Dolby Screen Server DSS200

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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.

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
Security 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)
Subtitles Supports TI CineCanvas™ and SMPTE 428-7-2007 subtitles
Show Storage
Over 1,300 GB (formatted) internal content storage, enough for 10 features at 130 GB
Content Hard Disk
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)
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