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Quick Install Guide - Multicoder

The scope of this document is to give a thorough introduction on the Multicoder. At the end of this guide the user will be able to run a basic setup and have an audio stream playing.

Multicoder runs the Flexa firmware and the Multicoder application on the top. Refer to the Multicoder user manuals for a complete explanation on the software functionalities.

Package Content
  • M400 device

  • Audio cable with RCA connectors

  • Power Supply Unit (depends on the PN purchased)

  • Quick Install Guide

The Barix Multicoder is an audio over IP encoder with a line-level input on stereo RCA connections.

Installation

STEP 1 Connect the Audio Equipment

The Multicoder provides an unbalanced line level input (nominal at 0dBu), to be connected to a mixer,
an audio source, etc. To listen the IP address of the device directly after reboot, also a headphone
should be connected to the headphone output.

STEP 2 Connect the network

Connect your Multicoder 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 over the headphone output (take note to be able to enter the web interface later) → Left LED turns from red to green

  • 34s after power up → Application is ready → Right LED is slowly blinking

Multicoder is ready to be configured.

First Configuration

1

From a PC in the same network subnet of the device, use a web browser to access the web interface by typing the IP Address into your browser (the one noted during boot)

2

Login is required, by default user is "admin" and the password is provided on the sticker on the backside of the device (PW label)

3

On the “Home” page you get information about the application status.
You should see “Multicoder” on the top of the page and Application Status “running”.
That means the device is prepared and ready with the correct software.
If you don´t see, then make your your device is connected to the Internet and click “Sync”.
Thereafter the device will validate the software state with the Barix registration server.

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4

Go to the “Settings” Page, after a short moment you will get a “Multicoder Settings” button, where you can configure the the audio/codec settings. Click on it and configure the Audio settings.

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For the initial version 1.0.2 make sure the “Configuration Source” is set to “local”.

Note, the Configuration Source “Cloud” is not working in this version. It will supported in the future.

5

When done, click “Submit”.

6

Thereafter click on “Stream” to configure the stream settings and the streaming targets.
Here define which codec and format the streaming should have and even where the Multicoder should stream to. If needed, add more encoders and stream destinations.

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7

When done, click “Submit”. The streaming to configured target will start directly thereafter.

Hardware functionality

Front View

Rear View

RESET button

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 30s while powering up → Rescue process triggered: device will connect to the Barix update server and install the latest firmware

Audio

2x RCA audio input connectors - unbalanced

Nominal output: 0dBu

2x USB Ports

not supported at the moment

RS232

not supported at the moment

LEDs (see table below)

As per picture above:

  • Left LED: System LED - Indicates low level system operations

  • Right LED: Application LED - Indicates application functions

10/100

Fast Ethernet network connection on RJ45

Headphone

Reflects the main audio output on a 3.5mm trs connector made for headphone monitoring

Power

Power connector, barrel style 6.5x1.5mm central positive

STATUS LED Behavior

Status LEDs description

Left LED
System
Static

Left LED
System
Blinking

Right LED
Application
Static

Right LED
Application
Blinking

Comments

System not powered

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

System booting

RED

OFF

LED1 blinks slowly during the boot up process

System in Rescue mode

ORANGE

OFF

As soon as device enters rescue mode, LED1 starts blinking YELLOW

Factory defaults setting (RESET button pressed >10s)

GREEN(fast)

OFF

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)

System ready

GREEN

(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

GREEN

RED


Application running

GREEN

GREEN

Downloading / Installing Firmware


ORANGE

GREEN

uSD Card Failure

ORANGE

GREEN

After power up it takes 38s for this pattern to appear

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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For questions that are extending the documentation, feel free to contact us on:

International: +41 434 33 22 22
USA: +1 866 815 0866
Email: support@barix.com

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