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Kaleidescape Announces CinemaScape Update


Indianapolis –


before the start of CEDIA Expo, here Wednesday, a new CinemaScape feature for
its home servers that will optimize the viewing experience in 2.35 projection
home theaters.

Until now,
switching between aspect ratios usually required a mode switch and movement of
an anamorphic lens to achieve a 2.35:1 aspect ratio mode.

CinemaScape is
said to eliminate that step by necessary video processing.

The Kaleidescape
System’s user interface can now take advantage of the entire 2.35 screen. This
enables fitting 12 more movie covers and a movie list view that shows the
title, actors, director, genre, year of release, MPAA rating and runtime all at

CinemaScape will
be available in the fourth quarter as part of a KEAOS software update and
distributed automatically to Kaleidescape Systems via the Internet

 “2.35 screens are found in most of today’s
high-end home theaters, including 26 of the 29 projects contending for the 2011
Electronic Lifestyles awards,” said Michael Malcolm, Kaleidescape chairman and
CEO. “CinemaScape provides an unrivaled experience for these installations,
with seamless transitions between content of different aspect ratios and a user
interface that takes advantage of the entire screen.”

The company also
announced the Kaleidescape App for iPad, which provides movie and music
browsing for the Kaleidescape system using Apple’s tablet.

The free app
allows browsing without interrupting playback, so guests can find the best
moments of a collection. Users can, for example, filter instantly by actor,
director or genre.

Users can also use
the app to monitor what is being played in other rooms on the network.

The Kaleidescape
App for iPad will be available worldwide in the Apple App Store late in the
fourth quarter of this year.