CME, based in China and distributed in the US by Yamaha Corporation of America, continues it's string of world's firsts with the shipping of the WIDI X-8, a full duplex wireless system for MIDI and USB communication.
A great way to clean up long MIDI cable runs or extend USB connections, the WIDI X-8 comes with two identical MIDI/USB devices that operate in four different ways depending on the users needs. First, 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 - great for use on stage. 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.
The WIDI X-8 is now available for $249.99 US MSRP.