The scope of this document is to give a thorough introduction on RetailPlayer TPA400.
RetailPlayer TPA400 runs the RetailPlayer software. Refer to the user manual for a complete explanation on the software functionalities.
4 ways Terminal Block Connector
Quick Install Guide
The Barix RetailPlayer TPA400 is an audio over IP decoder which includes an amplifier to drive a loudspeaker.
STEP 1 Connect the loudspeaker
Connect any 2 to 8 ohm loudspeaker using the screw terminal connector. (device is optimized for 4 and 8ohms)
STEP 2 Connect to a PoE switch
Connect your IP Former to a PoE switch using a standard Ethernet cable (CAT5e or better). The class negotiated is Class 0, which will allow the switch to deliver up to the maximum capability per port (power available at PD for 802.3af <= 12.95W). IP Former drains maximum 6W.
When the device boots:
Right after power-up both status LEDs are red (boot in process)
20s 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
40s after power up → Application is ready → Right LED turns from red to green
RetailPlayer TPA400 is ready to be configured. Refer to the Quick Install Guide for a fast introduction on how to connect the unit with the Portal and play music.
MIC / SPKR
From left to right as per picture:
Pin 1: Mic In
Pin 2: MIC GND
Pin 3: Spkr -
Pin 4: Spkr +
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
LEDs (see table below)
As per picture above:
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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