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Seven PLASA North America Standards in Public Review
Seven standards are posted for public review on the PLASA North America's TSP website at http://tsp.plasa.org/tsp/documents/public_review_docs.php. Some are reaffirmations of existing standards, some are withdrawals of existing standards, and some (the BSRs) are drafts of new standards. Comments are due before the end of the day on the date shown.
ANSI E1.3 – 2001 (R201x), Entertainment Technology – Lighting Control Systems - 0 to 10V Analog Control Specification. The standard describes a method of controlling current-sink devices and equipment by means of an analog control voltage in the nominal range from zero to 10 volts positive, with the control signal current sourced from the controller. It is primarily intended for theatrical lighting controllers and controlled devices (e.g., dimmers), but any device could use this control method. The working group proposes to reaffirm the existing standard, which was previously reaffirmed in 2011. Comments are due before the end of the day, Pacific Standard Time, 28 December 2015.
ANSI E1.30-1 - 2010 (R201x), EPI 23. Device Identification Subdevice. This document is part of BSR E1.30, Application level equipment interoperability for control of commonly encountered entertainment technology devices using ANSI E1.17. It specifies a templated device for device identification as typically used for remote hardware and software devices. The working group is proposing to reaffirm the 2010 version. Comments are due before the end of the day, Pacific Standard Time, 28 December 2015.
ANSI E1.30-7 – 2009 (W201x), EPI 29, Allocation of Internet Protocol Version 4 Addresses to ACN Hosts. E1.30-7, EPI 29, is a recipe that changes some of the rules for ACN (ANSI E1.17) so that devices with IP addresses not set by DHCP can be used on a network. The standard is being proposed for withdrawal on the grounds that much of the document was based around a protocol not adopted by the market, and that implementation for IP addressing is better dealt with by designers, not through the standardization of any particular method. Comments are due before the end of the day, Pacific Standard Time, 28 December 2015.
ANSI E1.27-1 - 2006 (R201x), Entertainment Technology–Standard for Portable Control Cables for Use with ANSI E1.11 (DMX512-A) and USITT DMX512/1990 Products. This Standard describes the types of portable cable for the transmission of digital data among products which comply with ANSI E1.11, Entertainment Technology – USITT DMX512-A. It covers recommended cable types, connectors and their internal wiring. The working group is proposing to reaffirm the 2006 version. Comments are due before the end of the day, Pacific Standard Time, 4 January 2016.
BSR E1.37-5 - 201x, General Purpose Messages for ANSI E1.20, RDM. This document provides additional Get/Set parameter messages (PIDs) for use with the ANSI E1.20 Remote Device Management protocol.
BSR E1.51, The Selection, Installation, and Use of Single-Conductor Portable Power Feeder Cable Systems for Use at 600 Volts Nominal or Less for the Distribution of Electrical Energy in the Television, Film, Live Performance, and Event Industries in Canada. E1.51 is intended to offer guidance in accordance with existing applicable standards and regulations in Canada on how to select, install, use, and maintain single-conductor portable feeder cables used to supply power for television, film, live performance, and special events in Canada. Comments are due before the end of the day, Pacific Standard Time, 4 January 2016.
BSR E1.53 - 20xx, Overhead mounting of luminaires, lighting accessories, and other portable devices: specification and practice. The standard covers specifications for the primary and secondary mounting devices for portable stage and studio luminaires and accessories. It also covers these mounting devices for special effects equipment (e.g. fog machines and bubble machines) that are often mounted along with lighting equipment on trusses and rigging system battens. The standard would give guidance on how to properly affix these mounting devices. Comments are due before the end of the day, Pacific Standard Time, 4 January 2016.
For more information, please contact:
Karl G. Ruling
Technical Standards Manager
PLASA North America
630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 609
New York, NY 10036 USA
12th November 2015
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