Many of the automation tools being made available by D-Cnet.net rely on data interoperability. Or in other words, the easy sharing of data used to allow the automation system to know what they need to do. CSD-JSON is a proposed new industry specific standard to make this happen.
Session data is used in many services.
- Google absorbs session data as so it can be displayed in Google Search Results. See this video for more detail.
- AutoPoster uses this data source so it knows what posters to show and when.
- Website session times also utilises this data source. WordPress-session-times will also use this data source.
Typically each vendor has developed a custom method to sharing this data. Then building lock-in tools to access this data.
Here at D-Cine.net, we believe this sharing of data should be standardised as so different vendor tools can utilise each others capabilities.
For example, Imagine you swapped out a POS system to another system. Does this mean you also have to install a completely new digital poster system that supports your new POS providers data source? Or should the “Digital Poster System” be able to talk a common JSON protocol to both? We believe this should be the case and so are working on a standards document to archive this.