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Show Sage is Dataton's Premium Partner for North America. We sell, rent and provide support for WATCHOUT and WATCHOUT-tuned display systems across the U.S., Canada and Caribbean Islands.

For over a decade, we have helped our customers create sensational multi-channel audio and visual experiences through the use of leading-edge technology. With customers across the corporate, entertainment, cultural, educational and live performance spectrums, Show Sage is dedicated to finding and delivering groundbreaking AV solutions that push boundaries, address comples multi-channel challenges and help our customers achieve stunning successes.

In addition to providng Dataton solutions, we are an authorized reseller of Ovation, the award-winning multi-channel audio sequencer and playback solution; Lighware signal management solutions; and, Sand Box DMX solutions.

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News & Events

Dataton Wraps Up ISE 2014

Last week Dataton concluded a very successful exhibition at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2014 in Amsterdam. Highlights of the show include the introduction of two new products -- the next generation WATCHPAX and WATCHNET, a groundbreaking control and management solution.

The new WATCHPAX features a quad-core CPU, USB 3.0 and support for two outputs. The new units are expected to be available later this spring.

WATCHNET is Dataton's new web-based control and management platform for WATCHOUT-based systems. One of the key features of WATCHNET is an intuitive what-you-see-is-what-you-get desine interface for creating panels that can run on a variety of devices. WATCHNET is also expected to be generally available later this spring.

Show Sage to Exhibit at PLASA Focus Nashville

Show Sage is a proud exhibitor and sponsor of the upcoming PLASA Focus Nashville on February 18 & 19, 2014 at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. If you are going to be in the Music City, stop by and see us at booth 413.


WATCHOUT is Dataton's award winning multi-display production and playback software solution. Working with any type of display and any resolution, WATCHOUT's key features include real-time interactivity, support for stereoscopic 3D, hardware assisted synchronization, frame blending, real-time geometry correcton and support for up to 6 connected display devices per server.

To download the latest version of WATCHOUT, v5.5.1, click here.


WATCHPAX is Dataton's solid-state media player designed specifically for WATCHOUT. With a footprint of approximately 6 inches by 6 inches, this compact yet powerful media player is perfect applications such as mobile projection systems, digital signage or settings where installing larger servers is not practical.

WATCHPAX features include preinstalled WATCHOUT, hardware accelerated video playback (for H.264 videos), control and interactivity (via MIDI, DMX and TCP/IP) and stereo audio output.

Dataton PICKUP

PICKUP is a compact and technically sophisticated auido guide for museums, visitor centers, exhibitions and anywhere personalized mobile audio is required. PICKUP devices can be used standalone or, when used with infrared transponders, the audio playback can be instantly synchronized with video playback presented via WATCHOUT. PICKUP supports audio in multiple languages and with Dataton's "smart" charging stations, programming PICKUP untis is a breeze.


Ovation, by Merging Technologies, is the award-winning multi-channel audio sequencer and playback solution that has been used around the world in theaters, theme parks, concerts and other major AV installations. With seamless integration to WATCHOUT, support for over 300 channels and an integrated Pyramix Virtual Studio design tool, Ovation is an excellent choice for AV installations that require synchronized audio and video within an economical and easy to use solution.