About This File
American National Standard
E1.11 – 2008 (R2013)
Asynchronous Serial Digital Data
Transmission Standard for Controlling
Lighting Equipment and Accessories
ANSI E1.11 - 2008 (R2013) is a reaffirmation of the 2008 edition. ANSI E1.11 describes a method of digital data transmission for control of lighting equipment and accessories, including dimmers, color-changers, and related equipment. It intended to provide for interoperability at communication and mechanical levels with controllers and controlled equipment made by different manufacturers. It is an update and expansion of the protocol developed by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. and published as "DMX512/1990, Digital Data Transmission Standards for Dimmers and Controllers."
March 13, 2013