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Show networks and control systems

John Huntington (Author)
"Show networks and control systems has been the industry standard reference in backstage control technology since 1994. With a unique combined focus on computers, networks, control systems, art and practice, the book offers an in-depth examination of the control and networking technology used in lighting, lasers, sound, stage machinery, animatronics, special effects, and pyrotechnics for concerts, theme parks, theatre, themed-retail, cruise ships, museums, interactive performing arts, and special events. This completely revised, reorganized and updated edition includes more than 30 new pages and dozens of brand-new graphics, with dramatically expanded coverage of show networking technology and fresh real-world examples. Drawing upon his extensive experience in the field and classroom, John Huntington clearly explains everything that goes on behind the scenes and inside the machines to bring bold visions to life in real-world settings."--Publisher's description
Print Book, English, 2017
Second edition View all formats and editions
Zircon Designs Press, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2017
xx, 454 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780692958735, 0692958738
Entertainment discipline overview
Stage machinery
Fog, smoke, fire, and water
Entertainment control
Entertainment control basics
Basic inputs and outputs
Numbering systems
System design principles
Data communication and networking
Data communication
Point-to-point interfaces
Networking basics
Show networks
Advanced show network topics
Standards and protocols used in entertainment
Digital MultipleX (DMX512-A)
Remote device management (RDM)
Architecture for control networks (ACN)
Musical instrument digital interface (MIDI)
MIDI show control (MSC)
MIDI Machine control (MMC)
SMPTE and MIDI time code (MTC)
Open sound control (OSC)
Other control protocols
Show control
Show control
A theatrical thunderstorm
Put on a happy face
Ten-pin alley
Comfortably rich
It's an itchy world after all
Includes index