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WATCHOUT greets visitors to SINGLE STREAM at Museum of Moving Image, NY

SINGLE STREAM, 28 minutes, color/sound. Exhibition view. Photo by Jason Eppink. © Museum of Moving Image.

SINGLE STREAM, 28 minutes, color/sound. Exhibition view. Photo by Jason Eppink. © Museum of Moving Image.

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Museum of Moving Image, Astoria, NY is currently showing SINGLE STREAM (2013), a new large-scale 28-minute video installation by artists Pawel Wojtasik, Toby Lee and Ernst Karel. The impressive 50×8-foot mural greets visitors in the museum’s lobby and entrance hallway and relies on Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-image display and presentation software to manage and warp the content across five Barco edge-blended projectors.

Since its renovation in 2011, the Museum of Moving Image’s lobby wall has become a showcase for adventurous video installations and curated exhibits of web art. “The lobby is the first thing that visitors see,” said Jason Eppink, associate curator of digital media at Museum of Moving Image. “It is a challenging space to program and curate because it’s first and foremost a functional space. There are visitors coming in and out of the building to speak with guest services and ticketing.”

During the renovation, prime audiovisual contractor Electrosonic, supported by Show Sage, Dataton Premium Partner for North America, upgraded the audiovisual technology across various areas of the museum including its lobby wall. Electrosonic senior sales consultant Bryan Abelowitz noted: “We worked with Museum of Moving Image throughout the 1990s and did their original ‘Behind the Screen’ core exhibition. In 2011, we provided a state-of-the-art, 21st-century upgrade, which included WATCHOUT in the lobby wall. We chose WATCHOUT for our project because it is so reliable and is able to handle a range of video and audio formats that the museum can easily operate.”

“We’ve relied on the WATCHOUT system from the very beginning,” said Jason Eppink. “The Museum is dedicated to the moving image in all its forms, so we use the free run capability of WATCHOUT to manage a wide range of works, including live action video, animation, and animated GIFs. The lobby wall is used to both exhibit artwork examine cultural phenomenon.”

“WATCHOUT is a rock-solid platform. In future, we are looking at using the Dynamic Image Server function to further engage audiences.”

Jim Testa, president of Show Sage said: “It is terrific to see the Museum of Moving Image use Dataton WATCHOUT to its full capability. Through WATCHOUT’s power and versatility, the museum is able to create highly experiential exhibits of film and other works of art that amaze and inspire the public.”

WATCHOUT manages sound and images for SINGLE STREAM

The latest exhibition, SINGLE STREAM opened on July 3 and runs through November 3, 2013.
SINGLE STREAM is a visual and sonic exploration inside a recycling facility, the video blurs the line between observation and abstraction, plunging the viewer into the steady flow of the plant and capturing the complex processes devised to treat the enormous amount of waste Americans produce every day.

“SINGLE STREAM is a collaboration between three artists, one of whom is a sound ethnographer. He recorded audio on-site and constructed a sound track specifically designed for the four-speaker system in our lobby. This is managed through WATCHOUT by splitting two stereo audio files before sending them to the speakers,” explained Eppink.

“Throughout the project, working with Electrosonic, Show Sage assisted with technical support and advice that we needed. So far, SINGLE STREAM has been received very well.”

Lars Sandlund, chief operating officer at Dataton says: “Dataton is located in several film museums around the world to engage, enthrall and inform audiences. This latest use of WATCHOUT at Museum of Moving Image demonstrates the effective way in which our technology combines large-format video display for rotating exhibitions through a future-proof solution.”

The building which houses Museum of Modern Image was designed by architect Thomas Leeser and is located on the site where Paramount’s East Coast production facility, the famed Astoria Studio, stood in the 1920s.

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DATATON TAKES VISITORS ON A CARIBBEAN ISLAND RETREAT AT THE REEF HOTEL & RESORT

During those cold winter months, the people from Denmark and wider Scandinavia can escape to the warmer climes of the Western Caribbean at The Reef Hotel & Resort. The attraction located just meters away from the ferry terminal in Fredrikshavn, Denmark uses the latest audiovisual technology to immerse visitors, thanks to Swedish systems integration company Mediatec Solutions Sweden AB. Mediatec provided all audio, video, lighting and control including Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-image display and presentation software. Content was designed and created by award-winning hospitality and exhibition designers, Stylt Trampoli AB.

Erik Nissen Johansen, creative director and founder at Stylt Trampoli AB created The Reef concept said: “The Reef is the former Stena Line ‘Badehotellet’. We have created a unique adventure for the whole family who are treated to sound, scents, lapping waves, music, a warm breeze, light effects and 32-degree temperatures all year round.”

Multi-image and display

“Dataton WATCHOUT manages content on two large projection displays positioned above the pool, inside the adventure park. Here tropical imagery is shown working alongside sound effects,” explained Jörgen Börling, manager at Mediatec.

In The Reef restaurant Mediatec has integrated a further nine screens with content synchronized and matched using Dataton WATCHOUT.

“The restaurant presentation provides a pre-dinner show that is connected to the story of The Reef with stunning storytelling content created by Stylt,” added Börling.

Lars Sandlund, chief operating officer at Dataton said: “The creative ways in which WATCHOUT is used never ceases to amaze us and we’re delighted that our technology is enjoyed by Scandinavians at The Reef.”

And the last word goes to Jörgen Börling who says: “The audiovisual system has been a big success for our client. What’s more, the hotel is just 3 hours from Göteborg!”

See Dataton and WATCHOUT Premium Partner Videmus at Stand 107, EAS 2013 from 18-20 September, Port de Versailles Convention Center, Paris.

THE BEAUTIFUL GAME: WATCHOUT ENGAGES AUDIENCES AT THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL MUSEUM

The National Football Museum in Manchester, UK reopened in July 2012 and exists to explain how and why football has become ‘the people’s game’, a key part of England’s heritage and way of life. Since its opening and vital to how the museum engages in storytelling, expert systems integrator D J Willrich (DJW) has deployed Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-image display and presentation software to manage a variety of content across LCD displays in the Milestones gallery and in ‘Our Beautiful Game’, a 15.9 meter panoramic and immersive theatre. Mirage Associates, Dataton Premium Partner, UK and Ireland provided project support to DJW during the installation phases.

DJW was contracted to design, integrate, commission and programme the audio visual system, including full lighting design, as well as all of the exhibition electrical and audio visual cabling. Centre Screen Productions created all multimedia content for the project.

In explaining the client brief for multi-image display, David Willrich at DJW says: “The National Football museum wanted a fully interactive experience to give visitors a feel for what it’s like to be one of the superstars of football – from the pressure of scoring a penalty to the exhilaration of lifting the winners’ cup.”

WATCHOUT is used in the Milestones galleries showing football milestones on various LCD screens and which is buzzing with light and sound.

“Our Beautiful Game”, an immersive film capturing one month in the life of English football,” says Paul Kucharski, director at Centre Screen Productions. Here, WATCHOUT is used to map and edge blend content and projected images in a special theatre with a 15.9 metre curved screen showing the diversity of football.

“In these areas, WATCHOUT enables the film to be blended across a wide screen and helps the film portray the beautiful game in a powerful and striking way,” adds David Willrich.

Lars Sandlund, chief operating officer at Dataton adds: “Our technology has once again been deployed by DJW to engage and immerse audiences alongside a world-class home for the greatest collection of football memorabilia ever assembled.”

The National Football Museum was shortlisted for the Consumer Installation and AV/IT Project of the Year categories in the 15th AV Awards 2013 programme.

See Dataton and WATCHOUT Premium Partner Videmus 
at Stand 107, EAS 2013 from 18-20 September, Port de Versailles Convention Center, Paris

See Dataton at PLASA London at stand Q6 from 6-9 October 2013, ExCel London

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WATCHOUT AND PICKUP ENGAGE VISITORS AT ALLISON CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE CENTER

The multi-million dollar Allison Customer Experience (ACE) Center and Demonstration & Drive track in Hungary looked no further than D J Willrich (DJW) to install a multi-screen audiovisual spectacular that uses Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-image display and presentation software to inform, engage and enthral VIP customers at ACE. As the presentation audio runs in English language, Dataton PICKUP™ audio guides are integrated with WATCHOUT offering VIPs a selection of eleven additional foreign languages or for VIPs wearing hearing aids. Mirage Associates, Dataton Premium Partner, UK & Ireland supported the DJW during the project installation phases.

VIP customers entering into the experience are provided with a background on the history of Allison Transmission. After the presentation, VIP customers then test drive a number of trucks on various courses including road and off road which are fitted with Allison Transmissions.

“WATCHOUT is used in the pre-show, main show and post-show areas and manages content and CGI sequences across multiple displays and screen sizes,” said David Willrich, Director, DJW.

“We selected PICKUP audio guides to run in sync with WATCHOUT for visitors who don’t speak English. VIPs can select from another eleven languages or use the system if they wear hearing aids using the ‘T’ function,” added David Willrich at DJW.

The pre-show film uses sophisticated post-production techniques to magically bring the company founder, James Allison, to life from a photograph of the 1909 Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He introduces visitors to the history of the company before they enter the main theatre show.

“The exciting multi-screen immersive theatre show utilizes a combination of both specially commissioned CGI sequences and live action footage filmed on location to demonstrate the benefits of using an Allison Transmission. The whole experience is further enhanced with a full 5.1 surround sound audio mix,” explains Paul Kucharski, director at Centre Screen Productions, responsible for all multimedia content and creation.

Lars Sandlund, chief operating officer at Dataton says: “ACE is a terrific example of how our WATCHOUT and PICKUP technology can be integrated and deployed to engage and immerse audiences.”

DJW’s work at The Allison Customer Experience Center was shortlisted for the Business Installation of the Year in the 15th AV Awards 2013 programme.

See Dataton and WATCHOUT Premium Partner Videmus 
at Stand 107, EAS 2013 from 18-20 September, Port de Versailles Convention Center, Paris

See Dataton at PLASA London at stand Q6 from 6-9 October 2013, ExCel London

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Kyoorius Designyatra 2013: ‘Create Change’ theme delivered for design professionals

See Dataton and Video Design at Booth D90 at InfoComm India 2013

Video Design provides Dataton WATCHOUT to manage event content

This year’s Kyoorius Designyatra event was held from 29-31 August at Goa’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, India. The event was themed ‘Create Change’ attracting high-profile presenters including BARTKRESA design, The Moment Factory and Facebook. Kyoorius Designyatra is one of the top five annual design conferences. Ensuring its success, event partner Engineered Production looked no further than Video Design, Dataton Premium Partner for India to provide technical video products and services including WATCHOUT™ multi-image display and presentation software to manage content across multiple displays. At the end of BARTKRESA Design’s presentation on Video Mapping, both Bart Kresa and Vijay Sabhlok at Video Design demonstrated how WATCHOUT can be used to do amazing things with video projections. The session received standing ovations from the audience.

Create Change

“The ‘Create Change’ theme pushed the envelope and challenged professionals to use design as a tool to create real change – change that’s beyond the aesthetic,” said Rajesh Kejriwal, founder and CEO, Kyoorius.

“The event was a tremendous success thanks to the amazing services completed by our event partners, Engineered Production and Video Design.

“Using large-format displays proved vital in educating, informing and telling the story of communication and design to packed audiences of over 1,350 design professionals,” added Kejriwal.

We make it happen

Understanding the client brief and requirements, Jasjeet Singh, director at Engineered Productions said: “We immediately agreed to use WATCHOUT multi-image display and presentation software to enable larger than life presentations and big wow factor.”

Engineered Production and Video Design delivered a solution comprising an impressive 9 x 40 feet wide central front-projection screen (4800 x 1080 pixels) using an array of projectiondesign® F32 series projectors. An additional two 12 x 7.5 feet wide vertical rear-projection screens were positioned on each side (1080 x 1920 pixels) using Christie® HD10K-M digital projectors.

“Despite being a simple and straightforward installation, it did have its technical challenges including the combination different formats and resolutions as well as multiple data capture. In addition, live updates and twitter feeds were required to be shown at the end of every presentation,” explained Vijay Sabhlok, managing partner at Video Design.

“WATCHOUT played a central role and thanks to its ingenuity and flexibility we could achieve a lot in the limited time we had.”

Knowledge transfer: BARTKRESA Design inspires the creative use of projection mapping

Projection design studio, BARTKRESA Design presented a presentation and then followed by a workshop of Video Mapping. Bart Kresa, founder, BARTKRESA Design, said: “Presenting at the Kyoorius Designyatra was a privilege, and it was a great forum for knowledge transfer.”

BARTKRESA design is internationally renowned for delivering unique projection designs to large corporations, movie studios, and multimedia conglomerates, including Oprah Winfrey, Paramount Pictures, the Grammy Awards, HBO, General Motors, Warner Brothers, FOX, and ABC.

Adding to the vibrancy and ‘wow factor’ of the entire event, Video Design provided WATCHOUT and Christie® projectors that were used by BARTKRESA Design to map video onto a pyramid shaped structure in the foyer of Goa’s Grand Hyatt. The pyramid greeted visitors to the event and showcased the potential of video installation art.

Lars Sandlund, chief operating officer at Dataton concluded: “WATCHOUT is the perfect tool for designers and creative professionals to use to manage multiple video displays, audio, live video feeds and much more. We’re delighted that our trusted Premium Partner, Video Design has been so integral in this event using our technology. We look forward to future education hosted by Video Design in India to enrich, enthral and educate video professionals.”

Dataton and Video Design will exhibit at Booth D90 at InfoComm India 2013 at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, India.

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Calibre UK engages audiences at Pavilion Theatre, Ireland

HQView400DC alternative content scaler-switcher engages audiences at cinema screenings

GFD Communications, systems integrator and exclusive Sony Digital Cinema 4K distributor for the Republic of Ireland, has supplied Calibre UK HQView400DC alternative content scaler-switcher to scale various content for display on a 7-metre screen using the Sony SRX-515 4K projector that is located at the heart of the new cinema at the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland. Already a premier live venue the new cinema boasts a 320-seat auditorium.

GFD Communications were responsible for the installation and maintenance of the new cinema including Dolby 5.5 and Meyer sound systems.

“The HQView400DC alternative content scaler-switcher allows laptop presentations, and various other non-DCI compliant digital cinema content and sources to be used with the Sony 4K projector,” explains John Anderson, managing director at GFD Communications Ltd. “The HQView400DC corrects the keystone projection challenges of this theatre created by the projection angle.”

The HQView400DC is a highly flexible digital cinema alternative content scaler-switcher, which gives stunning image quality from consumer and professional AV sources, providing flexible connectivity and a compact 1U form factor. It can be used as a routing switcher and universal interface and vastly improves video image quality with better detail and clarity.


“The in-built superior de-interlacing reduces image flicker and artefacts, and it is optimized for integration with digital cinema projectors,” says Pauline Brooksbank, managing director at Calibre UK. “We’re delighted that our technology is used to engage audiences of some of Ireland’s finest shows, concerts, multimedia and cultural events.

“The integration of this new equipment is a significant investment for Pavilion Theatre. “Being able to offer film enthusiasts an exceptionally high quality cinema viewing experience is a wonderful thing and we know our audiences will be as pleased with to this new addition to the theatre as we are ,” says Hugh Murray, director at Pavilion Theatre.

“It’s imperative that we have the top equipment to ensure we can maintain the high standards audiences have come to expect from the theatre.”

And the last word goes to John Anderson at GFD Communications who says: “The equipment installed is the standard of what should be in all cinemas today. Cinema operators need products like the HQView400DC alternative content scaler-switcher from Calibre UK to get good quality content up and in front of audiences.”

Pavilion Theatre is located in Dún Laoghaire, a picturesque seaside town situated only 13 km of south-east Dublin city centre and is a popular visitor and tourist location. The venue hosts the very best in cinema as well as local, national and international theatre companies, renowned dance troupes, children’s entertainers bringing puppetry, clowning and comedy to kids, as well as regular literary and multimedia events.

www.calibreuk.com

SHOW SAGE BRINGS LATEST DATATON INNOVATIONS TO PLASA FOCUS: AUSTIN 2013

Real-world projection mapping allows visitors to get hands-on experience of the latest video mapping innovations

Dataton and Show Sage, Premium Partner for North America will be joining forces to exhibit at 
PLASA Focus: Austin 2013. On display will be Dataton WATCHOUT™ version 5.5 multi-image display and presentation software and WATCHPAX™ solid-state media server. The technologies will be integrated with Show Sage WATCH*Computers.

WATCHOUT version 5.5

WATCHPAX solid-state media server.

Jim Testa, president, Show Sage says: “Our joint trade show focus is to offer visitors an outstanding visual and hands-on experience of Dataton’s innovative solutions, opening for their use in future projects. All technologies are backed up with Show Sage’s advisory services, customer support, and WATCHOUT training across North America.”

Lars Sandlund, chief operating officer says: “The latest version of WATCHOUT version 5.5 multi-image display and presentation software is the most reliable solution out there and certainly meets the growing demand for using technology in new and exciting ways for businesses to communicate their messages and engage, enthrall and inform audiences.”

WATCHOUT version 5.5 has a number of new features including hardware-assisted synchronization, frame blending, dynamic IP addressing of individual computers, cluster naming and insertion of URL based images.

The WATCHPAX solid-state media server features embedded WATCHOUT and optimized hardware, combined with a neat form factor and zero configuration.

Projection mapping at the Dataton and Show Sage booth

A key feature of the booth will be a projection mapping demonstration that incorporates viewer interactivity. Integrating a WATCHPAX media server, WATCHOUT Dynamic Image Server, a Show Sage WATCH*Book and an iPad control application, the setup will show how the power of WATCHOUT can be used to bring a whole new dimension to projection mapping.

Custom iPad app for mapping, as used on the booth. © JJ Myers of J2 Creative Media Design.

Multi-screen demo and display station

Also in the booth will be a presentation across a trio of screens that will be run by Show Sage WATCH*Computers. The presentation will be structured as a demonstration with which visitors can interact, jump to different parts of the show and learn the different aspects of WATCHOUT multi-image display and presentation software including its ability to integrate with DMX lighting, MIDI control and a network camera.

See Dataton and Show Sage at Booth 221 at PLASA Focus: Austin 2013 at Palmer Events Center, TX from 10-11 September 2013.

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Innovation is the name of the game

Swedish image processing and control manufacturer Dataton and Premium Partner Video Design will demonstrate for the first time WATCHOUT™ version 5.5 multi-image display and presentation software alongside WATCHPAX™ solid-state media server at InfoComm India 2013. The booth will show several real-world installations including projection mapping and 3D stereoscopic viewing. Dataton will also present at the hotly anticipated InfoComm India 2013 Summit on each day of the event.

Innovation is the name of the game

Two major innovations will be shown for the first time in India with Dataton Premium Partner, Video Design.

WATCHOUT version 5.5 multi-image display and presentation software has a number of newly added features including hardware assisted synchronisation, frame blending, dynamic IP addressing of individual computers, cluster naming and insertion of URL based images.

The software enables show professionals to orchestrate stills, animations, graphics, video, sound and live feeds across multiple display areas, soft-edge or scattered. WATCHOUT is fully scalable and uses a Windows platform.

WATCHOUT version 5.5

On the booth, the 3D stereoscopic viewing capabilities of Dataton WATCHOUT will be showcased with live 3D demonstrations throughout the show for visitors to try out 3D for themselves. Enabling the presentations, Dataton is partnering with INFITEC® GmbH who is providing stereoscopic projection systems and high-performance viewing glasses.

Also on show will be the compact WATCHPAX solid-state media server with built-in WATCHOUT multi-display software. WATCHPAX is designed for quick maintenance and scheduling. WATCHPAX comes in a discreet and stylish matte black aluminium finish measuring a tiny 127mm x 148mm x 22mm. It takes up the minimum of rack space or simply sits discreetly on the back of a flat-panel display. The unit weighs only 470 grams and consumes very little power.

WATCHPAX solid-state media server

Increased focus and presence in India

To support the company’s product introductions, Video Design has been appointed as the Dataton Premium Partner for India, responsible for the dedicated installation, support, training and sales of the company.

“Video Design already represents some of the world’s leading brands and WATCHOUT technology is used in a variety of events ranging from business leadership events, corporate events and more recently a presentation for Samsung in Hyderabad,” says Vijay Sabhok, managing partner at Video Design.

Samsung event, Hydrabad © Video Design

Lars Sandlund, chief operating officer at Dataton adds: “Video Design has already built a solid platform for education, marketing, sales and after sales-support the WATCHOUT and WATCHPAX product lines.”

Lars Sandlund, Chief Operating Officer, Dataton

InfoComm India 2013 Summit: production focused education presentations not to miss

Following successful educational activities hosted by Video Design in early 2013, Fredrik Svahnberg, InfoComm Faculty, marketing director at Dataton will present at the InfoComm India 2013 Summit.

Svahnberg will present ‘Technologies and Methods to Seamlessly Mix Live Video, Stock Footage and Imagery During Events as part of the Entertainment and Live Events Track education series on 16 September 2013 at 16:00-17:00 in Room B and 18 September 2013 at 11:30-12:30 in Room C.

On 17 September, Svahnberg will present Multi-Image Projection Techniques at 10:30 to 12:00 in Room D.

All presentations will highlight real-world installations such as corporate, public shows and promotional events.

See Dataton across the show floor

In addition to Dataton’s trade show focus, Dataton technology will be utilised on several technology partner booths including Christie® (D40) who will have a breath-taking and colourful presentation created by projection design studio, BARTKRESA Design. The Digital Projection International booth (B20) will use WATCHOUT to manage content across its high-performance projection displays. The use of WATCHOUT by partner companies demonstrates its market-wide acceptance in effectively communicating the benefits of each company’s respective products and technologies.

Dataton and Video Design will exhibit at Booth D90 at InfoComm India 2013 at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, India.

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‘100 innovations’ exhibition at ‘Tekniska museet’, Stockholm wins design award

Dynamic Image Server feature of Dataton WATCHOUT used in interactive video wall display

WATCH THE VIDEO © Video by Eyebrite Film and Visions: http://vimeopro.com/user9877126/eyebrite/video/72488773

The ‘100 innovations’ exhibition at the Tekniska museet (The National Museum of Science and Technology), Stockholm, Sweden recently won the ‘Best program for targeted audience’ category of the IDCA Awards (International Design Communication Awards).

The entire exhibition was produced by the National Museum of Science and Technology in conjunction with PS Communication and STORY Design Studio. ‘100 innovations’ showcases the most important innovations in history as voted by the Swedish people. Since its inauguration in February 2012, ‘100 innovations’ has attracted over 300,000 visitors and is scheduled to run until 2015.

A central part of the ‘100 innovations’ exhibition called ‘The Brain’ screens hourly interactive video demonstrations using none other than Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-image and presentation software integrated with six projectors to map individual sections of video across a 6 x 12 meter curved video wall display. Music and sound effects work with the video as museum visitors select their favourite innovation, post messages and interact with what is shown on screen. At the end of each presentation, an innovation award is presented by an ‘ABB robot’. Voting is also accessible for online and virtual visitors to the museum website.

WATCHOUT dynamically engages, informs and enthrals visitors

Video content for each of the individual innovations of ‘The Brain’ exhibit was designed and created by multimedia specialists, Eyebrite Film and Visions. Systems integrator, Informationsteknik designed the system and installed the interactive video wall display.

“The really interesting thing about WATCHOUT is that we have created an information system where visitors can vote for an innovation in person or online. The information system uses a database that is integrated with the Dynamic Image Server feature of WATCHOUT that is automated to access dynamic information for display on to ‘The Brain’. The innovation selected is completely dependant on what visitors vote for which means that the show is always changing and evolving, and there is always an element of surprise. You never know what the WATCHOUT show will look like,” explains Marcus Boij, Technical Manager, Stockholm at Informationsteknik.

WATCHOUT performs projection mapping

Because the entire screen is curved, this created a challenge for the projection mapping,” explains Jan Brånå at Eyebrite Film and Visions.

“Another challenge solved by WATCHOUT was the ability to present text and information on each individual square, and WATCHOUT easily managed to scale text according to the size and position of the display area.”

“Thanks to WATCHOUT it was possible to do everything we wanted including combining the show elements with images, film and soundtracks, live feeds and interactive functions.”

Lars Sandlund, chief operating officer at Dataton says: “We’re delighted that our technology was used as part of this award winning exhibition. It demonstrates WATCHOUT’s effectiveness and flexibility in giving multimedia and exhibition designers new and engaging ways of communicating and storytelling.”

The National Museum of Science and Technology also utilises Dataton PICKUP audio guides in various exhibition areas.

© Tekniska museet. Photography by Ellinor Algin 2

© Tekniska museet. Photography by Ellinor Algin

© Tekniska museet. Photography by Ellinor Algin.

WATCHOUT wows crowds at INNIEBOS Music Festival

© EPH Productions

Dataton Premium Partner PENMAC Audio Visual supplied WATCHOUT multi-image display and presentation software to synchronise picture and audio playout across seven large-scale LED displays at the tenth annual INNIEBOS Music Festival in Nelspruit, South Africa during June 2013. For the event, all LED stock and technical expertise was supplied and installed by EPH Productions.

Leon Pheiffer at EPH Productions takes up the story: “our brief was to use technology to synchronise the crossover of music styles between Rock and Country and various performances. PENMAC’s support for graphics on the main stage for the gala event was critical to the success of the event.”

A mix of 7mm pitch and 12mm pitch LED surfaces were positioned on stage that brought together the overall theme and context of the musical performances. The LED display panels were distributed across the back of the stage, on the riser steps and on side columns that reached up to 7 meters in height creating a breath-taking spectacle.

Malcolm Finlay, managing director at PENMAC says: “We’re delighted that the event was witnessed by 54,000 people, many who travelled more than 1,500 kilometres to visit this annual celebration of Afrikaans music. Using WATCHOUT not only wowed audiences, it ensured that the event was a complete success.”

Lars Sandlund, chief operating officer at Dataton adds: “WATCHOUT was designed for managing various audio and video feeds for live events and we’re delighted that our technology was once again put through its paces by PENMAC.”

PENMAC was recognized with an award for their outstanding exhibition booth at Mediatech Africa 2013 last month, where they showcased Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-image display software version 5.5, WATCHPAX™ media server and PICKUP™ audio guides.

Michael Engström, Sales Director, Dataton


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