Kaleido-IP

SD, HD and 4K UHD IP Video Multiviewer

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Kaleido-IP Insights & Highlights
Sophisticated Alarm Displays
Multiviewer Remote Control Panels
Highly Flexible Layouts with Kaleido-IP
Highly Integrated Headend and Hub Monitoring
Playout Control Room Monitoring
Kaleido-IP X120 / X320 — Quick Comparison Chart

Sophisticated Alarm Displays

The Kaleido-IP offers very sophisticated alarm display elements, which are activated when video/audio, metadata or SNMP alarms are detected. Informative text and graphics alert operators at the monitor wall, with color coded on-screen alarm status indicators. These status indicators can be configured to latch the status, in case of sudden faults that cannot be intercepted by the operators. Acknowledgement mechanisms are available, with interaction by an on-screen mouse.

The virtual alarm configuration tool allows grouping of alarm statuses to create a single "virtual" alarm. It also offers alarm severity configuration and logical operations like AND, OR, and XOR between alarms.

iControl’s extensive library of third-party devices allows Kaleido-IP to leverage existing IP and MPEG probing devices to increase alarming capabilities.

Multiviewer Remote Control Panels

The highly graphical RCP-200 touchscreen remote panel offers more advanced control of combined multiviewer and routing systems. The panel provides multiviewer layout pre-set selection, and quick router source assignment control via a category/index graphical interface. The RCP-200 is a multifunctional panel, and can also be used for control of Densité Series interfaces.

 

Intuitive control across multiviewers
Kaleido multiviewer systems can be easily controlled by one or more dedicated remote control panels, or by on-screen mouse control.

Simple to use, on-screen mouse operated drop-down menus are contextual to speed operations, and offer numerous functions, such as changing aspect ratios, checking the safe area, assigning an input, and changing text in a UMD.

Users can also instantly change layout configurations, and dynamically zoom one source larger for quality control, or audio monitoring of an on-screen source.

The Kaleido-RCP2 remote panel exemplifies this simplicity, and provides easy multiroom, multioperator control over Ethernet, with local connections for a mouse and keyboard.

Highly Flexible Layouts with Kaleido-IP

Kaleido-IP offers exceptional layout flexibility, and this allows an operator to focus on the ideal monitoring configuration, without worrying about the multiviewer’s limitations.

 
  • Simultaneously display across monitors of different resolutions up to 1920x1200, and display across flat panels and projection cubes
  • Signals can be displayed at any size up to full screen at full HD resolution
  • Sources can be repeated  and overlapped across multiple displays
  • Signals can be positioned anywhere across displays
  • Sources can be repeated (picture-in-picture) across displays (KIP-X120 and X320 only)
  • Signals of different aspect ratios can be displayed alongside each other

Highly Integrated Headend and Hub Monitoring

The Kaleido-IP visualizes and verifies audio/video quality issues at multiple points in an IP-based delivery infrastructure. This ensures the highest QoE for the viewers, and minimizes the Mean Time to Repair. The Kaleido-IP multiviewer can be combined with Grass Valley's Densité IRD-3811 integrated receiver/decoder and EdgeVision set-top box probe to create highly integrated systems for monitoring local and remote televisions signals distributed over IP. This system can monitor both multicast MPEG transport streams as well as low bitrate proxy streams.

Playout Control Room Monitoring

Kaleido-IP offers an easy transition from baseband to IP source monitoring within a playout center and is ideal for returns monitoring from local TV stations in a hub or for spoke TV distribution models. Kaledio-IP gives broadcasters and playout centers the critical visibility of downstream signals they need to maintain quality of service.

By combining Kaleido-IP with a Kaleido baseband multiviewer, IP and baseband video signals can be freely mixed on the monitors in a playout control room. Using the cascade feature, the system behaves as a single unified multiviewer system, with common configuration and control tools, that allow operators to view ever signal in the workflow, whether it’s baseband or one of the growing number of IP streams.

Kaleido-IP X120 / X320 — Quick Comparison Chart

Product name KALEIDO-IP X120 KALEIDO-IP X320
Category IP MULTIVIEWERS
Typical applications Small control rooms
Hub monitoring
Playout MCR control rooms
Headend monitoring
4K UHD source monitoring
Number of video inputs Up to 64 programs (IP video)
(Decoding performance varies depending on resolution, codec and bitrate)
Up to 128 programs (IP video)
(Decoding performance varies depending on resolution, codec and bitrate)
Formats SD / HD SD / HD / 4K UHD
Number of multiviewer outputs 2 Available cluster feature for more outputs
Frame size and format 1 RU frame
Number of GigE ports (RJ45) Up to 6 Up to 6
Stream input formats SPTS and MPTS Transport Streams UDP/RTP Multicast/Unicast SSM IGMPv3, HLS, RTMP/H.264, RTSP
Video codec MPEG-2, MPEG-4 part 2 (H.263) and part 10 (H.264/AVC), H.265/HEVC
Audio codec MPEG-1, MPEG-2, Dolby Digital 2.0 and 5.1, HE-AAC, AAC and Dolby Digital Plus
Other input formats ASI via Densité IRG-3401
Set-top box via EdgeVision
Output formats HDMI and DisplayPort
Audio monitoring out HDMI
Image repetition Any source anywhere up to 24 times on any display Any source anywhere up to 64 times on any display
Output rotation Yes
CC and DVB Subtitle support Yes
Other metadata or measurement AFD/WSS, audio/video format, XDS, Captions, Subtitles (loudness measurement)
Signal probing Video/audio loss or invalid, black, freeze, silence, loss/invalid metadata, TR 101 290 P1 and P2 transport stream probing
iControl alarm management Full bidirectional sharing of status and alarms
On-screen mouse operation Yes
Multiroom and clustering control Yes
Kaleido-RCP2 remote control Yes
XEdit layout editor Yes
Image quality Unmatched picture quality
Processing delay Depends on codec type
Redundancy and recovery Hot swappable redundant PSU
Additional features Full bidirectional iControl integration