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Automated Lighting, 2nd Edition by Richard Cadena

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CHAPTER 17

Remote Device Management (RDM)

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.—George Bernard Shaw

Part of Vari-Lite's considerable patent portfolio included a patent on bi-directional communication between a lighting console and a fixture. When other automated lighting manufacturers started using electrically erasable programmable readonly memory (EEPROM) to store the operating system in a luminaire, they needed bi-directional communication to update the software and confirm that the data were transmitted correctly before erasing the existing operating ...

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