Barix AG announced that Bosch Security Systems is now shipping an IP Audio Interface based on the Barix Annuncicom 1000 for use with Bosch Praesideo and Plena Voice Alarm digital public address and voice evacuation systems. The Barix OEM device, labeled PRS-1AIP1, is used for distribution of supervised audio and control signals over standard IP networks according to the EN 60849 standard for voice evacuation in Europe and other regions.
Praesideo and Plena Voice Alarm public address and voice evacuation systems are high-end solutions for PA and emergency sound, covering applications such as tunnels, airports, railways, office buildings, shopping centers, universities, hotels and restaurants, large stadiums and exhibition centers. The PRS-1AIP1, built by Barix exclusively for Bosch, is based on Barix’ field-proven IP Audio technology and supports supervised contact closure inputs, redundant power and network connections as well as several device monitoring and supervision functions; and exclusively for Bosch, pilot tone supervision and generation. The complete solution ensures that operators can supervise extended PA and voice evacuation systems from a central location with more features and lower costs than competitive solutions.
The Barix OEM device extends the Bosch product range, and can complete Bosch solutions for onshore, single and multiple site public address and voice evacuation systems that cover a wide area of real estate. The devices offer a wide range of capabilities based on pilot tones, supervised contact closures, network and power redundancy, and compliance with the EN 60849 standard. By including eight contact closure inputs and outputs in a single box, this unit is a far more flexible and cost-efficient receiver solution than competing products.