Dolby announces innovative audio and imaging products for cinema
March 23, 2017
Dolby Laboratories has announced a full spectrum of integrated solutions that will save exhibitors of all sizes both time and money while delivering audiences an experience they can trust from Dolby. The new Dolby Integrated Media Server IMS3000 (IMS3000) combines Dolby audio and image processing in one unit. When coupled with the Dolby Multichannel Amplifier and SLS Express Series, they offer a complete, integrated solution from 5.1 to Dolby Atmos.
“The industry needs a way to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience for consumers on their own timeline, without breaking the bank,” said Jed Harmsen, senior director, Cinema Products, Dolby Laboratories. “We are debuting an innovative integrated audio and imaging solution that is both efficient and cost effective, to ensure we are providing flexibility for any theatre size, screen size, budget and business need.”
Dolby worked with exhibitors, dealers, and the industry to deliver this new integrated solution offering theatre operators and the industry more flexibility, scalability, and cost-efficiency than ever before.
Overall benefits include simplified and streamlined digital cinema operations from postproduction to playback with software solutions for content management. The Dolby IMS3000 is an innovative imaging server and audio processor that allows for more flexibility as it decodes all Dolby audio formats. Exhibitors can start with Dolby Audio 5.1 or 7.1 and upgrade to Dolby Atmos on their own schedule. Installation of the SLS Express Series with the Dolby Multichannel Amplifier is a less expensive option for exhibitors and allows them to maintain the highest standards of sound for theatres of all sizes.
Dolby Integrated Media Server IMS3000
An innovative imaging server and audio processor in one, the new Dolby IMS3000 delivers reliability and enables exhibitors to show movies with superior sound. It also offers flexibility with sound as exhibitors can start with Dolby Audio 5.1 or 7.1 now, and unlock the power of Dolby Atmos later. The Dolby IMS3000’s unified UI and simplified design make setup and operation more convenient and cost-effective, helping deliver a cinema experience that audiences will love. In addition, the IMS3000 is compatible with Dolby Fidelio and Dolby CaptiView accessibility equipment.
Dolby Multichannel Amplifier
This advanced high-density design can replace up to 16 stereo amplifiers, using less rack space and producing less heat, to lower overall costs. With less equipment to install, power, and maintain, exhibitors get a simpler and more efficient installation. The Dolby Multichannel Amplifier is available in two configurations: 24 channels or 32 channels.
SLS Express Series
The SLS Express Series consists of SLS 3-Axis Speakers, which deliver exceptionally clear and powerful sound in a small, light package that’s easier and quicker to install, and the SLS Rapid Rigging System, which simplifies overhead speaker installation to reduce labor costs and downtime. This new equipment adds to installation options and works with new or existing equipment, offering exhibitors more flexibility in equipping any size room. The series also includes the first-ever Dolby Multichannel Amplifier, a new advanced design that can replace up to 16 stereo amplifiers.