This issue highlights include:
• Wooly Mammoth’s Founding Artistic Director, Howard Shalwitz, takes readers on a journey exploring this major regional theatre’s space—a decade after renovation—and how the space fits the needs of current productions today.
• There are two rating systems used to describe portable power distribution enclosures. Ty Mellon explains the differences and benefits between the environmental ratings, and the kinds of weather the enclosure can safely be subjected to.
• Guy Holt returns with a fourth installment of his “Ground-Fault Protection Strategies” and the use of small portable generators in motion picture and live event production.
• Mike Kelly, Risk Manager at ProSight Specialty Insurance, will walk ESTA members through risk control practices that can make them the first line of defense against a terrorist plot. Mike will alert readers on how their practices are vital to the prevention of these catastrophic events that are becoming much too common.
• Plan to attend the January ESTA Control Protocols Plugfest—learn why attending a Plugfest can be extremely beneficial for R&D engineers to accelerate progress with product development.
• Mike Wood continues his occasional series on the inner workings of LEDs with a look at patterned sapphire substrates in his Out of the Wood column.
• Richard Cadena’s Shadow, Light, and Truth column takes another look at Ethernet-based protocols. Many people don’t realize that there are three versions of Art-Net or that ACN and Streaming ACN are not the same thing. What are the differences between all of these options and what do you need on your show?
• In the ETCP News column, check out why IATSE Local 514, with some assistance from the Canadian government, is translating ETCP’s Portable Power Distribution Technician exams into French for the French-speaking technicians in Canada!
• Standards Watch examines the AMA’s recommendations on street lighting.
• USITT’s David Grindle offers insights on the importance of life-long learning and why we must continually embrace new technologies and update our skills.
• Monique Corbeil showcases the 2016 individual and company award recipients honored at the recent CITT/ICTS Rendez-vous from across the wide spectrum of Canada’s live performance industry.
• Didn’t make it to the 2016 North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference? Eddie Raymond hits the many highlights of this inspirational conference in his recap article with photos.
• Protocol reviews the Event Safety Alliance’s Event Safety Guide for readers.
• David Schraffenberger’s informative BizQuestions column answers the question: What are some employee ownership options for business owners?
• Be informed about the ESTA Members’ Choice Product Awards nominees signed up by the early Protocol publication deadline. The awards for Equipment, Gadget, and Expendable will be bestowed at LDI. (Learn more about how to nominate a product at http://esta.org/news/Awards/memberschoiceaward.html.)
• In ESTA’s President Eddie Raymond’s Directions column he updates readers about your Association.
• The Technical Standards Program has produced over 50 ANSI-approved standards—with more in the pipeline! Read the update in TSP News from Karl Ruling.
• Production Equipment Rental Group News by Harry Box keeps readers current on PERG’s Rental Guard program, recent events, and why rental houses should get involved.
• Follow the Behind the Scenes News to learn about BTS activities and initiatives.
• New ESTA Members
And, much more!
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Beverly Inglesby, Jackie Tien, and the Protocol Team will be at LDI 2016 next month—stop by the ESTA booth 2984 to say hello! Protocol will be at LDI too and later at the Event Safety Summit for additional exposure.
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