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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: 6.6.2, released August 31, 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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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

Infocomm China

Dataton partner, Leatoon, will be showing off the latest advances in WATCHOUT and presenting our range of media servers at Infocomm China, September 28-30. See you at booth EF4-01, Infocomm China 2020, Beijing

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WATCHOUT 6.6.2 released

Out now: WATCHOUT 6.6.2. This release contains a version update for NewTek NDI® (4.5), fixes an issue regarding video media, enables pasting of task folders and includes a terminology change.

More info here!

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WATCHPAX 60 promo

Up your WATCHOUT game with dedicated, high-performance hardware. Check out our special offer on powerful WATCHPAX 60 media servers available now!

Follow the link to find out more and register for the offer… Gear up to WATCHOUT 60

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Special offer on upgrades and license keys

Still got old keys kicking around? Or thinking of building WATCHOUT servers? Now's the time to do it! We're currently offering great discounts on WATCHOUT version 6 upgrades and new license keys. 

Follow the link to find out more –  Step up to WATCHOUT 6!

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Giant WATCHOUT projection-mapping shortlisted for AV Award

The Adiyogi Divya Darshanam project in Coimbatore is not only the proud winner of Mondo*dr Award in the House of Worship category, but is also shortlisted for a prestigious AV Award by #AVMag!

Read more about projection mapping the world's largest bust statue here!

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Hako: projection design workshops

Looking for inspiration in these challenging times? World-renowned BARTKRESA studio is inviting accomplished artists with an interest in projection mapping to participate in a series of free remote projection design workshops and a global exhibition! Meet Hako…

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TechTalks online now!

Got some time over? Watch these TechTalks from ISE 2020, online now: 

Building fully automated redundancy for WATCHOUT in advanced fixed installations
Presenters: Lluís Badosa and Rainer Beddig

Connect, control, deliver – NDI® essentials and NewTek meets WATCHOUT
Presenter: Liam Hayter, NewTek

Using WATCHOUT in teaching applications
Presenter: Michael Buchberger, Angelica Cederin

TechTalks online

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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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