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Old September 4th, 2019   #1
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Default ESTA Announces Release of RDMnet (ANSI E1.33)

ESTA Announces ANSI Approval of RDMnet!

ESTA’s Technical Standards Program (TSP) announced today that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved E1.33 RDMnet as an American National Standard. The ANSI designation is universally recognized as a mark of technical diligence and commercial impartiality.

Officially known as ANSI E1.33, Entertainment Technology – (RDMnet) Message Transport and Management for ANSI E1.20 (RDM) compatible and similar devices over IP Networks, the RDMnet standard was developed by the hard-working, all-volunteer members of the TSP’s Control Protocols Working Group (CPWG).

RDMnet is a generational step forward, extending existing RDM functionality beyond the current physical limits of local DMX512 connections onto wide area hi-speed Ethernet networks. It allows for large-scale system monitoring and configuration while adding mobile device support. RDMnet also provides “vendor agnostic” configuration of network gateways, as well as system partitioning between multiple venues on the same Ethernet network. Multiple control consoles are now easily integrated and synchronized on the same control network.

This new addition to the RDM family of standards will dramatically extend the usefulness and reach of one of the CPWG’s flagship control protocols.

RDMnet (as well as over 60 other safety and compliance standards) is available as a free download from

ESTA’s free standards library is available to you, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance. ESTA and ProSight are committed to ensuring the safety of crews, performers, and audiences.

If you find value in the standards and guidance documents created under the TSP, please consider becoming an Investor in Innovation by making an on-line financial contribution (of any amount) to ESTA’s TSP at

Investing in the Technical Standards Program is investing in the present and the future of the entertainment technology industry. Whether you are concerned with safety in the workplace or issues of equipment compatibility, you can have an impact by either donating or volunteering to the Technical Standards Program.

ESTA’s Technical Standards Program is the only ANSI-accredited standards program dedicated to the needs of the entertainment technology industry. The standards created under the TSP are used directly or indirectly every day by almost every manufacturer, dealer, installer, production company and end user. These standards prevent accidents, protect lives and property, save time and money, solve problems, inform the industry, and enhance creativity.

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