Extending the Nexus Data Exchange Format (NDEF) Specification

Fyfe, Lawrence and Tindale, Adam and Carpendale, Sheelagh

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

The Nexus Data Exchange Format (NDEF) is an Open Sound Control (OSC) namespace specification designed to make connection and message management tasks easier for OSC-based networked performance systems. New extensions to the NDEF namespace improve both connection and message management between OSC client and server nodes. Connection management between nodes now features human-readable labels for connections and a new message exchange for pinging connections to determine their status. Message management now has improved namespace synchronization via a message count exchange and by the ability to add, remove, and replace messages on connected nodes.