The scope of this document is to give a thorough introduction on the Flexa M400.
Flexa M400 comes with the Flexa Image, the base software to be used to build your Flexa apps on top of it. Refer to the Flexa user manual for a complete explanation on the software functionalities.
Flexa M400 device
Audio cable with RCA connectors
Power Supply Unit (depends on the PN purchased)
Quick Install Guide
The Barix Flexa M400 is an audio over IP decoder with a line-level output on stereo RCA connections.
STEP 1 Connect the Audio Equipment
The Flexa M400 provides an unbalanced line level output (nominal level at 0dBu), to be connected to a mixer, a DSP, an amplifier, etc.
STEP 2 Connect the network
Connect your Flexa M400 to the network using a standard Ethernet cable (CAT5e or better).
STEP 3 Connect the power supply
Plug the power chord into the power connector on the back panel of the device. The device will boot:
Right after power-up both status LEDs are red (boot in process)
15s after power-up → Device announces its IP Address (take note to be able to enter the web interface later) → Left LED turns from red to green
35s after power up → Application is ready → Right LED turns from red to green
Flexa M400 is ready to be configured.
Short press while powered (1s - 9s) → Reboots the device
Long press while powered (10s - 19s) → Hard reset to defaults (including network settings)
Press and hold for 34s while powering up → Rescue process triggered: device will connect to the Barix update server and install the latest firmware
2x RCA audio output connectors - unbalanced
Nominal output: 0dBu
2x USB Ports
Available for Flexa application usage
Serial port - Currently not used
LEDs (see table below)
As per picture above:
Fast Ethernet network connection on RJ45
Reflects the main audio output on a 3.5mm trs connector made for headphone monitoring
Power connector, barrel style 5.5x2.1mm central positive
STATUS LED Behavior
Status LEDs description
System not powered
LED1 blinks slowly during the boot up process
System in Rescue mode
As soon as device enters rescue mode, LED1 starts blinking YELLOW
Factory defaults setting (RESET button pressed >10s)
After 10s of holding RESET button pressed, LED1 starts blinking fast GREEN to indicate that the RESET button can be released and that the default factory settings will be applied (incl. Network settings)
(see lines below)
(see lines below)
Check the descriptions below to see how the LEDs are supposed to behave once the system is “ready”
Application not running
Downloading / Installing Firmware
Compliance and further Information
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the device into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Safety and precaution recommendations apply. Find them in the download section at www.barix.com
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