Kaleidescape is unveiling two new movie servers at CEDIA Expo 2021 this week. One, the Terra 72, is for the ultimate movie collector and the other, the Terra 12, for customers who want the Kaleidescape experience but are not ready to commit to a larger movie server.
Introducing the Terra 72 Server
The Terra 72 server, when combined with a Strato C movie player, provides lossless multi-channel audio and visually lossless 4K Ultra HD (UHD) video thanks to a superior video compression solution utilizing four to five times the video bit rate of competing digital video services.
“The Kaleidescape Terra 72 is the largest 4K movie server we have developed to date, designed specifically for customers looking to move from disc to digital or increase their collection through our award-winning movie store,” said Tayloe Stansbury, CEO of Kaleidescape. “The new offering can store nearly 1,200 high fidelity 4K UHD movies in unrivaled quality, delivering faster download speeds and a seamless playback experience for the ultimate movie collector.”
With the power to download feature-length 4K movies in as little as 10 minutes on a gigabit internet connection, the Terra 72 can also download content while supporting playback on multiple Strato players. The foundation for a multi-room Kaleidescape Strato system, the Terra 72 movie server can support any number of Strato C players and serve up to 10 simultaneous 4K UHD playbacks.
“With the increase of 4K UHD titles available, especially now with HDR, Dolby Atmos and DTS-X formats, we are seeing tremendous demand for the new Kaleidescape Terra 72 movie server,” explained Jim Goodrich, CEO, Cinelife. “Many customers who have been Kaleidescape owners for years, want the ability to increase and consolidate their collections onto a single server, with the added reliability and playback quality only Kaleidescape offers.”
The Kaleidescape movie store has the largest collection of 4K titles available and boasts more than 12,000 titles for purchase and more than 8,000 for rent. Users can rent or download movies in reference quality 4K HDR with lossless Dolby Atmos and DTS-X audio, surpassing even 4K UHD discs in both convenience and quality by going beyond optical disc capacity and bit rate limits. In addition, Kaleidescape offers nearly 400 4K UHD titles not available on Blu-ray Disc. Kaleidescape’s proprietary kOS operating system enables Terra 72 to provide the advanced content protection required by Hollywood motion picture studios for the highest-fidelity renditions of their movies.
Extremely reliable, the Terra 72 movie server stores high-fidelity movies on an array of enterprise-quality hard drives and is designed to continue operating even if a hard drive fails. When the failed drive is replaced, its movies are automatically restored from the cloud. In addition to storing movies, Terra 72 provides caching, staging, and computing services that improve player performance. The Terra is also available with either 24TB or the recently announced 48TB capacity, and multiple Terras can be combined for more storage.
The Kaleidescape Terra 72TB is priced at $23,995 MSRP and is available now.
Now for the Terra 12
Kaleidescape compact Terra 12 terabyte movie server allows the Kaleidescape experience for customers not ready to commit to a larger movie server like the Terra 48 or the Terra 72.
“The Terra 12 gives new customers the same experience as the larger servers, with similar download speeds and performance, while allowing them the flexibility to add playback zones and grow their movie collection over time,” Stansbury said.
With the power to download feature-length 4K movies in as little as 10 minutes on a gigabit internet connection, the Terra 12 is ideal for customers looking to invest in an entry level Kaleidescape system that can instantly play their favorite movies, television shows and music events. The addition of the Terra 12 to Kaleidescape’s product line also allows customers to incrementally increase storage by adding additional servers, such as the Terra 24, Terra 48 or the recently announced Terra 72.
The Kaleidescape Terra is the foundation of a multi-room Kaleidescape Strato system. A Terra 12 can support any number of Strato C players and serve up to five simultaneous 4K Ultra HD playbacks. Designed with a similar profile to a Strato C movie player, the Terra 12 can be mounted beside a Strato C in a 1U rack space, using Kaleidescape’s custom rack mount for efficient shelf storage.
The Kaleidescape Terra 12 movie server will be priced at $7,995. Accompanying Strato C players are priced at $2,995 each.