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The Spring Edition of Protocol is now available online

posted on 11:22 AM, May 16, 2017


You can take a look at: http://estalink.us/protocolonline or Learn more about Protocol at http://esta.org/Protocol/protocol.html.

Be sure to read the CITT/ICTS news column where Ian Garrett highlights cutting-edge, sustainability initiatives in Canada’s entertainment technology industry: http://estalink.us/d09my

The issue highlights include:

• Ian Garrett highlights cutting-edge, sustainability initiatives in Canada’s entertainment technology industry.

• ZFX’s Royal Marty explains emergency stop technologies for scenic automation.

• Learn the value of “Rope Access: A Safe and Effective Solution for Entertainment Rigging” from Rhino Staging’s Matt Hudson.

• Read about INNOVA—an ESTA and USITT joint online training initiative that benefits the industry and promotes lifelong learning—a win/win for all.

• Jason Potterf of Cisco explores why the transition to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) is inevitable—even for entertainment control systems—and what the TSP’s Control Protocols Working Group is doing to integrate IPv6 into sACN, RDM, and other ESTA control protocols.

• Altman Lighting’s Pete Borchetta reviews the technical challenges of controlling LED luminaires on standard mains dimmers.

• Dave Lester, Director of Education & Safety at CLAIR Global, examines “Safety Consciousness as a Business Model.”

• Guy Holt reveals Part 2 of what users need to know about the soft power of small portable generators as compared to the hard power provided by the grid.

• Dexter Alcedo of ProSight Specialty Insurance follows up on the ESTA business session held during LDI to discuss hiring independent contractors and your company’s liabilities. A must read for all managers!

• Mike Wood always shares thought-provoking information you need to know in his “Out of the Wood” column—he focuses on “Sound and Light” in this issue.

• “Shadow, Light, and Truth” column by Richard Cadena explores “Technology and climate change.”

• Learn about the Event Safety Alliance’s recent Severe Weather Summit from Jacob Worek—plan ahead to be thoroughly prepared for any outdoor event.

• Karl Ruling highlights the interesting products that caught his eye while exploring USITT’s Stage Expo.

• Traveling to Frankfurt, Karl Ruling outlines his discoveries on the show floor at Prolight + Sound.

Protocol shares a technical book review on Wayne Howell’s Light Bytes.

• David Schraffenberger returns with his BizQuestions column, answers: “How can you project cash flow? How is this different from the budgeting process?”

• Rick Crum writes this issue’s ETCP News column “From the Frontier to the Future” and emphasizes the value and of ETCP certification.

• ESTA’s President Jules Lauve outlines the road ahead for 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.

• Eddie Raymond’s “Take Away” column explores “The Value of Cultural Change.”

• Production Equipment Rental Group News by Harry Box reports from PERG’s recent membership meeting at NAB and keeps readers current on PERG’s Rental Guard program, and why rental houses should get involved.

• Follow Behind the Scenes News to learn about the charity’s activities at USITT, the Long Reach Long Riders Raffle, BTS Pledge-a-Product support, the Short Reach Short Riders fundraising event, and the progress of BTS initiatives.

• New ESTA Members

And much more!

Not an ESTA member? Are you interested in joining the community of entertainment technology professionals who produce and support Protocol, Technical Standards, and ETCP Certification? Find out more about ESTA at www.esta.org. Membership in ESTA demonstrates that your company is dedicated to safety, good business practices, and making our industry stronger. Contact  for more information.

Protocol is now available as a free app for your smartphone; whether you have an iPhone, iPad, or any Android device, you can now read the latest editions whenever you want and wherever you are. Visit http://estalink.us/protocolapp, click on the corresponding device in this text or search "Protocol Journal" in the iTunes App Store / Google Play Store. Let us know what you think!

We hope you enjoy your new edition of Protocol and, as always, we would appreciate any feedback and suggestions that you can email to  or call 503-291-5143.

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