The OCA Alliance is a not-for-profit trade association designed to promote and support the AES70 standard for Open Control Architecture (OCA) as a universal media networking system control standard for professional applications. As part of a larger rebranding exercise, the Alliance has launched a new website with more easily accessible information and new resources for anyone interested in adopting or 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,” Bosch Communications’ Platform Strategist, Ethan Wetzell, who also serves as Marketing Committee Chair for the OCA Alliance, said. “It’s a complex subject and knowledge levels vary enormously, so our first task was to distill 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. Our aim was 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 website offers details about the standard itself, lists of AES70 products, software and even links to the code. There is also a comprehensive tutorials section, where visitors can find out how AES70 works and its real-world uses and benefits. All of this can be found at www.ocaalliance.com.
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