Imagine Communications and Panasonic sign partnership to make their Selenio and KAIROS platforms embeddable

The collaboration between Panasonic and Imagine Communications has paid off again. They recently announced that Imagine’s Selenio Network Processor (SNP) application is capable of having integrators use it to provide a high-density SDI input and output ramp for Panasonic’s KAIROS IP live video production platform.

“Today, live production companies are striving to get the maximum benefits from moving to an all-IP infrastructure without having to do away with existing hardware, and implementing proven hybrid solutions helps ease the transition,” says John Mailhot, CTO of Networks and Infrastructure at Imagine Communications. “The seamless interoperability between SNP and KAIROS is a perfect example of this type of solution. We have already seen several successful SNP/KAIROS implementations that deliver tangible operational and business benefits.”

SNP platform has the following characteristics: handles conversions between ST 2110 and SDI, including SDI 12G if required, as well as up-conversion, down-conversion and cross-conversion between HD/UHD and SDR/HDR formats; it offers an HDR-capable production multiviewer; and the latest version of Selenio Network Processor incorporates JPEG XS compression capabilities.

The KAIROS platform offers an open architecture system for live video switching, resolution and format independence, maximum CPU/GPU processor utilization and ME scalability. As a native IP system, ST 2110, KAIROS supports transitions to live IP workflows and can eliminate dedicated hardware limitations.

KAIROS and Selenio Network Processor can provide conversion for large numbers of SDI sources, multiplexing them onto a single fiber connection, eliminating the additional complication of a COTS switch. This fiber could allow the SNP and KAIROS to be several kilometers apart.

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