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2017

February 17, 2017

ISE 2017: OCA Alliance Talks About Newest Developments to the AES 70 Control Standard

February 1, 2017

OCA Alliance attracts broadcast sector membership

Three broadcast technology companies across a range of applications, show support for open control standard

OCA Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA, 31 January 2017. Three leading broadcast technology companies have joined the OCA Alliance, the professional AV industry alliance, promoting awareness and adoption of Open Control Architecture (Audio Engineering Society AES70 standard). The three – AEQ, CB Electronics and The Telos Alliance – are leading broadcast sector technology suppliers across a range of production, automation, storage and control applications.

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January 13, 2017

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.

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2016

October 15, 2016

Archwave and Bosch Demonstrate AES67 and AES70 Integrated Platform for Audio, Control and Connection Management

During the 141st Audio Engineering Society convention in Los Angeles, Archwave and Bosch have demonstrated an AES67 and AES70  (OCA) integrated networked platform for audio, control and connection management. Archwave worked together with Bosch and their combined teams to integrate the two existing audio industry standards into a full-fledged solution for audio networking.

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September 28, 2016

OCA Alliance demonstrates AES67 and AES70 integration at 141stAES Convention

OCA Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA, 28 September 2016. The OCA Alliance, the AV industry alliance promoting awareness and adoption of Open Control Architecture (the Audio Engineering Society AES70 standard), will be exhibiting a major new open standard innovation in audio networking technology at the 141st AES Convention in Los Angeles, CA.

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August 10, 2016

AES70/OCA: Full speed ahead?

10 August 2016

AES70/OCA: Full speed ahead?A cluster of new membership announcements for the AES70-supporting Open Control Alliance suggests that – six months on from its publication – the networked audio control standard is beginning to make its mark, writes David Davies

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July 17, 2016

1602 Group, Archwave and TOA Corporation join the Open Control Architecture Alliance

OCA Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA. The OCA Alliance, the AV industry alliance promoting awareness and adoption of Open Control Architecture (the Audio Engineering Society AES70 standard), has announced the membership of three new member companies. 1602 Group, Archwave, and TOA Corporation have all joined the alliance following its exhibiting at InfoComm16, where it featured a powerful live demonstration of AES70 interoperability on its booth.

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July 17, 2016

InfoComm 2016: OCA Alliance Explains AES70 Remote Audio Control Over Computer Networks

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July 17, 2016

Video with Wheatstone

Scott Fybush caught up with Jeff Berryman of Bosch/RTS intercom systems about an up and coming standard, AES70, which promises to bring IP interoperability to device control, much as AES67 brought IP interoperability to audio transport.

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June 21, 2016

InfoComm 2016: Open Control Architecture Alliance demonstrates power of AES70 to US AV sector and welcomes new member DeusO GmBH

The OCA Alliance will be demonstrating the latest technology developments on booth #C11246. The live AES70 demonstration will include products from Bosch Communications, d&b audiotechnik GmbH, Focusrite and Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG, as well as new technologies available from the OCA Alliance. Included will be software tools and hardware reference designs from OCA Alliance member companies.

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June 2, 2016

Radio AoIP 2016 A new eBook from Radio World is now available

“AES67 will change everything for pro audio.”

“No one will be left on a proprietary island.”

“Broadcasters do not build radio stations any longer, they build data centers that play music.”

“A new trend in AoIP will replace the model we’ve got now.”

That’s just a sampling of comments we gathered from users, manufacturers and standards experts for “Radio AoIP 2016,” Radio World’s latest supplement about audio over IP for radio broadcasters, the seventh in a series dating back to 2002.

We asked the experts about implications of AES67 and AES70; about how broadcasters such as iHeartMedia, Cumulus, Townsquare Media, Minnesota Public Radio and RadiOhio are using AoIP technology; how to avoid common issues or problems; and what we can learn from their interesting projects and “problems solved.”

It’s free; read it here!

Produced by the editors of RADIO WORLD.

March 30, 2016

AES70 Ratification and Beckhoff OCA Implementation Major themes for OCA Alliance

Exhibiting for the first time since ratification of Open Control Architecture (OCA) by the Audio Engineering Society as the AES70 standard, the OCA Alliance experienced its busiest ever trade show at ISE, reflecting a heightened interest among AV industry professionals in a common remote control standard. The alliance’s booth was effectively a walk-on rolling OCA seminar, hosting a live demonstration of OCA (AES70) control interoperability and continuous advanced technical discussions between OCA Alliance member company representatives and the AV industry at large. Full article

March 9, 2016

AoIP: Where We Are, Where We’re Headed

New York Yankee Yogi Berra once said, “The future ain’t what it used to be.” Take that quote and apply it to Audio over Internet Protocol in broadcast facilities and other professional venues, and I’d have to say that Yogi would be wrong. The future is actually very bright indeed.

At Axia Audio — and the Telos Alliance at large — we were so convinced of the importance of interoperability between AoIP products that we put significant financial and technical resources into the work that led to the standard — AES67.

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2015

October 20, 2015

OCA Alliance Demonstrates New Technology at AES

OCA Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA. The OCA Alliance is present at the 139th International AES Convention in New York, at Booth #342, to present new technologies and developments on the open control standard front.

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September 1, 2015

OCA Alliance MicroDemo, New Products on the Way

By SCN Staff On August 18, 2015

 
Simon Jones

The Open Control Architecture (OCA) Alliance has developed the OCA MicroDemo, a demonstration product designed to prove that OCA is a common remote control and monitoring language for digital audio networks that can run in lightweight hardware environments.

Developed jointly by OCA member companies Focusrite, Attero Tech, and Bosch, OCA debuted the circuit board at its booth during the 2015 InfoComm exhibition.

 

“The OCA MicroDemo is a demonstration product being co-developed by OCA Alliance members,” said Simon Jones, technology manager at Focusrite Audio Engineering. “Its primary purpose is to prove that OCA can run well in lightweight hardware environments. At this time, MicroDemo hardware development is complete and software development will be completed later this year.”

 

Alliance member companies also introduced products featuring OCA functionality at InfoComm15, including the PRS-40M14 OMNEO Interface from Bosch Communications and the four-channel “next generation” 10D and 30D installation amplifiers from d&b audiotechnik.

 

“With further new OCA enabled products, we are looking forward to transforming part of the OCA vision into reality: the simplified integration of a voice alarm system and an entertainment audio system from multiple manufacturers,” said Marc Weber, marketing group chair at d&b audiotechnik.

 

July 29, 2015

OCA Alliance unveils OCA Micro; Bosch and d&b audiotechnik launch new OCA enabled products

OCA Alliance unveils OCA Micro; Bosch and d&b audiotechnik launch new OCA enabled products OCA Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA. At the recent InfoComm15 exhibition in Orlando, the OCA Alliance exhibited its “OCA MicroDemo”, a “demonstration product” to prove that OCA – a common remote control and monitoring language for digital audio networks – can run in lightweight hardware environments. Developed jointly by OCA member companies Focusrite, Attero Tech, and Bosch, the circuit board was being shown on the alliance booth at the exhibition. Speaking for the OCA Alliance, Technology Manager at Focusrite Audio Engineering, Simon Jones, who is involved with the development of OCA Micro, stated, “The OCA MicroDemo is a demonstration product being co-developed by OCA Alliance members. Its primary purpose is to prove that OCA can run well in lightweight hardware environments. At this time, MicroDemo hardware development is complete and software development will be completed later this year.” (see press release for more detail) Alliance member companies also introduced further products featuring OCA functionality at InfoComm15. These included the PRS-40M14 OMNEO Interface from Bosch Communications and the 4 channel “next generation” 10D and 30D installation amplifiers from d&b audiotechnik. (see press release for more detail) Commenting for the OCA Alliance, Marketing Group Chair, Marc Weber of d&b, said, “With further new OCA enabled products, we are looking forward to transforming part of the OCA vision into reality: the simplified integration of a voice alarm system and an entertainment audio system from multiple manufacturers. “OCA Alliance members also conducted a further series of meetings during the exhibition with professional audio and AV manufacturers. Announcement of new member companies will be made on completion of membership applications by some of these manufacturers.” … continues Full Press Release photo caption: Simon Jones, Research and Development Manager at Focusrite Audio Engineering, with OCA micro demonstration circuit board Media Contact: Keith Grant KGa marketing & media Mobile: +44 7977 410 444 Skype ID: kgamarketing E-mail: oca-alliance@kgamarketing.com Web: www.kgamarketing.com OCA Alliance Contact: Tina J. Lipscomb Administrator OCA Alliance, Inc. Phone: +1 425-870-6574 E-mail: tina.lipscomb@oca-alliance.com

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June 16, 2015

Alliance promotes new control initiatives at InfoComm : member companies expand the OCA ecosystem with new products

OCA Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA. The OCA Alliance is promoting the vision of common, open standard, real time network control at infoComm15. The alliance’s booth – # 211 – will feature a live demonstration of control and monitoring across networked audio devices from different manufacturers with different transport protocols, including OCA enabled products from Bosch Communications, d&b audiotechik and Focusrite.

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April 8, 2015

OCA Alliance exhibits at prolight+sound

OCA Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA. The OCA Alliance is continuing its promotion of the OCA
message at this year’s prolight+sound exhibition, both on the exhibition floor and in the activities of its
members at the show.

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February 20, 2015

OCA Alliance member companies promote advantages of Open Control Architecture at ISE

OCA Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA. After proving the OCA control architecture in the field on global tours and major music festivals, the OCA Alliance is promoting the OCA message to the wider market.

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February 20, 2015

OCA Alliance announces new control standard for audio at ISE

A new open standard, revealed last week at ISE 2015, looks set to make life easier for manufacturers and integrators in the professional audio market. The Open Control Architecture Alliance (OCA) is a group of 14 companies including, Bosch, Harman, Yamaha, TC Group (which includes Tannoy) and d&b audiotechnik. OCA has developed common remote control, monitoring protocol, and a common remote control language that can be used by all manufacturers.“OCA Alliance announces n…o at ISE | Installation”

February 18, 2015

Dante AV Networking World Attracts Record Attendance at ISE

Visitors to this year’s ISE show in Amsterdam were treated to a broad range of educational offerings, however one of hottest topics this year was undoubtedly the continued rise of audio networking technologies – with numerous seminars and presentations conducted on this subject throughout the show. A notable example of this was Audinate’s Dante AV Networking World – an all-day event taking place just before the show opened. – See more at: http://www.proaudio-central.com/articles/pro-audio-asia/Dante-AV-Networking-World-attracts-record-attendance-at-ISE-2015#sthash.0RlnVOSp.dpuf

2014

November 13, 2014

The Alliance of Science

There is no shortage of pro audio standards, and it’s bewildering in two ways: the forest of acronyms with ever more subtle distinctions; and their tendency to promote discrete standards for the same thing. Lighting&Sound – OCA Feature

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November 6, 2014

Alliance Makes the Case for Open Control Architecture at AES

With the emphasis on networked technologies at this year’s 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles earlier this month, the OCA Alliance made considerable progress in promoting the benefits of its proposed Open Control Architecture (OCA) — both in committee and on the floor of the exhibition. OCA is a standards-based control and monitoring architecture for networked audio devices employing any media transport protocol.  

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November 3, 2014

Open Control Architecture Alliance Makes Progress at AES

With the emphasis on networked technologies at this year’s 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles, the OCA Alliance made considerable progress in promoting the benefits of its proposed Open Control Architecture (OCA) – both in committee and on the floor of the exhibition. OCA is a standards-based control and monitoring architecture for networked audio devices employing any media transport protocol. read more…..

October 6, 2014

Successful OCA demonstration at 137th AES Convention

OCA Exhibit at AES 2014

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September 17, 2014

AES and OCA Alliance join forces on open standard media control protocol

The AES and OCA Alliance will be working together at the forthcoming 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles towards the ratification of the alliance’s proposed Open Control Architecture as an AES public standard. At the same time, the alliance will be exhibiting on the exhibition floor (booth 1152), explaining and demonstrating the benefits of the OCA standards-based control and monitoring architecture, with a live demonstration of control and monitoring across networked audio devices from different manufacturers.

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August 26, 2014

d&b audiotechnik Deploys Open Control Architecture

The first product to prove the Open Control Architecture (OCA) in the field, the D80 amplifier from d&b audiotechnik, was already at launch in January an innovative product with many features and benefits making it immediately attractive to the d&b user community read more….

June 18, 2014

OCA Alliance Demonstration at InfoComm Shows Benefits of Standards-Based Open Control Architecture

OCA Alliance Demonstration at InfoComm Shows Benefits of Standards-Based Open Control Architecture

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May 5, 2014

OCA Alliance to Demonstrate Standards-Based Open Control Architecture at InfoComm

San Francisco, May 5, 2014 — The OCA Alliance, a global consortium of companies developing the Open Control Architecture (OCA) as a media networking system, will demonstrate its flexible and robust standards-based open control of devices for the first time at this year’s InfoComm, set for June 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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January 5, 2014

New Article from OCA Alliance Highlights Benefits of its Open Standard For Controlling and Monitoring Devices in Professional Media Networks

San Francisco, Jan. 15, 2014 — The OCA Alliance, a global consortium of companies promoting the Open Control Architecture (OCA) as a media-open solution for controlling network-enabled AV devices and systems, has published a new article detailing the benefits of an industry-standard method for controlling the interconnected equipment in professional audio networks.

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2013

June 18, 2013

OCA Alliance to Demonstrate Standards-Based Open Control Architecture at InfoComm

Fast-Growing Audio Association Set for Initial Demo at Booth C11547, with
Member Company Products, Technical Supporte

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March 12, 2013

Open Control Architecture Alliance Expands, Adding Focusrite, RCF; OCA 1.2 Specification Released

New OCA Alliance Members Extend the Range of Pro Audio Companies Working on Networking System Control Standards for Full Interoperability

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March 12, 2013

Open Control Architecture Alliance Expands, Adding Attero Tech, Audinate, and Waves

New OCA Alliance Members Extend the Range of Pro Audio Companies Working on Networking System Control Standards for Full Interoperability

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2012

November 8, 2012

Audio Engineering Society and OCA Alliance to Collaborate on “Open Control Architecture” Standard

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) and the OCA Alliance have jointly announced that an AES standards project has been founded to consider OCA, the Open Control Architecture, for a public standard for control and monitoring of professional media networks.

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November 6, 2012

Audinate becomes OCA Alliance Associate Member

“As a provider of an innovative and widely adopted media networking architecture, Audinate’s participation in The Alliance will be of great benefit for the standard and its adoptees alike,” says OCA Alliance Chairman, Bill Scott. “Audinate has been very supportive of OCA, and we are happy to have taken this support to the next level by adding Audinate as a member.”

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October 2, 2012

Open Control Architecture (OCA) Alliance Announces Official Incorporation

Pro Audio Companies Now Working Together on Global Media Networking System Control Standards for Full Interoperability

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June 7, 2012

OCA Alliance Completes OCA 1.0 Specification

OCA Alliance has completed a significant milestone in the OCA initiative

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March 27, 2012

Open Control Alliance (OCA): Deja Vu or A View To The Future?

Late last year, I saw an article in Live Sound International, by Ethan Wetzell, a Bosch/Electro Voice engineer, called Wait – Why Are We Doing This? Progress On The System Interoperability Front. I had put this article aside, but as part of the process of creating a new edition of my book, Control Systems for Live Entertainment, I finally made time to read the article, and I’m glad I did. The article describes an interoperable audio system control protocol, in development by the “Open Control Alliance” (OCA), which formed in June, 2011.

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2011

November 4, 2011

Wait – Why Are We Doing This? Progress On The System Interoperability Front

We want to have products all speak the same language, but allow them to retain their unique personalities…

October 13, 2011

OCA Alliance Pre-Releases Technical Documentation

OCA Alliance observer members are granted access to technical details of the OCA technology

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August 23, 2011

Full OCA Alliance membership for Yamaha Corporation

OCA Alliance observer members are granted access to technical details of the OCA technology

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June 14, 2011

The Open Control Architecture Alliance (OCA Alliance) announces its formation

A group of pro audio companies have formed an organization to promote a standard system control architecture for professional media networks.

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