ESTA's Technical Standards Program announces that another draft standard, BSR E1.31-200x, Entertainment Technology—DSP—DMX512-A Streaming Protocol, has joined the four other draft standards now on the ESTA website for public review. BSR E1.31 will be available for review through March 19, 2007, and can be accessed at: esta.org/tsp/documents/public_review_docs.php

BSR E1.31 is a simple protocol that offers functionality comparable to existing DMX512 over Ethernet protocols, but with the advantages of compatibility with ANSI E1.17-2006 and easy implementation on managed networks. Device Management Protocol over Session Data Transport, borrowed from the ANSI E1.17 protocol suite, provides a mechanism for streaming DMX-type data intermixed with random access data and high-speed feedback in a flexible and scalable way.

In addition to being asked to review the document to see if it offers adequate and correct advice, reviewers are asked to look for protected intellectual property in the draft standards. ESTA does not warrant that its standards contain no protected intellectual property, but it also does not intend to adopt any standard that requires the use of protected intellectual property, unless that property is necessary for technical reasons and can be licensed and used by anyone without prejudice or preference for a reasonable fee. Any protected intellectual property in the document should be pointed out in the public review comments.

For more information, please contact:

Karl G. Ruling, Technical Standards Manager
ESTA
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