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Re: Barix as backup STL
To: "CRTech" <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: Re: Barix as backup STL
From: <harlanreinders@charter.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:58:28 -0500
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At one time I had a similar problem... 

In my particular case, I had the device (PC) that I was feeding the station programming to the internet hooked to one of the output ports on a “switch” because I ran out of output ports on the router.  What appeared to solve my problem was to directly hook the “device” that fed the station programming to the internet directly to an output port on the router.  This entailed taking one of the devices (lower priority)  hooked to an output port on the router and hook it to the “switch,” consequently this gave me a port to hook my streaming device directly to the router.

Technically, I don’t why that made a difference, but all I know is that it solved the problem.
Serving Him Together,
Harlan Reinders

(715) 838-9595, off
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:58 AM
To: CRTech
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Barix as backup STL
I had 3 Barix 500's sitting on a shelf that are serving very nicely as a backup STL for my two FMs.  They are connected through 4G modems and work just fine for this application.  The main problems I run into are the modem hangs up and no longer pemits the stream.  So I have an output closure hooked up the remote control and lets me know if it gets disconnected for whatever reason.
On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:20 AM, Jim McDermott <jim@spiritfm.org> wrote:
I actually use Barix for STL's and I just set them to pick up my regular station AAC+ stream. At 48k, they sound acceptable to broadcast and I don't have to push a signal to them. If I had the money, I'd use Tielines everywhere, but $350 for one extremer versus $3000 for a pair of Bridge-IT's makes the Barix boxes a good choice. We have silence sensors on them that reboot them if they go offline for more than 90 secs.

Jim McDermott
President, Lake Area Educ Broadcasting
Spirit FM Radio & The Pulse Channel

Lake of the Ozarks, MO
www.spiritfm.org -- www.pulsechannel.org

On 3/30/2017 9:00 AM, Chris Wygal wrote:
What Bill said. Exactly.

We're in the middle of looking at a backup IP path, and considering codec options. We have a stack of Barix boxes lying around from old projects, but I'm still hesitant to use them...
On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 11:46 AM, Bill Hurne <billhurne@pilgrimradio.com> wrote:

The Barix work, but we found the extra expense of the Comrex BRIC-Link gives better performance than the low cost Barix.   The BRIC-Links have better buffering and pass audio more cleanly during times of poor internet connection or congestion.   The Barix audio has more tendency to break up during poor connections.





From: Dave Land [mailto:dave@klvv.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:52 AM
To: CRTech
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Barix as backup STL


Also take a look at Comrex BRIC-Link. We have found them to be very good. NO problems for years (so far).


Chief Engineer

The Love Station, inc


On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 11:20 AM, BIll Moede <bmoedereplay@gmail.com> wrote:

I'm looking to put together a backup STL system for use over an IP / Internet connection.  For those of you with experience with Barix, are these the two pieces I would need;   Barix Instreamer and a Barix Exstremer 100.




Chris Wygal
Audio Concepts <------side gig
Audio Production,Mixing & Mastering

Radio Magazine <-----writing gig

The Journey <------full time gig
Operations Manager



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