Kaleido-MX
High Quality, Pre-Configured Multiviewer (up to 64x4)

Pre-configured for simple and easy installation, Kaleido-MX is available in a wide choice of configurations for high-end in-studio TV production, outside broadcast trucks and master control playout operations. With advanced probing features, which rapidly and clearly alert operators to on-air problems, Kaleido MX is perfect for ensuring a high quality of broadcast for master control playout. Innovative scaling technology within Kaleido-MX offers the best video image quality as well as full layout flexibility to assign "any source, anywhere" with no bandwidth limitations. Kaleido-MX provides hot-swappable modules and power supplies for robust performance in the harshest environments.

Kaleido-MX Insights & Highlights
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 Hz resolution on up to 4 multiviewer displays
  • Input signal processing up to 3G signal formats
Robust and serviceable design
  • Unique Auto-Recovery feature provides fast automated recovery after a "cold" spare is inserted into the frame
  • Hot swappable modules and power supplies
  • 1 RU and 3 RU frame models with quiet cooling
Multiroom, multiuser oriented
  • A single Kaleido-MX 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
  • Kaleido-MX 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

Video Inputs (8, 16, 24, 32, 48 or 64)
Connector: DIN 1.0/2.3
SD-SDI
Signal: 4:2:2 SMPTE ST 259-C (270 Mb/s)
Formats: 525 and 625
Audio: SMPTE ST 274-1994
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-C (1.5 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 424-2006 (2.97, 2.97/1.001 Gb/s) Level A and B
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)
LTC Inputs
Signal: SMPTE ST 12-1995 (EBU-3259-E), SMPTE ST 309
Level: 500 mVp-p to 10 Vp-p
Impedance: >10 kΩ
Refresh rate: 50/59.94 Hz
Connector: DIN 1.0/2.3

Reference

External: SMPTE ST 170, SMPTE ST 318, ITU 624-4, BUT 470-6, PAL and NTSC composite sync, SMPTE ST 274, SMPTE ST 296, SMPTE ST 240
Connector: DIN 1.0/2.3

Mosaic Outputs (video and graphic)

HDMI (1, 2, or 4)

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
Signal path: 8 bits output

HD-SDI (1, 2 or 4)

Signal: 3G/HD-SDI SMPTE ST 424M and SMPTE 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

DVI Inputs (optional)

Device: KXI-DVI-Bridge
Signal: DVI
Resolutions: Mode A: 1024x768, 1366x768, 1280x1024, 1680x1050, 1600x1200 at 60 Hz
Mode B: 1280x720 and 1920x1080 at 50/60 Hz

Communication Ethernet (1)

Signal: 10/100 BASE-T
Connector: RJ45

Serial Port (1)

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

Analog Audio Monitoring (1, 2 or 4)

Signals (2): Balanced analog stereo
Impedance: <600Ω
Level: +24 dBu maximum
Connector: WECO

Video Processing Performance

Signal path: 8-bit YCbCr to 24-bit RGB
Processing delay: 1 frame in genlock mode, 1-2 frame in non-genlock mode

Audio Processing Performance

Quantization: 20-24 bits
Sampling: 48 kHz
THD+N: 80 dB
SNR: 98 dB

Kaleido-MX (1 RU) Frame

Power supply: Hot swappable redundant power supplies
Input voltage: 100-240V
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Power: 150W max
Dimensions: 1 RU x 485 mm (19 in.) x 286 mm (11.25 in.)
Full spec temperature range: 0-40° C (32-104° F) (ambient)
Weight: 4.2 kg (9.2 lbs.) for 16x2
Communication ports: Ethernet 10/100 BASE-T
Alarm: GPI contact

Kaleido-MX (3 RU) Frame

Power supply: Hot swappable redundant power supplies
Input voltage: 100-240V
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Power: 350W max
Dimensions: 3 RU x 485 mm (19 in.) x 286 mm (11.25 in.)
Full spec temperature range: 0-40° C (32-104° F) (ambient)
Weight: 4.8 kg (10.6 lbs.) for 32x4
Communication ports: Ethernet 10/100 BASE-T
Alarm: GPI contact

Discrete Audio Inputs (optional)

Analog Audio

Device: ABT-64A or ABT-128A
Signals (64 or 128 mono channels): 20 kΩ balanced, 10 kΩ unbalanced
Maximum level: +24 dBu
Connectors: WECO

AES 110Ω

Device: ABT-64D-110 and ABT-128D-110
Signals (32 or 64 AES): AES3
Termination: 110Ω balanced
Sampling: 48 kHz
Connectors: WECO

AES 75Ω

Device: ABT-64D-75 and ABT-128D-75
Signals (32 or 64 AES): AES3
Termination: 75Ω unbalanced
Connectors: BNC

GPI IN

Connector: DB-44
Number of inputs: 1 RU: 20 opto-isolated
3 RU: 20 or 40 (optional) opto-isolated
Pull-up voltage: 2.3V
Source current: 2 mA when input shorted
Low level activation: 0.8V max
Over voltage: 25V max
Pulse duration: 8 ms min

GPI Bidirectional

Connector: DB-44
Number of I/O:
  • 1 RU: 8
  • 3 RU: 8 or 16 (optional)

Input Mode

Pull-up voltage: 2.3V
Source current: 2 mA when input shorted
Low level activation: 0.8V max
Over voltage: 25V max
Pulse duration: 8 ms min

Output Mode

Contact closure current: 50 mA max
Reverse voltage: -15V max
Reverse current: -50 mA max
V OUT low: 0.6V at 1.5 mA
KALEIDO-MX-8X1 8 input single head multiviewer in 1 RU
KALEIDO-MX-8X2 8 input dual head multiviewer in 1 RU
KALEIDO-MX-16X1 16 input single head multiviewer in 1 RU
KALEIDO-MX-16X2 16 input dual head multiviewer in 1 RU
KALEIDO-MX-16X4 16 input quad head multiviewer in 1 RU
KALEIDO-MX-24X1 24 input single head multiviewer in 1 RU
KALEIDO-MX-24X2 24 input dual head multiviewer in 1 RU
KALEIDO-MX-32X2 32 input dual head multiviewer in 3 RU
KALEIDO-MX-32X4 32 input quad head multiviewer in 3 RU
KALEIDO-MX-48X2 48 input dual head multiviewer in 3 RU
KALEIDO-MX-48X4 48 input quad head multiviewer in  3RU
KALEIDO-MX-64X2 64 input dual head multiviewer in 3 RU
KALEIDO-MX-64X4 64 input quad head multiviewer in 3 RU
 
OUTPUT OPTIONS
KMX-OUT-OPT-OP2 Second head output enable license for KALEIDO-MX-8X1, KALEIDO-MX-16X1 and KALEIDO-MX-24x1
KMX-OUT-ROTATOR-S Single head rotation license for KALEIDO-MX-8X1, KALEIDO-MX-16X1 and KALEIDO-MX-24x1
KMX-OUT-ROTATOR-D Dual head rotation license (1 license required for dual head units and 2 licenses required for quad head units.)
 
INPUT OPTIONS
Options for blocks of 8 or 16 inputs
KMX-IN-8-OPT-3GBPS 3 Gb/s signal format license (8 inputs)
KMX-IN-16-OPT-3GBPS 3 Gb/s signal format license (16 inputs)
KMX-IN-8-OPT-CSX CC/Subtitling and XDS data license (8 inputs)
KMX-IN-16-OPT-CSX CC/Subtitling and XDS data license (16 inputs)
KMX-IN-8-OPT-DOLBY License for extraction of Dolby Metadata (8 inputs)
KMX-IN-16-OPT-DOLBY License for extraction of Dolby Metadata (16 inputs)
 
AUDIO INPUT MODULES
ABT-64A 64 channel analog audio bridge terminal
ABT-64D-110 64 channel 110Ω AES audio bridge terminal
ABT-64D-75 64 channel 75Ω AES audio bridge terminal
ABT-128A 128 channel analog audio bridge terminal
ABT-128D-110 128 channel 110Ω AES audio bridge terminal
ABT-128D-75 128 channel 75Ω AES audio bridge terminal
 
POWER SUPPLIES
DENSITÉ 3+FR1-PSU-AC Optional redundant power supply for KALEIDO-MX 1 RU models
DENSITÉ 3-PSU-AC Optional redundant power supply for KALEIDO-MX 3 RU models
 
ACCESSORIES
KXI-DVI-BRIDGE Dual channel DVI to HD bridge for DVI inputs
DXF-200-B HDMI Optical extension system for all Kaleido-MX models except the KALEIDO-MX-16X4
DXF-200-C HDMI Optical extension system for the KALEIDO-MX-16X4
DXF-200-PSU DXF-200 power supply (1x sub-module)
KALEIDO-RCP2 Ethernet remote control panel and KM Gateway
PSU-POE Replacement power over Ethernet module
KRCP-RK2 Kaleido-RCP2 rack mount bracket
GPI-1501-TBA GPI I/O terminal block adapter
GPI-1501 Additional GPI I/O module for KALEIDO-MX 3 RU models
REF-1801 Redundant reference for KALEIDO-MX 3 RU models
 
THIRD-PARTY INTERFACE OPTIONS
KMX-OPT-RT-NVISION Control and UMD support for NVISION 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-GVG7000 Control and UMD support for GV 7000 routers
KMX-OPT-RT-JUPITER Control and UMD support for Jupiter 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-NVISION Control and UMD support for NVISION 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
KMX-OPT-TLY-KAHUNA Tally Interface for Snell and Wilcox Kahuna 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-SONY Tally Interface for Sony switchers (serial protocol)
KMX-OPT-TLY-SYNERGY Tally Interface for Ross Synergy switchers
KMX-OPT-TLY-ZODIAK Tally Interface for Grass Valley Zodiak switchers
KMX-OPT-TLY-KAYENNE Tally interface for Grass Valley Kayenne and Karrera switchers

Kaleido-MX: High Quality, Pre-Configured Multiviewer (up to 64x4) Datasheet

Pre-configured for simple and easy installation, Kaleido-MX from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is available in a wide choice of configurations for both high-end in-studio TV production and outside broadcast trucks, as well as high quality playout facilities. Kaleido-MX offers reduced power consumption and a lightweight, compact design that's ultra-quiet and runs cool.

Posted Apr 04 2017 (GVB-1-0135B-EN-DS) File Size: 10.7 MB

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