Network Device Control Protocol
(NDCP) was designed by Laurent Grumbach
who at the time was an engineer with Harris Broadcast
. Previous to that he had worked for Louth Automation
which was acquired by Harris. NDCP was designed to be a network based protocol
instead of the traditional serial connection protocols to Broadcast devices. NDCP was an XML compliant protocol and loosely based on the concepts of SOAP
. The intent was that vendors would standardize their Broadcast devices on a single protocol instead of each vendor offering proprietary protocols for their devices. The use of a network based protocol would also allow the devices to be remote from the controlling application and not limited by the connection length of an RS422 serial line.