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Panasonic updates Kairos live production platform mainframe

The Kairos platform natively supports the transition to IP and cloud workflows with simultaneous SDI, ST 2110, and streaming support

Panasonic has updated its live production platform Kairos by adding two new Core mainframes, expanding the platform’s GPU processing to support larger and more complex productions.

The platform, which Panasonic says is ideal for productions ranging from broadcast studios to remote production and streaming of live sports and concert events, virtualises traditional switcher functions while utilising a multi-format Agile I/O feature to remove the one-to-one input constraints of SDI only switchers.

The current entry-level KC100 delivers a more flexible platform to support productions that might utilise a 3ME broadcast switcher, while the KC1000 doubles that processing capacity for bigger and more complex displays, said the company. The latest versions add two new Kairos Core mainframes, the AT-KC200 and AT-KC2000.

The new KC200 expands connectivity options and processing power beyond the KC100, and the KC2000 offers the most capacity yet, added Panasonic, doubling the KC1000 for number of sources and outputs, increasing processing performance by minimum 30 per cent and clip player capacity by 500 per cent totaling 900GB.

The new 4RU chassis for both models features high airflow at lower fan speeds, significantly reducing noise and allowing the platform to be placed directly next to the action, said Panasonic. The KAIROS platform natively supports the transition to IP and cloud workflows with simultaneous SDI, ST 2110, and streaming support.

“This latest generation takes Kairos to the next level and further underlines our commitment to continue to expand its already broad range of functionality for the benefit of our broadcast and media users, as well as the rental and staging market with advances such as improved quietness,” said Andre Meterian, director of professional video systems for Panasonic Connect Europe. “Kairos is the ideal solution for those looking to move to a next-generation IT/IP centric platform for unlimited production creativity, regardless of format or content destination.”