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The Winter edition of Protocol is now available online

posted on 11:11 AM, February 6, 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 Janet Sellery showcases the growth of the Canadian Event Safety Summit: http://bit.ly/2jUTVI3 

This issue highlights include:

  • “Fifty-One and More Pledge to Save the TSP!” Learn why ESTA’s volunteer-driven, ANSI-approved Technical Standards Program standards-writing work benefits the entire industry.
  • Richard Nix highlights upcoming changes to the International Fire Code, which will bring events into the scope of the permitting process and will require weather monitoring for outdoor events.
  • Raquel Baetz, Director of Safe Hands DSE, explains the research and solutions for those suffering from work-related injuries in the lighting department of the National Theatre due to their work positioning and/or repetitive-motion injuries. A must read for all!
  • Guy Holt reveals what users need to know about the soft power of small portable generators as compared to the hard power provided by the grid.
  • Read about the January ESTA Control Protocols Plugfest to understand how attending a Plugfest can benefit manufacturers’ R&D engineers to accelerate manufacturer-to-manufacturer interoperability.
  • Mike Wood continues with his series on “How Do LEDs Work?” with an examination of quantum dots—another thought-provoking “Out of the Wood” column.
  • “Shadow, Light, and Truth” column by Richard Cadena explores “Choosing the Right Ethernet-Based Protocol Settings for Your Lighting Console.”
  • Steve Serafin explains changes in OSHA’s accident reporting impacting the entertainment technology industry that went into effect with 2017 in the “Standards Watch” column.
  • Learn about another successful Event Safety Summit—get onboard with how this industry collaboration is working to improve safety for everyone involved with live events.
  • Karl Ruling highlights the interesting products he discovered while exploring the LDI trade show.
  • Chris Schmidt shares an attendee’s perspective on the PLASA Rigging Conference.
  • The ETCP News column describes the history of end-user training at ETC—onsite and online—and how participants can earn ETCP renewal credits.
  • In the CITT/ICTS News column, Janet Sellery showcases the growth of the Canadian Event Safety Summit—with the next Canadian ESS scheduled for April.
  • Eddie Raymond launches his “Take Away” column sharing inspirational stories and quick-read nuggets to help readers grow.
  • Protocol introduces a new column by Tom Siko; join the journey in Tom’s “Business Dynamics” as he explores “Selling Naked!”
  • ESTA’s new Chairman, Jules Lauve, outlines the road ahead for your association.
  • Check out the photos and read the update on the ESTA members honored with awards during LDI.
  • Bill Sapsis describes Eddie Raymond’s many contributions to ESTA and the industry—and why he was honored with the Eva Swan Award—ESTA’s highest accolade.
  • 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.
  • The Production Equipment Rental Group’s “PERG 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 the many activities ahead in 2017 and progress of BTS initiatives.
  • Enjoy the photos from another successful Behind the Scenes Happy Hour event held on the eve of LDI.
  • 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.

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