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Barix joins Wowza Media Systems’ Partner Program

Audio over IP provider, Barix has become a Wowza Media Systems Tech Alliance partner, to give customers an interoperable solution for live and on-demand audio streaming. The interoperable …


Audio over IP provider, Barix has become a Wowza Media Systems Tech Alliance partner, to give customers an interoperable solution for live and on-demand audio streaming. The interoperable platform brings together the Barix Instreamer IP audio encoder with Wowza Streaming Engine media server software. Wowza Streaming Engine transports the real-time input stream from the Instreamer in support of live radio streams, on-demand podcasts and other audio content.

“As broadcasters evolve how they deliver content to reach more listeners and support new business models, it’s vital that hardware manufacturers and software companies address interoperability across networked audio systems,” said Reto Brader, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Barix. “Barix is working with a variety of industry-leading streaming providers to simplify the technology adaptations of content providers worldwide. Our partnership with Wowza is a prime example of two innovators coming together to help broadcasters design effective and comprehensive streaming networks from the input point through to the delivery and playout phase.”

Although the main focus is to support online and mobile delivery to consumers, the integrated Barix and Wowza solution can support many networked audio transport requirements in broadcast and beyond.

“We’re invested in helping our customers establish reliable end-to-end systems for delivery of broadcast-quality audio to multiple locations, in many formats, and over varied transport architectures and distribution networks,” said David Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder, Wowza Media Systems. “Partnering with Audio over IP experts like Barix allows our customers to more effectively and cost-efficiently architect networked audio systems tailored to their specific content delivery needs.”

The Barix and Wowza Media Systems partnership was initially explored through a customer request, according to both companies. That customer, SportsLabs, is using the integrated Barix and Wowza solution to power its Advanced Media Platform, which today manages more than 15,000 live video and audio events; and ingests more than 950 unique content feeds associated with online and mobile streaming of sports content.

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