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ANSI procedures require that a standard be submitted to public review so that all parties materially affected have an opportunity to participate in its development. This ensures the standard reflects the consensus of opinion in the industry. A document is offered for public review for a limited period of time after which it is withdrawn for comment resolution and revision. If substantive changes are made to the document it will be offered for a subsequent public review.  If no substantive changes are made and the working group is satisfied with the document, the standard will be put forth for acceptance as an American National Standard.

The draft documents are produced by members of the working groups in the Technical Standards Program. Membership in the working groups is open to all who are materially affected by the work of the group; membership in PLASA or any other association is not a requirement. Voting members are required to attend meetings, but observer members are not, although they are welcome to attend and to speak on issues if they choose. More information about working groups and an application to join are available under the working groups link.

Each public review packet includes the draft document and a response form. There may also be an explanatory document that gives the purpose or background of the document, but this is optional. Please submit comments by the due date noted on the response form, which is the day before the day listed in the Review End Date column here. The review has ended when the Review End Date is reached.

Below is a list of documents currently under public review. To participate in the review of these documents, please download the necessary forms and documents by using the links provided below. After you submit your comments, you should receive a confimation within one week.

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Documents currently in Public Review
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BSR E1.4-1-201x, Entertainment Technology - Manual Counterweight Rigging Systems

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This standard applies to permanently installed, manually operated systems of stage rigging hardware for the raising, lowering, and suspension of scenery, lighting, and similar loads.  Rigging  January 05, 2015  March 03, 2015 
BSR E1.50-201x, Entertainment Technology - Safety Requirements for LED, Video & Display Systems

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The scope of this proposed standard covers LED and other self-illuminated video display structures used as part of the scenery in concerts, theatre shows, and special events. The standard shall include advice on planning and site preparedness, assembly and erection, suspension and safety of components, special access requirements, and the use and dismantling of these systems.  Rigging  January 05, 2015  March 03, 2015 
BSR E1.17-201x, Entertainment Technology Architecture for Control Networks

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E1.17 is a suite of documents that specifies an architecture, protocols, and language that may be combined with other protocols to form flexible, networked audio, lighting, or other control systems. Changes to the existing standard only affect EPI 19, ACN Discovery on IP Networks, which was revised to work more efficiently.  Control Protocols  January 05, 2015  March 03, 2015 
BSR E1.37-5-201x, General Purpose Messages for ANSI E1.20, RDM

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This document provides additional Get/Set parameter messages (PIDs) for use with the ANSI E1.20 Remote Device Management protocol.

This was previously announced with a 3 March End Date, but, due to an ANSI form processing delay, the End Date is now 10 March. The LAST public review day is the 9th.  

Control Protocols  January 05, 2015  March 10, 2015 
BSR E1.43-201x, Entertainment Technology - Performer Flying Systems

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This document establishes a minimum level of performance parameters for the design, manufacture, use, and maintenance of performer flying systems used in the production of entertainment events. The purpose of this guidance is to achieve the adequate strength, reliability, and safety of these systems to ensure safety of the performer under all circumstances.  Rigging  January 05, 2015  March 03, 2015 
BSR E1.54-20xx, PLASA Standard for Color Communication in Entertainment Lighting

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This standard specifies a standardized color space, and defines the locations of the RGB primaries and the White Point for the purpose of facilitating the communications between lighting controllers and color-changing luminaires. It offers a standardized way of specifying color. The method is generic and is neither manufacturer-specific nor color technology-specific.  Photometrics  January 06, 2015  March 10, 2015 
BSR E1.55-20xx, Standard for Theatrical Makeup Mirror Lighting

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This standard applies to lighting systems for makeup mirrors and makeup stations used by performers and makeup artists for applying makeup to performers in theatres and other performance venues. It describes the topology of the makeup mirror lighting system, the quantity of light, the distribution of light from those sources, apparent source size, brightness, color rendering, and correlated color temperature.  Photometrics  January 06, 2015  March 10, 2015 
ANSI E1.30-4-2010 EPI 26. Device Description Language (DDL) Extensions for DMX512 and E1.31 Devices

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ANSI E1.30-4 is being considered for reaffirmation. It is a part of BSR E1.30-201x, Application level equipment interoperability for control of commonly encountered entertainment technology devices using ANSI E1.17. This part defines protocol-specific extensions to ANSI E1.17's Device Description Language for describing DMX512-type devices.  Control Protocols  January 13, 2015  March 17, 2015 
ANSI E1.45 2013 Unidirectional Transport of IEEE 802 data frames over ANSI E1.11 (DMX512-A)

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This standard defines a minimal method to transport IEEE 802 data frames unidirectionally over ANSI E1.11 physical links in entertainment lighting control networks using an Alternate START Code. The primary motivation is to allow communication of IEEE 802 data to luminaires for data transmission by those luminaires. A patent has been issued that protects technology essential to the standard, but a royalty-free license is being offered by the patent holder.  Control Protocols  January 26, 2015  March 24, 2015