Barix AG of Oakdale, Minn., releases the Wi-Fi paging app for the iPhone and iPad. It is the first open-standards IP and multicast voice announcer application for mobile iOS devices, according to the company.
The app enables zoned voice paging from iOS devices on commercial, public and residential properties. Upon download, users add existing paging receivers such as IP phones, IP speakers or VoIP paging gateways in the setup part of the application. Multicast addresses can be used to set up zones with multiple receiving devices. Configurations are stored within the app or an optional location device, ensuring a one-time setup process per site.
Users can assign photos to each device or zone to create clear visuals for the paging targets. Once setup is complete, users can make announcements to configured targets by touching the appropriate zone icons and initiating audio with the “push-to-talk” soft-button.