The Entertainment Services and Technology Association has launched projects to draft three new American National Standards. They are:

BSR E1.18. Recommended practice for the selection, installation, use, and maintenance of single-conductor portable power feeder cable in the entertainment industry. The standard is intended to offer guidance on how to select, install, use, and maintain single-conductor portable power feeder cables. The project will promote safety and compatibility in the equipment and practices used in live performance and in film and video production in North America.

BSR E1.19. Recommendations for the use of ground fault devices in the entertainment industry. The standard is intended to offer guidance on how to select, install, use, and maintain ground fault protection devices in the entertainment industry. The project is intended to promote the use of these devices to protect people and property from hazards associated with using electrical equipment in wet locations, such as when pools of water are used on stage or a location video shoot is conducted in the rain, and to promote reliability and avoid nuisance tripping.

BSR. E1.20 Remote device management over USITT DMX512. The project is intended to develop a method of bi-directional communication over a USITT DMX512/1990 data link between an entertainment lighting controller and a remotely controlled dimmer, moving light, or other device. The protocol for this communication is also intended to work with the BSR E1.11 lighting control protocol being developed by the same working group.

Interested parties are invited to contact ESTA’s technical standards manager, Karl G. Ruling, or to visit the ESTA website to find out how to become involved. Membership in ESTA is not a requirement for participation in the technical standards program or any of its projects. You can contact Ruling at ESTA, 875 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Phone: 212-244-1505. Fax: 212-244-1502. Email: standards@esta.org. Website. www.esta.org/tsp/.