Next gen Kairos Core 200 and 2000 mainframes achieve unprecedented innovation for live video. The live video production platform allows flexible system configuration and operation, delivering improved video quality and productivity.

The IT/IP platform “KAIROS” is a live video production platform developed based on a new concept and innovative architecture. It incorporates proprietary, ground-breaking software to maximize the CPU and GPU capacities for video processing.

Therefore, KAIROS will be the solution to meet today’s requirements of live video production needs to adapt new technologies and create a better sense of reality and new technologies for improving productivity of video production.

General-purpose IT equipment is deployed to run on CPU and GPU to take advantage of the most advanced IT technology. And the proprietary, and innovative software technology has enabled unprecedented flexible live video processing with low latency executed on a GPU, while the open software architecture ensures excellent system flexibility and scalability.

A variety of video inputs and outputs are available with KAIROS to support not only baseband signals such as SDI but also new IP signals including SMPTE ST 2110, NDI®*1 and SRT*2 to realize remote live video production and streaming.

KAIROS uses the GPU for the video processing, thus allowing flexible video production using multiple layers with unrestricted number of MEs or keys and the “CANVAS” screen unhampered by resolution or format.

Because KAIROS is an IT-based open architecture platform, it enables functional enhancements and control linkage with external devices by adding software. With the system integration capability, KAIROS improves work efficiency and ensures future expandability.

The next-generation Kairos Core 200 and Kairos Core 2000 mainframes offer significantly improved functionality and performance, including many more inputs and outputs, improved video-processing performance and enhanced file-storage capacity, allowing the use of far more sources than ever before for the creation of compelling and complex effects.

Achieving flexibility in all levels of production unlike any existing hardware-based systems, KAIROS breaks new ground for live video production.

  • *1: NDI® is a new protocol developed by NewTek, Inc. that supports IP video production workflow. NDI® is a registered trademark of NewTek, Inc. in the United States. In this instance, NDI® is used to indicate low latency with high bandwidth NDI®.
  • *2: SRT stands for Secure Reliable Transport.

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  • KAIROS AT-KC200/KC2000: New Features Explained NEW

  • Main Frame AT-KC200/KC2000 Introduction Video NEW

  • Case Study: Es Con Field Hokkaido NEW

As part of a program run by the Joint Taskforce on Networked Media (JT-NM), Panasonic's IT/IP platform “KAIROS” has received JT-NM tested badge for the international media transmission standard SMPTE ST 2110 and the control/management standards AMWA NMOS IS-04,05, both of which are shown in the EBU Pyramid’s technological requirements.

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The KAIROS platform was awarded the ProductionHUB Award of Excellence at the NAB Show 2022, a global trade show for broadcasting equipment.