interactive video technologies
ArKaos is a leading provider of technology for live visual performances
Since its start in 1996, it develops visual synthesizers that trigger and manipulate the graphic content that is displayed on large screens at events, concerts, clubs and more.
ArKaos is the maker of the well-known videojockeying software ArKaos GrandVJ, the professional media server software MediaMaster Express and Pro, as well as the new and unique Stage and Stadium hardware mediaservers.
Lately, ArKaos engineers have also invented Kling-Net, a revolutionary protocol allowing the distribution of real-time video data to remote display devices, such as LEDs or LED panels, over Ethernet.
Mission and Vision
ArKaos' mission is to bring visuals to the world of music, by developing tools that create videos to music or produce visual shows at performances.
ArKaos' vision is to be the leading developer of technology that integrates and synchronizes video and music, or visual shows and live performances.
ArKaos is a leading developer of real-time visual processing technologies. It develops visual synthesizers that allow the triggering and manipulation of still and video graphics in real-time.
At the core of its products is the ArKaos Engine, which has been continuously refined over the years. It runs on both PC and Mac, and is essential to the superior performance of the ArKaos products. The ArKaos technology incorporates formats such as Windows Media Video, Quicktime, Shockwave Flash, MPEG and more.
ArKaos started as a software company but today it also develops unique hardware media servers that delivers unrivalled performance in speed, effects and manipulation of simultaneous high definition videostreams.
ArKaos first made its name in the European concert scene where its technicians have worked with the visual effects for concerts by Daft Punk, Front 242, M People, U2, David Bowie, Jean-Michel Jarre, The Scorpions, the Killers the French charity music festivals Les Enfoirés and Les Voix de l'Espoir, and more. ArKaos software is used frequently used by major artists such as U2, Fatboy Slim, Roger Sanchez, The Who, Earth Wind & Fire and Tiësto to animate the visuals for their performances. ArKaos technology has also been used at fashion shows for creators such as Dior and Hugo Boss.
ArKaos has assisted at many corporate events for brands such as Ford, McDonalds, Apple, Microsoft X-Box, Roland, G-Shock, AXE, SEAT and many others. Governments have contracted the services of ArKaos for events such as the 850th Anniversary of the City of Moscow and the 50th Anniversary of the Republic of India.
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ArKaos GrandVJ XT
ArKaos MediaMaster Express
ArKaos MediaMaster Pro
ArKaos Stadium Server
ArKaos Stage Server
ArKaos Studio Server