Australian Securities Exchange simplifies workflow with Barix
AUSTRALIA: The Australian Securities Exchange has recently simplified and enhanced the way it broadcasts stock information to subscribed traders by replacing an ageing analogue infrastructure with a new digital announcement system using Barix IP audio products. The upgrade allows ASX Group to record and deliver stock announcements to more traders with better efficiency.
ASX Group reports that it has gradually transitioned its audio delivery infrastructure from expensive leased line and copper circuit connections to an IP streaming solution. The initial phase saw centralised streaming servers added in order to deliver stock announcements to customer locations. For this, Barix Exstreamer 100 IP audio devices were installed to receive and decode announcements.
The latest phase of the project focused on the central announcement system, replacing large, multi-seat analogue announcement consoles with single-seat consoles to reduce system size and overall complexity. Supplied by Australian distributor Lan 1, systems integrator and console manufacturer AdTec Communications incorporated a number of Barix Annuncicom 1000 IP audio devices for control and streaming functionality.
The Barix equipment is reported to have simplified the entire record and transmission process for stock announcements whilst reducing the number of distinct audio destination channels from each AdTec Communications console from 12 to just two.
As a result of the new equipment, Australian Securities Exchange network administrators can control all Annuncicom 1,000 record and transmission paths from the new consoles via an integrated, easy-to-use web panel.
‘Barix helped us develop a unique, custom audio solution that integrates existing technologies with cutting-edge digital solutions that ASX Group can use with efficiency today and expand moving forward,’ said Jon Bolton, director, AdTec Communications.