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Company Overview of Kaleidescape, Inc.

Company Overview

Kaleidescape, Inc. designs and manufactures movie servers. Its movie servers store copies of Blu-ray and DVD movies, and present entire collection onscreen. The company also provides players, disc vaults, and accessories. Its systems are installed in homes, yachts, and private jets around the globe. The company sells its products through a network of custom-installation dealers and distributors. Kaleidescape, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is based in Sunnyvale, California. The company has a research and development facility in Waterloo, Canada; and operations in the United Kingdom.

440 Potrero Avenue

Sunnyvale, CA 94085-4117

United States

Founded in 2001





Key Executives for Kaleidescape, Inc.

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Founder and Chairman of The Board
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Manufacturing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Kaleidescape, Inc. Key Developments

Kaleidescape, Inc. Announces an Agreement with 20th Century Fox

Kaleidescape, Inc. announced an agreement with 20th Century Fox to license new releases and catalog of movies and television seasons for digital download and playback on the award-winning Kaleidescape movie players. With the addition of this new content, Kaleidescape has now licensed over 11,000 movies and over 2,000 television seasons from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Studios, and now, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment for the Kaleidescape Movie Store. Kaleidescape has also licensed 4K Ultra HD titles with High Dynamic Range from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, and 4K Ultra HD titles from The Orchard, K2 Communications and Moving Art.

Kaleidescape, Inc. Announces New Encore Line of Products First 4K Ultra HD High-Dynamic-Range Movie Player

Kaleidescape, Inc. announced the launch of a new product line called Encore. The centerpiece of Encore is the Kaleidescape Strato Movie Player, the world's first 4K Ultra HD high-dynamic-range movie player for the home. Strato renders movies in the most stunning video and audio quality available. The Encore line also includes the Kaleidescape Alto Movie Player, a new movie server named Terra, and a disc server that makes it easy to select and play DVDs and Blu-ray discs on a Strato or Alto movie player. Strato is designed to provide an immersive home-cinema experience, with playback quality that matches or surpasses that of commercial theaters. Each movie is downloaded and stored on a local hard drive either on a Strato, or on a Terra Movie Server. Strato plays back the movie in full 4K Ultra HD, at up to 60 frames per second, without the startup delays, buffering messages, or quality drops that are so common with streaming services. Strato supports lossless multichannel audio, and is capable of playing HDR content on televisions and projectors that can process open standard 10-bit HDMI 2.0a HDR. The Strato onscreen user interface is also displayed in full 4K Ultra HD, at 60 frames per second, resulting in fluid animation and a stunning visual impact. Strato can be purchased with or without an internal 6 TB hard drive that can store up to 100 4K Ultra HD movies, 150 Blu-ray quality movies, or 900 DVD quality movies. Strato equipped with an internal hard drive can be used standalone or in a system comprised of other Encore components. The Strato without internal storage plays back from a movie server. The company also announced two new models of the Kaleidescape Alto Movie Player. One comes with a 6 TB internal hard drive; the other has no internal movie storage and plays back from a movie server. Alto plays Blu-ray and DVD quality movies downloaded from the Kaleidescape Movie Store. It can also play Blu-ray discs and DVDs via its built-in Blu-ray drive or from a Kaleidescape Disc Server. The Kaleidescape Terra Movie Server stores movies and serves them to players on the home network. Terra also provides computing and caching services that enhance the performance of Strato and Alto movie players, and enables system configurations with up to 50 players. The Terra Movie Server can simultaneously stream 4K movies to up to seven Strato players, or Blu-ray quality movies to up to 15 players (Strato or Alto). Additional facts about the new products: Multiple Kaleidescape Encore products function as one system sharing content. The onscreen user interface aggregates and displays these shared movies as a unified collection. This feature has been the hallmark of Kaleidescape since the company's inception. Users can browse their collections by title, genre, actor, director, and other criteria; and Kaleidescape Strato is a vendor-neutral 4K media source, meaning that it works with any 4K television or projector that supports HDMI 2.0 or 2.0a, and provides access to thousands of movies from major Hollywood motion-picture studios via the Kaleidescape Movie Store.

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