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Mediaset deploys Panasonic’s Kairos for live IP workflows

Panasonic previews upcoming introduction of Agile I/O to the system, which will provide users with additional sources for HD and 4K content

Broadcaster Mediaset has deployed Panasonic’s next generation live production platform Kairos to support live IP workflows at its Light Studio facility in Milan.

According to Panasonic, the Kairos Core 1000 future-proofs the studio with the ability to support legacy SDI while also integrating into the its ST 2110 infrastructure.

System integrator Professional Show has installed two Kairos AT-KC1000 systems, one for everyday use and one for back-up, as well as upgrading the facility’s automated newsroom studio with five Panasonic AW-UE150 PTZ cameras, a Tuning Tecnopoint dolly and column system and a Panasonic AW-RP150 remote camera controller.

“The introduction of Kairos allows Mediaset to take full advantage of its IP production, providing flexibility and future-proofing the transition to a flexible, software-defined infrastructure that is required by broadcasters,” said Mauro Cassanmagnago, director of broadcast technology at Mediaset. “Initial feedback on the system has been incredibly positive with our team and operators saying Kairos is powerful, fast and easy to use.”

Panasonic added that it intends to introduce Agile I/O, a new software feature, to the Kairos system in early 2022. It added Agile I/O will provide users with additional input and output capacity to create larger and more complex productions.

The new software upgrade enables Kairos to use the 100Gb ST 2110 network and other Kairos Core inputs and outputs more efficiently with better management of network bandwidth – providing users with additional sources for HD and 4K content and access to more connected sources in the multi-view, added the company.