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Thursday, November 18 • 9:30am - 5:30pm
Ethernet for Entertainment

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This popular annual class is the best place to learn (or begin to learn) everything you need to build an Ethernet network for lighting control, as the industry is transitioning from DMX-512 to Ethernet in many instances. Learn about copper cable and RJ-45 connectors, fiber optic cable and connectors, testing cables and cable certification, configuring an Ethernet switch and the basics of programming a switch, network system design and equipment selection, protocol converters, and theatrical lighting control protocols such as sACN and RDMnet.

Session highlights:
  • The history of theatrical lighting control
  • Copper cables and connectors
  • Fiber optic cables, connectors, and single- and multi-mode fiber assemblies
  • Cable testing
  • Ethernet switches and programming switches for theatrical lighting applications.
Target audience: Anyone in the lighting or entertainment industry working with Ethernet and cabling/fiber.

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Javid Butler

Consultant, hc/lambda
Javid Butler boasts more than 25 years of experience with lighting and HVAC control systems and electronic design, fabrication, assembly and testing. He has designed and implemented large commercial lighting control projects including advanced daylighting control and LED lighting... Read More →

Thursday November 18, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N109 - N114
  LDIntensives™, Ethernet
  • Level All Levels
  • Class Cap 40
  • ETCP Credits 3.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 445
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 545
  • Session Number L47