ISE 2012: Kaleidescape launches M700 Disc Vault

posted on Monday, 19th December 2011 by Steve May

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Movie server innovator Kaleidescape has launched the M700 Disc Vault, an automated 'load and copy' system for Blu-ray, DVD and CD. Intended to simplify and accelerate the process of adding content to a Kaleidescape home entertainment system, it allows up to 320 discs to be loaded into the M700 Disc Vault's carousel; once in they are systematically loaded onto the Kaleidescape server. A simple front panel display reveals import progress, number of discs stored, and number of available slots.

While Blu-ray discs must remain in the disc vault to enable playback of the digital copy from the server, DVDs and CDs can be left in or ejected for archival storage. Multiple M700s can be strung together, providing an ever-expandable system. Each unit takes up 5 rack units of space.

Guy Singleton of Kent-based design and installation outfit, Imagine This is impressed: "The M700 will make our job much easier, and gives our customers more compelling reasons to enjoy the Kaleidescape System. We can load up a customer's Blu-rays and DVDs very quickly on site. If we want to save more time, we can build the rack on our own premises, pre-load a collection and then power everything up when we're in the customer's home." 

Kaleidescape CEO Michael Malcolm says the company has always strived to offer instant access to movies at the highest quality. "It's been our passion. We have spent the past ten years designing and building a family of products that solve real usability problems while providing the highest levels of performance and reliability. The M700 Disc Vault is an elegant addition to our product family that makes it easy to import content, provides a safe place to store discs, and makes it quick and easy to retrieve any disc when you need it."

In addition to unattended automatic importing, the M700 Disc Vault has an integrated M-Class Player, to access any movies stored. Using precision stepper motors, a high-strength belt and an internal disc-retention shell, the brand says the unit is built for longevity.

The M700 Disc Vault has a retail price of £4,495 (plus VAT). Paired with a 1U Server, the system price is £12,190 (plus VAT).

Kaleidescape will be demonstrating the M700 at ISE 2012. The company can be found on stand #1P90. Integrated Systems Europe 2012 runs between January 31 and February 2 2012 at the Amsterdam RAI. To register for ISE please use this link and quote your INSIDE CI Invitation code for a free show pass: 258197

Also read:
ISE Keynote to be a 'blueprint for digital growth'

Steve May

Steve is a veteran of the UK consumer electronics industry, having covered it for
various media outlets for more than 20 years.

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