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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 a number of multiplex screens and in The Olympic, Barnes, currently the only UK independent to have this technology.

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

Fidelio Wireless Audio System

The Dolby® Fidelio wireless audio system delivers descriptive narration for the visually impaired (VI soundtrack) and amplified sound for the hearing impaired (HI soundtrack) in theatres. The system consists of a compact audio receiver with a plug-in headset, an audio transmitter that connects to any server via audio and USB connections, and a charging station that accommodates 10 receivers. Auditorium and channel (VI or HI) can be easily configured from the touch-screen tablet.

Features

  • Compact audio receiver (business-card size).
  • Audio receiver provides standard headphone jacks.
  • Audio transmitter connects to Digital Cinema Package (DCP) products via audio cable and USB connection.
  • Optional Dolby CaptiView emitter can be included in audio transmitter.
  • Charging station for 10 receiver units.
  • Configure the auditorium and channel (HI or VI) through a touch-screen tablet interface from the front desk.
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