Bothell, WA (July 19, 2016)—Three companies have joined the OCA Alliance as members: 1602 Group, Archwave, and TOA Corporation are now part of the AV industry group promoting awareness and adoption of Open Control Architecture, the Audio Engineering Society AES70 standard.
1602 Group designs and manufactures custom control systems as an OEM manufacturer; Archwave Technologies is a Swiss-based AoIP live sound networking and USB audio streaming specialist; and TOA Corporation is a manufacturer of large-scale sound reinforcement, voice communication, evacuation and emergency paging systems, AV security systems, conferencing and congress technologies.
Commenting for the OCA Alliance, Ethan Wetzell, engineering core platform strategist at Bosch, noted, “InfoComm was a major success, in that AES ratification of OCA attracted significantly greater attention from all manner of AV manufacturers. Our live demonstration illustrated latest technology developments, including software tools and hardware reference designs from OCA Alliance member companies, showing more than ever before, the potential power and extensive capabilities of the standard.”
OCA (Open Control Architecture) is an open control and monitoring standard for professional audio and AV media network devices, providing high speed, low cost, robust system control and monitoring of devices from different manufacturers. OCA can be used in conjunction with any available transport protocol (Dante, AVB, AES67, Cobranet, etc.) and operates on commodity Ethernet networking hardware or via standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. OCA has been ratified as an open public standard by the AES as AES70.