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One of Sound Associates first cinema relationships, Sound Associates installed the very first Dolby processors for the first Star Wars film in 1977. Since the 1960s, Dolby Laboratories has been a leader in audio innovation. Beginning with Dolby® noise reduction, a form of audio compression and expansion that reduces background hiss in tape recording, Dolby Laboratories has developed and manufactured many ground-breaking technologies for professionals and consumers alike.

In the cinema arena, Dolby have led the way with the introduction of “A-Type” noise reduction in 1965, Dolby Stereo for Star Wars in 1977 and their most recent product innovation – Dolby Atmos. By employing overhead speakers as well as surrounds, Dolby Atmos can create realistic and natural sound experiences that envelop and involve the movie goer. Sound Associates have installed Atmos in numerous screens across the UK, in multiplexes as well as independent cinemas.

Dolby has acquired cinema server leader Doremi, increasing the breadth of their offerings and expertise in the highly competitive cinema landscape.


The Dolby® Screen Server DSS200 is the all-in-one platform for storing and decoding pristine movies and delivering them to your digital projector.

With an internal media block certified to meet Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), the DSS200 offers the highest industry security along with impressive storage, performance, serviceability, and interoperability.


  • Image Decoding
    Purpose-designed digital cinema image decoder supports content in JPEG 2000 and MPEG-2 formats; JPEG 2000 maximum bit rate 250 Mbps; supported frame rates 2D at 24 and 48 fps, 3D at 24 fps; 2K or 4K content playback at progressive scan 2,048 x 1,080; MPEG-2 maximum bit rate 140 Mbps; supported frame rates 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps; progressive scan 1,920 x 1,080; MP@HL.
  • Packaging Format
    Supports MPEG Interop, JPEG Interop, and SMPTE packaging formats.
  • Audio Processing
    16-channel audio on 8 × AES/EBU balanced digital audio outputs.
  • Security
    2,048-bit RSA decryption for key delivery; 128-bit AES decryption for content; internal security manager for secure image and sound processing, SMPTE security logging, secure real-time clock; supports insertion of both video and audio watermarking; supports industry-standard key delivery messages (KDMs) and TI™ CineLink™ II (Diffie-Hellman and TLS).
  • Subtitles
    Supports TI CineCanvas™ and SMPTE 428-7-2007 subtitles.
  • Show Storage Capacity
    Over 1,300 GB (formatted) internal content storage, enough for 10 features at 130 GB.
  • Content Hard Disk Drives
    RAID 5 system for redundancy; user-serviceable, hot-swappable hard disk drives.
  • Power Requirements
    100–240 VAC; 50–60 Hz; 250 W; front-panel power switch; dual redundant power supply.
  • Dimensions and Weight
    3-U rackmount chassis; 686 x 483 x 133 mm (27 x 19 x 5.25 inches); net: 29.5 kg (65 lb).
  • Environmental Conditions
    Operating 0°C–40°C (32°F–104°F), fan cooling, 20%–80% relative humidity (noncondensing).
  • Automation Options
    Digital Failsafe option to enable “lights on” automation if playback stops; serial RS-232 port directly connects to cinema automation with serial control; Ethernet directly connects to cinema automation with Ethernet control.
  • Regulatory Notices
    UL, FCC, CE, and RoHS compliant.
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