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ESTA Plugfest Announces Free RDMnet Webinar

ESTA Plugfest Announces Free RDMnet Webinar

USA - The ESTA Control Protocols Plugfest organisers have announced that an “Introduction to RDMnet” will be broadcast live on Sunday 21 July from 7:00pm to 8:30pm CDT. This event is being offered free of charge to both ESTA and non-ESTA members.

Officially known as E1.33, Entertainment Technology – (RDMnet) Message Transport and Management for ANSI E1.20 (RDM) compatible and similar devices over IP Networks, the RDMnet standard was recently approved by ESTA’s Control Protocols Working Group (CPWG) as a consensus standard and is now on track to obtain approval by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) later this summer. RDMnet is a generational step forward, extending the functionality of RDM to Ethernet networks. As draft standard testing began in the summer of 2018, we would expect to see products with RDMnet features to begin to appear at trade shows later this year.

This lively, educational discussion will illustrate the challenges solved by RDMnet as well as explain how it works from both a user perspective and within the protocol itself. The recommended best practices approach in implementation for developers will also be discussed. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the CPWG subject matter members that authored this standard. This is an extraordinary opportunity to take advantage of the knowledge and experience of the CPWG, one of the Technical Standards Program’s largest working groups.

Registration for this round-table may be made by sending an email to Instructions for logging in will be emailed to all pre-registered attendees a few days before the live broadcast. Qualified attendees may also receive 0.5 ETCP renewal credit for each session hour.

This webinar is being held in conjunction with the ESTA Control Protocols Plugfest. ESTA’s Plugfest is a unique opportunity to connect lighting products with those of other manufacturers to test and resolve network compatibility challenges. Attendees bring controllers, intelligent lights, control protocol analysers, and other network-connected components. People attend from around the world to pursue improvement of their customers’ product experiences. The ESTA Plugfest has become a required step in many global manufacturers’ product development roadmaps. The scheduled hours are 9:00am - 11:00pm Friday through Sunday at the D/FW Marriott Solana in Westlake, Texas. Both ESTA and non-ESTA members are welcome to attend the 17th instance of this event.

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

Event Information:

21st May 2019

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