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Correct me if I'm wrong, but while the standard allows for multiple talkers it can only be done via a multiplexer... the multiplexer will act as a hub, aggregate the inbound datastreams and then output them to as many listeners as the multiplexer can support. Now I have to go do some research to verify this... I can't see how a serial connection could have more than one device outputting at one time though... Since it's really just a series of electrical impulses and there is no collision control on serial, it would just seem like a mess to any listening devices, wouldn't it?

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