AES Now Involved With OCA Alliance
Are you following industry efforts to get audio devices and networks to talk to one another? Add another round of initials and numbers to the discussion.
The Audio Engineering Society and the OCA Alliance
announced a collaboration to “to produce a public, open and
royalty-free communications protocol standard for reliable and secure control
and monitoring of interconnected audio devices in networks of two to 10,000
In addition, these standards “will offer a
path to complete network application solutions for future media networks that
include both media transport and system control functionality.”
A key point of the prospective standard, called AES-X210, is
that it be compatible with the in-development AES-X192 digital audio
(IP) spec and the IEEE AVB specs.
A release notes that
much of the OCA groundwork was laid in the 1990s by the AES24 project.
AES Standards Committee Chair Bruce C. Olson stated, “The AES-X210 project to standardize OCA takes us to the
next important milestone by integrating control with transport of audio over a
variety of networks.”
The AES is also looking for interested
individuals to contribute. More information about that can be found here.
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