• Dolby Screen Server DSS200

    The Dolby Screen Server DSS200 is the all-in-one platform for storing and decoding pristine movies and delivering them to your digital projector.

    Dolby Screen Server DSS200

    Digital Cinema Solution

    The Dolby® Screen Server DSS200 is the core of the complete Dolby Digital Cinema solution. With an internal media block certified to meet Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), the Dolby DSS200 offers superior industry security, along with impressive storage, performance, serviceability, and interoperability.

    The media block is reprogrammable to accommodate future developments in image and sound formats. Remote capabilities make software updates simple. For security, when the content is decoded, it is re-encrypted before being passed on within secure hardware to protect valuable movie data.

     Storage and Network

     The DSS200's hardware-controlled storage subsystem moves disk-hungry feature content around your network effortlessly. Flexible serial and GPI/O automation and SMPTE-standard closed captions support your automation and accessibility needs. Integrated Dolby Show Manager software provides a complete, easy-to-use interface for building, scheduling, and monitoring shows locally or remotely. Open web services allow third-party integrators complete control.

    The Dolby DSS200 supports the JPEG 2000 playback format, as specified by DCI, and MPEG-2 for compatibility with alternative content. A RAID 5 hard-disk array stores digital content for playback. For delivery, a removable drive bay accommodates industry-standard hard drives. Content can also be loaded via a DVD-ROM drive or over a network.

    Designed to be serviced easily, the DSS200 unit slides out from the rack on rails, and the top lifts up for easy access to the hardware inside.

    • Purpose-Designed Image Decoder

      Supports JPEG 2000 for feature presentations and MPEG-2 for alternative content.

    • The Ultimate 3D Playback System

      Supports Dolby 3D color management as well as ghostbusting capability compatible with other 3D systems.

    • RAID 5 Hard Disk Array with 3.0 TB of Internal Storage

      High reliability, including automatic RAID rebuild even during playback.

    • Hot-Swappable Internal Components

      Hard disks, dual-redundant power supplies, and cooling fans that are user-serviceable to keep the show onscreen with zero downtime.

    • Rackmount with Integral Rails

      Unit slides out for easy servicing and component upgrades.

    • Remote Software Upgrade Capability

      New features added easily.

    • 16-Channel Digital Audio Output (8 AES/EBU, balanced)

      Connects to Dolby CP750, CP650, DMA8Plus, or other cinema sound processor.

    • General Purpose Input/Output (GPI/O)

      Four automation inputs and 10 relay outputs are standard on every unit.

    Dolby DSS200 Specifications

    Image Decoding

    • Purpose-designed digital cinema image decoder supports content in JPEG 2000 and MPEG-2 formats; JPEG 2000 maximum bit rate 250 Mbps; supported frame rates 2D at 24 and 48 fps, 3D at 24 fps; 2K or 4K content playback at progressive scan 2,048 x 1,080; MPEG-2 maximum bit rate 140 Mbps; supported frame rates 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps; progressive scan 1,920 x 1,080; MP@HL

    Packaging Format

    • Supports MPEG Interop, JPEG Interop, and SMPTE packaging formats

    Audio Processing

    • 16-channel audio on 8 × AES/EBU balanced digital audio outputs


    • 2,048-bit RSA decryption for key delivery; 128-bit AES decryption for content; internal security manager for secure image and sound processing, SMPTE security logging, secure real-time clock; supports insertion of both video and audio watermarking; supports industry-standard key delivery messages (KDMs) and TI™ CineLink™ II (Diffie-Hellman and TLS)


    • Supports TI CineCanvas™ and SMPTE 428-7-2007 subtitles

    Show Storage Capacity

    • Over 1,300 GB (formatted) internal content storage, enough for 10 features at 130 GB

    Content Hard Disk Drives

    • RAID 5 system for redundancy; user-serviceable, hot-swappable hard disk drives

    Power Requirements

    • 100–240 VAC; 50–60 Hz; 250 W; front-panel power switch; dual redundant power supply

    Dimensions and Weight

    • 3-U rackmount chassis; 686 x 483 x 133 mm (27 x 19 x 5.25 inches); net: 29.5 kg (65 lb)

    Environmental Conditions

    • Operating 0°C–40°C (32°F–104°F), fan cooling, 20%–80% relative humidity (noncondensing)

    Automation Options

    • Digital Failsafe option to enable “lights on” automation if playback stops; serial RS-232 port directly connects to cinema automation with serial control; Ethernet directly connects to cinema automation with Ethernet control

    Regulatory Notices

    • UL, FCC, CE, and RoHS compliant


    DSS220/2K & 4K IMB Bundle



    2K and 4K


    High-frame-rate playback 48/60 fps, 2K

    2D and 3D

    2D only

    Works with IMB

    Redundant power supply


    CRU bay

    External option

    Built-in standard

    GPI/O (CAT914)

    Dolby Show Manager software

    Miniplex Library mode allows a server to act as a library for up to three screens

    Dolby Web Services API


    Net 4 TB RAID 5

    Net 3 TB RAID 5 Upgradable to 6 TB


    2U × 17.7 in. deep

    3U × 25.5 in. deep

    Weight (chassis/ship)

    31.5 lb/47.5 lb

    65 lb/82 lb

    Rack rails