CME announces worldâ€™s first duplex wireless MIDI/USB system 30/03/06
Now you can WIDI your MIDI! CME, based in China and distributed in the US by Yamaha has introduced the WIDI X-8, a full duplex
wireless system for MIDI and USB communication.
CME say that the WIDI X-8 is a great way to clean up long MIDI cable runs or extend USB connections. The two units communicate over
a wireless 2.4GHz ISM license-free band up to 262 feet of unobstructed space. Also able to communicate through walls and
floors, the WIDI X-8â€™s 64 available channels mean up to 64 pairs can run at the same time within your home, studio or stage,
making connections faster and easier.
The WIDI X-8 comes with two identical MIDI/USB devices that operate in four different ways depending on the users needs:
Each unit can work independently as a stand-alone USB to MIDI interface.
With both units in MIDI/RF mode, a
keyboard or MIDI controller can be wirelessly connected to rack modules, samplers, or other keyboards â€“ great for use on
With both units in USB/RF mode, USB data is transmitted between devices, allowing wireless communication between
two computers in different areas of the home or studio.
Put one unit in USB/RF mode and the other in MIDI/RF mode and you
have a wireless interface to connect a keyboard or MIDI controller to a computer.
Operates on 2.4GHz ISM license-free band
Transmission range up to 262 feet (unobstructed)
Low power consumption, high speed, error correction ability
Built-in USB MIDI interface
Bi-directional MIDI communication (MIDI in/out)
Up to 64 pairs can be operating at the same time via 64 channels
Three operating modes (USB/RF, MIDI/RF, USB/MIDI)
OS X and Windows XP class-compliant for plug-and-play
Powered by 2 â€˜AAâ€™ size batteries, AC power adapter (DC 5V) or USB bus-powered Price and Availability
The WIDI X-8 will be available in August, 2006 for $249.99 US MSRP More From:
CME is distributed in the US by the Yamaha Corporation of America.