Mountain View, CA–Kaleidescape has joined forces with Crestron to offer seamless system integration. The two companies will create a Crestron I2P-certified module for integration of a Kaleidescape Movie Server into a Crestron-equipped environment.
According to Kaleidescape, the partnership was a natural evolution of two leading manufacturers in the custom installation market. “Crestron is the acknowledged leader in whole house integration systems and we are delighted to be working with the best supplier in this category,” stated Kaleidescape’s vice president of corporate marketing, Mark Glazier. “Most of our dealers specify Crestron control systems and we naturally wanted to make the integration of our products with Crestron simpler for that significant dealer group.”
A Kaleidescape System, which is typically installed as a whole-house solution for networked, distributed video, allows users to store their entire DVD library on hard disks, accessing any movie in their collection from any viewing zone in their home.
“The Kaleidescape Movie Server is a revolutionary product our dealers have begun integrating with us on a regular basis,” said Crestron director of market development, Chris Wildfoerster. “Our I2P Certified module offers our dealers a reliable, feature rich, intuitive interface for their clients to access their content on the Kaleidescape. Crestron is proven to be the best in distributed audio and video, making Kaleidescape a natural partner for integration into any Crestron Total Home Technology solution.”
In other company news, Kaleidescape has added three key members to its growing team.
Mark Glazier has been named vice president of corporate marketing and is charged with developing and executing the corporate positioning and awareness of the company. Jerry Hanna has joined as vice president of sales to oversee and manage the sales process with the dealers and the inside sales team. Finally, Jeff Foreman has been named vice president, finance and operations for Kaleidescape.