Panasonic extends the KAIROS platform with the development of a cloud-based solution

Panasonic Connect North America announced plans to develop a cloud-based solution for video production within the KAIROS ecosystem for the US market that enables teams to take advantage of the powerful video processing and distribution capabilities of the TI/ KAIROS IP without confining them to an onsite workshop.

The cloud-based solution works with the on-premises KAIROS IT/IP platform (launched in May 2020), which has revolutionized video production by giving professionals unlimited control to deliver rich content across multiple screens and streams. This new cloud-based solution is entering the market amid the proliferation of streaming platforms and growing demand for quality, high production value video content. As businesses host more hybrid-style events and houses of worship look to improve virtual services, the cloud is playing an increasingly important role in streamlining workflows for greater efficiency.

For industries, such as higher education and houses of worship, where it can be expensive to set up a large-scale production studio, KAIROS’ cloud-based solution can handle the entire workflow. work in a simplified configuration. It consolidates video materials captured by cameras in the cloud and makes them accessible not only from the production site, but also from remote offices and homes, enabling production teams to efficiently edit, produce and distribute video. real-time content. Moving video production to the cloud means that production sites can reduce their initial on-premises investment and leverage the system to support hybrid workflows.

“As more and more organizations seek to develop and enhance their video content, not all will have the space or budget to develop a full-scale production studio,” Mr.ichael Bergeron, Senior Category Owner, Advanced Technology and Video Production at Panasonic. “This is where flexible solutions like the KAIROS cloud solution will become key to the future of the industry, providing all types of production teams with a decentralized way to shoot, produce, distribute and broadcast video content. more efficiently.

The new cloud-based solution shares the same software and underlying technology as the on-premises version, allowing integration into any existing KAIROS ecosystem. This means production teams can easily leverage cloud and on-premise versions separately or together for a seamless production workflow. On-premises KAIROS Core provides a single latency image to local displays – necessary for IMAG applications, while a cloud account offers new feature activation on a project basis. Adding the cloud component to local hardware further enhances the flexibility and scalability of a production team at all levels.

KAIROS customers using the cloud-based solution will also have the option of leveraging a KAIROS control panel, with either the original AT-KC10C1 full-size panel or the new AT-KC10C2 compact panel, to manage production workflows. The AT-KC10C2 (available Q4 CY2022) will allow the same level of operability as the AT-KC10C1 but in a compact layout ideal for fly-packs or small control rooms.

KAIROS’ cloud solution also offers a monthly subscription pricing model that can go up and down based on production needs, making it more accessible to those who don’t want to invest in a full-fledged studio. Production teams can also scale up and down storage as needed.

To extend the flexibility of the wider KAIROS on-premises platform, Panasonic is also announcing the availability of Agile I/O, a new feature that provides AV professionals with additional input and output capacity and functions improved audio to support larger and more complex productions.

The new cloud-based solution, along with the on-premises KAIROS platform, new AT-KC10C2 compact panel and agile I/O, will be on display at Panasonic’s NAB booth (C3607) from April 24-27, 2022.