The Khronos Group is inviting hardware and software developers at next week’s National Association of Broadcasters conference to attend a session focused on OpenML. OpenML is a programming interface designed to combine video, audio and graphics capabilities and make them portable to different platforms — similar to the way OpenGL works for graphics.
The OpenML 1.0 specification was finished in 2002 and is now available for royalty free use. The group is currently working on OpenML 1.1 and an accompanying Software Developers Kit (SDK) that will add new features like interactive audio.
The Khronos Group hopes to create an audio Special Interest Group (SIG) of the OpenML workgroup, and that’s where its NAB session comes into play. The company is inviting developers and companies with core experience in multimedia audio to participate in the further development of the framework. Even if you’re not attending NAB, you can sign up online for the OpenML review team e-mail list.
Khronos’ OpenML session happens Monday, April 7 in Room N217 at the Venetian Hotel. The session runs from 2 – 5PM. NAB 2003 runs April 7 – 10, 2003 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.