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Light Bytes: Inside Art-Net and sACN

Light Bytes: Inside Art-Net and sACN

Written with practicality in mind, Light Bytes provides a much needed technical reference on Art-Net and sACN. Starting with a networking primer, it moves onto the detailed packet structures and definitions used in each protocol. Following the theoretical groundwork, readers are guided through the problems that are often encountered in real-world applications, with tips on how to avoid them. The book strives for a balanced approach, comparing and contrasting Art-Net and sACN, while explaining how each protocol is evolving to meet the needs of a changing marketplace. There is a handy chapter on freely available software diagnostics tools, along with useful code examples for both Art-Net and sACN developers.

About the author

Wayne Howell is the owner and CEO of Artistic Licence, the lighting controls company that he founded in 1988. Wayne was a key contributor to the development of DMX512-A and Remote Device Management (RDM) via the ESTA technical standards programme. But he is perhaps best known as the author of Art-Net, the open ethernet lighting protocol now supported by 220-plus manufacturers worldwide. Wayne enjoys sharing his expertise through his books, articles and seminars.

Light Bytes: Inside Art-Net and sACN by Wayne Howell is available for purchase through Artistic Licence. Please contact for more information, or visit our webshop

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