Dolby Laboratories has introduced its next-generation CP750 Digital Cinema Processor at ShoWest in Las Vegas.
The CP750 is designed to integrate easily with preshow and digital cinema servers.
Dolby claims the processor features powerful internal software that facilitates the setup process and can be easily programmed to manage audio settings.
It can play back a host of formats including PCM digital, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic and Digital Surround EX.
In addition, the CP750 can be monitored and controlled remotely from anywhere on the theatre’s network.
The CP750 accepts up to eight PCM channels from the digital cinema server. Three additional digital inputs accept PCM or up to 5.1-channel Dolby Digital audio from preshow and alternative content sources.
An eight-channel analogue input is designed to accept audio from existing sound processors for hybrid film/d-cinema installations. In addition, the CP750 can process a narrative soundtrack for the hearing and/or visually impaired.
The CP750 also integrates easily with Dolby’s theatre management software.
Other capabilities include the ability to respond to digital input selection and volume cues and to recognise ASCII commands from third-party TMS controllers.