Cool ideas from Wayne in the Lumagen RadianceXD support thread -- link
(start of RS232 front port discussion) -- re: MA rack plates for connecting an easy access RS232 port for frequent Radiance FW updates.
I think you could also connect ethernet, USB, etc. ports for other functions.
MA rack plate for adapters for RS232 (etc) connections on front of rack
My notes from that thread copied below (that Radiance thread has more pics from Wayne):
You're fast...Adapter - LinkSwitchcraft EHDB9MFB
9 Pin DSUB Male to Female, Black finishEH SERIES OVERVIEW
Switchcraft's newest line of connectors, the EH Series, offers a wide range of connectors all within a standard XLR housing. A single panel cut-out allows the end user to mount multiple formats including USB-A, USB-B, Firewire, S-VHS, 3.5mm stereo with normal circuit, MIDI, both 9 pin and 15 pin HD D-sub, plus RCA and BNC feed-thru's. Perfect for systems integration, pro audio, A/V, data, etc. The connectors conveniently mount into standard XLR diagonal hole knockouts, which allows the installer to easily combine the different formats into standard pre-knocked plates or racks without having to custom drill and tap a specific hole for a specific connector.
You can also populate your own combination of EH connectors in Switchcraft empty QG rack panels or single and dual gang wall plates.Plate - Link or Whirlwind
????Middle Atlantic Products UNI-1C
The UNI Series laser-cut connector panels feature knockouts that are designed to accept a number of connectors, including XLR and Neutrik. Our innovative design lets you mount both male and female connectors to the same holes simply by knocking out the correct pattern. Made from one-piece flanged steel, black powder coat finish.
orWhirlwind PR11.75" 1-space punched rack panel with 10 XLR holes. Panels are made of .090" thick 5052 aluminum with bent flanges for rigidity and have a brushed black anodized finish.Note: Image shows multiple rack panel models.
The Whirlwind is a lot cheaper.
I'll have to check your pics and here if that is what you did.
PS - Just for the record, this would be "cleaner" if it was incorporated in the Radiance, but hey, a good retrofit.*EDIT*
Wayne - it looks like you got the MA plate.
Any reason you didn't get the Whirlwind?
What are you using the ethernet connection for? No easy access for it behind rack for BR player, etc?