Dolby Laboratories' latest cinema products are being used by Boeing Digital Cinema
and Kodak as part of each company's digital cinema strategy. Both companies will
include the Dolby products in demonstrations at ShoWest this year.
Boeing Digital Cinema is using the new Dolby DMA8 Digital Media Adapter in conjunction
with its own theater hardware as part of a new Boeing In-Cinema Equipment suite.
ShoWest attendees will be able to view both units at the Boeing Digital Cinema booth
(Las Vegas Ballroom #2).
Kodak will use the Dolby CP650 Digital Cinema Processor in its digital cinema
presentations at the Pacific Ballroom at ShoWest.
"Our purpose at Showest is to demonstrate a 'future system' configured in a way
exhibitors will find familiar," says Sean Lohan, Cinema Operations Manager for Kodak's
Entertainment Imaging Division. "Dolby is an important part of systems today—and
they will be a key part of cinemas in the future."
"We are delighted to be assisting Kodak and Boeing Digital Cinema with their
digital cinema presentations at ShoWest this year," said Tim Partridge, Vice President
and General Manager, Professional Division, Dolby Laboratories. "The developments
of both the CP650 Digital Cinema Processor and DMA8 Digital Media Adapter are examples
of Dolby providing appropriate and innovative cinema solutions."
The DMA8 Digital Media Adapter allows cinemas to decode multiple digital audio
formats—such as PCM, broadcast Dolby Digital, and Dolby E—from multiple sources,
(including satellite, servers, or fiber), and feed them into their existing cinema
sound system. Dolby's CP650 is the latest and most technologically advanced unit
in the company's Cinema Processor family.