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Controller Area Networks (CAN) as the Transport Mechanism for Audio, Video, and Lighting Control Systems

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There is a need to establish an open standard for data bus control of electronic equipment in the entertainment industry, such as audio controls and lighting controls. Controller area network (CAN) has been approved by various industries as the basis for industrial control data uses. This paper proposes that CAN is best suited as the basis for the application protocol for controlling and monitoring audio systems (AES-24).

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