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DIN SPEC 15800
Entertainment Technology - General Device Type Format (GDTF)

Title (German)

Veranstaltungstechnik - General Device Type Format (GDTF)


This topic has been submitted as a request for the development of a DIN SPEC according to the PAS procedure. The application is currently being examined. DIN SPECs in accordance with the PAS procedure are developed within workshops set up on a temporary basis. This document will be developed and approved by the authors who will approve the business plan. This Document specifies the "General Device Type Format" (GDTF). It provides a unified way of listing and describing the hierarchical and logical structure and controls of any type of controllable device (e. g. luminaires, fog machines, etc.) in the lighting and entertainment industry. It will be used as a foundation for the exchange of device data between lighting consoles, CAD and 3D-pre-visualization applications. The purpose of an existing GDTF-file is to reflect the real-world physical components of the devices and to provide control based on this information. It contains and is derived from the 3D geometry (real world or virtual) of the device. This document is only applicable for lighting systems and equipment used in the entertainment industry.

Edition 2020-01
Original language German
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