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d&b head of R&D at joins board of OCA Alliance

Jan Biermann's new role underscores d&b’s commitment to common control architecture for networked pro audio systems

d&b audiotechnik has announced the appointment of Jan Biermann, Head of Research and Development at d&b, to the board of directors of the Open Control Architecture (OCA) Alliance. The OCA Alliance is a non-profit corporation formed to promote and support the AES70 standard for Open Control Architecture as a system control standard for professional applications.

“d&b has been a supporter of the Alliance since its founding, hence I am very excited for the opportunity to join the OCA board of directors and reaffirm d&b’s commitment to OCA and the open public standard for media network control,” commented Biermann. “AV systems often work within complex networked environments. As AV media networking expands, Open Control Architecture assures compatibility with existing and future transport protocols.”

Bill Scott, OCA Alliance president, added: “d&b is a founding member and long-time contributor to the OCA Alliance, and on behalf of the organisation, we are pleased to welcome Jan to the board of directors. We look forward to bringing Jan’s insights and experience to the organisation to continue to drive the AES70 standard and OCA ecosystem.”

Biermann has been at d&b audiotechnik since August 2017. Prior to joining d&b he held positions at NewLogic Technologies and Bosch. Biermann’s position on the board, working with existing board members Bill Scott of Bosch and Simon Jones of Focusrite, is effective immediately.