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SD, HD and 4K UHD IP Video Multiviewer

The Kaleido-IP Video Multiviewer from Grass Valley offers the most simultaneous video and audio program decodes in the industry, including SMPTE ST 2110 suite, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 part 2 (H.263) and part 10 (H.264/AVC), H.265/HEVC, HE-AAC v1 & v2, AAC, DD 2.0, DD 5.1 and DD+.

For scalable, space-saving and easy-to-manage installations, the Kaleido-IP VM version offers all the benefits of virtualization in an easy to deploy virtual image (OVA file).


Ease of Use

  • Simple and flexible layout creation with powerful XEdit layout editor
  • Wide range of codecs, as well as uncompressed video and audio support for monitoring any IP source
  • All video streams can be displayed, multiple times, at different resolutions and sizes up to full screen, on the multiviewer outputs


  • Leads the industry in offering the highest number of simultaneous video and audio program decodes

Output Flexibility

  • Up to four independent HDMI outputs with audio monitoring for Kaleido-IP X240
  • Up to four IP Streaming outputs (simultaneous compressed and uncompressed) for Kaleido-IP X240
  • Remote control and monitoring through web browser
  • Single IP Stream output (compressed) per Kaleido-IP VM instance

Advanced Signal Quality Probing and Alarming

  • Performs detection and alarms on video and audio faults, including freeze, black and silence
  • Monitors closed captioning, Teletext subtitles, DVB subtitling and XDS metadata extraction and alarming

Robust Platform (Kaleido-IP X240)

  • High power Ubuntu platform
  • 1 RU frame with redundant power supplies
  • 2x 1 GbE for management and 2x 10 GbE for compressed media
  • Options for up to 4x 100 GbE for uncompressed media
  • GPI I/O support via Grass Valley’s GPI-1501
  • ASI via Grass Valley’s Densité IRG-3401
    SDI via Grass Valley ST 2110 Gateway products



IP Inputs
  • 2x 1 GbE (management)
  • 2x 10 GbE (compressed media)
  • Optional up to 4x 100 GbE (uncompressed media)


  • MPEG transport streams over UDP or RTP Multicast/Unicast
  • Multi Program Transport Streams (MPTS)
  • Single Program Transport Streams (SPTS)
  • HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
  • Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)
  • Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP/H.264)
  • SMPTE ST 2110-20 input (video):
    • 1080i/720p/1080p/2160p

    • 23.98/29.97/50/59.94 Hz

    • Narrow, Narrow Linear, Wide receivers
  • SMPTE ST 2110-30 input (audio):
    • Synchronous streams
    • Level A and B
  • SMPTE ST 2110-40 input (metadata): 
    • Subtitling (CC 608/708, OP-47)
    • ATC (timecode)
    • AFD


Other Input Formats
  • ASI: Densité IRG-3401 (optional)
  • SDI via Grass Valley ST 2110 Gateway products (optional)
Video Decoders
  • Standard: 
    • MPEG-2
    • MPEG-4 Part 2 H.263
    • MPEG-4 Part 10 H.264/AVC (ITU-T H.264)
    • MPEG-H Part 2 H.265/HEVC
  • Chroma format: 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 
Audio Decoders
  • Standard: 
    • MPEG-1 layer 1
    • MPEG-1 layer 2
    • MPEG-2 layer 1
    • MPEG-2 layer 2
    • Dolby Digital AC-3 (optional)
    • Dolby Digital Plus EAC-3 (optional)
    • AAC and HE-AAC (optional)
Video Display Outputs
  • Two (2) independently configurable and operable display outputs
  • Additional two (2) outputs via software license
  • Connectors: HDMI or Display Port
  • Standard: Display Port 1.4, HDMI 2.0
  • Resolution: Up to 3840x2160 at 60 Hz
  • IP Outputs: SMPTE ST 2110-20, SMPTE ST 2110-30 (audio profile: 16 ch, 125 µs, L24, 48 kHz), MPEG-TS and RTSP


Physical (KIP-X240)

Height: 43 mm (1.7 in.) 1 RU

Width: 437 mm (17.2 in.)

Depth: 683 mm (27 in.)

Weight: 21.9 kg (48.3 lbs.)

Power supply:

  • 750W (1+1) hot swappable, redundant power supply
  • 110VAC: 10 Amp
  • 240VAC: 5 Amp

AC: 100-240 V, 60-50 Hz

Operating temperature: 10 to 35°C (50 to 95°F)

Storage relative humidity: 5% to 95% RH with 33°C (91°F) maximum dew point. Atmosphere must be non-condensing at all times

Max. operating relative humidity: 10% to 80% relative humidity with 29°C (84.2°F) maximum dew point

Operational and Configuration
  • On-screen control: KALEIDO-RCP2 (optional)
  • Source and layout configuration: XEdit
Display Output Extender via Fiber Optic
  • Device: DXF-4K (optional)
  • Distance: 1 km (3,280 ft.)
  • Fiber optic cable: Multimode 50 or 62.5/125 SC
  • Connector: SC



Kaleido-IP X240 multi-image IP processor. Advanced processing performance with increased input/output capacity. Includes 4 independent HDMI/DP outputs, 2x 10 GbE ports, redundant power supply, 1 RU frame. Purchase optional 2x KIP-OPT-ETH-2X for 2022-7 support


Software license to enable output 3 and 4 at 1080p resolution. Available for KIP-X130, KIP-X330, KIP-X120, KIP-X320 and KIP-X240


License for remote streaming of the multiviewer outputs over IP. Also required for remote control and monitoring through a web browser


Virtual Kaleido-IP license. Includes 16, 24, 32, 48 or 64 HD/SD video decode licenses with audio/video baseband probing and caption/subtitle extraction (CC 608/708, TXT/DVB subtitling). Provides a single multiviewer output over IP streaming. Audio DD or AAC licenses not included

Note: KIP-VM is currently only supported on VMWare hypervisor software version 5.5 or higher


Decode Licenses


Decode license for Advanced Video Codec (AVC) H.264 streams. One license per Kaleido-IP


Decode license for up to 32 Dolby Digital  stereo (AC3) stereo or 5.1 programs


Decode license for up to 32 Dolby Digital stereo (AC3) programs


Decode license for up to 32 Advanced Audio Codec (AAC) stereo or 5.1 programs


Decode license for up to 32 Advanced Audio Codec (AAC) stereo programs


Decode license for H.265/HEVC SD/HD video codec. One license per Kaleido-IP


Decode license for H.265/HEVC UHD video codec. One license per Kaleido-IP


License for uncompressed input monitoring. Requires one of KIP-OPT-ETH-2S or KIP-OPT-ETH-1X network interface card. One license per Kaleido-IP


License for SMPTE ST 2110-20 IP outputs. Requires one of KIP-OPT-ETH-2S or KIP-OPT-ETH-1X. One license per Kaleido-IP

Probing Licenses


Loudness level measurement for all programs. One license per Kaleido-IP 


SCTE-35 metadata extraction and alarming license for all programs. One license per Kaleido-IP  


TR 101 290 DVB transport stream probing option for priority 1 and priority 2 indicators. One license per Kaleido-IP. Note: indicator 2.4 is not supported

Hardware Options


Option for ConnectX-6 DX NIC - Dual 100 GbE QSFP56 network interface card. SFPs not included. Includes Rivermax license and silver 1 year support. Up to 2 per KIP-X240 for a total of 4x 100 GbE.


Ethernet remote control panel and KM gateway


Kaleido-RCP2 rack mount bracket


Optical HDMI-HDMI 4K UHD extension system. Includes transmitter, receiver and PSUs




The Kaleido-IP™ Video Multiviewer from Grass Valley® offers the most simultaneous video and audio program decodes in the industry, including SMPTE ST 2110 suite, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 part 2 (H.263) and part 10 (H.264/AVC), H.265/HEVC, HE-AAC v1 & v2, AAC, DD 2.0, DD 5.1 and DD+.



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