Barix Intros Annuncicom PS Touch Universal Desktop Master Station

Barix Annuncicom PS TouchBarix has unveiled the new Annuncicom PS Touch, the company’s newest universal desktop master station for IP intercom, paging and VoIP applications. The successor to the Annuncicom PS16, the Annuncicom PS Touch is for use in new IP-based communications systems or as a drop-in replacement for the PS16 in existing installations of Barix’s Simple Paging and IC Paging solutions.

The Annuncicom PS Touch builds on the functionality of the PS16 with new enhancements including a 10.1″ touchscreen interface for zone selection; an interchangeable, professional, XLR-connected gooseneck microphone; and powering via PoE (Power over Ethernet) for cabling simplicity. The touchscreen controls are complemented by a dedicated “talk” button, as many customers continue to prefer the tactile feel of a physical button to trigger that functionality. Key features carried over from the PS16 include a built-in five-watt output speaker; flexible codec support including AACplus, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, G.711, G.722 and PCM decoding; and optional flash memory for stored messages and announcements when used with IC Paging.

Two versions of the Annuncicom PS Touch are now available – one tailored for Barix’s intuitive Simple Paging solution for straightforward paging installations and another pre-configured for use with Barix’s IC Paging platform for advanced paging and intercom applications. Simple Paging lets users distribute live Public Address announcements from desktop paging stations, tablets or smartphones with automatic self-configuration of endpoints for unparalleled installation ease. For more sophisticated requirements, IC Paging offers a complete paging and two-way intercom solution with full-featured master-slave functionality. Both solutions run on standard IP network infrastructure and do not require a centralized server, making them cost-effective and reliable while delivering Barix’s signature audio quality.

The Annuncicom PS Touch is available now. You can see all the specs here.