April 2, 2017

Dataton shows off ultra portable 4K player at P+S 2017

Dataton will be showcasing its new WATCHPAX 4 media player at Prolight + Sound 2017. Designed for playback of multi-display shows created in Dataton WATCHOUT, the WATCHPAX 4 sticks out from the crowd with its classy looks, trim format and user-friendly approach. The unit also packs a punch – as will be demonstrated on the Dataton stand in Hall 4.0 B59 with 8K output (4 x 4K).

“WATCHPAX 4 is plug-and-play which means installers save precious time in the field – there's no tweaking or last-minute hardware tuning. Just power up your units, connect to the network and get started,” explains Trond Solvold, Sales Director, Dataton AB. “Another key benefit is purely physical: each unit weighs just short of three kilos and has a practical A4-size footprint. That means you have four times 4K playout in a format that can be hand-carried between jobs and is compact enough to be installed close to your display sources. That's a real gain for installs where space is limited.”

As a dedicated server, the WATCHPAX 4 taps into the presentation power of Dataton's well-known WATCHOUT multi-display production and playback software with its strong projection-mapping workflow, pre-visualization and support for NDI. WATCHOUT is fully scalable and multiple WATCHPAX 4 units can be used in the same installation. With four DisplayPort outputs per unit, WATCHPAX 4 is suited to a range of applications including signage, live events and fixed installations – stacked, or mounted in a standard 19-inch rack for extra flexibility.

“We've already seen how WATCHPAX 4 fits the bill for touring shows because it is so easy to transport, compared to shipping rack-servers that offer similar performance. The unit is also making a mark in large-scale installations where it is mounted close to, for example, multiple LED screens to avoid long, expensive video cable runs,” Trond Solvold concludes.

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 playback system, and WATCHPAX 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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