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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® Integrated Media Server IMS2000 is a single-board solution that delivers faster ingest speeds, simplifying operations to save you time and money. Combining Dolby and Doremi technologies, the Dolby IMS2000 offers cost-effective reliability proven on more than 80,000 screens worldwide, plus the flexibility you need for today's cinemas.

The Dolby IMS2000 is the next-generation offering in the Dolby Integrated Media Server product line. It continues the trend of providing on-board RAID storage, server control, and a DCI-compliant media block in a compact form, enabling it to fit in a DLP® Series 2 projector. The user controls the Dolby IMS2000 with a web-based user interface, which allows access from anywhere on the theatre network, with full compatibility with the Dolby Theatre Management System (TMS) and any third-party TMS that supports Dolby products.


  • Low cost of ownership (maintenance and power consumption)
  • Up to 500 Mbps DCI-compliant digital cinema package (DCP) playback of Interop and SMPTE packages
  • Web-based user interface (UI) that allows easy access from anywhere on the theatre network
  • Configuration console available on mini-display port output (no UI)
  • Single-board design
  • 2 TB of internal storage with RAID 5 protection and convenient front-panel access
  • Hot-swappable drives
  • External NAS support for additional storage*
  • Dolby Atmos® audio support
  • Support for accessibility products (Dolby Fidelio, Dolby CaptiView, and SMPTE 430-10 output)
  • Ingest through eSATA, USB 3.0, or Ethernet (up to 500 Mbps)
  • 4 × GPI
  • 6 × GPO
  • Linear timecode (LTC) output option (configurable at installation)
  • Live-event Ethernet stream support**
  • Internal scaling and deinterlacing up to 4K
  • JPEG2000, MPEG2, H.264, and VC1 decoding
  • Dual-projector support
  • DCI-compliant
  • Dolby P'Ngest
  • Play while ingest

* Contact customer support for list of supported NAS devices and models.

** StreamIt software license is required.

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