how it works
who we are
Dataton was founded in 1973 in Sweden and is still going strong 46 years later!
WATCHPAX 60 launch
WATCHOUT 6.4 release
WATCHPAX 40 presented
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
WATCHPAX 4 and WATCHOUT in Guinness World Record installation
WATCHPAX 20 launch
WATCHOUT 6 release
WATCHOUT wins "AV Technology Best of Show" award
Dataton moves into new, purpose-built headquarters in Linköping, Sweden
First Dataton media server presented: WATCHPAX
Launch of the Dataton Academy!
WATCHOUT, world’s first multi-display production and playback system is launched!
Dataton launches TRAX and SMARTPAX: TRAX is the first Mac-based control software for the entire room and visuals
First export sales (to France) and debut of MS-DOS program for multi-image control, MicSoft
Dataton gets into slide projector control, with PAX series of controllers and handheld multi-image programming units
Dataton is founded by Björn Sandlund (also the current owner)
The first product is a modular synthesizers
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
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
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
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.
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
TECHTALKS AT ISE 2020
Interested in immersive projection mapping, NDI, automated back-up systems, content management, educational licenses? Join us for TechTalks at the Dataton stand 12-F100. We have AV professionals from around the world ready to give you an insight into their solutions, technology and applications – and there are just 12 places per session. More info and signup here!
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!
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.