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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.


An innovative imaging server and optional audio processor in one, the new Dolby® Integrated Media Server IMS3000 delivers reliability and enables you to show movies with superior sound. The Dolby IMS3000 increases your purchasing power compared to many other solutions. You have the flexibility to start with server only mode and unlock the power of 1.5/7.1 sound or Dolby Atmos® later. The Dolby IMS3000’s unified UI and simplified design make setup and operation more convenient and cost-effective, helping you deliver a cinema experience that audiences will love.


  • Low cost of ownership (maintenance, power consumption, simplified system design)
  • Up to 500 Mbps DCI-compliant digital cinema packages (DCP) playback—Interop and SMPTE® packages
  • Web-based UI allows easy access from anywhere on the theatre network
  • Single-board design
  • 1.8 TB of internal storage with RAID 5 protection and convenient front-panel access
  • Optional internal storage upgrade to 3.6 TB or external 10.5 TB NAS storage.
  • Hot-swappable drives

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