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CEDIA 2014: How Kaleidescape will Stay Relevant with Content, 4K, Cost
Kaleidescape CEO Cheena Srinivasan will “reposition” media server company to reach broader markets; promises more studio deals for online content, support…
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IFTTT, the increasingly popular cloud-based home automation platform, is testing an ADT Pulse channel that marries pro-installed system with DIY rules engine. (Julie…
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Julie Jacobson (Posted on 08/20/14, 07:19 AM)
Couldn’t agree more, Andrew. Astonishing that this story didn’t get a whole lot of traffic. DIYers have money. They will spend it for a pro-installed system as long as they can tinker. Systems today don’t allow consumers…
Andrew Southern (Posted on 08/20/14, 07:15 AM)
The IFTTT platform is the way that millions of people could be introduced to a ‘logic based’ environmental controls. The clients will self-serve using a variety of wifi connected devices - so cool! Its a good thing because the…
Buzz Goddard (Posted on 08/20/14, 04:32 AM)
Had a long look at this during ISE.  Very slick product.  reports from UK integrators who have been using it were very favorable.
Buzz Goddard (Posted on 08/20/14, 04:24 AM)
These all seem like very sensible moves as the content world transitions away from physical media and into digital delivery.  Content is king and if Kaleidescape can partner with more studios, which they appear to be on track to do,…
John (Posted on 08/20/14, 04:21 AM)
Another name, another dissaster. The last thing I want to see is another brand name on the same product. It took long time to perfect colorado vnet. Lot of bumps along the way. My system is working flawlessly now and I wouldn’t change…
Easton Altree (Posted on 08/19/14, 04:41 PM)
New leadership will likely be open to alternative ideas to their status quo. To qualified buyers, the Kaleidescape experience is a pretty easy sell.  The problem has been that there aren’t too many qualified buyers, and these people…
Stock Holder! (Posted on 08/19/14, 04:19 PM)
The fate of this company was set years ago when the previous CEO decided to not listen to others and simple do what he thought was right… too bad he was dead wrong…. Good luck Cheena, you have one hell of a of a hole to…
paulcunningham (Posted on 08/19/14, 03:35 PM)
The last time I spoke to anyone at Kaleidescape about it (year or so ago), it was indicated that there are likely no updates coming for the music-only side. You will note the conspicuous absence of any mention of it at all in the last couple…
Julie Jacobson (Posted on 08/19/14, 02:00 PM)
What ... you trying to put me out of a job with all that sleuthing? Five bucks if you can dig up anything else!
Found It (Posted on 08/19/14, 01:56 PM)
On the subject of the logo, it looks like Crestron has it up on their site at Crestron.com/Pyng!
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