April 3, 2017

Dataton gives sneak peek at new control and video-over-IP features at P+S 2017

Dataton is previewing exciting new features in its award-winning WATCHOUT multi-display system and WATCHNET control software at Prolight + Sound. The upcoming version of WATCHOUT will include live IP production workflow and 24-channel ASIO support, while WATCHNET adds features to make life easier for live event operators.

Live IP production (video-over-IP) will be enabled in the WATCHOUT multi-display system by the open NDI protocol from NewTek. NDI enables multiple video streams on a shared connection, supporting high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video over local area networks.

“Adding support for NDI in WATCHOUT will really benefit users in terms of deployment time and costs. Live IP production means users can bypass the technical and physical limitations of standard broadcast infrastructure,” says Miroslav Andel, Chief Software Developer, Dataton AB.

Dataton will also be previewing 24-channel audio support in WATCHOUT through ASIO (Audio Stream Input/Output), a multi-channel audio transfer protocol developed by Steinberg. Using the protocol, WATCHOUT gains control over the sound device, enabling low-latency access of up to 24 audio channels – great news for producers working with complex sound scenarios as part of their WATCHOUT show.

At Prolight + Sound, Dataton will show new features in WATCHNET, its network-based software for custom control of WATCHOUT systems. Due for release shortly, WATCHNET 1.4 adds selected device control protocols – as well as production computer control.

“Being able to control the production computer means WATCHNET is now well-suited to live show situations,” explains Miroslav Andel, Dataton. “In live events, operators normally want to access the production software directly to run the show. With the new features in WATCHNET, the operator can now control the production software via WATCHNET, programming important buttons in the GUI for easier and safer access.”

Dataton will exhibit on stand 4.0-B59 Prolight + Sound 2017, April 4-7.

About Dataton

Dataton is the creator of the award-winning WATCHOUT multi-display production and projection-mapping system, WATCHPAX and WATCHMAX media servers. Founded in 1973, Dataton serves core markets in leisure and attractions industries, broadcast and theater, live events and corporate AV. Dataton is based in Sweden with worldwide representation through an established partner network. For more information, please visit www.dataton.com


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