At IBC2004 in September, an initiative was started to include a new class of messages in machine object servers that will enable real-time device control of broadcast hardware.
Currently, there are several disparate proprietary protocols and methods that address only specific vendors' machines. Adding this control method as a new Profile in MOS, created in large part by the server manufacturers, would provide the industry an option for a single open standard.
These messages would be included in a separate additional profile (Profile 7) that would include the use of a separate port. The potential applications of the proposed Profile 7 could significantly increase the application scope of the existing MOS protocol.
This work is intended to complement, but leave unaffected, the existing Profiles 1-6, which remain free. Pinnacle Systems' Al Kovalick is leading the MOS Profile 7 work.