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Old November 7th, 2008   #7
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As co-ordinator of the various LDI and PLASA RDM demonstrations, I can confirm that the interest in RDM is both serious, and growing rapidly.

ACN will not replace RDM, as in many situations, the multi-drop RS485 infrastructure in getting wires to devices is far superior to the star network required of 10BaseT or 100BaseT Ethernet systems.

ACN and RDM will be complimentary protocols - indeed at LDI this year we saw a prototype LX console talking ACN to an ACN/DMX/RDM gateway, and thus presenting directly at the console the existence of a simple RDM enabled device at the far end of a DMX cable run.

Peter Willis
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