Panasonic Life Solutions India launched Kairos – the future of live video processing platform at the “Broadcast India Show” in Mumbai today. The new IT/IP video processing platform offers an open architecture system and aides in live video switching with flexibility and speed of transmission. It also comes with complete input and output flexibility, resolution and format independence, maximum CPU/GPU processor utilization and virtually unlimited ME (Mixed Effect) scalability. Panasonic’s Kairos is a comprehensive solution to meet the new-age requirements of broadcasters and production houses who are looking to adopt new technologies and create a better experience for video production.
Commenting on the launch, Manish Sharma, Chairman of Panasonic Life Solutions India and South Asia said, “As per industry estimates, the Indian media and entertainment industry is one of the rapidly growing industries across the world and is projected to reach $100 billion by 2030. Here, new-age technology will be the key enabler to realize this growth and, further propel the industry towards digital revolution. Panasonic’s Kairos - the integrated live system has been designed for all evolving, futuristic needs pertaining to both, hardware and software. It gives complete creative and operational freedom to broadcasters helping them fast track to the digital ecosystem. And the best part is that the solution is customizable basis need. In fact, Tokyo Olympics were broadcast using Kairos solution.”
For television studios, Kairos seamlessly integrates into a facility’s ST 2110 infrastructure without requiring additional IP gateways. For sports and entertainment venues or event productions, manpower with diverse experience and background can deploy the user-friendly GUI to deliver engaging content or set up complex systems with limited training time.
Vijay Wadhawan, Director – Systems Solutions Division, Panasonic Life Solutions India commented, “Today, the content creation industry is looking for an integrated digital solution that offers a hassle-free experience for live IP workflows. Panasonic’s Kairos takes the various components of a broadcast program and virtualizes them, so productions are flexible, dynamic and powerful. The intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) further enables users to manage unlimited layers and effects with ease. Kairos not only helps bring down the operational costs significantly, but also can deliver a superior production and an efficient management for smart live production. The addition of Kairos strengthens our broadcast and professional solutions portfolio providing a comprehensive solution for Sports, Live events, Smart studios and Video Production houses.”
Kairos has been developed on a new concept and innovative architecture, and incorporates proprietary, groundbreaking software to maximize CPU and GPU capacity for video processing. Leveraging this technology, the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 adopted 32:9 ultrawide screen display to offer highly realistic sensations to the viewers around the globe.
Key features of Kairos:
Allows flexible combination of a diversity of input and output interfaces.
Flexible video expression by GPU processing
Intuitive GUI, control panel with user-assignable keys, software-based operability and expandability.