Linköping, Sweden — Dataton was recognized by the industry for its unrivalled excellence in multi-image display. The company received four innovation and project awards at InfoComm 13, the largest annual event for the international audiovisual and electronic communications industry.
WATCHOUT multi-image display and presentation software won the Best Show Control category of the 2013 Rental and Staging Awards. InfoComm 13 was also the platform where Dataton launched the latest WATCHOUT software version 5.5. New features include hardware-assisted synchronization, frame blending, display computer and cluster naming and web image display.
The big new product for Dataton in 2013 is the WATCHPAX solid-state media server, which made its InfoComm 13 debut as well as taking the Media Server Category of the 2013 Commercial Integrator BEST Awards. The award was received by Dataton’s Lars Sandlund together with Jim Testa and Molly Davis, representing Show Sage, the Dataton Premium Partner in North America.
WATCHPAX combines all the show-timeline, control and image-manipulation of the company’s successful Dataton WATCHOUT™ software with a compact, embedded computer. WATCHPAX can be used in information points or to drive content in kiosks in corporate showrooms, digital signage and visitor center applications.
The View from The Shard won the 2013 PRO AV Award in the Best Museum AV Project category and 2013 AV Technology Award for Most Innovative Rich Media Data Management System.
The View from The Shard project utilizes Dataton WATCHOUT multi-image display and presentation software across the new attraction’s pre-show area, ticketing and signage systems.
The winning project was jointly submitted into the awards program by Dataton, DJ Willrich, Event Communications, Mirage Associates and The View from The Shard.
In addition, The View from The Shard project was shortlisted for a People’s Choice Award during InfoComm 13.
In speaking about the success of receiving four awards, Lars Sandlund, Chief Operations Officer at Dataton says: “Dataton is gaining tremendous momentum as the premium provider of multi-image display technologies that are changing the way the world sees and interacts with video.
“These awards are not only testament to our innovation but they are also recognition of the excellence of our valued partner and customer ecosystem.”