how it works

who we are

Dataton was founded in 1973 in Sweden and is still going strong 46 years later!

2019 
WATCHPAX 60 launch
WATCHOUT 6.4
release
WATCHPAX 40 presented

2018
Dataton previews real-time motion tracking integration, and wins the award for Best Concept Product

Commercial Integrator BEST Award, AV Technology Award,
AV Awards finalist

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2017
WATCHPAX 4 and WATCHOUT in Guinness World Record installation

WATCHPAX 20 launch

2015
WATCHOUT 6 release 

WATCHOUT wins "AV Technology Best of Show" award

2013
Dataton moves into new, purpose-built headquarters in Linköping, Sweden

2012
First Dataton media server presented: WATCHPAX 

Launch of the Dataton Academy!

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1999
WATCHOUT, world’s first multi-display production and playback system is launched!

1990
Dataton launches TRAX and SMARTPAX: TRAX is the first Mac-based control software for the entire room and visuals

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1986
First export sales (to France) and debut of MS-DOS program for multi-image control, MicSoft

1978
Dataton gets into slide projector control, with PAX series of controllers and handheld multi-image programming units

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1973
Dataton is founded by Björn Sandlund (also the current owner)
The first product is a modular synthesizers



GET WATCHOUT

In a hurry? The latest version of WATCHOUT
multi-display production and playback
software is just a couple of clicks away. 
Current version: 6.5, released October 2019.

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OUR PRODUCTS

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WATCHPAX 60

High-performance media server range available in three models, all with redundant power supply.

  • 4 x 4K playback with additional 8 x bi-directional SDI in model C
  • L 335 mm x W 448 mm x H 90 mm; 10 kg
  • Tabletop, rack mount (with rails), stackable
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WATCHPAX 4

Portable, robust media server featuring a high-performance four-channel output configuration.

  • 4 x UHD (4K) playback
  • L 276 mm x W 214 mm x H 43 mm; 3 kg
  • Tabletop, rack mount (2 units together), stackable
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WATCHPAX 20

Pocket-size media server, perfect when space is limited or for mounting next to displays.

  • Up to 2 x UHD (4K) playback depending on content and setup
  • L 127 mm x W 127 mm x H 22 mm; 450 g
  • VESA compatible
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WATCHOUT

Go create! In WATCHOUT you can orchestrate stills, animations, graphics, video, 3D UV maps, sound, text and live feeds into a single impressive show for playback on multiple display areas, edge-blended, mapped, or in an array of your choice. WATCHOUT has a rock-solid reputation when it comes to performance, reliability and flexibility backed by a 20-year track record.

NEWS

We're hiring…

Do you have previous experience providing technical support? Are you a problem-solver with a real passion for technology?
We're looking for a new star to join our support team in Linköping, Sweden.

More info here!

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New! WATCHPAX 40

Meet WATCHPAX 40, our latest media server with a compact footprint! WATCHPAX 40 offers four times 4K playback and built-in EDID emulation for smoother setup of WATCHOUT shows. Easy to install, deploy and transport, the unit was previewed at LDI 2019. More info here!

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SEE YOU AT ISE 2020

Amsterdam, Netherlands, February 11-14: Join us at booth 12-F100 – we're celebrating 20 fantastic years with our favourite show composer WATCHOUT and showing off our broad range of smart, plug-and-play media servers! Invite code for free entry: 706353

The Dataton team and worldwide partners look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam! Book a meeting

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20 Years of WATCHOUT

Calling talented WATCHOUT show creators worldwide… We're celebrating 20 years of WATCHOUT with an ongoing competition in 2020! We look forward to hearing from you and showcasing the winning projects during 2020.

Find out more!

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PROJECTION MAPPING WITH WATCHOUT

Three times a day, seven days a week, the white marble atrium of this fashionable hotel in London's bustling West End metamorphoses with projection mapping.

Read more… 

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SHOWCASES

PUBLIC SPACES
HOTEL ATRIUM
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ATTRACTIONS
IN5 EXPERIUM: THE GOLDEN TEMPLE
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ATTRACTIONS
ADI YOGI DIVYA DARSHANAM
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