Introduction to Show Networking
Anaheim Hilton, Monterey (Level 4)
Standard computer industry networking technologies now form the backbone of control and audio/video distribution systems on shows of nearly any size. Ethernet today is used to control lighting equipment, carry other protocols like DMX512, link video systems, or transport audio. This basic session for beginners introduces networks and their applications on shows and offers an overview of the protocols that make modern networks work. Key topics like IP addresses, network topology, and basic transport protocols will be introduced, basic aspects of network operations will be demonstrated.