Hi, thanks for letting us know!
In general, we don’t recommend using WiFi in live situations just because of the general risk of interferences which can cause longer delays. But it depends a lot on what you’re controlling. For lighting, I imagine it’s not so bad compared to a rhythmic drum playing.
The Bome Network uses a proprietary solution which is 100% reliable as long as there is WiFi reception at all. MIDI messages cannot be lost, but delayed. Of course, if the WiFi connection breaks down, the MIDI stream is down, too.
Regarding latency, it works fine, also for real-time music, but it could be better… We have run informal tests:
We had this test setup:
MIDI DIN IN -> BomeBox 1 ----WiFi----> BomeBox 2 --> MIDI DIN OUT
We have measured the time it took from MIDI DIN IN to MIDI DIN OUT. Average latency of 2.17ms, minimum 1.27ms but maximum 16.1ms with standard deviation 2.04ms. By comparison, we measured for std dev with MIDI-DIN: 0.02ms, Ethernet: 0.1ms and USB: 0.21ms.
You will have to try if WiFi is OK for you. To be sure, use Ethernet…