At AES: OCA Demos AES70

At the AES Convention, the OCA Alliance provided a live lightweight hardware demonstration of OCA, which is now the proposed standard AES70.
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Bothell, WA (November 4, 2015)—At the AES Convention, the OCA Alliance provided a live lightweight hardware demonstration of OCA, which is now the proposed standard AES70.

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OCA Alliance members collaborated on a hardware demonstration that illustrated use of OCA—Open Control Architecture, an open control and monitoring standard for professional audio and AV media network devices—across all ranges of applications.

Part of the demonstration showed the multi-controller benefits of OCA, with hardware from multiple manufacturers controlled simultaneously from the OCA Microdemo hardware, an iPad application and a Chrome browser-based GUI, alongside native manufacturer control interfaces. This implementation is suitable for compact devices such as wall controllers or hardware designs where software and hardware resources are limited.

The standardization of OCA via AES Project X210 is reportedly moving toward the final stages of ratification, going into public comment for final review before becoming an official public standard.

“We are extremely grateful to the AES for all of their efforts and hard work in standardizing and improving OCA,” says OCA Alliance representative Ethan Wetzell. “The final stages are under way: OCA will soon be released for public comment as the draft standard AES70. Once feedback from the public comment period is incorporated into the draft, OCA will become a fully ratified AES standard.”

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. The OCA architecture operates on commodity Ethernet networking hardware or via standard 802.11 Wi-Fi and may be used in conjunction with any available transport protocol.

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www.oca-alliance.com