sACN

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Streaming DMX-type data using ACN. A subset of the full ACN; ACN-Lite, if you will.
ANSI E1.31 - 2009, Entertainment Technology – Lightweight streaming protocol for transport of DMX512 using ACN, describes a way of transporting DMX512-type data over Ethernet using ACN's (ANSI E1.17) Session Data Transport mechanism. The DMX512-type streaming data can be intermixed with random access data and high speed feedback in a flexible and scalable way on a network.
sACN is becoming highly popular in new installations due to the ease and low price of running Cat 5e Ethernet cables vs. the more expensive and specialized DMX cables.