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Archwave participates in pioneering AES70 working demos at AES 2017

Audio and networking technology developer Archwave joined other OCA Alliance members in a series of pioneering, hands-on AES70 demo sessions at the recent AES 2017 show in New York.


The focus was clearly on the practical implementation of AES70 (also known as Open Control Architecture or OCA) rather than the theory of how it works. “How to make an AES70 device,” and “How to make an AES70 Controller,” offered step-by-step instruction and working demonstrations on how to build fully functional AES70 implementations

The sessions were led by Bosch’s Jeff Berryman and showed the practical combination of AES70 for controlling and connecting network devices in conjunction with the AES67 standard for audio-network streaming. The demonstration included a Focusrite audio source, a BOSCH Dante implementation and RAVENNA/AES67-enabled Genelec monitors, all connected in a single network and centrally managed by Archwave’s uConnect connection manager software.

Archwave’s uConnect software demonstrated that building on today’s technologies and open standards, it is possible to create a seamless integration of various products from different manufacturers by utilizing the AES70 standard for controlling and connecting devices and AES67 for audio streaming over networks.

According to Archwave Technologies CEO, Arie van den Broek, the sessions were received with enthusiasm. “As audio networking continues to gain traction in just about every sector of our industry, from broadcast, through live to installed applications, people’s knowledge and understanding of the technologies involved are increasing proportionately,” he remarked. “Sessions like these are a vital part of the education process, and we are pleased to note that we are now moving beyond the stage where we need to explain what AES70 is and how it fits into the audio networking landscape to showing people how to actually use it in the real world.”

The presentations also provided attendees with information on the free technical resources available from the OCA Alliance and how they can be deployed to implement AES70 into products and infrastructures.

AES70 is an open standard for control and connection management of professional audio and AV media network devices. From a single device and controller to networks with almost any number of devices and multiple controllers, AES70 provides for powerful, high speed, low cost, robust system control and monitoring of devices from different manufacturers. It may be used in conjunction with any available transport protocol (AES67, Dante, AVB etc.)

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