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ESTA Plugfest v14.0

USA – The ESTA Control Protocols Plugfest, the event where manufacturers and developers test their products for interoperability, is scheduled to take place from 21st July to 25th July at the D/FW Marriott Solana in Westlake, Texas. Everyone is welcome to attend the 14th version of this event.

Attendees bring controllers, intelligent lights, control protocol analysers, and various other network components. At the Plugfest, they have the unique ability to connect their products with those of other manufacturers, in an effort to look for and resolve interoperability challenges. People attend from around the world to pursue improving their products.

During the last Plugfest, Jason Kyle of DMXking (a first time attendee) noted: “Tapping into the combined knowledge of Plugfest attendees was incredibly valuable. Being able to confirm prototype implementation of a draft standard, test existing equipment against other manufacturers and discuss issues to whatever depth required cements my attendance at future events.”

The scheduled hours are 4:00-11:00pm on Friday, 9:00am-10:00pm on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday and 9:00am to noon on Tuesday. Members of the E1.20 (RDM), E1.31 (sACN), and E1.33 (RDMnet) task groups who authored the standards will available to answer questions and help explain the protocols.

This is a chance to take advantage of the knowledge and experience of the CPWG, one of the Technical Standards Program’s largest working groups. ESTA invites the industry to drop in and experience Plugfest.

An event information link, as well as a link for hotel reservations can be accessed at the URLs below. For additional information, please contact the event organisers at

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28th April 2017

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