Networking and integration

The d&b networking and integration approach ensures comprehensive remote control capabilities, efficient audio networking possibilities and seamless interoperability and integration with other devices within a sound reinforcement system. The d&b four channel D80 and D20 as well as the installation specific 10D and 30D can be controlled using Ethernet via the Open Control Architecture (OCA) protocol, developed by the OCA alliance of which d&b audiotechnik is a founding member. The Open Control Architecture protocol is an open standard control and media architecture for media devices. The intention of the OCA alliance is to improve interoperability. Further information is available at These latest generation amplifiers can also be controlled through the established CAN-Bus network, which is also used to control the dual channel D6 and D12 amplifiers. Using the R1 Remote control software, amplifiers can be controlled using Ethernet (OCA) and CAN-Bus simultaneously. The DS10 Audio network bridge interfaces between the Dante audio transport protocol and the AES3 inputs of the d&b amplifiers.