‘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.’
The OCA Alliance goal is to create an open public control standard for professional media network systems and to ensure the standardisation of the Open Control Architecture (OCA) for a wide interoperability of professional audio equipment. The Alliance was formed to complete the technical definition of OCA, then to transfer its development to an accredited public standards organisation.
‘We have been following the developments of the OCA alliance since its inception and feel that being an Associate member is for us a good opportunity to be involved in this important alliance’, says David Myers, Audinate COO. ‘We are pleased that this initiative to have a common control architecture for A/V manufacturers has gained so much momentum. ‘
The OCA Alliance was formed by professional audio companies representing different product markets and a diverse cross section of vertical market positions and application use-cases. Founding OCA Alliance members Bosch Communications Systems, Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup, TC Group and Yamaha Commercial Audio are Audinate partners and have incorporated Dante as their digital media networking solution.
Audinate’s Dante provides high performance digital media networking over both 100Mbps and 1Gigbit Ethernet. Dante provides low latency, sample-accurate playback synchronisation, high channel counts in a plug-and-play package. Based on IP standards, it meets the quality and performance requirements of professional live sound, A/V installations and broadcast/recording systems. To Date, it has been licensed by more than 60 OEMs customers across the broader A/V industry.