Variety of video inputs and outputs available for use

Compatible with various input and output signals

KAIROS fully supports baseband signal (12G/3G/HD-SDI, HDMI, Display Port) and IP packet (ST 2110, NDI®, RTP) input and output.

  • * NDI® is registered trademarks of NewTek in the United States.

System Integration Example (IP-based)

System Integration Example (SDI-based)

Ample number of system inputs and outputs

With KAIROS, the number of inputs or outputs that can be connected to the system is unlimited, and it can be connected with 32 inputs and 16 independent outputs (maximum number when option is used) for HD (3G) or 8 inputs and 4 independent outputs (maximum number when option is used) for UHD. Multi-input operation is possible similar to using an external router.

Number of inputs and outputs that can be used simultaneously

  Standard Expansion*2
Inputs HD Max. 24 channels Max. 32 channels
4K*1 Max. 6 channels Max. 8 channels
Outputs HD Max. 12 channels Max. 16 channels
4K*1 Max. 3 channels Max. 4 channels
  • *1: The optional AT-SF001 4K software is required.
  • *2: The optional AT-SF002 I/O expansion software is required.

Resolution independent

Standard video formats with different resolutions such as HD/UHD can be mixed and used.

Two customizable multi-viewers configuration

In addition to the aforementioned video inputs and outputs, KAIROS is also equipped with two multiviewer outputs (Display Port) that are compatible with 4K/HD. The display layout can be freely customized and saved as your own template, and up to 36 screens images can be displayed on two screens. This multi-viewer can also manage to display virtual input and scene & AUX output.

Fully customizable multiviewer

PTP synchronization

KAIROS supports PTP (Precision Time Protocol) synchronization, which is an IP-based synchronization and can fully manage the whole ST 2110 systems.

Processing by the GPU for flexible video expression

Layered effects with unrestricted number of MEs

Unlike the conventional hardware-based switcher, KAIROS is unrestricted by the number of MEs or keys. Layers can be added as the GPU capacity permits similar to the layers of a standard image-editing app, allowing you to set the keys and scaling freely.

Various video effects using layers

Diverse effects

Layers can be added with not only keys but also various effects. Color matte function is also provided.

Format-free Canvas

The Canvas function (optional) enables the production of videos in a special format, such as 32:9 for wall display, in addition to the standard 16:9 format. With the freely customizable multiviewer, videos with unique aspect can be displayed as is.

The multiview displays a 32:9 format screen

Short one frame latency

The KAIROS processing latency can be as low as one frame. Sports and concert performances can be presented with the action intact.

The KAIROS processing latency can be as low as one frame.

Video/still picture file retention

With the built-in 24-GB RAM Player (8-ch, uncompressed) and Clip Player (2-ch, compressed), video footage can be played within the system and used as input sources. It also has a still picture storage (750MB).

  • RAM Player (8-ch, uncompressed)

    Uncompressed images can be stored and played, making it suitable for playing relatively short videos such as intro videos. The recording time depends on the 24GB RAM capacity, and may change depending on the resolution and number of channels (maximum 8ch).

  • Clip Player (2-ch, compressed)

    It is possible to play compressed video clips, making it suitable for playing relatively long clips such as commercial footage. Clips are imported externally and saved onto the internal SSD.

Software-based operability and expandability

PC software with intuitive GUI

The “KAIROS CREATOR” PC software features an easy-to-use intuitive GUI and various settings and operation are possible. It also displays the GUI control panel to make space saving operation possible.

Scenes menu
Allows you to set each scene* and layer.

Control menu
Live operation is possible on the GUI software.

Live View menu
Multi-view videos (MV1/MV2) can be monitored on the GUI software.

Input Settings menu
Allows you to select the input type (ST2110/SDI/NDI) and other settings.

  • * What we call a “Scene" in KAIROS is an extended expression of the traditional "ME" in general switcher. A “Scene" is for source video selection, transitions, and layer compositing like traditional ME but the number of layers, resolution, source video assignments etc., can be freely defined for each "Scene" by the user.

User Assignable control panel

The “KAIROS CONTROL” control panel featuring two faders and 24XPT style layout provides user assignable operation. Indicators show the functions assigned to the individual buttons. Multiple panels can be used simultaneously with a single system.

Software-enabled function expandability and linkage

KAIROS is an IT-based open architecture platform, and allows expansion of functions and linkage of external devices with the additional software to provide high flexibility and expandability. By using various function options, it offers an efficient system design. The support of external protocols is continuously evolving and the flexibility of Kairos will allow future system expansion and integration.

KAIROS Alliance Partners

KAIROS uses infinitely expanding IT ecosystems to easily expand functions with the additional software and linkage of external devices. In order to accelerate this linkage, Panasonic promotes collaborations with IT companies, video equipment manufacturers and suppliers.