TC2TR

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.

The TC2TR basically uses the RTP-MIDI network protocol to send and receive data over the network. RTP-MIDI is an open standard, which is natively supported by Mac OS X (no driver to install), and for which a free driver is available for Windows (XP to Win8, 32 and 64 bits). Computers running Linux OS or any special software or controller not capable of handling the RTP-MIDI protocol can utilize a direct UDP packet handling option.

Multiple TC2TR units can distribute Time-Code between them, and/or interface with controllers on the network.

More information on the RTP-MIDI protocol standard is available on Wikipedia

More information on the SMPTE – LTC protocol standard is available on Wikipedia

  • Sends and receives Smpte LTC Time-code and MTC Midi Time-code over Ethernet.
  • Reads and writes EBU/Smpte LTC at 30 – 29.97 – 25 – 24 fps
  • RTP – real-time MIDI
  • Controlled latency < 900 μs
  • Windows, Mac OS X and Linux compatible
  • Acts as standard MIDI / Smpte interface.
  • Peer-to-Peer Time-code transmission
  • Operating power over the network cable.– IEEE 802-3af
  • Ready for the new MMA “HD” protocol