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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.

Integrated Media Block (IMB)

The Dolby® Integrated Media Block (IMB) provides exhibitors a platform for the future. This DCI-compliant system offers fully built-in support for high-frame-rate, 2K, and 4K playback all at a single price, combining compatibility, lasting value, and cost effectiveness.

Smaller and lighter than the Dolby Screen Server DSS200, the DSS220 takes only 2U of vertical rack space, easing space constraints and simplifying installation. Rather than combining the server and media block functionality in one chassis as in the DSS200, the IMB is installed directly in the cinema projector.

Features:

  • Dolby Integrated Media Block.
  • High-Frame-Rate 3D Playback—Build out your auditoriums with confidence knowing the Dolby IMB supports high-frame-rate 3D formats (48 and 60 fps).
  • Gigabit Ethernet Interface—Consolidate your servers into a central location to simplify service and day-to-day operations. With Ethernet, the IMB and server can either remain in the pedestal or be separated by 250 ft or more with standard network switches.
  • 2K and 4K—Don’t worry about resolution. The Dolby solution gives you 2K and 4K support right out of the box, with no upcharges. Everything you need is provided in a single product.
  • Dolby Screen Server DSS220 Features.
  • Compact Design—With a vertical height of 2U (3.5 in.) and a depth of 17.7 inches (50 cm), the DSS220 chassis weighs only about 31.5 lb (14 kg).
  • Ample Internal Storage—RAID 5 hard disk array with 4 TB net internal storage.
  • Standard eSATA Port for Connection to External Storage—Connects to external storage including rack-mounted CRU drive bays with eSATA connectors.
  • Standalone Dolby Integrated Media Block.
  • Upgrade Your DSS200 Server—Customers with an existing Dolby Screen Server DSS200 and a Series 2 projector can purchase a standalone IMB to add support for 4K and high-frame-rate playback.
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