Super-silent, 16 Input, Dual Output Multiviewers

The Kaleido-X16 is a compact, ultra-quiet multiviewer that is ideal for small control rooms and trucks or large rooms with monitoring router design. Offering the finest image quality, it can be used with 3G/HD/SD and analog video. Kaleido-X16 provides 16 inputs, two multiviewer outputs and two router outputs. When paired with routers, Kaleido-X16 can also create large combined multiviewer and routing systems.

Unmatched image quality
  • Unmatched multiviewer picture quality, and superior on-screen graphics, for the most critical monitoring applications
  • 2 HDMI and 2 HD-SDI multiviewer outputs
  • DXF-200 optical DVI extension uses multimode fiber with SC connector to simplify long runs of up to 1 km (3,280 ft.)
Superior layout flexibility
  • Any of the video inputs can be displayed, any number of times, at different resolutions and sizes up to full screen, on the multiviewer outputs, without blocking or bandwidth limitations
Multiformat operation
  • 3G/HD/SD/analog inputs
  • Stereoscopic 3D support (dual link 1.5 Gb/s, SMPTE-292M)
  • DVI and MPEG video accepted with optional interfaces
Scalable for the largest systems
  • Expansion through combination with upstream router (NVISION or third-party)
  • Can create the very largest combined multiviewer/router systems with up to 1,152 video inputs, 144 independent multiviewer outputs
Advanced signal probing
  • Integral signal probing and on-screen alarms
  • Display of XDS Metadata and Closed Captioning
Built-in router
  • Two 3G/HD/SD router outputs (16x2)
  • Internal router control by NVISION panel and NV9000 Controller
Legendary ease of use
  • Easy layout preparation with XEdit
  • Intuitive on-screen mouse control
  • Choice of multiviewer remote control panels: simple Kaleido-RCP2 and advanced RCP-200 with router control
Ultra-quiet, robust design
  • Super silent for installation within studios and control rooms
  • Highly robust 1RU design with optional redundant power supply



  • Return loss: >30 dB up to 5.75 MHz
  • Quantization: 8 bits
  • Signal: 4:2:2 SMPTE 259M-C (270 Mb/s)
  • Formats: 525 and 625
  • Audio: SMPTE 274M-1994
  • Return loss: >15 dB up to 270 MHz
  • Jitter: <0.2 UI
  • Cable length: 225m (738 ft.) Belden 1694A
  • Signal: 4:2:2 SMPTE 292M-C (1.5 Gb/s)
  • Formats: 720p29.97 Hz, 720p25 Hz, 720p24 Hz, 720p59.94 Hz, 720p50 Hz, 1080i59.94 Hz / 29.97 Hz (PSF), 1080p29.97 Hz, 1080i50 Hz / 25 Hz (PSF), 1080p25 Hz, 1080p23.98 Hz / 24 Hz, 1080p23.98(PSF) / 24(PSF), 1080i50 Hz
  • Audio: SMPTE 299M
  • Return loss: >15 dB up to 1.485 GHz
  • Jitter: <0.2 UI
  • Cable length: 100m (328 ft.) Belden 1694A
  • Signal: SMPTE 424M-2006 (2.97, 2.97/1.001 Gb/s) Level A and B
  • Formats : 1920x1080p60, 1920x1080p59.94, 1920x1080p50
  • Audio: SMPTE 299M
  • Return loss: >10 dB up to 2.97 GHz
  • Jitter (wideband): <0.3 UI
  • Cable length: 100m (328 ft.) Belden 1694
  • Device: KXI-DVI-Bridge
  • Signal: DVI-D
  • Resolutions: MODE A: 1024x768, 1366x768, 1280x1024, 1680x1050, 1600x1200 at 60 Hz
  • MODE B: 1280x720 and 1920x1080 at 50/60 Hz
  • Cable length: 100m (328 ft.) Belden 1694A
  • Description: Each DVI background input is dedicated to one HDMI output
  • Signal (2): DVI-D
  • Resolutions: No scaling available, must match the DVI output resolution
MOSAIC OUTPUTS (video and graphic)

HDMI (2)
  • Signal: HDMI
  • Resolutions: Variable/autosensing from 800x600 to 1920x1200
  • H frequency: 37 kHz to 96 kHz
  • Refresh rate: 50/59.94 Hz
  • Processing delay: 1 frame total when signals and frame are genlocked
  • Scaling performance: High quality adaptive filtering process providing best performance scaling at every image size
  • Connector: HDMI
HD-SDI (2)
  • Signal: 3G/HD-SDI SMPTE 424M and 292M 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 Gbps: <0.33 UI
  • Cable length: 100m (328 ft.) Belden 1694A
  • Card: KXS-X16-RTR-16x2
  • Signals (2): 4:2:2 SMPTE 292M-C (3 Gb/s)
  • Formats: 525, 625, 720p59.94 Hz, 1080p23.98 Hz, 1080p23.98 SF, 1080p24 Hz, 1080p24 SF, 1080p25 SF, 1080p29.97, 1080i50 Hz, 1080i59.94 Hz, 1080p50 Hz, 1080p59.94 Hz
  • Switching: Vertical interval with reference input, selectable field
  • Reclocking: Configurable with or without by output port
  • Processing delay: Negligible
  • Jitter:
  • HD/SD: <0.2 UI p-p (wideband)
  • 3 Gbps: <0.3 UI p-p (wideband)
  • Connectors: BNC
  • Supported formats: SMPTE 170M, SMPTE 318M, ITU 624-4, BUT 470-6, PAL and NTSC composite sync, SMPTE 274M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 240M
  • Inputs: ABT-64A or ABT-128A
  • Signals (64 or 128 mono channels): 20 kΩ balanced, 10 kΩ unbalanced
  • Maximum level: +24 dBu
  • Connectors: WECO
  • Audio inputs: ABT-64D-110 and ABT-128D-110
  • Signals (32 or 64 AES): AES3
  • Termination: 110Ω balanced
  • Sampling: 48 kHz
  • Connectors: WECO
  • Audio inputs: ABT-64D-75 and ABT-128D-75
  • Signals (32 or 64 AES): AES3
  • Termination: 75Ω unbalanced
  • Connectors: BNC
  • Signals (2): Balanced analog stereo
  • Impedance: <600Ω
  • Level: +24 dBu maximum
  • Connector: Via HD-26 connector
  • Signals (2): AES3
  • Impedance: <110Ω
  • Connector: Via HD-26 connector
  • Signal (2): SMPTE 12M-1995 (EBU-3259-E), SMPTE 309M
  • Level: 501 mVp-p to 10 Vp-p
  • Impedance: >10 kΩ
  • Refresh rate: 50/59.94 Hz
  • Connectors: BNC
  • Signals (32): Contact closure
  • Opto-isolated, active low with internal pull-ups to 5 VDC and up to 12 VDC
  • Signals (4): Contact closure open collector 5 to 12 VDC
  • Power supply: Hot swappable redundant power supplies
  • Input voltage: 100-240 V
  • Frequency: 50/60 Hz
  • Power: 300W
  • Dimensions: H: 44 mm (1.75 in.) (1RU) W: 448 mm (17.6 in.) D: 641 mm (25.5 in.)
  • Full spec. temperature range: 0 to 40° C  (32 to 104° F) (ambient)
  • Weight: 10.44 kg (23 lbs.)
Frame selection
KALEIDO-X16-D 16 input dual head multi-image processor
KALEIDO-X16-S 16 input single head multi-image processor
Input options
KXS-X16-3Gbps 3 Gb/s format license (1/frame)
KXS-X16-DOLBY Dolby metadata extraction license (1/frame)
KXS-X16-LOUDNESS Loudness level measurement license (1/frame)
KXS-X16-CSX CC/subtitling and XDS data license (1/frame)
KXI-DVI-BRIDGE Dual channel DVI to HD bridge
Audio input modules
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
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
NSH26M Terminal block adaptor for HD-26 connections (for audio I/O connections)
Output options
KXS-X16-HDM-D HD-SDI monitoring output for Kaleido-X16-D
KXS-X16-HDM-S HD-SDI monitoring output for Kaleido-X16-S
KXS-X16-ROTATOR-D Rotation license for Kaleido-X16-D
KXS-X16-ROTATOR-S Rotation license for Kaleido-X16-S
KXS-X16-RTR16X2 Dual router output option (1/frame)
KXS-X16-3DLA-D Stereoscopic display license (line alternate mode) for Kaleido-X16-D
KXS-X16-3DLA-S Stereoscopic display license (line alternate mode) for Kaleido-X16-S
DXF-200-B Optical extension system w/HDMI+L - HDMI+L cable
DXF-200-PSU DXF-200 power supply (1x sub-module)
KXC-HDMI-DVI HDMI to DVI fem cable 0.3m (1 ft.)
KXC-HDMI-L-DVI HDMI w/lock to DVI fem cable 0.3m (1 ft.)
Control options
KALEIDO-RCP2 Ethernet remote control panel and KM gateway
KRCP-RK2 Kaleido-RCP2 rack mount bracket
RCP-200 Advanced remote control panel for models and accessories
KXA-TBA-44 Terminal block adapter for HD-44 connections (for GPI connections)
Note: For router control with physical control panel, make a selection within the range of Grass Valley/NVISION control panel series. One of the NV9000 or NV920 is required to interface the panel and the router.
Grass Valley & third-party interface options
KXS-X16-CTRL/UMD-NVISION3 Control and UMD support for NVISION routers
KXS-X16-CTRL/UMD-DATATEK Control and UMD support for Datatek routers
KXS-X16-CTRL/UMD-ENCORE Control and UMD support for Encore controllers
KXS-X16-CTRL/UMD-EVERTZ Control and UMD support for Evertz routers
KXS-X16-CTRL/UMD-GVG7000 Control and UMD support for GVG7000 routers
KXS-X16-CTRL/UMD-JUPITER Control and UMD support for Jupiter routers
KXS-X16-CTRL/UMD-HARRIS Control and UMD support for Leitch routers
KXS-X16-CTRL/UMD-NETWORK Control and UMD support for Nevion routers
KXS-X16-CTRL/UMD-SNELL Control and UMD support for Probel routers/td>
KXS-X16-CTRL/UMD-PESA Control and UMD support for PESA routers
KXS-X16-CTRL/UMD-UTAH Control and UMD support for Utah routers
KXS-X16-TALLY-KAHUNA Tally interface for Snell and Wilcox Kahuna switchers
KXS-X16-TALLY-KALYPSO Tally interface for Grass Valley Kalypso switchers
KXS-X16-TALLY-KAYAK Tally interface for Grass Valley Kayak switchers
KXS-X16-TALLY-SONY Tally interface for Sony switchers (serial protocol)
KXS-X16-TALLY-SYNERGY Tally interface for Ross Synergy and Vision switchers
KXS-X16-TALLY-ZODIAC Tally interface for Grass Valley Zodiac switchers
KXA-X16-PSU Kaleido-X16 redundant power supply module
PSU-POE Replacement power over Ethernet module

Kaleido-X16: Super-silent, 16 Input, Dual Output Multiviewers Datasheet

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