Many of you may know them, but for those who don’t here is an explanation what Kissboxes are and how they work.
In general, Kissboxes could be described as gateways. They have an Ethernet connector to communicate with the control software on one side, and a second interface to control devices. This second interface can be a MIDI, DMX or LTC interface. Kissbox offers digital and analog IO’s as well.
Depending on the type, Kissboxes support a number of control protocols such as Art-Net, RTP MIDI and Telnet.
Some Kiss Boxes are DIN-Rail mountable and have a PoE Ethernet connector. Together with a PoE switch, a reasonable cabling can be realized without annoying wall warts.
The CM-MIDI2 integrates both the powerful RTP-Midi implementation of Kissbox’ MIDI2TR professional transceiver, and the USB-Midi communication standard encountered on many musical products. The CM-MIDI2 is ideal for musical applications where high speed communication between USB and Ethernet RTP-Midi is needed.
The CM-MIDI2 acts as a gateway between the three available Midi interfaces, any Midi stream fed into one interface can be re- distributed to any of the two other interfaces. For example, Midi received on Midi IN DIN connector can be sent both to Ethernet RTP-Midi and USB.
The KissBox DMX1TR Transceiver allows you to use a standard Ethernet network to distribute the DMX-512 protocol to any part of your system. You can configure it to behave as an external DMX interface for a PC, Mac or generic lighting controller. Multiple DMX1TR units can be set up to work together and manage up to 64 universes of DMX across the network. The DMX1TR Transceiver can be set to use the Artnet protocol or Kissbox’ simple to implement TCP-IP KissBox protocol.
LTC & MTC/MIDI Transceiver
The KissBox TC2TR Transceiver allows you to use a standard Ethernet network to distribute Smpte LTC Time-code and MTC Midi Time-code to any part of your system.
You can configure a TC2TR to behave as a standard Time-code and MIDI interface for a Computer running Windows or OS X. Although connected trough the IP network, software running on your PC or Mac will “see” the TC2TR as a local MIDI interface, compatible with any existing MIDI application.
More information and software downloads here: http://kissbox.nl/