Barix Announces Partnerships with SchoolView Technologies and Calypso Control Systems

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND--Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, today announced two new business and OEM product development partnerships with hardware and software companies dedicated to furthering technology in K-12 schools and classrooms. The companies will exhibit a series of low-cost, scalable products and platforms for IP-based audio distribution in schools, including security, at the upcoming Infocomm 2008 that are a result of the new business and technology alliances. The end-to-end solution for schools and classrooms enables school administration staff to easily schedule bells, distribute music, make live and pre-recorded announcements, and play other audio to specific rooms, or throughout the campus. All products are now shipping, with live deployments including the Franklin Independent School District in Franklin, Texas.

At Infocomm 2008, Barix will exhibit its complete range of Audio over IP solutions for education, A/V, security and other markets. Representatives from new business partner SchoolView Technologies, LLC of Plano, Texas will also be on hand to provide information on its CampusSV system for school-wide audio and video control and distribution. Meanwhile, Calypso Control Systems will showcase its new CA-1000SV audio amplifier, which integrates Barix IPAM-200 decoding modules to provide an all-in-one audio decoding and amplification box for audio playback over speakers and PA systems.

"Barix is proud to announce these partnerships heading into Infocomm to provide a single solution to address all audio distribution needs," said Johannes G. Rietschel, CEO and Founder of Barix AG. "The CampusSV system from SchoolView is an innovative software solution that integrates exceptionally well with our Audio over IP solutions for voice, sound and music distribution and transmission in schools. Barix is also pleased to announce that Calypso Control Systems is integrating Barix Audio over IP technology and OEM modules into its new CA-1000SV audio amplifier. This provides Calypso and its customers with access to leading edge technology and an open, software-programmable platform from Barix at a very attractive price."

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