Barix has released an upgrade for its RetailPlayer multi-site background music streaming solution. It expands the network connectivity options for the system’s hardware endpoints while bolstering its fault tolerance. The seamlessly scalable RetailPlayer solution enables retail, hospitality and corporate customers to easily stream background music and messages to any number of locations over the internet. Robust hardware playout devices at the receiving site feature advanced buffer technology for fast channel switching and resilience to varying internet performance. The cloud-based or customer-hosted RetailPlayer Portal provides centralized configuration, management, status monitoring and stream switching through a web browser or mobile device. A firmware update for RetailPlayer S400 and SP400 playout hardware adds support for an optional USB Wi-Fi adapter to existing wired connectivity. A new USB Failover feature automatically switches audio to a playlist of music files on a connected USB drive if the live stream is interrupted.
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