The OCA Alliance, the not-for-profit trade association that supports the AES70 standard for Open Control Architecture (OCA) as a universal media networking system control standard, has launched a new website designed to provide more accessible information along with new resources for those interested in adopting/using AES70 in their projects.
“Our mission is to simplify the lives of AV professionals everywhere by encouraging and facilitating the adoption of AES70 as a universal, standards-based control and monitoring protocol,” says Ethan Wetzell, Marketing Committe Chair for the OCA Alliance who also serves as Platform Strategist for Bosch Communications. “It’s a complex subject and knowledge levels vary enormously, so our first task was to distil the key messages so that the benefits are immediately clear to all.
“Then, we direct people to the information and resources they need according to their level of interest and type of application,” he continues. “Our aim is to ensure that the messaging is simple, clear and uncluttered so that people can find what they need within a few mouse clicks, whilst remaining the definitive resource for all things AES70.”
The new site offers details about the standard itself, lists of AES70 products, software and links to the code. There’s also a tutorials section where visitors can find out how AES70 works and its real-world uses and benefits.
OCA Alliance membership has also been revised and now offers three tiers, including a basic Community Membership tier aimed at specifiers and users. This is free to join and offers regular news and updates plus access to more downloads.
Visit the new site and find out more about the OCA Alliance here.