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Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light in Theatre, Live Performance, Broadcast, and Entertainment 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

If DMX512-A is the highway on which information travels between a controller and a fixture, then RDM is the car that shuttles some of the data passengers back and forth. After several years of development by the ESTA Controls Protocols Working Group, Remote Device Management (RDM) was recently adopted as a standard. RDM is a protocol that is used in conjunction with DMX512-A in order to configure, monitor, and manage the devices on the network. It is an extension ...

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