Leading manufacturers of home cinema players and servers, Kaleidescape, have this week announced the availability of the brand new Kaleidescape Co-Star. A combination of hardware and software, Co-Star unlocks 4K for Kaleidescape Premiere System owners and allows them to pair a Strato 4K movie player with any M-Class movie player and enjoy hundreds of great movies in 4K Ultra HD and 4K HDR from the Kaleidescape Movie Store.
When combined, Co-Star and Strato offer end users a far smoother and richer 4K user interface experience according to Kaleidescape, and also offer seamless access to all the DVD and Blu-ray titles on the Premiere system.
The new Kaleidescape Co-Star comprises a dedicated HDMI switch that connects the M-Class player and the Strato player to a TV or projector, and two new kOS releases – kOS 8 for the Premiere system and kOS 10 for the Strato system. The Strato user interface, what’s more, provides a unified view of all films on each system and automatically spurs playback by the relevant movie player.
Given those interesting and potentially beneficial features, it should come as no surprise that Kaleidescape’s founder and CEO Cheena Srinivasan is bullish about Co-Star and its advantages:
‘The Kaleidescape brand is synonymous with the most refined home cinema experience…Our flagship product, the Strato Movie Player, delivers a pristine user experience. Our online movie store provides Internet delivery of the finest Hollywood movies with impeccable audio and video quality. Combining these advantages with the large movie collections our customers have built on their Premiere systems provides the best of both worlds.’