As demand for live events and other alternative content continues to increase in digital cinema, KenCast continues to pioneer the reliable, secure delivery of  Event Cinema content over satellite and terrestrial networks.

The EdgeSpan EventPlay is an integrated receiver and decoder (IRD) with on-board storage that is capable of receiving both live events as well as DCP content. It decodes AVC and MPEG-2 content up to 2K @60 frames per second to provide a cost effective option for exhibitors to support alternative content up to 2K resolutions. It also provides functionality to receive DCPs and is targeted for theaters whose requirements do not mandate the use of a KenCast CinemaPro appliance with extended storage capabilities.

The EdgeSpan EventPlay integrates into the KenCast cinema workflow where live events are centrally booked and managed. It also lends much of the DCP functionality of the  CinemaPro appliance that is currently deployed in over 4,000 locations worldwide for the digital distribution of Hollywood movies to theaters. The EventPlay supports multiple modes of management including local web administration, KenCast centralized live event management, and LCD control panel.



AVC/h.264 decoding up to level 4.3 –2048 x 1080p @60fps. Support for all major audio standards including AAC (LC/HE), Dolby AC3, DTS-HD and MPEG-2. Support for 7.1 audio via AES-3id.
Uses Fazzt FEC (Forward Error Correction) to efficiently repair data lost in transmission and supports advanced industry standards for decryption including AES-256. Works for both DCPs and live streams.
Live events are booked and scheduled using a centralized management interface. The EventPlay is automatically tuned to the live event and can alarm and provide playback confirmation. Provides encore support with DVR time shifting for live events.
DCP validation is performed automatically upon reception of DCP files. Forwarding capability to upload DCPs to a Theater Management System via FTP, Samba, and NFS.
Updates are centrally deployed by a single transmission from the central server to a select group of EventPlay appliances.

System Specifications

 General  Chasis
  • 2K decoding up to 60fps
  • AVC & MPEG-2 video
  • Integrated dual-tuner DVB-S2 satellite receiver
  • 1 internal HDDs
  • Central management with alarms and reporting
  • Support for SMPTE and Interop DCPs
  • Form Factor: 1U (half width) rack-mountable
  • Dimensions: 8.56″x 1.75″x9″ (WxHxD)
  • Weight: 1.3 kg / 2.9 lbs (approximate)
 Decoding  Management
  • Video: AVC, MPEG-2 (up to 2K @ 60fps)
  • Audio: Past through compressed AC-3 &

    DTS -HDDecode MPEG-2 and AAC (LC/HE)

  • Web-based GUI
  • SNMP reporting
  • Centrally controlled
  • LCD panel
  • API
 Output  Satellite 
  • Video: HDMI
  • Audio: AES-3id, TOSLINK, HDMI
  • Dual tuner DVB S/S2 satellite card
  • DVB-S QPSK: 1 – 45MS
  • DVB-S2 QPSK/8PSK: 1 – 45 MS
  • Internal HDD for DCP and alternative content
  • Solid State Drive for OS and EventPlay SW