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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


www.dataton.com

Calibre UK celebrates 25 years milestone

Calibre UK announces their celebration of 25 years of success in the electronics design, creation, manufacture and delivery of innovative processing, image scaling, scan conversion and LCD electronics products to market.

In celebrating 25 years of success, Tim Brooksbank, Chairman at Calibre UK commented: “Achieving this milestone has been immense fun. We’ve sold a lot of great products and have built some valued relationships. Here’s to the next 25 years.”

Founded on 8 August 1988, Calibre UK established itself as a small business in the technology and software sector and quickly built a reputation for electronics excellence.

25 years of electronics excellence

Calibre UK originally designed and manufactured custom test equipment for CRT monitor and television factories, primarily for automated picture analysis and calibration on production lines. This spun out initial product lines such as I2C-Bus development and associated test tools. In the early 1990s Calibre UK progressed to making specialist CRT video displays for the oil and gas industries as well as for general industrial purposes – a key market being displays for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) as well as specialist security and surveillance projects such as the Dartford River Crossing.

In the mid 1990s, Calibre UK introduced its very first video processor to market. This was a deinterlacer and format converter for use on the then-common Gem80 industrial programmable logic controller, which had a unique video output format incompatible with most computer displays.

Around this time Calibre UK was also the first British company to market with a high-resolution LCD flat panel display capable of showing live video. This was Calibre UK’s second true video processing and scaling product, developed in-house and able to de-interlace and scale PAL or NTSC to the 640×480 progressive format that at that time considered high resolution for the newly emerging TFT-LCD technology. Additionally, a range of specialist LCD driver boards was developed for industrial, medical and military needs, a market Calibre UK is still active in.

Also in the mid 1990’s other manufacturers’ products were also sold on a distribution basis, particularly those from US scaler manufacturers Folsom Research and PC Video Conversion.

Calibre UK then progressed to designing and manufacturing its own scalers, initially for the emerging LED videowall market, then for specialist projection and medical as well as super-premium home theater.

“Calibre UK’s export success was officially recognised when the company received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in 2012. Our staff, peers and customers are justifiably proud of the achievement,” adds Brooksbank.

Calibre UK continues its innovation and market development

Today, Calibre UK is a successful, respected and growing UK manufacturer, offering the industry’s most comprehensive range of processors to broadcast and professional audiovisual companies alike throughout the world. Despite the current economic climate, Calibre UK’s continues to expand with further investments being made into R&D through 2013.

Calibre focuses on pro-av, broadcast, medical, military and specialist industrial markets, primarily with video scalers for use as stand-alone devices or inside projectors, specialist displays and endoscopy cameras. Calibre UK is perhaps best known as an OEM manufacturer providing products and technology to several industry leaders in its various markets.

DATATON CONGRATULATES SHORTLISTED PROJECTS IN 15TH AV AWARDS 2013 PROGRAMME


Industry recognition of the deployment of PICKUP audio guides and WATCHOUT multi-image display software

Dataton technology is used by projection designer, BARTKRESA Design and systems integrator, D J Willrich (DJW) whose innovative projects have been shortlisted by the industry’s finest judges in the 15th AV Awards 2013.

BARTKRESA Design recognized for innovative projection mapping using WATCHOUT

© Christie

Shortlisted for the Digital Signage Project of the Year for the Christie® InfoComm 2012 exhibition booth, BARTKRESA Design created all architectural projection mapping and design.

In speaking about the shortlist, Bart Kresa, projection designer at BARTKRESA Design, said: “On the Christie® booth at InfoComm 2012 we used Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-image display and presentation software to manage three video feeds from Christie® Roadster S+20K and S+14K-J 3-chip DLP® projectors onto the surface of two pyramid shaped structures. Each pyramid had different and often contrasting bright, visual and moving content highlighting the capabilities of the digital projectors.

“BARTKRESA Design relies on WATCHOUT for all projects around the world and is constantly using the technology in new, exciting and creative ways,” Kresa added.

DJW shortlisted for four projects in the AV Awards 2013 that utilise Dataton WATCHOUT and PICKUP technologies

Expert systems integrator, DJW has an unrivalled four projects in the AV Awards 2013 shortlist, all of which take advantage of Dataton technology.

© The National Football Museum. Images courtesy D J Willrich

The View from The Shard was shortlisted in the Consumer Installation category and BP Olympics Showcase was shortlisted for the Green or Environmental Project of the Year category. The National Football Museum was shortlisted for the Consumer Installation and AV/IT Project of the Year categories. All projects completed by DJ Willrich utilize Dataton WATCHOUT.

DJW’s work at The Allison Customer Experience Center was shortlisted for the Business Installation of the Year. The project uses the combination of PICKUP™ audio guides and Dataton WATCHOUT to engage and inform audiences.

All shortlisted projects were supported by Mirage Associates, WATCHOUT Premium Partner for the UK and Ireland.

“We use Dataton in many projects because they have the most reliable, durable and flexible solution out there,” commented David Willrich, Managing Director at DJW. “Dataton WATCHOUT can handle multiple feeds and resolutions and is a future-proof solution.”

In speaking about the AV Awards 2013 shortlist, Lars Sandlund, COO at Dataton, said: “It’s terrific to see industry recognition of some of our most innovative and trusted partners which incorporates the creative use of WATCHOUT on the world stage.”

The official 15th AV Awards 2013 is run by AV Magazine and will take place at the Park Lane Hilton, London on 11 October 2013.

ENDS

About Dataton
Established in 1973, renowned Swedish show control developer and manufacturer, Dataton this year celebrates its 40th year in business. The company serves its core markets in multi-media entertainment, visitor attractions, digital signage scenography, event production and corporate A/V. The company’s flagship products include the WATCHPAX™ media server, award-winning Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-display production and presentation system as well as the intuitive Dataton PICKUP™ audio guide. The entire range is supported by Dataton’s established global distribution and reseller network.

www.dataton.com

Calibre UK hits the big screen to process alternative content at Europe’s largest international film festival

Europe’s largest international film event, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) relied on none other than Calibre UK for scaling and switching of alternative cinema content. Provided by Prague-based system integration, rental and staging experts Altei, HQView400DC processors were integrated with Sony 4K digital cinema projectors located throughout multiple cinemas that were used for event screenings.

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) took place between June 28 to July 6 in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. The event attracted over 12,000 film industry representatives and press from all around the world.

All guests had the opportunity to experience first-hand the immersive quality of digital cinema technology to give the very highest picture quality and viewer experience.

“The quality of the Calibre UK processing was essential to achieve best results combining alternative – non DCP content and Sony Digital Cinema projectors,” says Martin Vysušil, Sales & Marketing at Altei.

“Calibre UK HQView400DC alternative content processors were used for screening of movies from various sources including Digital Betacam, HD Cam, DVD and BluRay.”

Pauline Brooksbank, Managing Director at Calibre UK says: “We’re delighted Altei are relying on the flexible, robust and seamless processing from Calibre UK at the KVIFF as they have done so successfully in previous years.”

HQView400DC is a unique version of the Calibre UK HQView400, which is optimised for use as a digital cinema alternative content processor and is compatible with the alternate content input of market leading digital cinema projectors.

The HQView range of highly flexible image scalers provide stunning image quality in demanding applications including professional AV, staging, broadcast, houses of worship, medical, corporate and education.

ENDS

About Calibre UK
Celebrating its 25th year (08/08/88) Calibre has over the years achieved World recognition providing image scaling and processing technologies for use in digital cinema, large venue projection and LED events, surgical medical applications and broadcast/television studios, manufacturing products under its own brand-names as well as providing products and technology to several market leaders in the ProAV market worldwide. A market leader in innovation utilising its own in-house hardware and software design team for all product development and manufactured in its own factory in Bradford, UK.
www.calibreuk.com

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