Barix Announces OEM Partnership With Aiphone

Jun 08, 2010, 10:30 ET from Barix AG

ZURICH, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, has developed an OEM device for Aiphone Communications Systems based on the successful Barix Annuncicom series of intercom and two-way audio devices.  The project is the latest in a long list of significant OEM wins for Barix, which has supplied tens of thousands of IP-based OEM devices to the global marketplace.

"Barix is very happy to announce our OEM partnership with Aiphone, a market leader in intercom solutions with an extensive sales reach, strong sales organization and consistent approach to quality," said Johannes G. Rietschel, CEO and Founder of Barix AG.  "We are proud that Aiphone has selected Barix as a development partner and supplier for a core product."

The Aiphone IPW-1A network intercom adapter is a customized Annuncicom solution featuring Aiphone proprietary "CommuniCenter" software for remote door activation, group calling, event logging and voice recording.  Barix developed the OEM solution in partnership with Aiphone to its exact specifications, with the two companies working together to create a network intercom adapter for high-quality voice/audio communication over TCP/IP networks.

The IP intercom devices connect to Aiphone IE Series door stations and communicate with PCs as intercom master stations.  They are equally reliable in small and large communication networks, and capable of connecting any number of PCs and door stations to any new or existing LAN/WAN network infrastructure.  

"Aiphone end users and integrators using this device can build scalable intercom solutions of any size for a variety of applications that range from general security and institutional intercom and paging to commercial, industrial and residential access control," said Futoshi Tanaka, CEO of Aiphone Communications Systems in the U.S.  This can be achieved through the ability to deploy an unlimited number of IPW-1A devices for door stations and other locations and connect them all over a centralized IP network."

The adapter features universal Aiphone IPW hardware with an "under the hood" custom Barix solution.  This provides flexibility for Aiphone, Barix and third parties such as integrators or end users to reprogram the devices for added functionality.  This includes loading the Barix SIP Firmware Toolkit (also to be introduced at InfoComm) to convert Aiphone door stations into SIP-compatible door stations that can interface to PBX phone systems.

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