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RSS feed for TSP News February 06, 2017 - Open for Revision: E1.31, a.k.a. sACN
E1.31, Entertainment Technology—Lightweight streaming protocol for transport of DMX512 using ACN, describes a mechanism to transfer DMX512 A packets over a TCP/IP network using a subset of the ACN protocol suite. It covers data format, data protocol, data addressing, and network management. It also outlines a synchronization method to help ensure that multiple sinks can process this data concurrently when supervised by the same controller. E1.31 was last revised in 2016 to incorporate DMX512A universe synchronization. The Control Protocols Working Group is now opening the document for revision limited to the incorporation of IPv6 and to correct errors. Input on additional features is not being sought at this time.
February 06, 2017 - Public Comment Period Open for Five ESTA Draft Standards
51 Companies and Individuals Pledge to Save the TSP – Join Them Today
When ESTA learned it would be losing a long-term source of revenue, the association faced the loss of almost a third of its income in 2017. The immediate impact of this is to endanger the survival of ESTA’s ANSI-accredited Technical Standards Program (TSP). The ramifications of this would be enormous to the entertainment technology industry. Upon hearing of the situation, Ford Sellers, Senior Product Manager at Chauvet Lighting, commented “The work that is done by the TSP is indispensable. It is central to our industry…In fact, it is what makes us an industry, instead of just a bunch of individual projects.”
January 09, 2017 - 51 Companies and Individuals Pledge to Save the TSP – Join Them Today
November 04, 2016 - ESTA Plugfest Adds Round Table Discussions
October 14, 2016 - Three More ESTA Standards Approved, Published
October 05, 2016 - US Navy Adopts ESTA's E1.6 for Entertainment Hoists
NAVFAC P-307 can be downloaded from https://www.navfac.navy.mil/ncc. NAVFAC P-307 JUNE 2016 is at the top of the “USEFUL LINKS” list on the right. (The NAVFAC website's security certificate is invalid, so you may get a security warning from your browser. However, nothing malicious downloads when you click past the warning.)
The Event Safety Alliance (ESA) and the Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) have agreed on a joint copyright that will allow a second edition of The Event Safety Guide to be developed as an American National Standard (ANS). To take on the project, a new working group is being created within ESTA's Technical Standards Program (TSP) called the Event Safety Working Group (ESWG). Leading the new group will be co-chairs Dr. Donald Cooper, Executive Director of the ESA, and Richard Nix, Director of Engineering & Standards for ZFX, Inc. Dr. Cooper brings a wealth of experience to the project as the Editor of the first edition of the Guide and former Ohio State Fire Marshal. Mr. Nix brings the experience of a long career in the entertainment technology field, is co-chair of the TSP's Stage Lifts Working Group, and has been heavily involved in writing standards with the TSP since 1996.
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April 15, 2016 - ETC Steps Up to Visionary TSP Investor in Innovation