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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.
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!
New version of WATCHOUT out now
We've just released version 6.5 of WATCHOUT! This upgrade adds a number of improvements and fixes, as well as support for SDI outputs on select Dataton media servers! Follow the link to download version 6.5.
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.
new partner in sweden
Dataton has announced the appointment of Special-Elektronik as its new premium partner for Sweden.
Karlstad-based Special-Elektronik has offices in five key locations in Sweden and will be responsible for sales, marketing and first-line support of the Dataton product range on the Swedish market. Read more…
get certified – training schedule, fall 2019
We've released our fall training schedule which includes certified Dataton Academy training sessions in: Mumbai, Johannesburg, Madrid, Paris, Chicago, Barcelona, Las Vegas, and Linköping. Australia to be confirmed! Find out more…