Streaming ACN Viewer

sACNView 1.3.3 Released

sACNView version 1.3.3 is now available from the download link on the right. It features some improvements and a new feature:

  • Improved Handling of mixed priority type sources
  • Added Snapshot feature

sACNView 1.3.0 Released

sACNView version 1.3.0 is now available from the download link on the right. It features some more small improvements:

  • Now can recieve draft and ratified sACN at the same time
  • Displays whether a source is "DD" priority or not
  • Ability to send and recieve Unicast Streaming ACN

sACNView 1.2.9 Released

sACNView version 1.2.9 is now available from the download link on the right. It features several small improvements and bugfixes:

  • Improvements to sACN release compatibility
  • Presets are now saved to the registry so they are not lost when the application closes
  • Better handling of "DD" data such as Advanced Input Patch from ETC gateways
  • Fix to network card selection on Windows 7

sACNView 1.2.0 Released

sACNView version 1.2.0 is now available from the download link on the right. It features improvements to functionality including

  • Compatibility with the release (revision 3) Streaming ACN standard as well as the prerelease version
  • Improved user interface in the source dialog with better source options
  • Ability to time out sACN transmission to avoid a test source being accidentally left on the network
  • Compatibility with Windows Server 2008 OS

sACNView 1.1.0 Released

sACNView version 1.1.0 is available from the Sourceforge download link on the right.

Show Safety

It is important to note that sACNView is not designed to control lighting under show critical conditions. The software is designed for test use only.

What is sACN?

sACN, or Streaming ACN, is an informal name for the E1.31 Streaming Protocol released by ESTA, the Entertainment Services Technology Association.

The sACN protocol is based upon a simplified usage of the full ACN standard, and is designed to provide a bridge from proprietary DMX-like TCP/IP protocols currently in use to the full ACN standard, which is backwards compatible with older lighting equipment with lower processing power

At the time of writing the E1.31 standard is still in draft; sACNView will be revised and updated as necesary when the standard is complete. However, the program is useful as of now as many manufacturers including ETC, Wybron and Pathway already support sACN to the current draft in their equipment.

What is sACNView?

sACNView is a Windows utility for viewing and controlling Streaming ACN levels on a network. Streaming ACN is a lighting control protocol specified by the Entertainment Technologies Services Association (ESTA). sACN is a simple DMX-like control protocol. See the Streaming ACN page in the Wiki for more information on sACN

sACNView runs under Windows 2000, XP or Vista, and is written using Borland Delphi. It allows Streaming ACN data to be viewed in real time in a variety of ways, including whole universe views, individual channel displays, and oscilloscope and logging views.