Project AES-X210, Open Control Architecture (OCA), has been initiated.
The project was proposed by the OCA Alliance and is scoped to specify a scalable control-protocol architecture for professional media networks. The initial version will address audio aspects only, but it is intended ultimately to expand the scope to video through collaboration with a video-oriented standards body. The output intent is a standard.
OCA is an architecture for control of media network devices in all kinds of professional media networks, from very small to very large, and possibly with critical functions, including life safety. If OCA is widely adopted, the entire professional media systems industry will enjoy the well-known benefits of multi-vendor interoperability for all scales and types of media network applications.
AES-X210 has been assigned to AES SC-02-12 Working Group on Audio Networking.
Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012