Open Control Architecture Alliance Expands, Adding Focusrite, RCF; OCA 1.2 Specification Released

New OCA Alliance Members Extend the Range of Pro Audio Companies Working on Networking System Control Standards for Full Interoperability

SAN FRANCISCO--()--The Open Control Architecture (OCA) Alliance, the industry collective developing a standardized media networking system control architecture for professional applications, has added Focusrite and RCF Corp. to its fast growing roster of members.

The organization also has completed and released OCA version 1.2 of its base specification, and forwarded it to the Audio Engineering Society (AES) for review as part of the X210 standardization of OCA. OCA Version 1.2 continues the development roadmap and schedule. It enhances OCA’s ability to work with different media transport technologies, and incorporates significant feedback from early adopters.

“We are very excited to announce the issuance of Version 1.2 of the specification and to welcome our new members to the OCA Alliance,” said Morten Lave, OCA Alliance Vice Chairman and CEO/Managing Director of TC Applied Technologies Ltd. “2013 has been a very active and productive year for OCA. These new partners will add to our efforts to bring an open control architecture to the industry.”

"Adding OCA to Focusrite products will allow our customers to create scalable, flexible digital audio networks with the freedom to select products from many manufacturers, knowing they all share a common control protocol. In addition this demonstrates Focusrite's desire for interoperability within the audio marketplace to give our customers the best possible solutions," said Will Hoult, Product Manager, RedNet.

About OCA

OCA defines a flexible and robust control standard that complements any media-transport standard. By adding standard system control to the media-network equation, OCA will allow devices from multiple manufacturers to share common controllers. This will allow seamless user experiences of multivendor systems.

About OCA Alliance

OCA Alliance is a non-profit corporation formed to secure the standardization of the Open Control Architecture (OCA) as a media networking system control standard for professional applications. The OCA Alliance’s purpose is to actively promote the adoption and standardization of Open Control Architecture (OCA) as a media networking system control standard through marketing, education and training and to develop future standards and other documents that augment, enhance or extend the primary OCA standard for the purposes of enabling and promoting increased interoperability and reliability for a variety of transport standards. For more information, please visit www.oca-alliance.com

About Focusrite

Founded in 1985, Focusrite continues to innovate and build on its world-class reputation in both analogue and digital environments, combining the company’s enviable heritage with the latest technology to create music recording tools of the highest quality, from the ISA Series to the very latest DSP-powered computer audio interfaces, award-winning preamps and digital conversion systems that are second to none. http://us.focusrite.com/company

About RCF

RCF was founded in 1949 in Reggio Emilia, an Italian city with a reputation for engineering and innovation as rich as its cultural heritage. Over the years the company has established itself as a world leader in the design, production and marketing of high-technology Professional and Commercial Audio products. Throughout its history RCF has continued to expand and diversify, and now satisfies every sound and music reproduction need: from single systems to large-scale, complex projects. Today RCF employs more than 250 people and sells its products in more than 100 countries worldwide. http://www.rcf.it/en_US/about-us/company

Contacts

IPRA
Dick Davies, 415-652-7515
ipra@comcast.net

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New Members Join OCA Alliance

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Contacts

IPRA
Dick Davies, 415-652-7515
ipra@comcast.net