The device, to be introduced at the Innotrans rail transportation show in Germany (Messe Berlin Exhibition Centre, September 21–24, Hall 4.1, Stand 216), enables systems integrators to set up tailored communication systems ranging from simple door intercom, PA and background music systems to complex monitoring functions and emergency announcement systems. It is also the first Barix device to meet EN50155 standard requirements for rail vehicle installations. (“Railways Applications Electronic Equipment Used on Rolling Stock.”)
The basic principle of an Annuncicom 155 communication system is both elaborate and simple. At least two devices are connected to a standard TCP/IP LAN network to exchange live announcements as well as priority, monitoring and control information for a standalone system. Barix SIP firmware can enable integration into conventional SIP-based telephone systems. Control signals and a serial port allow the connection of a selector switch, buttons or display. This allows for destination selection and the control and display of connection status.
The Annuncicom 155 system can operate as a standalone system or in conjunction with PCs and central IT management in a standard network, enabling low-cost and quick configuration of the communication system while guaranteeing future expansion. It conforms to the usual transportation standards including EN50121 and EN50155. Devices without EN50155 conformity are typically not used in trains, carriages and other rolling stock for railways.