I currently try to familiarize myself to the technical structure and functional behaviour of BomeBox and come to technical questions about some basic concepts.
My setup is as follows:
(a.) BomeBox MT (as witten on the backlabel), Serial #0002765195, Firmware 1.5
(b.) On a PC with Win7 Pro: Browser Firefox to access the box via web config
(c.) Power via PoE, Connection PC<->BomeBox by ethernet cable
In most discussions on your site I find the term ‘BomeBox’. On the backside/label of my box I read
‘Model: BomeBox MT’
What does ‘MT’ mean and are boxes around which are ‘not MT’?
Virtual midi port says:
“Creating virtual ports is the first step which creates endpoints…”
“You do this in the MIDI router of Bome Network Prol”
Does this mean I need Network PRO in order to use “virtual unlimited midi ports”? (I know that for both
a license is needed)
In order to basically talk to the BomeBox/WebConfig only a browser is needed (if an IP address was previously obtained via DHCP).
BomNetwork is not necessary for this type of communication, correct?
In Web config of the Box under ->Main->Log I see a check box ‘verbose’. Checking and unchecking
this box did not change the displayed text.
What is ‘verbose’ used for?
Is the content of the log-file always cleared on power-on of the box?
(So that the events I see are those which happened after the last power-on. No older log information is
stored in the BomeBox)
BomeBox keeps a local file inside the box which describes
- Interfaces and their alias names
(as long as they are not overwritten with uploaded project files)
A BomeBox with nothing connected to it (only WebConfig to query the BomeBox) reports:
-No MIDI Routes
-MIDI Ports: 1 IN, 1 OUT
-MIDI Translator: [no project]
If I then connect a class compliant MIDI Interface (miditech midiface 8x8) I see the following:
Each of the 8(in)+8(out) interface ports get two entries:
(example only for one interface given)
- MIDIFACE 8x8
- USB1 MIDIFACE 8x8(Auto Alias)
If I do a ‘Add Route’ on WebConfig page ‘MIDI Routes’ I see 16 possible selections (for only 8 hardware ports of the midiface interface per data flow direction).
I can add 2 routes which are in reality only 1 functional route:
Source: MIDIFACE 8x8 Destination: BomeBox DIN
Source: USB 1 (MIDIFACE 8x8) Destination: BomeBox DIN
Why does BomeBox not concatenate these two ‘logical routes’
into one line of information on the ‘MIDI routes’ page of WebConfig?
(might be there is a technical reason I do not understand so far)
Thank you very much for your anwers!