Kaleidescape has long been the preferred solution for independent movie playback in multiple rooms. While the Kaleidescape Strato’s combined player/server design is perfect for many systems, the chassis size needed to accommodate the high-capacity internal hard drive can make rack space an issue when a system includes multiple zones in a large home or yacht. Moreover, a system that will support simultaneous playback in more than two zones should store all the movies on a Terra server to ensure the best performance. We saw a need for a compact, no-storage version of the Strato player.
Today we began shipping the new Kaleidescape Strato C Movie Player.
Above: Two Strato C movie players on top of a Terra movie server
The Strato C is a smaller, more compact version of the Kaleidescape Strato, without internal storage. Two Strato C players fit in one unit of rack space. In other words, the Strato C requires one quarter of the rack space required by Strato.
Strato C supports all of the playback features of the Strato movie player, including playback of movies in true 4K Ultra HD with high dynamic range (HDR) at up to 60 frames per second. Strato C also supports lossless multichannel and object-based audio, including Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X, and DTS-HD Master Audio. The acclaimed Kaleidescape onscreen user interface is displayed in 4K Ultra HD at 60 frames per second, resulting in fluid animation and a stunning visual impact. Strato C can play movies from a Terra movie server or a Strato player.
We are accepting orders for the Strato C movie player, for shipment within 5 business days. The SRP for Strato C is available on Kaleidescape’s Extranet.
The Strato C datasheet is available here.
Effective immediately, the Strato movie player will only be available with internal storage (6, 8, or 10TB). The Alto movie player will continue to be available with or without internal storage.
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