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the Technical Standards Program
The Technical Standards Program (TSP) was established in 1994 (by ESTA) in response to the increasing number of members who were encountering situations where the lack of standards, or the imposition of standards developed outside the entertainment industry, were making it increasingly difficult to conduct business safely, efficiently, and profitably. As a trade association in a technology-based industry, it was the obvious duty of the association to serve its membership by establishing a program to deal with issues of technology and standards. Every standard addresses a problem.
The ANSI designation on a standard is universally recognized as a mark of technical diligence and commercial impartiality. The ANSI accreditation is a major milestone for the entertainment technology industry. The PLASA Technical Standards Program is the only ANSI-accredited standards program dedicated to the needs of the entertainment technology industry.
The TSP structure