PlugFest returns: 26-28 February 2019
PlugFest, the technical gathering for lighting protocol interoperability returns for another year, but this time in Lille, France, allowing for more manufacturers, developers and technicians from across the continent to meet and test products.
What’s it all about?
The three day residential event is a unique opportunity for manufacturers and developers to test the interoperability of their products. It’s a hands-on place to test reliability, debug and improve connectivity with others.
Focusing on a wide array of protocols including DMX512, RDM, DALI, RDMnet, Art-Net, sACN and LLRP. The event’s expert hosts will be on hand with guidance and support. This year there will be an opportunity to learn all about the new ANSI standard developments for 2019.
What’s new for 2019?
A presentation on the ESTA Entertainment Industry control protocol standards that have been in public review since the last PlugFest, with the revised drafts of the RDMnet standard being of particular interest to many previous participants.
Learn about the ESTA/ANSI standards expected to be released early in 2019 – the event follows the ESTA meetings in January 2019 so are hot off the press!
A meeting of minds
PlugFest is unmissable for all entertainment product manufacturers, that use the protocols listed above.
Previous attendees have been product development engineers and regional technical support staff, along with system integrators, rental company technicians, theatres consultants and production electricians all finding the event beneficial.
Here’s what last year’s attendees said about Plugfest:
“An indispensable opportunity for techs and developers to broaden their knowledge.” – TMB
“An unparalleled opportunity for our developers to fix potential issues, before our customers find them” – Zero 88
“A unique event to meet in a neutral environment, network with our peers, learn about technology and interact with experts” – Robert Juliat
“A unique opportunity to regularly assess and improve the level of interoperability of our products in an utterly effective way” – Swisson
Book your hotel room directly
We recommend you book by early January 2019 to secure the special nightly rate of €101 which includes breakfast.
Please note: the 2019 event runs Tuesday to Thursday, not Wednesday to Friday as previously, so you may need your accommodation for the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night.
An expert-led event
PlugFest is a PLASA hosted event, organised by Hamish Dumbreck of JESE Ltd, Peter Willis of Howard Eaton Lighting and Wayne Howell of Artistic Licence.
We would like to add a special thank you to Thierry Dupont from Robert Juliat for his support in locating and securing the venue this year.