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Control and Optics Standards Available for Public Review

Posted on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

BSR E1.45 – 201x, Transport of IEEE 802 data frames over ANSI E1.11 (DMX512-A)

This Standard defines a minimal method to transport IEEE 802 data frames over ANSI E1.11 physical links using an Alternate START Code. The primary motivation is to allow communication of 802 data to luminaires over a ANSI E1.11 DMX512-A datalink for data transmission from those luminaires using Visible Light Communication, IEEE 802.15.7. However, this Standard may be used to transport any 802 data for any purpose.

Review period ends – October 2, 2012

BSR E1.37-2 – 201x, Additional Message Sets for ANSI E1.20 (RDM) – Part 2, IPv4 & DNS Configuration Messages

This draft standard is part 2 of the E1.37 project. It provides additional get/set parameter messages (PIDs) for use with the ANSI E1.20 Remote Device Management protocol. Messages in this document are intended for configuring network interfaces and Domain Name System settings on devices with an IPv4 address.

Review period ends – October 2, 2012

BSR E1.33 – 201x, Entertainment Technology — (RDMnet) — Message Transport and Device Management of ANSI E1.20 (RDM) over IP Networks

This draft standard describes a method of implementing ANSI E1.20 Remote Device Management messaging over an IPv4 network. The primary anticipated use of the standard would be to complement ANSI E1.31 on an IPv4 entertainment lighting control network. This project was originally described as offering extensions to E1.31, but its messages work alongside E1.31 in the same network environment.

Review period ends – October 9, 2012

BSR E1.35 – 201x, Standard for Lens Quality Measurements for Pattern Projecting Luminaires Intended for Entertainment Use

E1.35 describes a method for measuring stage and studio luminaire lens quality with particular emphasis on contrast and perceived image quality (sharpness). It also offers a way for presenting these results on a datasheet in a format that is readily understood by a typical end-user. The procedure specified in this draft is slightly different and more accurate than the procedure specified in the published 2007 edition.

Review period ends – October 9, 2012

Full details including draft standards and comments forms from the Technical Standards Program page

 

Rigging Standards Available for Public Review

Posted on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

BSR E1.21 – 201x, Entertainment Technology — Temporary Ground-Supported Structures Used to Cover the Stage Areas and Support Equipment in the Production of Outdoor Entertainment Events

ANSI E1.21 is being revised to cover the design, manufacture, and use of all the portable structures (not only roofs) used to support scenery, lighting, and sound equipment, and to cover the stages in the production of outdoor entertainment events. Excluded are structures for the public, such as audience bleachers and food vendor stands.

Review period ends – October 9, 2012

 

BSR E1.39 – 201x, Entertainment Technology – Selection and Use of Personal Fall Arrest Systems on Portable Structures Used in the Entertainment Industry

This standard establishes minimum requirements for the selection and use of personal fall arrest systems on portable structures in the entertainment industry. It also establishes minimum requirements for manufacturers and owners of these structures being used as work platforms. The purpose of the document is to provide employers and workers methods for protecting workers in the entertainment industry that meet or exceed current standards for industrial fall protection

Review period ends – October 9, 2012

Full details including draft standards and comments forms from the Technical Standards Program page

 

Four PLASA Rigging Standards in Public Review

Posted on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Four draft Rigging Working Group Standards are available at the web address below. Materially affected members of the public are invited to review them.

BSR E1.6-2 – 201x, Entertainment Technology – Design, Inspection, and Maintenance of Electric Chain Hoists for the Entertainment Industry, is part of the E1.6 powered entertainment rigging project. This draft standard covers the design, inspection, and maintenance of serially manufactured electric link chain hoists having capacity of 2 tons or less and used in the entertainment industry. This standard does not cover attachment to the load or to the overhead structure. Its review runs until April 24.

BSR E1.6-4 – 201x, Portable Control of Fixed-Speed Electric Chain Hoists in the Entertainment Industry, is a standard for the controls often used to operate chain hoists. Its review runs until March 27.

BSR E1.8 – 201x, Entertainment Technology-Loudspeaker Enclosures Intended for Overhead Suspension-Classification, Manufacture and Structural Testing, is a revision of the existing standard for the structural integrity of loudspeaker enclosures that are suspended overhead. It is designed to ensure that flown speaker enclosures don’t break and drop debris. The revisions are intended to simplify the standard and to clarify the requirements. Its review runs until May 1.

BSR E1.39 – 201x, Entertainment Technology – Selection and Use of Personal Fall Arrest Systems on Portable Structures Used in the Entertainment Industry, establishes minimum requirements for the selection and use of personal fall arrest systems on portable structures in the entertainment industry. It also establishes minimum requirements for manufacturers and owners of these structures being used as work platforms. Its review runs until April 24.

tsp.plasa.org/tsp/documents/public_review_docs.php.

 

Draft of Powered Rigging Standard in Public Review

Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2012

BSR E1.6-4 – 201x, Portable Control of Fixed-Speed Electric Chain Hoists in the Entertainment Industry, is available for public review until March 26 on the PLASA website at http://tsp.plasa.org/tsp/documents/public_review_docs.php. The control systems covered are most often used to control one or more chain hoists being used to fly equipment or scenery in shows or events being done in arenas and convention centers.

 

Draft Powered Rigging Standard in Public Review

Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2011

BSR E1.6-1, one of the several documents that make up the E1.6 project for powered rigging systems in the entertainment industry are available for public review on the PLASA website. BSR E1.6-1 – 201x, Entertainment Technology – Powered Hoist Systems, deals with powered winches that are not serially manufactured electric chain hoists. These are most often wire rope winches that are installed as part of a powered rigging system. The document is intended to establish requirements for the design, manufacture, inspection, and maintenance of powered hoist systems for lifting and suspending loads in theatres and other places of public assembly. It is in public review through December 19.

www.tsp.plasa.org

 

PLASA Electrical Standards Available for Public Review

Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

The first two of these three new Electrical standards may not be directly applicable to our electrical environment, but nevertheless make interesting reading if you’re working with higher current single-core feeder cables and connectors.

The “Guide for the Inspection of Entertainment Industry Incandescent Lamp Luminaires” is a useful and pretty comprehensive set of guidelines for luminaire inspection. This one is definitely worth downloading and reading if you’re interested in preparing a maintenance inspection checklist.

BSR E1.18-1 – 201x, Standard for the selection, installation, and use of single-conductor portable power feeder cable systems for use at 600 volts nominal or less for the distribution of electrical energy in the entertainment and live-event industries.

The BSR E1.18 project is to offer guidance on the selection, installation, and safe use of single-conductor portable power feeder cable systems used in the entertainment and live-event industries. This part, E1.18-1, contains the majority of the recommendations, suitable for most common portable power distribution installations.The BSR E1.18 project is to offer guidance on the selection, installation, and safe use of single-conductor portable power feeder cable systems used in the entertainment and live-event industries. This part, E1.18-1, contains the majority of the recommendations, suitable for most common portable power distribution installations.

BSR E1.24 – 201x, Entertainment Technology – Dimensional Requirements for Stage Pin Connectors.

BSR E1.24 – 201x is a revised version of the existing ANSI E1.24 – 2006. The standard is being revised to clarify its use as a configuration standard giving the mating requirements for male and female pin connectors, contact set-backs from the front face, and marking requirements. The electrical reliability and flammability requirements for pin connectors would be covered by other standards, such as UL 498, Attachment Plugs and Receptacles.

All the proposed changes were accepted during the prior two public reviews, except for problems related to the dimensions in figures 5 and 10, and certain requirements in the normative Pin Connector Chart Notes. Therefore, these two figures and notes have been changed and the three pages containing them are being offered for public review.

BSR E1.32 – 201x, Guide for the Inspection of Entertainment Industry Incandescent Lamp Luminaires.

This document provides guidance in the inspection of stage and studio luminaires used in the entertainment industry to evaluate their safety and any needed maintenance. The information contained in this document is intended to supplement the information contained in manufacturers’ maintenance instructions.

Review period for all three documents ends: October 18, 2011

Copies of the draft recommendations and the forms for submitting your comments are available from the PLASA Public Review Documents page.

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PLASA Optical Standards Available for Public Review

Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

BSR E1.25 – 201x, Recommended Basic Conditions For Measuring The Photometric Output Of Stage And Studio Luminaires By Measuring Illumination Levels Produced On A Planar Surface.

E1.25 describes the basic conditions for measuring the photometric output of stage and studio luminaries by a variety of testing methods that measure the illumination levels produced by the luminaires on a planar surface.

Review period ends: November 1, 2011

BSR E1.41 – 201x, Recommendations for Measuring and Reporting Photometric Performance Data for Entertainment Luminaires Utilizing Solid State Light Sources

E1.41 offers recommendations for measuring and reporting the output of LED luminaires used in the live entertainment industry. This industry needs unusually precise color and color rendering characterization, which this document provides. Current methods for luminaire output measurement assume the use of broad-band emitters, which LEDs are not, and do not deal well with characterizing the intensely colored light LEDs can produce.

Review period ends: October 18, 2011

Copies of the draft recommendations and the forms for submitting your comments are available from the PLASA Public Review Documents page.

You can get your own RSS feed of the PLASA documents currently in public review.