Control Systems for Live Entertainment, Third Edition by John Huntington

By John Huntington

While you are drawn to how keep an eye on structures and computing device networks are utilized in all parts of stay leisure, regulate platforms for dwell leisure is the average reference. With a distinct mixed concentrate on pcs, networking, paintings, and perform, this ebook deals an in-depth exam of keep an eye on for lights, lasers, sound, , level equipment, animatronics, lighting tricks, and pyrotechnics for concert events, subject parks, theatre, themed-retail, cruise ships, museums, specified and different occasions. This re-creation additionally comprises: .expanded emphasis on networking expertise and perform .complete assurance of vital new protocols comparable to ACN and RDM .completely revised and up to date case reports .a thoroughly reorganized and revised constitution Drawing on his wide event within the box and school room, writer John Huntington sincerely explains every little thing that is going on backstage and contained in the machines to deliver daring visions to existence in real-world settings. * Author's web site is a stay, up to date source for this viewers - visited from keep an eye on platforms technicians in nations all over the world! * platforms previously solo at the moment are being networked jointly and audio and lights techs desire this information * Loaded with sensible examples that readers love

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Sm Mr ... AB Let’s say your boss sends you an e-mail asking you to purchase a copy of this book and send it to a client. However, unbeknownst to you, the e-mail gets stuck in your spam filter and you never get it. Months later, the boss runs into the client on the street, and asks how she liked the book. ”, she says. Until the encounter on the street, this was an “open-loop” system—a request was made, but no confirmation of the requested action was issued. Open-loop systems are simple, fast, and are as reliable as the Open Loop Communication systems underlying the communications.

On the other hand, it wasn’t a total free-for-all; some coordination (standardization) was done, where it would benefit the client. For example, to give a consistent look and fit everything into the small control room, the client specified the brand of 19" rack they wanted us to use. This was beneficial to the client, while not being a particular burden to anyone, since all the racks followed the very effective 19" rack standard. (The 19" standard has been very successful because it only defines how panels will mechanically fit, allowing anyone’s panel to screw onto anyone’s rack.

Paul Shiner at Crest, for information on NexSys. • Lou Shapiro of Erskine-Shapiro, for help early on in the process. • Karen Speerstra, Sharon Falter, John Fuller, and everyone at Focal Press, for all their help. • Steve Terry of Production Arts Lighting, for his support, encouragement, employment, information about DMX512, and for reviewing the manuscript. Also thanks to John McGraw of Production Arts. xl Acknowledgments • Laurel Vieaux at QSC, for information on QSControl. • Ralph O. Weber of Digital Equipment Corporation, for information on Two-Phase Commit MIDI Show Control.

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