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What's New > The Winter Edition of ESTA's Protocol is now live online

The Winter Edition of ESTA's Protocol is now live online

posted on 8:31 AM, January 9, 2019
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The Winter 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 discusses the new StageFly streaming, real-time closed captioning and sign language app to enable those with hearing disabilities to fully experience performing arts. (Read the article)

This issue’s highlights include:


• “ESTA Says Thank You to Lori Rubinstein”—read about ESTA’s executive director who inspired volunteers to create our Association’s many vital programs and shape the direction of ESTA to help make the entertainment technology industry safer and stronger.
• Chris Moore writes about the art of speaker placement and techniques to preserve sound imaging quality in performing arts facilities.
• Adam Bennette updates readers on the progress of the proposed 2020 EU Ecodesign lighting regulations that impact us all.
• Mike Wood shares a thought-provoking look at “Lumen Measurement, Yet Again” in his “Out of the Wood” column—another must read!
• In the “Shadow, Light, and Truth” column, Richard Cadena pens “Dear New Touring Tech” for the early career electricians—read it, learn from it, live by it—to continuously grow to be the best tech you can become. There’s something here for everyone.
• Steve Serafin details risk assessment as a tool for avoiding falls and sprains.
• Steve Terry explains the challenges of “Navigating the Tangled Web of Electrical Safety Standards Development.”
• Once again at The 2019 NAMM Show, ESTA will provide four tracks of educational sessions, curated by ESTA—including tracks on Safety, Rigging, Lighting Networking, and Lighting and Electrical—and offered free to registered NAMM attendees—plan to attend and take advantage of the opportunity January 24 – 27 in Anaheim, CA!
• Another successful Event Safety Summit took place in Lititz, PA, November 28 – 30. Richard Cadena fills readers in on this special event.
• Learn about ESTA and USITT’s New World Rigging Symposium, March 19 – 20, in Louisville, KY. This Symposium is jam-packed with thought-provoking sessions on technical, safety, and workplace related topics—plus it carries ETCP education renewal credits for re-certification.
• Eddie Raymond’s “Take Away” column addresses the many benefits of life-long learning.
• Read the Letter to the Editor from Marty Lazarus addressing Richard Cadena’s Fall Protocolcolumn on “Asbestos: Magic or Menace?”
• Tom Siko returns with his “Business Dynamics” column and outlines “Territory Management Begins with Focus.”
• Standards Watch looks at adjusting fog exposure limits for long workdays and workweeks.
• This issue’s CITT/ICTS News column discusses the new StageFly streaming, real-time closed captioning and sign language app to enable those with hearing disabilities to fully experience performing arts.
• In this ETCP News column, Jeremy Kumin shares how a recent rock and roll tour highlights how the ETCP is fulfilling its potential.
• ESTA’s President Jules Lauve shines the spotlight on Lori Rubinstein for her many contributions to ESTA and the industry.
• Read about A. Scott Hoyt—recipient of ESTA’s Swan Award to be presented at The NAMM Show on January 26—your Association’s highest honor.
• ESTA’s Members’ Choice Awards, voted on by all ESTA members attending The NAMM Show, recognize outstanding new entertainment technology products. Those complete MCA nominations submitted by the early due date are showcased in this issue.
• See photos of the ESTA members that received LDI awards at the 2018 show.
• The Technical Standards Program has produced more than 50 ANSI-approved standards—with more in the pipeline! Read the update in TSP News from Karl Ruling and thank the more than 200 volunteers who drive the TSP’s standards writing for the industry.
• Production Equipment Rental Group News by Harry Box keeps readers current on PERG’s Rental Guard program, recent successful events, and why rental houses should get involved.
• Follow the Behind the Scenes News column to learn about BTS initiatives, recent Pledge-a-Product activities at LDI, and ways to support your industry charity.
• Welcome new ESTA Members

And, much more!
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 Winter edition of Protocol and, as always, we would appreciate any feedback and suggestions you email to beverly.inglesby@esta.org.
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Protocol will be at The NAMM Show (booth 10645) and USITT’s Conference and Stage Expo (booth 1253)—stop by to say hello! Please let us know how we can assist you with 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.

See you soon in Anaheim!
Beverly Inglesby, Jackie Tien, and the Protocol team.

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 membership@esta.org for more information.

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