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Protocol Summer 2019 Edition is now available!

posted on 8:07 AM, July 24, 2019

The Summer edition of ESTA’s Protocol is now live online!

Take a look online here. Learn more about Protocol at http://esta.org/Protocol/protocol.html.

This issue’s CITT/ICTS News column features an overview of Patricia Flood's book celebrating the work of Susan Benson. (Read the article)

The issue's highlights include:

  • Marcus Bengtsson offers a short study and comparison of different video codecs, diving into color depth and chroma subsampling.
  • Phil Reilly shares the news on the updated American and Canadian guidelines for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) which will be in full force on December 20, 2019. This ANSI-SAIA A92.22 update is quite sweeping and applies to all types of lifts regularly used by our industry. Plus, learn what you need to know about the new protocol for MEWP training: ANSI-SAIA A92.24.
  • Mike Wood explores a thought-provoking look at the future entitled “Pixelated Headlights” in his latest Out of the Wood column.
  • Guy Holt is back with Part 2 in his new series on generator operation: theory and practice.
  • DMX512 has provided reliable lighting control for three decades now and continues to find new applications as commercial lighting demands more complex control solutions. Javid Butler outlines the new TSP project, E1.68, which will create a recommended practice identifying parts of the ANSI E1.11 (DMX512-A) protocol that are critical for interoperability, helping to slay the dragons that keep equipment from different manufacturers from working with each other.
  • Ed Condit describes “Automatic External Defibrillators—a Life-Saving Tool to Have on Hand.” With our industry’s frequent use and exposure to portable electrical equipment in remote and challenging locations, an AED could save a life.
  • Bob Goddard discusses the important of testing your equipment to be DMX512 (E1.11), RDM (E1.20), and sACN (E1.31) compliant. Today’s complex lighting systems, particularly architainment systems, require a more accurate understanding of both DMX and RDM before you purchase and/or arrive in the field.
  • The Shadow, Light, and Truth column by Richard Cadena embraces the “love them or hate them” intricacies of LEDs.
  • Eddie Raymond’s Take Away column challenges readers with “What’s the Worst That Could Happen?” The question that always needs to be asked first.
  • Tom Siko returns with his Business Dynamics column mining information about your prospect’s Budget, Authority, Needs, and Timeframe in his “BANT” selling process. A great read for managers and all levels of sales people as well.
  • Richard Cadena shares insights into the recent Canadian Event Safety Summit—read the highlights from this beneficial event.
  • Learn what you missed at Stage|Set|Scenery and Prolight + Sound—Karl Ruling gives you an overview of both shows.
  • David Grindle introduces USITT’s exciting new Digital Media Symposium September 5 – 6 in Binghamton, NY for professionals in the more advanced levels of their career.

And, much more!

We hope you enjoy your new Spring edition of Protocol and, as always, we would appreciate any feedback and suggestions you email to beverly.inglesby@esta.org.

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Please let us know how we can assist you with the balance of your advertising plans for 2019—contact Beverly Inglesby at beverly.inglesby@esta.org or Jackie Tien.

We appreciate your support of ESTA, ESTA’s initiatives, and our journal, Protocol.

Enjoy your summer!
Beverly InglesbyJackie Tien, and the Protocol team.

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