Kaleidescape Unveils New Terra Prime Movie Server Product Line

Movie server maker Kaleidescape has unveiled its new Terra Prime product line.

Terra Prime features a new board design with faster processing power and a faster network — the only dedicated movie server with 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, according to Kaleidescape. The new servers are available with either high-capacity hard drives or fast solid-state drives. 

“Kaleidescape’s new Terra Prime movie servers support lightning-fast movie downloads and can serve more Kaleidescape high-bitrate 4K movies concurrently to multiple screens,” Tayloe Stansbury, Kaleidescape chairman and CEO, said in a statement.

Terra Prime SSD downloads Kaleidescape high-bitrate 4K movies in as little as four minutes and serves up to 25 simultaneous playback zones, according to Kaleidescape. Terra Prime SSD 31TB stores approximately 500 Kaleidescape high-bitrate 4K movies and the 8TB model stores roughly 125 Kaleidescape high-bitrate 4K movies.  

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Terra Prime HDD is a next-generation high-capacity movie server. It can download a Kaleidescape high-bitrate 4K movie in as little as eight minutes and serves up to five simultaneous playback zones (compact) or up to 10 simultaneous playback zones (full-size), according to Kaleidescape. Terra Prime HDD 88TB stores approximately 1,450 Kaleidescape high-bitrate 4K movies and the 48TB stores roughly 800 Kaleidescape fidelity 4K movies. The Terra Prime HDD 22TB stores approximately 350 Kaleidescape fidelity 4K movies and the 8TB stores roughly 130 Kaleidescape high-bitrate 4K movies. 

Home Theater Movie Server Kaleidescape Launches Promotional Video

Home theater movie server Kaleidescape has launched a promotional video titled “The Best Movie Server — Kaleidescape: The Ultimate Movie Platform,” showcasing the server’s latest features, including lossless audio and video fidelity.

Launched in 2001, Mountain View, CA-based Kaleidescape enables users to buy digital movies as well as store their DVD, 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc and Blu-ray titles in personalized movie libraries streamed in 4K Ultra HD, with high dynamic range and lossless spatial audio formats, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

“This video is a powerful tool to help excite consumers and educate them about [the] award-winning platform,” Priscilla Morgan, chief operating officer, said in a statement.

Kaleidescape’s product line of Strato C movie players and Terra movie servers range in price from $195 to more than $90,000.

“Kaleidescape has built a content delivery solution for high-quality experiences used in the world’s most discerning home theatres,” said CEO Tayloe Stansbury.” The playback platform can deliver a vast portfolio of library content, from major motion picture studio movie releases to beloved concerts and music documentaries, to a dynamic array of popular TV series.”

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Kaleidescape Appoints Craig Sholder Chief Revenue Officer

Movie player maker Kaleidescape has hired Craig Sholder as chief revenue officer.

He is responsible for worldwide sales and customer support, executing strategic plans and collaborating with cross-functional teams, partners, dealers and representative firms.  

“Craig brings more than 25 years of experience scaling and transforming entertainment technology businesses globally,” said Tayloe Stansbury, CEO of Kaleidescape, in a statement. “Craig arrives at a critical time for Kaleidescape as we look to strengthening long-term customer, dealer, and integrator relationships that will lead to increased customer and revenue growth.” 

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“I’ve always admired Kaleidescape’s innovation and product offerings and its ability to deliver a state-of-the-art cinema experience to a private cinema environment,” Sholder said in a statement.  “As a home theater enthusiast with a passion for movies and creative digital content, I am excited to work with Kaleidescape’s very talented team in helping others discover and enjoy these products.”

Prior to joining Kaleidescape, Sholder was CEO and strategic advisor at WiVu, where he helped increase revenue by partnering with hospitality venues and driving new customer engagement with the Web-based software platform. As VP of business development at Transformation Entertainment Group, he started a profitable media, entertainment and technology distribution business. Sholder also served more than two decades at Christie Digital Systems U.S.A., a solutions provider of digital display technologies, on its executive leadership team.

Kaleidescape Bows New Compact Movie Server

Movie server maker Kaleidescape announced Jan. 4 the new entry-level compact Terra 6 terabyte. 

The movie server is initially offered as a bundle with the Strato C movie player at a special price of $7,995 through March 31, 2022. 

“The compact Terra 6TB, when combined with a Strato C player, replaces the Kaleidescape Strato S as our entry-level system, while providing the ultimate playback experience with significantly greater scalability and performance,” Tayloe Stansbury, CEO of Kaleidescape, said in a statement.

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With the power to download feature-length 4K movies in as little as 10 minutes on a gigabit internet connection, the compact Terra 6TB provides four times faster movie downloads than the Strato S 6TB all-in-one player-server, according to the company. In addition, a compact Terra 6TB can serve up to five simultaneous 4K Ultra HD playbacks on Strato players in different rooms, compared to only two simultaneous playbacks for Strato S, according to the company. The compact Terra 6TB — unlike the Strato S —can download movies while simultaneously supporting playbacks on Strato players. Consumers can scale up their storage by adding a compact Terra 6TB, 12TB, or 18TB or a full-sized Terra 24TB, 48TB or 72TB.