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Old November 7th, 2008   #8
Milton Davis
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It should be noted that ACN and RDM are both likely to be around for a long time (as is DMX512-A). ACN will NOT make RDM oboslete. Both of the new protocols have their place and great pains have been taken to make sure that the two have some possability of working together as is evidenced by the various RDM/ACN bridge products.

At this point in time, it is less difficult and less expensive to implement RDM. Also, practical issues such as cable run length and connector reliability favor RDM. For extermely large scale systems with tens of thousands of end devices, ACN is very practical. In my typical situations which involve 1 - 16 universes of DMX, RDM is still my choice.

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