Two Control Protocols Working Group draft standards have been added to the public review page on the ESTA website: BSR E1.30-1-20xx, EPI 23. Device Identification Subdevice, and BSR E1.20 - 201x, Entertainment Technology -- Remote Device Management over USITT DMX512.

The E1.30 draft document is part of BSR E1.30, Application level equipment interoperability for control of commonly encountered entertainment technology devices using ANSI E1.17. It specifies a templated device for device identification as typically used for remote hardware and software devices. BSR E1.20 - 201x is a revision of the existing ANSI E1.20 – 2006, Entertainment Technology--Remote Device Management over USITT DMX512. The revision is being done to correct errors in the published document and to add a new message enhancing functionality.

The two documents are in public review through March 29, 2010. When midnight UTC between March 29 and March 30 is reached, the reviews have ended and the links will disappear.

Reviewers are also asked to look for protected intellectual property in the draft standards. ESTA 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 should be pointed out in the comments.

For more information, please contact: Karl G. Ruling, ESTA technical standards manager at +1-212-244-1505 or

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