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Old October 31st, 2013   #2
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There's nothing in the standard that requires controllers to support queued messages. Thus, a manufacturer is free to decide whether they wish to support them or not.

But, a controller that doesn't support queued messages will have some major limitations. It won't work with equipment that acts as an RDM proxy (such as most of the wireless DMX systems), or anything else that uses ACK_TIMER.

Thus, it's my strong recommendation that any controller with more than an absolute minimum features set should implement queued messages.

Even something extremely simple (think DFD RAD) should support fetching queued messages in response to an ACK_TIMER.
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