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Dataton has a solid track-record of serving the pro-AV industry – since 1973!

Dataton ISE 2020

2020
20 Years of WATCHOUT
 
WATCHPAX 20A presented
WATCHOUT 6.6
release

2019 
WATCHPAX 60 launch
WATCHOUT 6.4, 6.5
release
WATCHPAX 40 presented

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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

2017
WATCHPAX 4 and WATCHOUT in Guinness World Record installation

WATCHPAX 20 launch

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2015
WATCHOUT 6 release 

WATCHOUT wins "AV Technology Best of Show" award

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

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2012
First Dataton media server presented: WATCHPAX 

Launch of the Dataton Academy!

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

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

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

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

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

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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: 6.6, released February 21, 2020.

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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 40

Notebook-sized media server offering a four-channel output configuration, EDID emulation, smart restore/reset.

  • 4 x 4K playback
  • L 276 mm x W 214 mm x H 22 mm; 3 kg
  • Tabletop, rack mount (2 units together), stackable
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WATCHPAX 20A

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

NEW VERSION OF WATCHOUT OUT NOW

We’ve just released WATCHOUT 6.6, as used on the Dataton stand at ISE 2020 in February! It includes a major version update of NewTek NDI® (4.1), significant improvements in audio latency and playback, fixes, plus enhancements for working with real-time tracking. 

More info here!

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We're hiring…

We're hiring! Do you have a passion for technology, programming and product development? Join our team in Linköping, Sweden.

More info here!

DATATON HQ

See you at Prolight + Sound

See you at Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt, where we'll be exhibiting with Premium Partner, Mediaservice Rainer Beddig. Hall 11, stand B37.  More info here!

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Meet WATCHPAX 40

Meet WATCHPAX 40! This media server with a compact footprint offers four times 4K playback and built-in EDID emulation for smoother setup of WATCHOUT shows. Easy to install, deploy and transport. More info here!

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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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Northern lights with WATCHOUT

Medieval stained glass and 21stcentury technology united in Northern Lights, the sell-out sound and light installation by The Projection Studio team. 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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STAGING/EVENTS
NORTHERN LIGHTS
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