Live events and other alternative content are becoming increasingly popular in digital cinema and KenCast is committed to making sure Event Cinema content is delivered reliably and securely with both satellite and terrestrial networks.

The Professional 2K Decoder appliance adds decoding of live events to the cinema product line offered by KenCast. It is capable of decoding AVC and MPEG-2 content up to 2K @ 60 frames per second. It provides a cost effective option for exhibitors to support alternative content up to 2K resolutions.

The Professional 2K Decoder integrates into the KenCast cinema workflow where live events are centrally booked and managed. The KenCast CinemaPro, which is deployed in over 4,000 locations worldwide for the digital distribution of Hollywood movies to theaters, receives live feeds protected with Fazzt FEC and outputs to one or more Professional 2K decoders in a multiplex cinema.

The Professional 2k Decoder supports multiple modes of management including local web administration, KenCast centralized live event management, LCD control panel, and a local CinemaPro 2K Decoder.



AVC/h.264 decoding up to level 4.2-2048 x1080p @60 fps.
Live events are booked and scheduled using a centralized management interface. The decoder is automatically tuned to the live event and can alarm and provide playback confirmation.
Integrated into the KenCast Cinema workflow that provides reliable, secure, and accelerated delivery of live events and DCPs. Each Professional 2k Decoder can be controlled by a CinemaPro appliance for local monitoring and alarming.
Support for all major audio standards including AAC (LC/HE), Dolby AC#3, DTS-HD and MPEG-2. Support for 7.1 audio via AES-3id.
Updates are centrally deployed by a single transmission from the central server to a select group of Professional decoders.
Multiple options for management including - Managing an entire network from the central live event management system - Control the 2k Decoder from a co-located CinemaPro - Web administration and full featured API -LCD Control Panel with 6 buttons.

1080i up to 60 fields/s (with de-interlacing)

1080p up to 60 fps

720p up to 60 fps

System Specifications

 General  Decoding
  • 2K decoding up to 60 fps
  • AVC, MPEG-2 Video
  • Central management with alarms and reporting
  • De-interlacing
  • Video: AVC, MPEG-2 (up to 2K @60fps)
  • Audio: Passt through compressed Decode MPEG-2 and AAC
 Chasis  Management
  • Form Factor: 1U (half width) rack-mountable
  • Dimensions: 8.56″x1.75″x9 (WxHxD)
  • Weight: 1.3 kg /2.9 1lbs (approximate)
  • SNMP reporting
  • Web-based GUI
  • Centrally controlled
  • LCD Panel
 Output Input
  • Video: HDMI
  • Audio: AES-3id, TOSLINK, HDMI
  • MPEG-2 TS over Ethernet from CinemaPro appliance