ACN Protocol Revision Up for Public Review

A revision of ESTA's BSR E1.17, the amazing "Architecture for Control Networks" protocol (ACN) developed by the live entertainment industry for control of pretty much anything, is up for a public review here until August 24.

As I've written about extensively, ACN is an amazing control protocol that has some really cool potential applications far beyond entertainment lighting control.  I personally think it is a great protocol for makers, hackers, and others, and there is a full open source implementation available and even a Wireshark plugin.

Even if (like me) the details of this protocol are over your head, I'm hoping the whole industry will get behind this, because it could truly revolutionize the way we control entertainment systems.