but what about using it for live playing , without having to use a laptop?
I understand the first released version of Fishman Trippleplay will ONLY work with a PC or Mac or rumor is it will work with iPad too.
Fishman Trippleplay has a small USB dongle which acts as the wireless USB Class compliant MIDI receiver. Supposed to work without need for a USB driver on Win7 or OSX or IOS (iPad with CCK+ a powered USB hub)http://www.fishman.com/articles/namm-show-2012-fishman-receives-multiple-awards-for-products-and
Later in mid 2013, a 2nd version of the Fishman Trippleplay will be released After the first version (estimate summer 2013 )
This version is supposed to be a floor unit, with a dedicated 5 pin MIDI Out jack - to feed hardware synths.
It will still communicate as a wireless MIDI link with the identical guitar mounted pickup and hardware as the first released version.
Of course the first version of Fishman Trippleplay with only the USB MIDI receiver dongle can work with hardware synths too - But you will need a Mac or a PC. At NAMM they were using a Macbook Pro and using the OSX built in Audio Midi Setup application to configure Fishman TripplePlay as MIDI Input Device , and feed a hardware synth using either a third party MIDI interface or a keyboard that supports MIDI over USB as the MIDi output device - simply using OSX built in Audio Midi Setup application.
They also used Apple Logic 9's built in Soft Synths
More about using OSX built in Audio Midi Setup application here:http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov08/articles/applenotes_1108.htm