Focusrite Participating In OCA Alliance Demonstration At InfoComm 2014

Showcasing the benefits of standards-based Open Control Architecture

By PSW Staff June 16, 2014

Focusrite RedNet 4 audio interface

Focusrite RedNet Ethernet-networked audio interfaces are a component in the OCA Alliance demonstration at the upcoming InfoComm 2014 show in Las Vegas (booth C11547), which is showcasing the benefits of standards-based Open Control Architecture.
The demonstration will show some of the first products implementing OCA from its member companies. The specific interoperabilities addressed in the demonstration include a Focusrite RedNet 4 Ethernet networked studio interface, a Bosch Audio Processing Switch (APS), and a d&b D80 amplifier interoperating and being controlled by a software application developed by OCA Alliance members.

Also in the demonstration are two other capabilities: a d&b R1 remote control software controlling the d&b D80 amplifier, along with a Focusrite control program controlling the RedNet 4. 

Jeff Berryman of Bosch, the OCA Alliance’s technical workgroup chair, said the various equipment is interoperating as expected. “I am pleased to report that the demonstration is a major success,” he said. “When one controller changes something, the addressed device changes the value accordingly and the other controllers monitor the changes correctly.” 

“The InfoComm show is a great opportunity to present the results of our efforts to the industry and to the public,” adds OCA marketing workgroup chair Marc Weber of d&b audiotechnik. “The public InfoComm booth marks the next stage in the evolution of the architecture, which is now becoming more tangible for the user with the first products from these manufacturers entering the market.” 

OCA Alliance


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tagged with:

Subscribe to Live Sound International

Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.

Latest in A/V