The recent ISE 2023 show in Barcelona saw the OCA Alliance bring forward several new developments and announcements that will continue to push the AES70 control standard, including a primary focus on the upcoming AES70-2023 revision to the standard that brings numerous new additions and enhancements.
As part of that effort, new standard adaptations will be released to support connection management for other media networking transports, such as AES67 and MILAN (AES70-21 and AES70-22, respectively) to create complete media networking platforms.
New OCA Alliance member JOYNED participated in the technology demonstration by showcasing its audio network evaluation board that’s designed to allow pro audio manufacturers to quickly integrate open public standards for OCA device control functionalities and MILAN transport in a developer-ready package. “Open-standard protocols are the vehicle for a sustainable and reliable audio network ecosystem,”states JOYNED CMO/co-founder Richi Rozas.
The demonstration also included products from Resolute Audio and stagetech systems utilizing AES67 audio and Dante audio respectively, all controlled by DeusO’s AES70 Explorer development tool. In addition, custom UIs were developed and shown controlling all the equipment at the stand while DeusO’s Matt Hardy gave real-time demonstrations to attendees on how these custom user interfaces were developed using open-source software.
Elsewhere on the show floor, OCA Alliance members demonstrated the expanding OCA Ecosystem. OCA Alliance member FBT showcased its newest AES70-enabled products in their HORIZON and MUSE families of self-powered loudspeakers that combine onboard DSP and Dante for live and installation applications. Also featured was the FBT MIURA 1208I eith-channel amplifier with integrated DSP and Dante.
“ISE 2023 was a remarkable event, and we were really blown away by the interest in open control standards,” notes Ethan Wetzell, OCA Alliance marketing chairman. “We’re very excited for the new possibilities that our members’ products and tools bring to the broader ecosystem and the new revision of the standard is going to bring a number of great additions that will make both developers’ and users’ lives easier.”