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OCA Alliance demonstrates OCA (AES70) evolution at ISE

OCA Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA, 13 January 2017. The OCA Alliance, the AV industry alliance promoting awareness and adoption of Open Control Architecture, also known as OCA and standardized as AES70, is proud to demonstrate new examples of how this technology is evolving at ISE 2017.

On booth # 7-V250 the OCA Alliance is showcasing multiple examples of OCA (AES70) in action, including hardware and software reference designs, new web-based GUI interfaces for OCA (AES70) solutions, a demonstration of the synergy of AES67 and AES70 in creating complete media networking solutions, and integration examples of selected products implementing OCA (AES70), available on the market today.

“The OCA Alliance has been looking forward to exhibiting at ISE this year, as the OCA (AES70) ecosystem is evolving in several very interesting ways,” commented Ethan Wetzell, Platform Strategist for Bosch Communications Systems. “It is our objective to showcase the relevance that OCA (AES70) has for everybody, from developmental, technical and practical perspectives.

“The alliance believes that it is important to demonstrate the new tools for developers that have recently become available, highlight how OCA (AES70) interoperates with other standards in providing new networking possibilities, and demonstrate concrete examples of enabled products that are already available. Whether you are an academic, engineer, a consultant or an end user, the OCA Alliance booth at ISE has something of interest.”



Arie van den Broek, CEO, Archwave Technologies (L) & Ethan Wetzell, Platform Strategist, Bosch Communications with Archwave’s AudioLAN 2.0 which leverages AES 67 and OCA (AES70) to create a unique and open media networking solution. Photo credit: – J. Martins

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About OCA

OCA (Open Control Architecture) is an open control and monitoring standard for professional audio and AV media network devices. From a single device and controller to networks with almost any number of devices and multiple controllers, OCA provides for powerful, 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.). Offering interoperability across different media transports and manufacturers’ devices, it enables whole new levels of complex system integration and options as to how and where network devices can be deployed. The architecture operates on commodity Ethernet networking hardware or via standard 802.11 Wi-Fi.

Control functionality allows system professionals to change and monitor all operating parameters of a network device, including the creation and deletion of signal paths, parameter adjustments for signal processing objects, network device firmware updates and management of access control. Control can also be limited to provide simpler ‘operator’ functionality; for instance, providing just level, mute, power on/off and fault indication.

OCA has been ratified as an open public standard by the AES as AES70.

OCA is not itself a media transport, or a means of programming a network device or system control, or generating a user interface. OCA is available free of charge to manufactures, system integrators and designers, to implement with their own and third party network devices, as they require.


About the OCA Alliance

OCA Alliance is a non-profit corporation formed to secure the standardization of the Open Control Architecture (OCA) as a media networking system control standard for professional applications. The OCA Alliance’s purpose is to actively promote the adoption and standardization of Open Control Architecture (OCA) as a media networking system control standard through marketing, education and training, and to develop future standards and other documents, that augment, enhance or extend the primary OCA standard, for the purposes of enabling and promoting increased interoperability and reliability, for a variety of transport standards.

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OCA Alliance booth contact:
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OCA Alliance, Inc.
Phone: +1 425-870-6574