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Barix Instreamer and Exstreamer 100

Audio Over IP
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(26 reviews)

The Instreamer and Exstreamer 100 is an intelligent audio over IP system.

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Exstreamer 100 $195.00
New Instreamer 100 $381.00
  • A low cost audio over IP system for STL's, back ups and remotes

    that gets your audio from A to B easily, over networks and the internet.

    The Barix Instreamer and  Exstreamer 100 are versatile network audio over IP variety of applications. It enables users to create flexible, cost-effective distributed audio systems using standard IP technology.

    The Barix Exstreamer 100 plays MP3 as well as G.711 & PCM audio files from PC or web server (http) as well as legacy digital and analog sources (using the Barix Instreamer) and streams from sources like Shoutcast, Icecast (Internet radio) or RTP servers (Instreamer).

    The device is easily controlled by a standard webbrowser and with the optional Barix IR remote control. With serial and Ethernet control APIs, the device can also be managed from typical automation systems.

    Installing the Barix Exstreamer 100 is fast and simple due to its unique features SonicIP and IPzator: On power up the device findes a correct IP address and announces it over the audio and headphone outputs !

    Used in pairs, both the Instreamer and Exstreamer 100 are needed for a complete solution. Please select both products when placing your order if you need a point to point setup.



    • 10/100 Mbit/s ethernet connection
    • Streams from PC, Web, Shoutcast, Icecast and RTP servers in MP3 format
    • Separate firmware for WMA and MP3 streaming (http, UDP, RTP) with automatic failover and USB playback available
    • Is easily controlled over standard web browser (PC, palm, etc.), IR remote control or
      API (serial, TCP, UDP, cgi)

    Barix mounting bracket - optional

    • Barix accessory for Ex-/Instreamer devices, which can be used to secure the devices within their operating environment.
    • Suitable for use with all Barix ¼ 19” rack width audio devices:Exstreamer 100, 110, 200 / Instreamer 100 / Annuncicom 100, 200
    • Can be used in conjunction with Moxa DK-35A, to enable devices to be DIN rail mounted
    • Manufactured from a single piece of black colored PC plastic


  •  The Barix Instreamer is an upgraded version of the Instreamer 100, the original IP Audio encoder used in thousands of installations worldwide. It is a versatile, network-enabled, generic analog audio IP encoder suitable for audio distribution, monitoring and transmission purposes in Broadcast, Retail, Security and Entertainment industries alike.

    Specific application firmware is available from Barix or can even be programmed by Barix and integrators alike to suit special, non-standard applications. One example is the Barix SIP application, which turns the Instreamer in an audio-dial or call-in monitoring device.
    The Barix Instreamer can be easily configured and managed with a web browser.  A link on the UI allows direct listening to the audio feed in real time.
    • Live Encoder for Internet Radio applications 
    • Confidence Monitoring in Broadcast Applications 
    • 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 
    Main 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 
    • Developed in Switzerland by Barix, known for reliable IP 
  • Audio over IP decoder with line-level audio outputs and USB flash memory interface, low power, multi-format (MP3/WMA/AACplusV2,PCM, Ethersound) support.

    The Exstreamer 100 IP Audio Decoder decodes and plays multi-protocol and multi-format audio streams, including MP3, AACplusV2, WMA, PCM, G.711, and Ethersound. It features a stereo line level output, headphone connection, and low power consumption. The Exstreamer 100 is a reliable IP-enabled audio streaming device which can be used in a variety of audio over IP applications such as local and internet-based IP music distribution systems, in-store audio applications, paging and announcement systems.
    Streaming internet radio in bars and clubs
    Radio channels in hotel rooms distributed via IP network
    Playback point in an IP public address system
    In-store audio distribution
    Playing audio from a PC, a jukebox application, or from flash memory
    Commercial audio streaming applications
    Confidence check for broadcast stations
    Features - specific for Exstreamer 100 
    All  Exstreamer common hardware features, plus:
    Line level (4.2Vpp), unbalanced, stereo output
    3.5mm headphone jack
    Model 100 with USB
  • PDF file Barix STL Connection
    This document describes multiple configuration methods for making an STL connection (Studio Transmitter Link) over IP and the internet.
    Download now (461 kB)
    PDF file SHOUTcast Audio Encoder
    A Barix Instreamer allows you to stream up to 6 individual listeners without any extra equipment, but what do you do if you want to talk to the world? This guide will show you how to use a Barix Instreamer in conjunction with a SHOUTcast server to allow you to talk to an almost unlimited number of listeners!
    Download now (276 kB)
    PDF file Barix Quick Start Guide
    Quick start guide that ships with the Broadcast Warehouse pre-configured Barix package
    Download now (61 kB)
  • 5 starsexcellent item for price

    Francois from French Polynesia

    4 starsBought Instreamer and Exstreamer 110 to implement near realtime audio link using PCM over RTP. Has so far lived up to expectations so very pleased. Increased processor load when using TCP/IP interface to serial port can cause RTP audio link to drop out if buffer levels set too low currently set to 40 ms .


    3 starsGood but the new model has a USB PSU not so brilliant, The noise floor is better than the original but lacks the SP DIF input allowing for digital input, cheaper than before but look at the Sonifex P send for a better spec product. The DEVA version is better featured with AAC encoding as well. Phil TransplanUK

    Anonymous visitor

    3 starsGreat value for money but the new PSU being USB is a down grade from the original the new version no longer supports SP Dif digital in. Price has fallen but prefer the DEVA Phil Transplan UK

    Anonymous visitor

    5 starsWe found the barix equipement to be very dependable and solid. Purcahse and shipping with Broadcast Warehouse was flawless.

    Mark from Ireland

    4 starsFantastic for linking remote sites back to base. Also BW are a joy to deal with speedy delivery and helpful advice.


    5 starsGreat product with excellent support.

    Demetris from Cyprus

    4 starsservice from Broadcast warehouse was 2nd to none. Ordered the product on Friday and had it delivered to Ireland on Tuesday morning.

    Eddie from Ireland

    4 starsSimple configuration, works great. Only lack of symetrical XLR input is a pitty..

    Filip from Czech Republic

    5 starsvery good


    5 starsThis is the second unit we\'ve bought, this one is to replace a much more expensive unit that has failed one to many times. A Great item.

    Anonymous visitor

    5 starsConfiguration is easy, and well laid out. Once configured, just plug in the audio and it works.Been using these devices for a number of years and they are very reliable.


    5 starsThis is a superb way to get audio from one place to another in real time. We\'ve used them via broadband and via the wireless link which is almost as good (our sites are about 4km apart).

    Anonymous visitor

    5 starsI am using as stl for fm transmission. It is working very nice.

    Anonymous visitor from Nepal

    5 starsWe were able to purchase this item at an offer price to replace a laptop which was being used for streaming. It was easy to install and has been working reliably 24/7 for some months now. I would certainly recommend it. Tony Clark, New Forest Hospital Radio


    5 starsEasy to set up, easy to use. Overall; does what it says on the tin!


    5 starsGreat item

    John Paul

    4 starsPoE (Power over Ethernet) would so simplify things for us that have it...

    Anonymous visitor from Iceland

    5 starsThe barix power supply have brithish plug style... Thank you for your cooperation.

    Vasiliki from Greece

    5 starsThanks for your help

    Malcolm J B

    5 starsFine, thanks

    Malcolm J B

    4 starsThese are great products. It is also possible to upgrade their firmware to do extra things - like fallback to a playlist on a USB stick, or even uncompressed PCM audio. Their website is a bit cryptic/teccie, but there is a good Yahoo forum to get advice, and Brendan at BW is always helpful. Why 4 stars not 5? We have found that they are slightly temperature sensitive, so at the remote TX site we have had audio problems when temperature drops to around freezing. We now have heat management and that problem has gone away!

    Anonymous visitor from United Kingdom

    3 starsGreat place to buy broadcast equipment

    ERIC from France

    5 starsThe Barix Instreamer is a great product. It maintains a steady signal when streaming to a server. I have used it for two weeks straight and I have had no sync losses or stream breaks. I have used software based encoders like Oddcast/edcast, RadioBOSS,... I have to say that they are not in the same league as the instreamer. For anyone who is serious about streaming audio over the internet then the Barix Instreamer is the only way to go.

    Anthony Christopher
    Managing Director of Yadah Radio


    Anthony from United Kingdom

    5 starswe use the barix instreamer and extreamer 100 with two Genius wireless AP/client (700 metres distant)arrangment
    and the quality is just amazing good in fact we broadcast live events from our local College to our Radio Station

    gay from United Kingdom

    4 starsI use a Barix Instreamer as an Audio Encoder for my SHOUTcast server. I used to use a PC to do this; however, this unit provides a much more reliable, robust and easier to set up solution.

    Anonymous visitor from United Kingdom

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