Barix, ipConfigure announce collaboration

Barix AG, a developer of IP-based audio, intercom, control and monitoring solutions, announced Tuesday that it has partnered IP video firm ipConfigure and will integrate its Barionet IP control and monitoring devices into IP surveillance systems using ipConfigure’s Enterprise Surveillance Manager software.

According to a statement, the partnership will allow ipConfigure to extend the number of components that can interface with its surveillance solutions.

"The ongoing migration from analog CCTV to digital IP video systems provides clear evidence of the quality improvement in surveillance video," said Steve Lewis, vice president of sales and marketing for ipConfigure. "Although approximately 80 percent of the market is still analog, the 20 percent that have migrated to IP are realizing the benefits and improvements. Our relationship with Barix will help our customers leverage more IP devices through the Barionet’s rich feature set, opening up a new universe for our customers that were traditionally confined to closed, proprietary analog systems."

Barix's Barionet will be used by ipConfigure to initiate actors such as door strikes, lights and query sensors for motion detection. In addition, the company’s software can control any number of Barionet devices depending on the size of the system and/or facility.

"iPConfigure’s commitment to an open architecture and IP surveillance makes Barix and ideal technical partner for interfacing many different types of components and systems to its enterprise-class software," said Johannes G. Rietschel, founder and CEO of Barix AG. "The programmable nature of the Barionet and its field-proven benefits gives ipConfigure and its customers a wide-open canvas for building customized and scalable IP surveillance systems."