Public Review Documents

ANSI procedures require that a standard be submitted to public review so that all parties materially affected have an opportunity to participate in its development. This ensures the standard reflects the consensus of opinion in the industry. A document is offered for public review for a limited period of time after which it is withdrawn for comment resolution and revision. If substantive changes are made to the document it will be offered for a subsequent public review.  If no substantive changes are made and the working group is satisfied with the document, the standard will be put forth for acceptance as an American National Standard.

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Each public review packet includes the draft document and a response form. There may also be an explanatory document that gives the purpose or background of the document, but this is optional. Please submit comments by the due date noted on the response form, which is the day before the "Submit Before This Date" listed in the table here. The review has ended when that date starts.

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Documents currently in Public Review (no documents listed = no current public reviews)

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BSR E1.4-2 - 202x, Entertainment Technology - Statically Suspended Rigging Systems

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BSR E1.4-2 addresses statically suspended rigging systems permanently installed in performances spaces, places of assembly, and other areas used for entertainment purposes where not covered by other ANSI Entertainment Technology standards. This standard intends to establish minimum performance criteria, recommendations and guidelines that can be used for installation, use, maintenance and inspection purposes. It also intends to establish minimum requirements for statically suspended rigging systems to safeguard health, safety and general welfare.  Rigging  February 03, 2020  March 30, 2020 
BSR E1.59, Entertainment Technology--Object Transform Protocol (OTP)

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This standard describes a mechanism to transfer object transform information such as position, orientation and velocity over an IP network using a subset of the [ACN] protocol suite. It covers data format, data protocol, data addressing, and network management. Data transmitted is intended to coordinate visual and audio elements of a production and should not be used for safety critical applications.  Control Protocols  February 10, 2020  April 07, 2020 
BSR E1.67, Entertainment Technology - Design, Inspection, Maintenance, Selection, and Use of Hand and Lever Chain Hoists in the Entertainment Industry

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BSR E1.67 applies to manually operated chain and lever hoists used in the entertainment industry including, but not limited to, hoists used in theatre, musical touring, film, trade show and television industries, for the purposes of lifting, lowering, and tensioning, related to the production of shows and special events.   Rigging  January 27, 2020  March 24, 2020 

 

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