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Last year marked the inaugural “RV-C Network Fest” at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., and the popular event, hosted by the Technical Subcommittee on CAN, is expected to draw crowds again this week to demonstrations of RV-C, a unique RV multiplexing system designed and approved by subcommittees of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), according to a news release.
The RV-C Network Fest will take place during show hours on Tuesday through Thursday in Room C 101 in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center.
Last year, more than 1,000 show attendees attended the Network Fest, where they were introduced to over two dozen RV-C compliant devices (including awnings, generators, electronic controls, levelers and heaters, to name a few) from 14 vendors – all networked together on a common wiring harness. Attendees were able to observe the results of data signals being broadcast from a central panel to the various devices, controlling their functions and interoperability.
Fest attendees were also able to view the diagnostic capabilities of RV-C, which are similar to those seen in all modern automobiles. Soon, service technicians will be able to use a standard tool to download diagnostic information on every RV-C compliant component on the vehicle. This will reduce both time and expense involved in service and repair.
Besides providing diagnostic capabilities, the use of RV-C on vehicles will add tremendous flexibility, multi-point control, enhanced automation, increased safety, and simplification of wiring.