Extending the reach of digital video, Kaleidescape Inc. recently introduced its Kaleidescape System: a DVD server that lets consumers store and serve their movie collection on a home network. A Kaleidescape System consists of rack-mountable hardware components, proprietary operating system software, and Kaleidescapes Movie Guide Service.
The basic Kaleidescape System comes with one Server system providing five hard disk cartridges that can store up to 160 movies, one Movie Player unit, and one DVD Reader. Additional cartridges can be added to the Server, up to a total of 12, which is sufficient to store 440 movies the of Mountain View, Calif. company said.
Users can join additional Servers, Movie Players and DVD Readers units to the setup, as required, to increase movie storage capacity, the number of viewing zones, and to make it more convenient to import DVDs onto the Kaleidescape System.
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