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ESTA Plugfest Announces RDMnet Prototypes

ESTA Plugfest Announces RDMnet Prototypes

USA – The organisers of the ESTA Plugfest have announced that RDMnet prototypes constructed to the most current version of draft standard E1.33, Transport of ANSI E1.20 (RDM) in an E1.31 environment will be available for Plugfest 2018 participants.

Wayne Howell of Artistic Licence and Sam Kearney of Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC) are both providing RDMnet prototypes for attendee use and testing during the July Plugfest. Both Wayne and Sam noted that this is an excellent opportunity for early adopters to test manufacturer interoperability ahead of the publication of the final RDMnet standard.

The Artistic Licence prototype will provide a version of their new dataLynx II gateway which has per port selection of sACN, RDMnet, Art-Net and RDM over Art-Net.

The ETC RDMnet prototype will be in the form of:

  • RDMnet Controller: GUI application for Microsoft Windows

  • RDMnet Broker: Console/daemon application for Microsoft Windows

  • RDMnet Device: Console/daemon application for Microsoft Windows, supporting a limited set of RDM parameters

  • RDMnet Gateway: Console/daemon application for Microsoft Windows which will use ETC USB/DMX hardware (Gadget II) to communicate with RDM fixtures

The ESTA Control Protocols Plugfest, the event where manufacturers and developers test their lighting products for network interoperability, is scheduled to take place from 20th July to 23rd July at the D/FW Marriott Solana in Westlake, Texas. Both ESTA and non-ESTA members are welcome to attend the 16th version of this event.

The scheduled hours are 9:00 - 23:00 Friday through Monday. Members of the E1.11 (DMX512), E1.20 (RDM), E1.31 (sACN), and E1.33 (RDMnet) task groups will be available to answer questions and help explain the protocols. This is a chance to take advantage of the knowledge and experience of members of the Control Protocols Working Group. The industry is invited to drop in and experience Plugfest 2018!


13th June 2018

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