PICKUP is an audio guide for museums, visitor centres, exhibitions – whenever you want personalized, mobile audio in your tour. The audio guide can store up to 100 hours of high quality sound, reproduced through headphones or the self-contained loudspeaker, and triggered from infrared transponders. Sleek, robust and easy-to-use, the audio guide weighs just 45g.

JEWISH MUSEUM WINS AUDIO GUIDE AWARD

When the Jewish Museum in Berlin presented "Obsessions," the first R.B. Kitaj retrospective in fourteen years, PICKUP audio guides were employed to enhance understanding of the painter, his works and his times. This successful enterprise was awarded Best Audio Guide 2014 by museum-lovers website Museum140.com.

DATATON CELEBRATES 40TH BIRTHDAY

From synths, to multi-image, to AV control to today's flagship products: Dataton WATCHOUT and Dataton PICKUP, Dataton continues to contribute to the dynamic world of AV technology. Here's to another 40 years of serving the presentation industry!

PORTUGUESE MUSEUM PICKS UP PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

At the 2013 European Museum Forum the prestigious Kenneth Hudson Award was presented to the Batalha Municipal Community Museum, Portugal, for its commitment to the blind and partially-sighted community. The museum, voted Best Portuguese Museum 2012, offers a Dataton PICKUP audio guide system for visitors.

PICKUP AT PEACE PALACE VISITORS CENTRE

At the Peace Palace Visitors centre in the Hague, PICKUP audio guides are teamed with Dataton WATCHOUT display software. With a PICKUP in hand, visitors start movie clips or jump straight to a point in the footage, as well as listening to the audio tour.

PICKUP AT FOTOGRAFISKA

At this dynamic center for contemporary photography, the audio tours are regularly changed and updated to reflect new exhibitions. Featuring comments from the photographers, the audio guides give visitors a deeper understanding of the images and their creators. Fotografiska's Daniel Bodenfors explains how PICKUP and WATCHOUT are used at this popular location in Stockholm.

DEUTSCHES HISTORISCHES MUSEUM CHOOSES PICKUP

Displaying more than 8000 objects across more than 8000 square meters, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, offers a unique documentation of German history. In 2012, Dataton PICKUP was featured in two exhibitions: "Focus GDR" and "The Desire for Freedom. Art in Europe since 1945."

PICKUP AT EHRENBREITSTEIN FORTRESS

Armed with Dataton PICKUP audio guides, visitors can explore the dramatic story of the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in the city of Koblenz, Germany. Available in adult and children’s versions, the audio tour takes visitors indoors and outdoors at this gateway to the UNESCO Rhine Valley world heritage area.

LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA

Dataton PICKUP audio guides play a key role at the worlds biggest contemporary art exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. Visitors listen to the audio guides as they stroll through the Giardini, enjoying the conversations of artists from across the world.

BERLIN YEAR OF SCIENCE

The Weltwissen,“World Knowledge,” exhibition was described as the high point of the 2010 Berlin year of science. Equipped with Dataton’s interactive PICKUP audio guide, visitors got to grips with 300 years of science in Berlin, "from physiology to physics."

AND THERE WAS LIGHT

This touring exhibition opened in Göteborg, Sweden, in 2010 and will travel the world for the next eight years. The 500 PICKUP audio guides are an essential part of the visitor experience, providing good visitor flow, individual information about artists and works, and synchronized sound to visuals presented with Dataton WATCHOUT.

PICKUP AT POLISH NATIONAL LIBRARY

At a recent Chopin exhibition at the National Library in Warsaw, PICKUP audio guides were used in a tour containing seven hours of music. Visitors appreciated the excellent sound quality of the Dataton audio guides.

CASTROL CHINA TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

At the Grand Opening of the Castrol China Technology Centre, PICKUP audio guides were handed out to VIPs, government and corporate officials.

HUMPIS QUARTIER

At Humpis Quartier, the town museum in Ravensburg, Germany, Dataton PICKUP audio guides help visitors navigate through the museum and the centuries.

OI FUTURO CULTURAL CENTER

At the Telecommunications Museum at the Oi Futuro Cultural Center, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, visitors use PICKUP audio guides to trigger movies, listen to narrative and tune into soundtracks.

PICKUP AT MODERNA MUSEET – TIMES TWO

PICKUP is the voice of contemporary art at Moderna Museet in both Stockholm and Malmö, Sweden.

MARCHÉ INTERNATIONAL DU DISQUE ET DE L´EDITION MUSICALE

At the world's largest music industry trade show, PICKUP came into its own as an innovative way to present music from different labels.

Russia | Julia Kuznecova | Intmedia.ru

INTMEDIA.RU is located in Moscow, Russia. INTMEDIA.RU is a system integrator working on solutions for museums, exhibitions, galleries, clubs, training centers, conference venues cinemas and others. The company provides Dataton PICKUP product and support in Russia.

Denmark | Rasmus Linck | Informationsteknik Scandinavia

The Dataton team at Informationsteknik is a complete sales, design, production and staging service, which specialise in national as well as international conventions, corporate business meetings, exhibit, museum and trade show productions.

Denmark | Morten Ranmar | No Parking

No Parking has created many projects with PICKUP, and has experience with combining PICKUP and WATCHOUT. The company has invented a way to create interactive stories with multiple resolutions which means users get different story versions within the same exhibition. No Parking offers Dataton Sales and support, and has made a big installation for The Danish Aquarium.

France | Eric Lambert | Videmus SAS

Videmus SAS provides consultancy, project management and programming services for both PICKUP and WATCHOUT products. The company has extensive experience of supplying AV and audio guide solutions to live events, museums, showrooms and leisure parks. Videmus is based in Paris.

Germany | Rainer Beddig | Mediaservice Rainer Beddig

Mediaservice Rainer Beddig was founded 1988 in Berlin and has since worked extensively with all Dataton products. In recent years, Mediaservice has acted as the distribution and support partner for Dataton clients and users in all German-speaking countries. Mediaservice offers a complete range of services around the PICKUP audio guide system.

Hispanoamerica | Adela Kriland | Omagica

Omagica provides solutions on presentation, installations, equipment sales, rentals, training and support. The company is headed up by Adela Kriland who has 20 years experience in the industry and has spent the last ten years working with Dataton products.

Israel | Michael Humash | Digital AV

Digital AV provides a wide variety of multimedia solutions: visual content & multimedia presentations, AV consultancy and show control programing, WATCHOUT & PICKUP training & sales. Digital AV clients include: theaters & art events, museums & visitor centers, exhibitions & corporate events, media producers & designers.

Italy | Claudio Ceroni | Mectech

Mectech is headed up by Claudio Ceroni who has deep knowledge of all the DATATON products since 1987. Mectech is leader providing technological solutions on installations, equipment sales, rentals, training and support for both PICKUP and WATCHOUT. Based in Faenza, the company works with professional AV rental partners, offering quality products and services all over Italy.

Netherlands | Jan Breel | AVtrade

AVtrade provides solutions for museums, citywalks, visitor centres and all other audiotour users. Working together with content producers, system integrators and rental suppliers, the company can cater for every audiovisual need. AVtrade was founded by Jan Breel who has over 30 years experience in the audiovisual industry and has specialised in Dataton products for the last decade.

Norway | Karine Huseby | Skínir

Skínir AS offers museums and exhibitions a complete audio guide solution with Dataton PICKUP hardware, including the audio content production and sound studio. Skínir AS specializes in concept development and innovative communication, and have experience in identifying, analyzing and solving the challenges related to development of themed attractions.

Poland | Piotr Majewski | Moov

MOOV principal, Piotr Majewski has worked in the AV industry for more than 10 years and has been responsible for multimedia presentations and video technology for major corporate events, conferences and fairs. The company has supplied PICKUP for key installations such as the recent Chopin exhibition at the National Library in Warsaw.

South Africa | Malcom Finlay | Penmac

PENMAC has been staging AV productions and effecting installations for over 25 years, with the last seven years primarily focused on Dataton products. PICKUP installations have been realised in museums and most recently as a visitor guide system in a corporate head office. Penmac also provide backup and technical support to other local companies offering PICKUP solutions to their clients.

Spain | Josep Lluís Centelles | Control Multimedia

Control Multimedia was founded in 2005 by a driven team with over 20 years' experience of Dataton products and the AV industry. Control Multimedia provides sales, programming, rental, design and technical support for PICKUP users throughout Spain, Portugal and Andorra. Pictured: Josep Lluís Centelles (left) and Quim Martinoy.

Sweden | Anders Elfström | Filt

Filt offers museums and exhibitions a complete audio guide solution with Dataton's PICKUP hardware and everything in audio content production and sound studio rental. Previous customers include leading Scandinavian museums such as Moderna Museet and Nationalmuseet in Stockholm, Sweden.

Sweden | Hjalmar Olsson | Ord och Vision

Ord och Vision has eleven years' experience of producing audio guides, interactive storytelling, historical dramas, full-scale multimedia shows. The company writes, directs and produces high-quality shows for some of the largest museums in Sweden: Historiska Museet, Nordiska Museet, Royal Armoury with the focus always on high quality storytelling. Based in Stockholm.

United Kingdom | Julie McNeice | OLI

Oli provides visitors with bespoke and compelling audio content in destinations worldwide. Providing history and culture to visitors in their own language, Oli ensures a memorable visitor experience. Whether it’s an audio trail or an individual point of interest, Oli does it.

PICKUP MAGIC BOX

The demo kit contains a ready-to-roll audio guide tour. This short video explains how to get a MAGIC BOX demo kit and how to use PICKUP.

Preparing PICKUP Sound Files with iTunes

How to use iTunes to turn your original sound files into a PICKUP audio tour. This tutorial provides an overview of importing and tagging MP3 files, the PICKUP way.

Renumbering Transponders

Learn how to set a new identity number for a transponder in your exhibition. This tutorial covers download of the software and walks you through the renumbering process. Here is a link to the software.

DATATON PICKUP PRODUCER’S GUIDE

The guide describes how to prepare audio files for use in a PICKUP audio tour, and how to implement your audio tour in an installation.

WIRETAG USER GUIDE

WIRETAG can be used as an externally powered alternative to the MICROTAG transponder or for WATCHOUT/PICKUP sound sync. This download consists of a zip file containing the user guide, drivers and configuration software for WIRETAG when teamed with WATCHOUT.

PICKUP FIRMWARE 1.8

Includes support for WIRETAG, stability improvements, bug fixes. Uploaded Dec. 20, 2013. To upgrade charger and units, remove the old firmware version on the master PICKUP or USB stick and copy the new firmware (.pub file) to it, see PICKUP CHARGER. NOTE: The master PICKUP should contain both firmware and audio files.

PICKUP Set ID

Convert your PICKUP to a TRANSPONDER numbering tool using this firmware. News is this release include support for Wiretag. Version 1.7. Product sheet included. Uploaded June 11, 2013. Here is a short video on how to use this tool.