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ESTA 2023 Plugfest Expands to Four Days

The ESTA Control Protocols Plugfest, the event where manufacturers and developers test their lighting products for interoperability, is scheduled to take place from October 5 to October 8, 2023, at the Marriott Dallas/Fort Worth in Westlake, Texas. This is the 19th instance of this informal testing laboratory. Attendance is free for both ESTA members and non-members!

In response to feedback from last year's event, the Control Protocols Working Group (CPWG) and our Plugfest organizers have announced that Plugfest 2023 will expand from three days to four days. The CPWG's task group meeting schedule now provides additional time for evening Plugfest activities.

ESTA's Plugfest is a unique opportunity to connect your lighting products with those of other manufacturers to test and resolve compatibility challenges. Attendees from around the world bring controllers, intelligent lights, control protocol analyzers, and other network-connected components to improve their product experiences. Plugfest has become a vital step in many global manufacturers' product development roadmaps. The scheduled hours are 9:00 am-11:00 pm CDT, Thursday through Sunday. Members of the E1.11 (DMX512), E1.20 (RDM), E1.31 (sACN), and E1.33 (RDMnet) task groups who helped develop the standards will be available to answer questions and offer assistance with our protocols.

This is a chance to take advantage of the vast knowledge and experience of the CPWG, one of the Technical Standards Program's largest working groups. ESTA invites the industry to drop in, test your gear, refresh your knowledge, and become a part of the Plugfest community.

As ESTA is anticipating a larger-than-usual turnout for this event, please email at plugfest@esta.org to express your interest in attending so that a spot can be reserved. An informal kick-off presentation will be given each morning at 9:00am. First-time attendees are especially encouraged to attend this orientation event. Event Information: tsp.esta.org/tsp/news/plugfest.html


(2 June 2023)

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