07.11.12

Audinate joins OCA Alliance

Audinate, creator of the Dante networking solution, has announced that it has joined the OCA Alliance as an associate member.

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.

The OCA Alliance goal is to create an open public control standard for professional media network systems and to ensure the standardization 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 organization.

“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’s COO. “We are pleased that this initiative to have a common control architecture for AV manufacturers has gained so much momentum. “

A quick glance at the OCA website tells us that as an associate member rather than a full member (and at a tenth of that cost..) Audinate will be able to vote on technical matters, not strategic or financial ones. The company is also unable to vote on the final approval of standards or recommended practices.

http://www.oca-alliance.org/Membership/Benefits.html

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