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ANSI E1.11

This video is a brief overview of one of ESTA’s most popular standards, E1.11, DMX512-A. This control protocol is nearly ubiquitous in the entertainment lighting industry, used in a host of luminaires, lighting effects, special effects, house lighting systems, video servers, and more. The standard is simple and effective, specifying everything about the protocol, including the structure of the data packets, the electrical interface, and the physical connectors. Viewers will get a basic overview of the standard and be informed where to download it for free, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance.

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Original Go Live Date: April 24, 2017
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ANSI E1.1

The video is a brief introduction to the first of ESTA’s American National Standards. It explains what the intertwined problems were that the standard was written to address: people falling from wire rope ladders and OSHA inspectors having nothing to tell them about how people could use the ladders safely. The video briefly describes what is in the standard. It also tells the viewer where to get the standard for free courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance. 

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Original Go Live Date: April 24, 2017
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ANSI E1.2

The video is a brief introduction into the second of ESTA’s American National Standards, now in its third edition. Truss and tower units are the basic building blocks of portable structures. The video outlines what the standard offers: minimum requirements and duties for module manufacturers and users. These requirements are all minimum requirements; doing less would be negligent. The video tells the viewer where to get the standard for free courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance. 

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Original Go Live Date: April 24, 2017
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ANSI E1.17

This video is a brief synopsis of our largest, most complex standard: ANSI E1.17. That standard is a suite of documents that specifies an architecture, including protocols and language, which may be configured and combined with other standard protocols to form flexible, networked audio, lighting, or other control systems. It's big: about 2 megabytes as a ZIPped archive of PDFs and a directory of related DDL files as DDL and HTML. Viewers of the video can find out where to download the standard for free, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance.

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Original Go Live Date: September 12, 2017
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ANSI E1.16

This video is a brief synopsis of an extremely brief standard: ANSI E1.16 - 2002 (R2017), Entertainment Technology - Configuration Standard for Metal Halide Ballast Power Cables. This standard prescribes which contact should be used for the safety ground for detachable power cables on 6 kW, 12 kW and 18 kW metal-halide lamp ballasts. Viewers of the video can find out where to download the standard for free, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance. 

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Original Go Live Date: September 12, 2017
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ANSI E1.15

This video is a brief synopsis of ANSI E1.15, which gives advice on boom and base assemblies, simple ground-support devices for lighting equipment and accessories. If the assembly is tall, leaning, loaded unevenly, or likely to get run into by stage wagons or performers, there is substantial risk. This document offers advice to lower or eliminate that risk. Viewers of the video can find out where to download the standard for free, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance. 

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Original Go Live Date: September 12, 2017
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ANSI E1.3

The video is a brief introduction into the third of ESTA’s American National Standards, now in its fourth edition. Zero to ten-volt analog control is an old method, but it's still used, and this standard helps define the controller-current-source method used in the entertainment industry as distinct from the controller-current-sink method used with dimming fluorescent ballasts. The video outlines the what the standard covers: transmitter specifications, receiver specifications, cabling, connectors, and marking. It also tells the viewer where to get the standard and the companion document, the Application Guide for ANSI E1.3, for free courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance.

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Original Go Live Date: April 24, 2017
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ANSI E1.8

This video is a brief overview of ANSI E1.8, a standard for the structural integrity of loudspeaker enclosures that are suspended overhead. The standard was written to mitigate the risk of flown speaker enclosures breaking and dropping debris. It is geared towards loudspeaker enclosure manufacturers, but being aware of a manufacturers minimum requirements could be beneficial to a user’s work. Viewers of the video are offered instructions on where to download the standard for free, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance.

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Original Go Live Date: April 24, 2017
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ANSI E1.4

The video is a brief introduction into the fourth of ESTA’s American National Standards. The standard applies to permanently installed, manually operated but counterweighted systems of stage rigging hardware for the raising, lowering, and suspension of scenery, lighting, and similar loads. It doesn't apply to performer flying, or to raising or lowering people. The video outlines what is in the standard, and tells the viewer where to download the standard for free courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance.  

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Original Go Live Date: April 24, 2017
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ANSI E1.6

This video is a brief introduction to the E1.6 suite of standards, which covers the design, inspection, maintenance, selection, use, and control of electric chain hoists and powered hoist systems. The broad requirements of the standards are covered, some guidance is offered on whom the standards are applicable to, and viewers are given instructions on where to download the standard for free, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance.

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Original Go Live Date: April 24, 2017
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ANSI E1.14

This video is a brief synopsis of E1.14, which applies to the instruction manuals for fog-making equipment manufactured for use in the entertainment industry. In order to use fog safely and effectively, the user must have some general knowledge of the technology, have a clear understanding of how to operate the fog making system, and be aware of the potential hazards related to the use of fog, and particularly the system being used. This standard is designed to establish guidelines for manufacturers to provide to the user the necessary information required for the safe and responsible use of fog equipment. Viewers of the video can find out where to download the standard for free, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance.

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Original Go Live Date: April 24, 2017
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ANSI E1.19

This video is a brief synopsis of ANSI E1.19, a standard to offer guidance, in accordance with existing applicable standards and codes, on how to select, install, use and maintain ground fault protection devices in the entertainment industry. In general GFCI protection is not required on stages and in studios, but there are many cases when it should be used to protect people from shock. This standard gives advice on how use GFCI devices effectively, and to avoid nuisance-tripping. Viewers of the video can find out where to download the standard for free, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance.

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Original Go Live Date: September 12, 2017
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ANSI E1.9

This video offers viewers a quick look at a standard to describe a method of reporting the photometric performance of luminaires being sold for or offered for use in entertainment lighting that is both detailed and easy to understand for people in the entertainment lighting market. In other words, a standard for reporting photometrics on a cutsheet. Viewers are given instructions for downloading the standard, free of charge, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance.

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Original Go Live Date: April 24, 2017
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ANSI E1.5

This video is a brief introduction into the fifth of ESTA’s American National Standards. The standard defines what chemicals can safely be in glycol and glycerin fogs, and it specifies the exposure limits for worker or performer safety. It also puts limits on any contaminants and decomposition products. The standard does not say that fogs made with other chemicals are unsafe, but, if they do not use the chemicals specified in this standard, they do not meet the requirements of the standard. The video tells the viewer where to get the standard for free courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance. 

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Original Go Live Date: April 24, 2017
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