTL Level UART 300..115200 Baud Outputs for 2 dualcolor Ethernet
status LEDs, 7 General Purpose I/Os, USB1.1 interface for memory
CPU / Memory:
Integrated CPU / MAC / IO controller with on-chip 256 KB zero wait
state static RAM, 2 KB EEprom (configuration), 1 MB Flash
memory (application and web server content)
Embedded, robust OS, fully routable IP stack
User / Application Interfaces:
Integrated web server (control/configuration), browser based, serial
or Ethernet control API, programmable software environment
Single +3.3VDC 1.6 Watt max.
2.2" x 1.3" x 0.39" / 56mm x 33mm x 10mm
Operating temperature / humidity: 0 - 40°Celsius / 32 - 104 Deg.
Fahrenheit 0-70% relative humidity, non-condensing
RoHS compliant (lead free)