StageNet was founded to publish open data exchange formats like communication protocols and file formats used in the field of event technology.
For people it is necessary to talk and write the same language. Same with computers - but unfortunately
our digital world shows much less tolerance in sense of misunderstandings and wrong spelling. Therefore
precise and flexible definitions of protocols for 'talking' and file formats for 'writing' are needed.
Imagine a culture using their own language - and there is no dictionary for this language. No one of this
culture could communicate with you and vice verca. Thinking of possible alien civilisations, a problem,
generations of scientists and artists worked on. In the world of computers these so called proprietary
interfaces more and more leave a bad taste as people like to combine systems or think about these interfaces
probably not being supported in future any more.
The main aspect of languages and protocols/file formats should be that they are open such that anyone can
learn, understand, work with and work on this standard. This makes the standard alive and - this is the only
guarantee that the standard will survive over time.
The focus of StageNet is communication between technology that enables the realisation of events. This
is technology doing lightning, pyrotechnics, laser, audio, video, etc. Most likely this will not include
technology used by artists to assemble their work (like audio or video editors). Although it includes
technology used to put the work into shape for presentation and technology used to perform this presentation.
StageNet promotes these open exchange formats by linking to products and companies offering compatible
solutions. With this, StageNet is meant to be both, for the user a point to get information from
and for companies a point to advertise their products.