The Dolby® Screen Server DSS200 is designed by Dolby specifically for the cinema and real-world projection booths. The DSS200 is based on Dolby’s proven, existing FIPS-certified media block and DCI-compliant server.
The DSS200 media block decrypts the movie data and decodes the image. It outputs link-encrypted image data to the digital cinema projector and audio data to the cinema’s sound processor.
The media block is reprogrammable to accommodate future developments in image and sound formats and assures the highest-quality picture and sound. For security, when the content is decoded, it is reencrypted before being passed on within secure hardware so pirates cannot reach valuable movie data.
The DSS200 supports the JPEG 2000 playback format, as specified by DCI, and MPEG-2 for compatibility with alternative content. Flexible serial automation and closed captions support your automation and access needs, and remote software upgrade capability makes adding features simple.
A RAID 5 hard-disk array stores digital content for playback. For delivery, a removable drive bay accommodates industry-standard content hard drives. Content can also be loaded via a DVD-ROM drive or over a network.
We designed the DSS200 to be serviced easily. The unit slides out from the rack on rails, and the top lifts up for easy access to the hardware inside.
Theatre personnel can run the show locally or remotely via the Dolby Show Manager software, which includes familiar transport controls and also allows central network control, easy setup, scheduling, and monitoring. Open Web Services allow third-party integrators complete control.
Dolby Screen Server (DSS200) Features
All-in-one design, combining image processor and storage Flexibility in installation; convenient remote control
Purpose-designed image decoder Supports JPEG 2000 for feature presentations and MPEG-2 for alternative content
RAID 5 hard disk array with more than 1300 GB (formatted) internal content storage High reliability; holds 10 typical feature presentations (130 GB each)
Hot-swappable internal components: hard disks, dual-redundant power supplies, cooling fans User-serviceable; keeps the show onscreen
Rack mount with integral rails Unit slides out for easy servicing and component upgrades
Industry-standard removable hard disk drive bay; DVD-ROM drive Flexibility for content and key delivery
Integrated Dolby TMS software Allows central network control; easy to set up, schedule, run, and monitor shows locally or remotely
Remote software upgrade capability New features added easily
16-channel digital audio output (8 × AES/EBU, balanced) Connects to Dolby CP750, CP650, or other cinema sound processor
Includes Dolby Show Manager software
Offers operational simplicity and comprehensive remote control
Provides a complete, easy-to-use interface for building, scheduling, and monitoring shows locally or remotely
Features drag-and-drop show assembly
Allows third-party integrators complete control via open Web services