Screen Server (DSS200)

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.

With an internal media block certified to meet Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), the DSS200 offers the highest industry security along with impressive storage, performance, serviceability, and interoperability.

Dolby Screen Server and Integrated Media Block (IMB) Feature Comparison

Feature DSS220/2K & 4K IMB Bundle DSS200


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



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Front Panel

Removable Media

Industry-standard removable hard disk drive bay and DVD-ROM drive for content and key delivery

Status LEDs

Bicolor LEDs show status of power supply, temperature, and internal hard disk drives

USB 2.0

Type A connector for key or content delivery; optional keyboard/mouse input

Monitor Output

15-pin high-density female D-connector for optional VGA-compatible monitor to display user interface

Rear Panel

USB 2.0

Two type A connectors, for optional keyboard and mouse to operate user interface

Network Connections

Three RJ-45 female connectors; 10/100/1,000Base-T with auto detection for auditorium network, theatre network, and future expansion; 1,000Base-LC optical fiber (optional, for theatre network)

Serial Data

9-pin male D-connector, RS-232

General Purpose Input/Output

Digital Failsafe option to enable “lights on” automation if playback stops; possible future expansion

Monitor Output

15-pin high-density female D-connector for optional VGA-compatible monitor to display user interface

Image Output

Two BNC female connectors, 75Ω, HD-SDI per SMPTE 292M

Digital Audio Output

25-pin female D-connector, 16-channel output on 8 × AES/EBU balanced, 110Ω, transformer isolated, per AES3-1992

Timecode Output

BNC female connector, unbalanced, output impedance 50Ω per SMPTE 12M

Video Reference Input/Output

BNC female connector, can be switched between input and output; in output mode (the default), the reference signal automatically matches the content being played

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

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