By Lisa Johnston
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Sunnyvale, Calif. – Home movie server and and download service Kaleidescape, said Tuesday that Tom Furlong has been named the company’s new CEO.
He replaces company founder Michael Malcolm, who will continue to serve as chairman of Kaleidescape’s board.
Furlong, who has more than 30-years of high-ranking business leadership experience, joins Kaleidescape from Nokia, where he led the creation a cloud-based messaging service with a user base of over 50 million consumers.
Sunnyvale, Calif. – In an attempt to open its products to a broader audience, high-end movie server developer Kaleidescape unveiled Tuesday the Cinema One, a compact movie server and player combination system.
Cinema One, which carries a $3,995 price, is targeted at midrange high-performance home entertainment equipment enthusiasts, and rings in at almost $10,000 less than the starting price on the previous server.
Sunnyvale, Calif. — Home video server resource Kaleidescape said this week that it has launched the Blu-ray-quality component of its online video store.
Now Kaleidescape System owners can download movies from the Kaleidescape Store to view movies, special features and bonus content, with the same audio and video quality as the Blu-ray Disc versions.
The company said this is the first service of its kind to offer movies and bonus features in full Blu-ray-quality pictures and sound.
Sunnyvale, Calif. – Home video server resource Kaleidescape has launched what it called “a Blu-ray quality” digital Internet movie and audio delivery system, using Warner Bros. content to start.
Kaleidescape, which has fought copy protection battles for years with Hollywood studios over its movie server technology that essentially copies encrypted Blu-ray and DVD material to a server’s hard drive, has taken the next step into digital downloads, presumably circumventing any further court-room drama.