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Old October 19th, 2009   #8
ericthegeek
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If a channel is blown, or the lamp is out, that's a perfect application for status messages. If you look at the ESTA RDM Additional Messages website, you'll see there's already an extra status message there for STS_LOAD_FAILURE

http://www.esta.org/tsp/working_grou...RDMextras.html

If you want to report actual levels, you could advertise a sensor for each output that gives the real level. Sensors are pretty widely supported, but rather low bandwidth. The DMXter updates sensor levels once a second, not sure about other controllers.

With everything you're trying to do, I'd encourage you to attend one of the RDM plugfests. You'll find there are a lot of knowledgeable people around, and lots of different equipment to test with.
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