Kaleidescape Adds iPad Control, Ultrawidescreen Support to its Media Servers

Kaleidescape, synonymous with super high end DVD distribution systems that every Home Theater enthusiast dreams about owning, has recently added iPad control and ultra-widescreen (2.35 wide screen) to its line of media servers. While the Kaleidescape system might be out of reach for most, it is cool to see new technologies be added to these systems as it eventually trickles down to other products. I for one regularly use My Movies for media center and fully take advantage of the iPad integration.



Two years after launching its iPhone remote, Kaleidescape has brought a new iPad app to CEDIA 2011 that gives owners of its media servers full control of their media from anywhere in the house. Users can browse their collections based on various metadata, jump directly to favorite scenes of stored movies, or control displays and audio in other rooms of the house. Also new for 2011 is support for 2.35 widescreen viewing with its CinemaScape feature, a software upgrade that can automatically process the video internally and reformats the UI as well. Check after the break for a quick demo of the iPad app which will launch later this year as a free add-on — assuming you can afford the hardware of course.