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Kaleidescape Co-Star for Creston NVX available

The Kaleidescape Co-Star for Creston NVX solution is now available, with the purchase of a special Co-Star for Crestron software license.  This solution allows Strato movie players to present a unified onscreen library that includes all of a Kaleidescape customer’s movies – from DVD discs to downloaded 4K HDR movies – in one seamless interface. Co-Star allows the movies on both a Strato system and a Premiere system to be played from a single user interface.

With the Co-Star for Crestron feature, Strato players are paired with Kaleidescape M-Class players using Crestron DM-NVX encoder/decoder devices, which can switch between video sources and transport 2160p60 4:4:4 video over standard Gigabit Ethernet. NVX devices are controlled using a Crestron control processor, and the Kaleidescape module for these processors has been extended to allow Strato to direct the NVX devices to switch between players, enabling playback of movies from both systems.


How to find a Kaleidescape server with unknown IP

Use a computer with a Windows operating system. (The following steps are for Windows XP, 7)

  1. Connect the computer by an Ethernet patch cable to the same switch as the Kaleidescape server. A wireless connection will not work.
  2. Disable any firewall.
  3. Check that NetBIOS name resolution is enabled. If not, install Bonjour Print Services for Windows according to the instructions at
  4. On the computer, select Start > Settings > Network Connections > LAN. The LAN Status window appears.
  5. Click Properties. The LAN Properties window appears.
  6. In the LAN Properties window, scroll down the list of items and select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Click Properties. The Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window appears.
  7. Take note of the settings in the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window. You will change these settings, and then undo the changes.
  8. Click Use the following IP address and type for IP address and for Subnet mask. Do not change any other fields.
  9. Click OK. The Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window closes.
  10. Click Close in the LAN Properties window.
  11. Click Close in the LAN Status window, if still open.
  12. Check that the Kaleidescape server is powered on and connected to the network switch; the server front panel should glow blue.
  13. Find the serial number of the server.
  14. The link local address of the server is ll- followed by the 12-character serial number of the server. Here “ll” is two instances of the letter l. For example, if the server serial number is 0000 0001A2B3, then the link local address is ll-00000001A2B3. Enter http://ll-00000001A2B3 in a web browser. The browser interface should appear.
  15. In the browser interface, select the SETTINGS tab, then select Components in the second row of tab. Click the Settings button for the server. The Network Settings window appears. Configure the network.
  16. After the Kaleidescape System has been configured, undo the link local address. The link local address is not suitable for normal operation. To undo the link local address, select Start > Settings > Network Connections > LAN on the computer. In the LAN Status window, click Properties. In the LAN Properties window, select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties. Reset the settings in the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window to the original settings previously noted. Click OK, then click Close in the LAN Properties window.
  17. The procedure for Mac users is similar, but append “.local” to link local address, for example, http://ll-00000001A2B3.local.