The Dolby Screen Server (DSS200)—the nucleus of the Dolby Digital Cinema system—is designed by Dolby specifically for the cinema and real-world projection booths, with the flexibility to meet your needs for years to come. 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 TMS 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 Theatre Management System (TMS) 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
Provides an open interface for your POS system to deliver show schedule information directly to the TMS
Allows third-party integrators complete control via open Web services
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; [email protected]
Supports MPEG Interop, JPEG Interop, and SMPTE packaging formats
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
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)
Operating 0°C–40°C (32°F–104°F), fan cooling, 20%–80% relative humidity (noncondensing)
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