AES, OCA Alliance Plan to Ratify Proposed Standard

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AES, OCA Alliance Plan to Ratify Proposed Standard

Sep 18, 2014 4:37 PM

BOTHELL, WASH.� The AES and OCA Alliance will collaborate at the 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles towards the ratification of the alliance''s proposed Open Control Architecture as an AES public standard.

The alliance will also have a booth at the exhibit floor to promote the OCA standards-based control and monitoring architecture, with a live demonstration of control and monitoring across networked audio devices from different manufacturers.

Jeff Berryman, the OCA Alliance''s technical workgroup chair

OCA defines communications protocols for reliable and secure control and monitoring of AV device networks of 2 to 10,000 nodes. AES project �AES-X210� is currently working to render OCA into a ratified AES standard. At the convention alliance members will be participating in panel discussions to increase the understanding of the benefits and impact of the upcoming AES standard for manufacturers, designers, specifiers and end-users.

Also, on October 11, from 2-3 p.m., OCA representative Ethan Wetzell will present �Networked Audio: N11 - How Standardization has Benefited Our Industry and How a Command and Control Standard Can Generate Growth and Innovation.�

The product demonstration at the booth will feature the Focusrite RedNet 4 with Ethernet networked studio interface; the Bosch Audio Processing Switch; and the d&b audiotechnik D80 amplifier will be controlled by a proof-of-concept OCA software application, developed by alliance members.

Open Control Architecture is an open control and monitoring standard for professional audio and AV media network devices, and the OCA Alliance is a non-profit corporation formed to secure the standardization of the Open Control Architecture as a media networking system control standard for professional applications.