Dataton is the creator of Dataton WATCHOUT and Dataton PICKUP
Dataton was founded in 1973 and has a proud pedigree of developing outstanding audiovisual products for professional users. Dataton's flagship products include the award-winning Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-display production and playback system, and the intuitive Dataton PICKUP™ audio guide.
The WATCHOUT multi-display, timeline-based software system is the choice of professional producers worldwide. WATCHOUT is fully scalable, software-based and requires no proprietary hardware. The system orchestrates still images, animations, graphics, video, sound and live feeds into a single impressive show across multiple display areas, either soft-edge blended or scattered, curved or flat. It's regularly employed for high-profile installations, in both cultural and corporate spheres. Recent major events using WATCHOUT include the opening ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games, NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Kennedy Space Center, flagship H&M store in Paris and arguably the world's largest stereoscopic 3D LED wall, for SONY, Inc. at CES 2011.Version 5 of WATCHOUT was launched in June 2011 to general acclaim. It comprises stereoscopic playback and 3D effects with full control, and a strong array of groundbreaking features. These include enhanced live interaction via external sensors, touch panels or other input devices, like tablets; a dynamic image server application; and, not least, support for multiple displays per computer for improved cost-efficiency. To try out the latest WATCHOUT software, download it for free from www.dataton.com.
The PICKUP system consists of sleek audio guides, 25-unit charger, and easy-mount IR transponders. The PICKUP audio guide weighs just 45g – light enough for all visitors, seniors to schoolchildren – and a robust aluminium housing. The audio guide provides excellent audio from the self-contained loudspeaker or headphones, with up to 100 hours high quality audio storage.
PICKUP offers multiple language and tour versions, and fast content updates via the charger. Neck loops for the hearing impaired are available, and lanyards are included with the audio guide units. The PICKUP system can also be combined with WATCHOUT visuals, enabling synchronized personal audio for AV shows. With its one-touch interface, iTunes-based tour production, and intelligent charger, PICKUP is easy to use for both the visitor and the museum. PICKUP is installed in museums, exhibitions and visitor centers on five continents, from Rio to Reykjavik.
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