sACN: Universe Synchronization Explained
The Universe Synchronization feature was recently added to ESTA’s ANSI E1.31, Lightweight streaming protocol for transport of DMX512 using ACN standard. Universe Sync lets the output of multiple universes of DMX512 data coming from a sACN controller be synchronized together. This eliminates issues, such as image tearing and out-of-sync strobes within arrays of LED fixtures across multiple universes.
This lively, educational discussion will illustrate the challenges solved by Universe Sync, as well as explain how it works from both a user perspective and within the protocol itself. The recommended “best practices” approach in implementation for developers will also be discussed.