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

The Winter Edition of Protocol is now available online

posted on 8:19 AM, January 24, 2018


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

News from CITT/ICTSMonique Corbeil, Andrew King and Robert Vernon highlight the association’s new mentoring initiative. Pages 74-75

This issue highlights include:

• Marcus Bengtsson writes about the power of media servers.

• Biamp’s Bill Nattress shares what you need to know about “Mass Notification” and NFPA 72.

• James David Smith discusses data compression and wireless DMX: past, present, and future.

• Guy Holt explains how transformers can eliminate un-reliable ground fault protection and cut generator noise in motion picture production—plus, solving LED luminaire power quality challenges.

• Don Earl gives his insights on the Internet of Things and its impact on our industry.

• ESTA recently made a significant investment to upgrade Rental Guard to improve the user experience, provide additional features, and expand its use for ESTA and PLASA’s live entertainment technology members—read how this benefits your company too.

• Mike Wood circles back to address questions and comments about past “Out of the Wood” columns—always a fascinating read!

• “Shadow, Light, and Truth” column by Richard Cadena explores “Fractional Load Transceivers Are a Thing, But Are They a Good Thing?”

• ESTA and USITT will present the New World Rigging Symposium, March 13 – 14, 2018, in conjunction with the USITT Conference and Stage Expo. Read about this unique opportunity for those whose work involves rigging to discuss current issues and technologies and help shape the future of the industry.

• This issue’s ETCP News column is written by Andrew Young and explores “ETCP Rigging Certification in an Educational Setting.”

• Eddie Raymond’s Take Away column informs in “It’s Time to Seriously Address Harassment and Abuse.”

• Tom Siko returns with his Business Dynamics column and explains why One-To-One meetings with your direct reports make better managers and focused sales personnel.

• Learn about recent industry events including the Event Safety Summit and ESTA members at LDI.

• Steve Terry and Mitch Hefter describe Ken Vannice’s many contributions to ESTA and the industry—and why he was honored with the Eva Swan Award—ESTA’s highest accolade.

• ESTA’s Volunteer of the Year Award was bestowed to Michael Lay—read why and the depth of his involvement with the Control Protocols Working Group and Technical Standards Program.

• Enjoy the photos of the high-energy Behind the Scenes Happy Hour held on the eve of LDI.

• ESTA’s President Jules Lauve outlines the many new initiatives for your association.

• 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.

• 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 to learn about BTS initiatives in early 2018—and ways to support the industry charity.

• Check out the photos of ESTA members honored with awards during LDI.

• ESTA Remembers members for their deep commitment to the work of the Association and Behind the Scenes.

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

Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ProtocolMag to receive ongoing updates in between issues.

Beverly Inglesby, Jackie Tien, and the Protocol Team will be at The NAMM Show (ESTA booth 11541) later this month. Please join us at the January 25th NAMM Live! Networking Reception sponsored by ESTA and LSA—RSVP at http://estalink.us/nammreception. Next up is USITT in March—stop by the ESTA booth (2601) to say hello! And, please let us know how we can assist you with your advertising plans for 2018.



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