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OCA Alliance Demonstrates AES67, AES70 Integration at AES Convention

Arie van den Broek, CEO of Archwave Technologies

The OCA Alliance, the A/V industry alliance promoting awareness and adoption of Open Control Architecture (the Audio Engineering Society AES70 standard), is exhibiting a major new open standard innovation in audio networking technology at the 141st AES Convention in Los Angeles in booth #933.

OCA Alliance members Archwave and Bosch have collaborated on an integrated technology platform that uses AES67 for audio transport and AES70 (OCA) for discovery, connection management and device control. While the two protocols are advantageous in their own right, together they provide new benefits. Users are able to view their entire audio system, send commands from device to device and pass audio to anywhere in the network.

Archwave’s AudioLAN Version 2 leverages both of these open standards to create a unique and open media networking solution. “Users are often confused by the different industry standards and whether they offer any real benefit,” says Arie van den Broek, CEO of Archwave Technologies. “AudioLAN 2.0 shows the unique features from combining AES67 along with an industry standard control and management.”

In addition to the technology demonstrations in the alliance booth, OCA Alliance members will also be participating in panel presentations and technical sessions during the convention, including: Networked Audio Session N4 – AES67 Discovery: Friday, September 30, 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.; and Networked Audio Session N10 – AES70: Sunday, October 2, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Topics will range from technical discussions on the implementation of AES70, to application-focused panels examining how the increasing use of open standards will benefit the industry.

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

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