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Kaleidescape Re-Engineers its Disc Vault

Kaleidescape has begun shipping its new M700 Disc Vault, which the company designed from the ground up to simplify and accelerate the process of adding movies and music to a Kaleidescape System.   The Kaleidescape M700 Disc Vault.
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Kaleidescape has begun shipping its new M700 Disc Vault, which the company designed from the ground up to simplify and accelerate the process of adding movies and music to a Kaleidescape System.

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The Kaleidescape M700 Disc Vault.

According to the company, up to 320 discs can be loaded into the M700 Disc Vault’s carousel, where their contents are quickly copied (approximately 30 minutes for a Blu-ray Disc) onto the Kaleidescape System. Once the disc is inserted, the process is fully automated and requires no additional work on the part of the user, the company says.

Once copied, a Blu-ray Disc must remain in the disc vault to enable playback of the digital copy from the server. DVDs and CDs may either be ejected or left in the M700 Disc Vault for safe storage and easy accessibility. The M700 Disc Vault makes it easier than ever to build and enjoy a personal movie collection.

The M700 Disc Vault, which features Kaleidescape’s signature industrial design, also simplifies system installation. Due to the M700’s internal design, discs are more secure than in previous products. This enables dealers to quickly load a client’s Blu-ray Discs and DVDs onsite, or preload a Kaleidescape Movie Collection in their facility and ship the finished rack ready to roll. “All that’s left to do is power up the system when it arrives,” noted Craig Abplanalp of Definitive Audio in Bellevue, WA.

“Delivering instant access to Hollywood’s best movies at the highest quality—anywhere in your home–has always been our passion at Kaleidescape,” said Michael Malcolm, founder, chairman, and CEO. “We have spent the past 10 years designing and building a family of products that solve real usability problems while providing the highest levels of performance and reliability. The M700 Disc Vault is an elegant addition to our product family that makes it easy to import your content, provides a safe place to store your discs, and makes it quick and easy to retrieve any disc when you need it.”

Key Features:

Unattended, Automatic Import – Copies large numbers of Blu-ray Discs, DVDs and CDs onto a Kaleidescape System. You simply insert the discs and walk away.

Easy Expandability – Multiple M700 Disc Vaults can be added to a Kaleidescape System to house thousands of Blu-ray Discs, DVDs and CDs.

Front Panel Display – Indicates import progress, number of discs stored, and number of available slots. Buttons provide ability to eject all Blu-ray Discs, all DVDs, all CDs or all discs.

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Efficient Organization – Clutter-free storage of up to 320 discs in just five rack units of space. The M700 Disc Vault also makes it easy to find a disc when you need it: simply locate the title in the onscreen display and select Eject Disc.

Integrated Kaleidescape M-Class Player – Provides pristine playback of movies stored on a Kaleidescape movie server.

Kaleidescape Design – Designed from the ground up for years of trouble-free operation. Kaleidescape engineers specified precision stepper motors, a high-strength belt, and an internal disc-retention shell.

Warranty – Includes a two-year limited warranty, extendable to five years.

The M700 Disc Vault is available immediately at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $5,995 in the United States and Canada. Paired with a 1U Server, the M700 Disc Vault comprises a complete Blu-ray movie server at $15,990.

For an exclusive review of the M700 Disc Vault by John Sciacca, click here.

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