Barix Instreamer UK



Manufacturer:    Barix
SKU: 2012.9124 Category: Tag

The Barix Instreamer is a very popular and versatile generic IP audio encoder.  Used in 1000’s of commercial audio installations worldwide, the Barix Instreamer IP audio encoder converts legacy traditional audio into IP audio for distribution and direct playout to IP audio decoders and IP speakers.

£349.00 ex.VAT (£418.80 inc.VAT)

Product Details


The Barix Instreamer encodes and converts legacy traditional audio to IP audio. Use the Barix Instreamer to encode audio from traditional audio sources such as mixer outputs, CD players, MP3 players and radio tuners (essentially any standard audio line level output).

This encoder device samples and encodes audio from a stereo or mono analog source into high-quality MP3 or PCM/uLaw/aLaw IP audio streams with low latency. The resulting audio stream can then be distributed over IP using industry standard and application specific protocols (shoutcast, RTP and others, multicast supported). Application firmware is available from Barix (simple download and update process).

With serial and Ethernet control APIs, open IP-standards and support for PCM, G.711 and MP3, the Instreamer decoder can be integrated with other IP audio device components, controlled by automation systems, or used with Barix’s Exstreamer to create flexible, standards based and cost effective solutions in many commercial audio settings / market sectors.

Abletek Note: We have installed the Barix Instreamer devices within many of our own commercial audio projects. Typically we use these devices in partnership with the Barix Exstreamer (IP audio decoder) to route and extend traditional audio within large buildings, between buildings and even between different sites. We also regularly use The Barix Instreamer as an independent audio source for general audio distribution and background music (BGM) playout.

Key Features

  • Standalone IP Audio Encoder Device with support for MP3, PCM and VoIP (uLAw/aLaw) audio codecs
  • Supports IP streaming standards such as TCP/IP, RTP, SIP, Shoutcast, Multicast
  • Simple bowser based device management, SNMP Monitoring
  • Very low power requirements, high reliability
  • Live Encoder for Internet Radio applications & STL
  • Source Encoder for IP Audio distribution systems
  • Background Music and Music-On-Hold encoder for IP Phone systems
  • Shoutcast/Icecast source
  • Low Latency Multicast Multichannel distribution of Audio for Video Walls & digital audio signage
  • G.711, G.722, PCM linear Encoding, MP3 Encoding (low Latency)
  • Shoutcast/Icecast Source capability
  • Line Level audio input (Mono & Stereo)
  • RS-232 Serial Port
  • Power Supply (micro USB)

Why Barix Instreamer?

The Barix Instreamer is manufactured within a solid housing. These devices are fully featured IP audio encoders used extensively within commercial audio installations offering:

  • In use for 10+ years (old and new version), 1000’s of Barix Instreamers installed worldwide
  • Flexible, versatile commercial IP audio encoder for commercial audio applications and designs
    • Audio Distribution
    • Background Music (BGM) audio source eg. radio tuner, CD player, MP3 player etc.
    • Source encoder for wide range of applications (STL, Shoutcast/Icecast)
  • IP audio routing / distribution (encoder)


  • 5V, max. 1A through Micro-B USB connector
  • External power adapter, 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

Headphone / Audio Output

  • 3.5mm jack
  • volume adjustable via browser
  • announcement of IP address (SonicIP)
  • general purpose audio output, depending on used codec

Audio Format

  • 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)

Software / Firmware

  • Application firmware packages available from Barix
  • Development Environment for custom functionality
  • (ABCL development kit) available free of charge

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)


  • Green and red LED for status display
  • Button for reset and factory defaults
  • USB port (100 & 120 models only)
  • MircoSD card slot (105 & 120 models only)


  • Backlit LCD, 2×16 chars (110 & 120 models only)


  • Aluminum case, 225g, separate mounting bracket
  • Rack and wall mountable using accessories

Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • 108mm x 38mm x 78.7 mm (4.25″ x 1.5″ x 3.1″)

MTBF (Calculated acc. MIL217F at 25°C)

  • (calculated according to MIL217F at 25°C) min. 540 000h

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