Kaleido-Modular-X
High Picture Count, Ultra-Flexible and Scalable Multiviewer (up to 64x4)

Kaleido-Modular-X is a flexible and scalable 4K- and IP-ready multiviewer for TV production that's optimized for the space, power and weight considerations found in studios and outside broadcast trucks. Modular design allows for easy configuration to desired I/O size. Unique FlexBridge coax cable bridging between the input and output modules allows for the installation of the input stage next to the router or sources — and the output stage next to displays — for simpler, cost-effective cabling installation with none of the risk associated with HDMI extenders. Split input and output modular system offers scalability both on the input and output side for future-proofing your investments as production needs increase. With space at a premium and the ever-present need to reduce overall weight in your production trucks, Kaleido-Modular-X offers the ideal multiviewer solution.

For IP inputs, see the KMX-3901-IN-IP 10 GigE IP Input Module for the Kaleido-Modular-X Multiviewer.

Kaleido-Modular-X Insights & Highlights
Space-efficient modular design
  • Modular design offers wide range of input/output configurations, with optional separation of input and output stages for streamlined, cost-saving cabling and optimization of space usage
  • Standard Densité frame housings enables "mix-and-match" capability of multiviewers with signal processing modules, URS frame reference and GPI I/O via GPI-1501 cards for best use of your frames to reduce rack space
Unique FlexBridge technology
  • Flexible coax cable bridging between input modules and to the output modules
  • Expand multiviewer beyond the number of slots within a single frame by bridging additional input or output modules housed in a different frame
  • Install input stage next to the router and the output stage next to the displays to eliminate the HDMI extenders
  • More robust than cascading with bypass relay protection to remain on-air even when removing a module
Unmatched image quality
  • Unmatched multiviewer picture quality, and superior on-screen graphics, for the most critical monitoring applications and high-end TV production requirements
  • Simultaneous HDMI and SDI outputs at full 1080p50/60 resolution on up to four multiviewer displays
  • Input signal processing up to 3 Gb/s signal formats
  • Capable of handling 4K quad-link sources seamlessly recombining them into a pixel perfect image
  • Live IP SMPTE ST 2022-6 input option for monitoring IP signals
Robust and serviceable design
  • Hot swappable cards with unique Auto-Recovery feature provides fast automated recovery after a "cold" spare insertion into the frame
  • 1 RU and 3 RU Densité frame housings with redundant power supplies and quiet cooling
Multiroom, multiuser oriented
  • A single Kaleido-Modular-X multiviewer can be used to share sources across multiple rooms or operator positions, with fully independent displays, audio monitoring and control panels dedicated to each operator
Seamless control across multiple multiviewers
  • Kaleido multiviewers can be "mixed-and-matched" with others to create a seamless monitoring system across a facility
  • Choice of multiple control options such as standalone RCP-2 / RCP-200 panels, integrated with router control systems and panels, iControl and third-party control systems
Superior layout flexibility
  • Ultimate level of layout flexibility, with unlimited signal repetition and sizing across all displays, without blocking, grouping restrictions or bandwidth restrictions
Router and switcher integration
  • Fast and easy NVISION router to multiviewer installation with M3 integration cable which also offers space and weight reductions
  • Kaleido-Modular-X offers rich integration with NVISION router family, and third-party routers and production switchers for tally and label/alias source management
  • Multiple multiviewers can be controlled from a single control panel
Scalable for the largest systems
  • Virtually limitless multiviewer system expansion with upstream NVISION router
  • Can create combined multiviewer/router system with 1,152 video inputs, 288 multiviewer outputs

Advanced probing and alarming

  • Closed captioning and teletext subtitling display and alarming to ensure compliance with regulation, includes XDS and AFD
  • Software licensable Dolby E metadata extraction for metering and content alarming without the need of expensive hardware decoders
  • Sophisticated on-screen alarm displays for clear operator alerts.  Supports multicolor and blinking statuses based on severity, latching and status message

KMX-3901 Input Card (8 or 16)

Connector: DIN 1.0/2.3

SD-SDI

Signal: 4:2:2 SMPTE ST 259-C (270 Mb/s), SMPTE ST 272

Formats: 525 and 625

Audio: SMPTE ST 274

Return loss: >15 dB up to 270 MHz

Jitter: <0.2 UI

Cable length:

  • 250m (820 ft.) (Belden 1694A)
  • 150m (492 ft.) (Belden 1855A)

HD-SDI

Signal: 4:2:2 SMPTE ST 292-1 (1.485, 1.485/1.001 Gb/s)

Formats: 720p24/25/29.97/50/59.94, 1080PsF23.98p/24p/25i/29.97i, 1080i50/59.94, 1080p23.98/24/25/29.97

Audio: SMPTE ST 299

Return loss: >15 dB up to 1.5 GHz

Jitter: <0.2 UI

Cable length:

  • 100m (328 ft.) (Belden 1694A)
  • 45m (148 ft.) (Belden 1855A)

3G-SDI

Signal: SMPTE ST 424 (2.97, 2.97/1.001 Gb/s) Level A and B-DL

Formats: 1920x1080p60, 1920x1080p59.94, 1920x1080p50

Audio: SMPTE ST 299

Return loss:

  • >15 dB up to 1.5 GHz
  • >10 dB from 1.5 GHz to 3 GHz

Jitter: <0.3 UI

Cable length:

  • 100m (328 ft.) (Belden 1694A)
  • 45m (148 ft.) (Belden 1855A)

UHD 4K Inputs

Signal: SMPTE ST 425-5 12G over 4 x 3G links, square division quad split

Formats: 2160p59.94, 2160p50, 2160p29.97, 2160p25

IP inputs

Signal: SMPTE ST 2022-6 via KMX-3901-IN-IP input module

LTC Inputs

Signal: SMPTE ST 12-1995 (EBU-3259-E), SMPTE ST 309-1999

Connector: DIN 1.0/2.3

DVI / HDMI / VGA Inputs (Optional)

Device: Grass Valley ADVC G1 converter

Discrete Audio Inputs

MADI:

  • Connector: DIN 1.0/2.3

Analog Audio (optional):

  • ABT-64A or ABT-128A

Digital Audio (optional):

  • AES 110Ω: ABT-64D-110 and ABT-128 D-110
  • AES 75Ω: ABT-64D-75 and ABT-128D-75

Reference

External:

  • SMPTE ST 170 / SMPTE ST 318 / ITU 624-4 blackburst
  • SMPTE ST 274 / SMPTE ST 296 tri-level sync

Connector: DIN 1.0/2.3

Internal: Universal reference from the Densité frame via REF-1801

FlexBridge Coaxial I/O

KMX-3901-IN-8-D: 2 FlexBridge outputs

KMX-3901-IN-16-D: 2 FlexBridge outputs

KMX-3901-IN-16-Q: 4 FlexBridge outputs

KMX-3901-OUT-D: 2 FlexBridge inputs

Format: 3 Gb/s

Cable length between  two input cards:
  • 10m (33 ft.) (Belden 1694A)
  • 6m (20 ft.) (Belden 1855A)
Cable length from input card to output card:
  • 50m (164 ft.) (Belden 1694A)
  • 35m (115 ft.) (Belden 1855A)

Connector: DIN 1.0/2.3

KMX-3901 Output Card

HDMI (1 or 2)

Signal: HDMI V1.3

Format:

  • 1280x1024 up to 1920x1200p configurable
  • Refresh rate supported (50 Hz and 59.94 Hz)

Cable length: 4.57m (15 ft.)

Connector: HDMI

HD-SDI (1 or 2)

Signal:

  • 3G/HD-SDI SMPTE ST 424 and 292 compliant
  • Supports data rates of 1483.5, 1485, 2967, 2970 Mb/s

Return loss:

  • >15 dB up to 1.5 GHz
  • >10 dB from 1.5 GHz to 3 GHz

Jitter (wideband):

  • HD: <0.2 UI
  • 3 Gb/s: <0.3 UI

Cable length:

  • 100m (328 ft.) (Belden 1694A)
  • 45m (148 ft.) (Belden 1855A)

Connector: DIN 1.0/2.3

Analog Audio Monitoring (1 or 2)

Signals (2): Unbalanced analog stereo

Impedance: 10 kΩ

Level: 2 Vp-p

Connector: WECO

Communication

Ethernet (1):

  • Signal: 10/100 BASE-T
  • Connector: RJ45

Serial Port (1):

  • Signal: RS-422 (SMPTE ST 207, EBU-3245)
  • Connector: RJ45

GPI I/O (Optional):

  • Device: Densité GPI-1501

Audio Processing Performance

Quantization: 20-24 bits

Sampling: 48 kHz

THD+N: 80 dB

SNR: 98 dB

Video Processing Performance

Processing delay: 1 frame in genlock mode, 1-2 frame in non-genlock mode

KMX-3901-IN-8-D 8 input HD/SD-SDI and 3 Gb/s input module with dual FlexBridge outputs (3 Gb/s license required)
KMX-3901-IN-8-D-3TRP Triple rear connector panel with bypass relay
KMX-3901-IN-8-D-3+DRP Dual rear connector panel with bypass relay. Compatible with Densité 3+ FR1 and Densité 3+ FR4
KMX-3901-IN-16-D 16 input HD/SD-SDI and 3 Gb/s input module with dual FlexBridge outputs (3 Gb/s license required)
KMX-3901-IN-16-D-3QRP Quadruple rear connector panel with bypass relay
KMX-3901-IN-16-D-3+DRP Dual rear connector panel with bypass relay. Compatible with Densité 3+ FR1 and Densité 3+ FR4
KMX-3901-IN-M3-D-3QRP Quadruple M3 connector rear panel with bypass relay
KMX-3901-IN-M3-D-3+DRP Dual rear M3 connector panel with bypass relay. Compatible with Densité 3+ FR1 and Densité 3+ FR4
KMX-3901-IN-16-Q 16 input HD/SD-SDI and 3 Gb/s input module with quad FlexBridge outputs (3 Gb/s license required)
MX-3901-IN-16-Q-3PRP Quintuple rear connector panel with bypass relay
KMX-3901-IN-16-Q-3+DRP Dual rear connector panel with bypass relay. Compatible with Densité 3+ FR1 and Densité 3+ FR4
KMX-3901-IN-M3-Q-3PRP Quintuple M3 connector rear panel with bypass relay
KMX-3901-IN-M3-Q-3+DRP Dual rear M3 connector panel with bypass relay. Compatible with Densité 3+ FR1 and Densité 3+ FR4
KMX-3901-OUT-S Single head output module, upgradeable to dual head outputs
KMX-3901-OUT-D Dual head output module
KMX-3901-OUT-D-3DRP Double rear connector panel
KMX-3901-OUT-D-3+SRP Single slot rear panel for installation in Densité 3+ FR-1 and Densité 3+ FR4
 
KMX-3901-OUT Options
KMX-OUT-OPT-OP2 Head output two enable license for KMX-3901-OUT-S
KMX-OUT-OPT-ROT-S Single head rotation license for KMX-3901-OUT-S
KMX-OUT-OPT-ROT-D Dual head rotation license for KMX-3901-OUT-D
 
KMX-3901-IN Options
KMX-IN-8-OPT-3GBPS 3 Gb/s signal format option (8 inputs) for KMX-3901-IN-8-D
KMX-IN-16-OPT-3GBPS 3 Gb/s signal format option (16 inputs) for KMX-3901-IN-16-D and KMX-3901-IN-16-Q
KMX-IN-8-OPT-CSX CC/Subtitling and XDS data license (8 inputs) for KMX-3901-IN-8-D
KMX-IN-16-OPT-CSX CS/Subtitling and XDS data license (16 inputs) for KMX-3901-IN-16-D and KMX-3901-IN-16-Q
KMX-IN-8-OPT-DOLBY License for extraction of Dolby Metadata (8 inputs) for KMX-3901-IN-8-D
KMX-IN-16-OPT-DOLBY License for extraction of Dolby Metadata (16 inputs) for KMX-3901-IN-16-D and KMX-3901-IN-16-Q
 
Audio Input Modules
ABT-64A 64 channel analog audio bridge terminal
ABT-64D-110 64 channel 110 ohm AES audio bridge terminal
ABT-64D-75 64 channel 75 ohm AES audio bridge terminal
ABT-128A 128 channel analog audio bridge terminal
ABT-128D-110 128 channel 110 ohm AES audio bridge terminal
ABT-128D-75 128 channel 75 ohm AES audio bridge terminal
 
Housing Frames And Options
DENSITÉ; 3 FRAME 3 RU housing frame with (1) PSU (AC-IN) and 1 Ethernet controller
DENSITÉ; 3-PSU-AC Redundant PSU for Densité 3
DENSITÉ; 3+ FR-1 1 RU housing frame with (1) PSU (AC-IN) and 1 Ethernet controller
DENSITÉ; 3+ FR1-PSU-AC Optional redundant power supply for Kaleido-MX 1 RU models
GPI-1501-3RU GPI I/O module for Densité
GPI-1501-SRP-3RU Single rear connector panel
GPI-1501-TBA GPI terminal block adapter
REF-1801-3RU Reference card for Densité 3 frame
REF-1801-SRP-3RU Single rear connector panel
 
Accessories
ADVC G1 Any In to SDI Multifunctional Converter
DXF-200-B Optical extension system with/HDMI+L-HDMI cable
DXF-200-PSU DXF-200 power supply (1X sub-module)
KALEIDO-RCP2 Ethernet remote control panel and KM Gateway
KRCP-RK2 Kaleido-RCP2 rack mount bracket
GPI-1501-TBA GPI I/O terminal block adpater
 
Router Interface Options
KMX-OPT-RT-NVISION Control and UMD support for NVISION routers
KMX-OPT-RT-JUPITER Control and UMD support for Grass Valley Jupiter routers
KMX-OPT-RT-GVG7000 Control and UMD support for Grass Valley 7000 routers
KMX-OPT-RT-DATATEK Control and UMD support for Datatek routers
KMX-OPT-RT-ENCORE Control and UMD support for Encore controllers
KMX-OPT-RT-EVERTZ Control and UMD support for Evertz routers
KMX-OPT-RT-HARRIS Control and UMD support for Harris/Imagine Communications routers
KMX-OPT-RT-NETWORK Control and UMD support for Network routers
KMX-OPT-RT-SNELL Control and UMD support for Snell routers
KMX-OPT-RT-PESA Control and UMD support for PESA routers
KMX-OPT-RT-UTAH Control and UMD support for Utah routers
 
Tally Interface Options
KMX-OPT-TLY-KARRERA Tally interface for Grass Valley Karrera switchers
KMX-OPT-TLY-KAYENNE Tally interface for Grass Valley Kayenne switchers
KMX-OPT-TLY-KALYPSO Tally interface for Grass Valley Kalypso switchers
KMX-OPT-TLY-KAYAK Tally interface for Grass Valley Kayak switchers
KMX-OPT-TLY-ZODIAK Tally interface for Grass Valley Zodiak switchers
KMX-OPT-TLY-KAHUNA Tally interface for Snell and Wilcox Kahuna switchers
KMX-OPT-TLY-ACUITY Tally interface for Ross Acuity switchers
KMX-OPT-TLY-SYNERGY Tally interface for Ross Synergy switchers
KMX-OPT-TLY-SONY Tally interface for Sony switchers (serial protocol)
KMX-OPT-DAKTRONICS Daktronics scoreboard text and clock interface

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Kaleido-Modular-X from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is a flexible and scalable 4K-ready multiviewer perfectly suited for applications covering everything from TV production to playout. These adaptable multiviewers are optimized for the space, power and weight considerations found in studios, outside broadcast trucks and playout facilities.

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