Barix Instreamer

Barix Instreamer network audio encoder – Multiprotocol Audio over IP encoder with line level analog input (stereo), serial port, low latency, PCM G.711, G.722 and MP3 encoding.

Original price was: $1,010.00.Current price is: $959.50.

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The Barix Instreamer makes the streaming of audio over IP networks smooth and easy. It encodes any incoming audio signal into a high-quality stream and can send the stream to up to 32 different destinations across the LAN or over the internet.

Instreamers?support?unicast, broadcast or multicast streaming along with peer-to-peer connections with other Barix devices.

It can?also be used for integration into wide audio infrastructures with Shoutcast,?Icecast or an other third party software. Simple web and command interfaces make the firmware configurable and the audio stream can be adjusted to the network bandwidth.

An?easy-to-install and cost-effective solution for professional audio streaming.


? Live IP Audio Encoder for Streaming Applications

? Source Encoder for IP Audio Distribution Applications

? Background Music and Music-on-Hold encoder for VoIP Applications

? Shoutcast/Icecast Source Encoder

? Low latency IP Audio Encoder for multichannel applications

? Confidence Monitoring and Vox Switch for Broadcast Applications FEATURES

? G.711, G.722, PCM linear Encoding

? MP3 Encoding (low Latency)

? Shoutcast/Icecast Source capability

? Audio Level Supervision with SNMP Trap generation

? IP Streaming via TCP, UDP, RTP, Multicast

? Line Level Input (Stereo) ? RS-232 Serial Port

? Power Supply (micro USB)

? Designed in Switzerland and installed in thousands of locations, the Barix Instreamer is the device of choice for Broadcasters, Telco Providers, Entertainment venues and Surveillance projects alike.


  • MP3, G.711, G.722, PCM Encoding
  • IP Streaming via TCP, UDP, RTP, Multicast
  • Shoutcast/Icecast Source capability
  • Audio Level Supervision with SNMP Trap generation
  • Line Level Input (Stereo)


• 5V, max. 1A through Mini-USB connector
• External power adaptor, 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
• 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
Headphone Output
• 3.5mm jack
• volume adjustable via browser
• announcement of IP address (SonicIP)
• general purpose audio output, depending on used
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)
• 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
• (calculated according to MIL217F at 25°C)
min. 540 000h
* depends on used codec, best results @48kHz PCM