October 01, 2019 - Behind the Scenes Requests Industry Participation in Online Survey as First Step in Developing a Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative
Behind the Scenes, in response to concerns about the rising number of suicides and the prevalence of alcohol/substance misuse within the entertainment industry, is beginning work on a Mental Health and Suicide Prevention initiative and wants to get a sense of how many people in the industry are experiencing anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide, problems with alcohol/substance misuse, or reactions to traumatic events.
September 25, 2019 - Three ESTA standards reaffirmed and published
On September 9, ANSI's Board of Standards Review approved the reaffirmations of three ESTA standards. The new editions are now published and available at no cost from the tsp.esta.org website or for purchase from ANSI and IHS. The three standards are:
September 04, 2019 - ESTA Announces ANSI Approval of RDMnet!
On 27 August ANSI’s Board of Standards Review approved E1.33 RDMnet, as an American National Standard. It is now published and available on the ESTA website at tsp.esta.org/freestandards. The American National Standard designation is internationally recognized as a mark of technical diligence and commercial impartiality.
September 03, 2019 - RDMnet approved and published
On 27 August 2019, ANSI's Board of Standards Review approved ANSI E1.33 - 2019, Entertainment Technology -- (RDMnet) -- Message Transport and Device Management of ANSI E1.20 (RDM) compatible and similar devices over IP Networks. It is now published and available at no cost from the TSP's Published Documents page.
May 20, 2019 - ESTA Plugfest Announces Free RDMnet Webinar!
The ESTA Control Protocols Plugfest organizers announced today that an “Introduction to RDMnet” will be broadcast live on Sunday July 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 P.M., CDT. This event is being offered free of charge to both ESTA and non-ESTA members!
May 06, 2019 - FIve ESTA Standards in Public Review
Five standards and draft standards are posted for public review on the ESTA website at http://estalink.us/pr. People materially affected by these standards or proposed standards are invited to visit the website and to comment on them before the comment due dates noted. In order of due-date and then alpha-numeric designation, the documents are:
February 21, 2019 - Help change the future of entertainment control--a survey
The Control Protocol's Working Group's Next Generation Task Group has created an online, ten-minute survey to determine how the standards already in the field are performing for stakeholders. How do standards such as DMX512, RDM, and sACN work for you? Do they make your job easier? Do you use all the features they offer? What kind of systems are you building with them? The task group wants to know the answers to these questions, so we're inviting you to spend ten minutes or less responding to an online survey at http://estalink.us/survey. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
February 21, 2019 - Seven ESTA TSP Documents in Public Review
Seven documents--six draft standards and one informational book--are posted on the ESTA Technical Standards Program website for public review through 8 April 2019. All are available at no cost at http://estalink.us/pr. In alphanumeric order, they are:
February 21, 2019 - ESTA's Above & Beyond Award Recipients
The Entertainment Services and Technology Association’s (ESTA’s) Technical Standards Program (TSP) is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the annual Above & Beyond Awards! These awards are peer to peer, designed to allow Technical Standards Program volunteers to recognize other outstanding volunteers.
February 21, 2019 - ESTA's Control Protocols Satisfaction Survey-Help Define Control Systems Interoperability
The Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) Technical Standards Program (TSP) is pleased to announce a Control Protocols Satisfaction Survey project to gather public input from end users about their usage of control protocols in the entertainment industry. The survey may be accessed at http://estalink.us/survey.
February 04, 2019 - ESTA's 2019 Plugfest Dates Announced!
The ESTA Control Protocols Plugfest, the event where manufacturers and developers test their lighting products for network interoperability, is scheduled to take place from July 19 to July 21, 2019 at the D/FW Marriott Solana in Westlake, Texas. This is the 17th version of this informal testing laboratory, and it is offered free of charge to both ESTA and non-ESTA members!
November 30, 2018 - Four more ESTA Standards Approved
Since November 6, ANSI's Board of Standards Review has approved four more ESTA standards. One is a reaffirmation of an existing standard, two are revisions to an existing standard, and the other is a new standard. All four are published, and are available for free download from the TSP website at tsp.esta.org/freestandards, thanks to the sponsorship of Prosight Specialty Insurance. They are also available for sale from ANSI and IHS.
November 16, 2018 - Four ESTA Standards Approved
On November 6, ANSI's Board of Standards Review approved four ESTA standards. Three are new or revised standards and one is the reaffirmation without changes of an existing standard. All four are published, and are available for free download from the TSP website at tsp.esta.org/freestandards, thanks to the sponsorship of Prosight Specialty Insurance. They are also available for sale from ANSI and IHS for the retail price of $40. The four standards are:
November 14, 2018 - ESTA's Technical Standards Program Announces New Website
ESTA's Technical Standards Program now has a new website with greatly improved navigation at http://tsp.esta.org. The new site makes finding the information you need much easier. A simple array of large icons on the homepage help you get directly to your relevant pages. Within each area, simplified menus on the right-hand side offer quick-links to popular pages and allow visitors to hop from page to page without having to go back to the main menu. The hover-over, drop-down submenus are gone, making the new site easier to navigate on a mobile device. It's thumb-friendly!
October 18, 2018 - Revised Standard Published, Two Posted for Public Review
Three bits of news from ESTA's Technical Standards Program: one revised standard published, one revised standard available for public review, and one standard available for public review for reaffirmation (no changes planned).
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