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Installer for the Digital Cinema Industry


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Ultra Stereo Labs was formed in 1982 and has manufactured Stereo Cinema processors, and other motion picture audio and test equipment. Sound Associates have worked with USL since 1990 and supply cinema audio processors and sound system monitors to our customers.

USL have always been at the forefront of equipment development and frequently release new innovative cinema solutions many months or years ahead of their competitors. Their links and relationships with the film distribution and exhibition industry allow them to develop new products and innovations for cinema installers and integrators.


The innovative CMS-5000 Cinema Media Server supports JPEG-2000 decoding of high frame rate 4K and 2K images with advanced solid state storage. Two USB 3.0 ports and a 10 Gb Ethernet port enable accelerated ingest of content. The CMS-5000 supports immersive audio formats with rendering of up to 64 channels (DTS-X®), and bitstream transmission of Dolby® Atmos®. The CMS-5000 can be directly interfaced with Q-SYS, QSC’s network platform for integrated sound, picture, and control.


  • Combined IMB with 2 TB solid state storage.
  • Ingest via USB 3.0, eSATA, or up to 10 Gb Ethernet.
  • Q-SYS™ interface via Q-LAN ports (network audio and control).
  • JPEG-2000 decoding up to 600Mb/s.
  • 2k or 4k 2D up to 60 fps.
  • 4K 3D 24fps to 30fps.
  • AES-128 decryption/HMAC-SHA1.
  • MPEG-2 decoding up to 60 fps.
  • Two HD-SDI inputs and two HDMI 2.0 inputs.
  • Bitstream transmission of Dolby Audio™ (featuring Dolby Digital Plus™).
  • Two Ethernet control ports (1G RJ45).
  • 16 channel digital audio AES/EBU.
  • 4 channel digital audio Aux inputs.
  • 8 channel digital audio Aux outputs (includes HI/VI).
  • NexGuard image and audio forensic watermarking.
  • FIPS, DCI, CE and FCC compliant*

*approvals pending

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