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Entertainment Technology Standard for Portable Control Cables for Use with ASNI E1.11 (DMX512-A) and USITT DMX512/1990 Products

Includes all amendments and changes through Reaffirmation Notice , 2016

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Description / Abstract:

This Standard describes the types of portable cable for the transmission of digital data among products which comply with ANSI E1.11, Entertainment Technology – USITT DMX512-A. It covers recommended cable types, connectors and their internal wiring.

This Standard is intended as a guide for:

Equipment manufacturers and system specifiers who wish to integrate systems of lighting equipment and accessories, including dimmers, with controllers made by different manufacturers.

System specifiers and consultants who wish to gain detailed information about recommended cable types and allowed connectors.

This standard is intended to supplement ANSI E1.11, Entertainment Technology — USITT DMX512-A — Asynchronous Serial Digital Data Transmission Standard for Controlling Lighting Equipment and Accessories. References to ANSI E1.11, and DMX512-A within this standard all refer to this document.

This standard is not intended to replace existing portable digital data cabling standards or recommended practices other than those described in USITT DMX512 and DMX512/1990.

Unless otherwise noted, references to DMX512 in this document refer to DMX512-A.