Goddard Design Co. has come up with a solution for distributing RDM beyond a single node. They call it RDM-Net. It’s a tiny little thing that can fit in the palm of my hand, but it allows RDM (by extension of DMX, of course) input anywhere in the path of a data line without the headache of bad data or data reflections. No worries or RF interference.
If any node in the network sees input it automatically locks out input from any of the other nodes so you don’t have to worry about accidental multiple inputs or anyone purposely trying to mess with you.
The units are bidirectional, so you can use a gender changer to quickly change a unit from input to output or vice versa. The LED on the unit lets you know what state the unit is in so there is no confusion is data is being sent somewhere else on the network. The unit is built using 5-pin Neutrik connectors.
The input module retails for $195, and the output for $198. A standard metal wall plate goes for $12.
You can find more information on their website at www.goddarddesign.com.