Wayne Howell, Art-Net Inventor, Wins Gottelier Award

by Michael Eddy
Wayne Howell with his Gottelier Award
Wayne Howell with his Gottelier Award

Wayne Howell, founder of Artistic Licence and the inventor of the Art-Net ethernet lighting protocol, has been honored with the 2017 Gottelier award at the PLASA London show.

Named in memory of Tony Gottelier, the renowned industry innovator and commentator, this annual award recognizes product developers who have made significant long-term contributions to the advancement of entertainment, presentation or installation technology.

Howell founded Artistic Licence in 1988. He was a major contributor to the development of DMX512-A in the 1990s, and released his free, public domain Art-Net protocol a few years later. Art-Net is now in its fourth version and has been adopted by hundreds of manufacturers worldwide. Howell has continued to expand and diversify the Artistic Licence brand, and is well known for his books, articles and seminars.

Further information from Artistic Licence: www.artisticlicence.com