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BSR E1.20, RDM, Is Available for Public Review
2005-08-08

BSR E1.20, Entertainment Technology - Remote Device Management over USITT DMX512, is available for public review through 11 October 2005. The standard describes a method of bi-directional communications over a USITT DMX512/1990 data link between an entertainment lighting controller and one or more remotely controlled lighting devices. The protocol also is intended to work with the ANSI E1.11-2004 control protocol. The public review materials are available at http://www.esta.org/tsp/documents/public_review_docs.php.

BSR E1.20 is a project of the Control Protocols Working Group. The Working Group is seeking new voting members in the interest categories of general interest, users, and dealer/rental companies, in that order of priority. ESTA's Technical Standards Program uses five interest categories. Mass-market producers are manufacturers whose main business (over 50%) is in making standard products, not customized for particular customers. Custom-market producers are manufacturers whose main business (over 50%) is making products that are tailored to the needs of particular customers. The Control Protocols Working Group is not seeking voting members in these two manufacturing categories. Dealer/rental companies are dealers or rental companies, people whose main business is selling or renting equipment to others. Users are people or companies who use the equipment. General interest is the general purpose category for all who would be affected by standards written by the working group but who do not fit into one of the above categories. Examples would be consultants or companies that do such a variety of business in a subject area that no one thing (renting or manufacturing, for example) could be considered over 50% of the business.

People from the general interest, users, and dealer/rental companies interest categories who might be affected by standards developed by the Control Protocols Working Group and who are willing to attend meetings are invited to join. The general purpose working group membership application is available from the ESTA website at http://www.esta.org/tsp/about/workgroups.html.

Please look for protected intellectual property in the draft BSR E1.20 standard. ESTA and Accredited Standards Committee E1 do not warrant that their standards contain no protected intellectual property, but they do not intend to adopt any standard that requires the use of protected intellectual property, unless that property can be licensed and used by anyone without prejudice or preference for a reasonable fee. If you see any protected intellectual property in the document, please point it out in your comments.

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