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ESTA Host 2nd Annual Control Protocol PlugFest January 2011

ESTA Host 2nd Annual Control Protocol PlugFest January 2011

It’s times like these that I wish I lived in the lone star state! ESTA’s Technical Standards Program is holding their second annual Control Protocol PlugFest in Westlake Texas on January 21st and 22nd. The PlugFest just happens to be at the same exact time and place as the Technical Standard Program meetings! What a […]

ESTA Technical Standards Program CPWG:Wiki

Keeping track of industry standards and the development stages of a protocol can be pretty challenging.  Especially when our industry has SO MANY unique and individualize standards. John Huntington, the blogger/writer of ControlGeek.net felt the same way.  It is mind numbing trying to keep track of all the standards and their progress. John just happens […]

TSP Review: ANSI E1.15-2006 Theatrical Boom & Base Assemblies

TSP Review: ANSI E1.15-2006 Theatrical Boom & Base Assemblies

Time to get your reviewer hat on.  ESTA’s Technical Standards Program recently released ANSI E1.15-2006 (R201x), or better known as Entertainment Technology–Recommended Practices and Guidelines for the Assembly and Use of Theatrical Boom & Base Assemblies for Being Considered for Reaffirmation. Here’s the scope of the document: The standard sets minimum specifications for the assembly […]

ESTA TSP: Guide for the Inspection of Entertainment Industry Luminaires Up For Review

ESTA TSP: Guide for the Inspection of Entertainment Industry Luminaires Up For Review

ESTA’s TSP has another document up for public review.  This time it is the Guide for the Inspection of Entertainment Industry Luminaires, or document BSR E1.32 – 201x. This document provides guidance in the inspection of stage and studio luminaires used in the entertainment industry to evaluate their safety and any needed maintenance. The information […]

Revision of ACN Standards Up for Review

Revision of ACN Standards Up for Review

All right, all you control freaks, (I mean that in a good way), get your thinking caps on.  The ESTA Technical Standards Program just announced that the revisions of the ACN or Architecture for Control Networks protocol documents are up for public review. If you are smart and can understand the documents, ESTA is calling […]

ESTA Releases Two Control Protocol Draft Standards for Review

ESTA Releases Two Control Protocol Draft Standards for Review

At the end of January, ESTA announced the release of two Control Protocol Draft Standards for Public Review.  As with any draft standards put out for public review from ESTA.  People that have interest or knowledge of the specific standards are highly encouraged to read and comment on the drafts before they are no longer […]

Two Rigging Draft Standards Up for Review from ESTA

Two Rigging Draft Standards Up for Review from ESTA

Looks like ESTA has just announced the release of two drafts of rigging standards for review to the industry. If you have any interest or knowledge of rigging, you are encouraged to provide your valuable input into the drafts. With any review of draft standards, there is a limited time that the public are allowed […]

ESTA Puts BSR E1.28, Followspot Position Standards Up for Public Review

ESTA Puts BSR E1.28, Followspot Position Standards Up for Public Review

Late last week, ESTA put the BSR E1.28 document on Followspot Positions up for Public Review and commenting on the TSP or Technical Standards Program website.  Members and industry professionals are encouraged to download, read and review the document and submit any additions or changes they feel the standard might benefit from. If you do […]