What We Do –
Commanding Visual Technology

For 16 years, Show Sage has been offering extraordinary expertise, creativity, and visual technology for major presentations, live events, film and TV production, and permanent installations.

Our specialties include wide-screen, multi-display and interactive audiovisual configurations based on leading technologies such as Dataton’s remarkable WATCHOUT and PICKUP products. Show Sage is North America’s only Dataton Premium Partner, part of a select group of global experts.

Our vision is simple… To be the leader in software-based audiovisual solutions. We do this by inspiring our people, delighting our customers and impressing our partners with superb knowledge, relevant insight and innovative products and services.

Our Values

Integrity
We maintain absolute integrity with our people, customers, suppliers and partners
Respect
We are one team, completely believing in one another, as we pursue one goal with one purpose
Innovation
We constantly seek out new ideas and creative solutions that provide exceptional value
Quality
We are dedicated to consistently high quality; if we make a mistake we fix it
Service
We encourage active participation in the communities in which we live and work
Perpetual Learning
We are committed to continuously improving our knowledge, skills and processes
Financial Responsibility
We are the stewards of all assets entrusted to us and we act accordingly
We are members of:

2017 Marks Our 16th Year In Business

In 2017, Show Sage celebrates 16 years as the team behind your team in creating stunning multi-display presentations.

Here’s a snapshot of our history…

1999

David Branson, while part of Grace & Wild, sees WATCHOUT for the first time at Dataton in Sweden

2000

David is the first to use WATCHOUT in the U.S., using it with great success at Daimler Chrysler’s Dealer New Car Announcement Show

2001

David officially founds Show Sage, combining his “sage” show production wisdom with WATCHOUT to help create market awareness of the capabilities of WATCHOUT

2002

David uses WATCHOUT to create breathtaking visual programming for Martina McBride’s award-winning “Joy of Christmas” Holiday Tour

2003-2004

Show Sage pioneers the creation of WATCHOUT-specific computers

2004

Jim Kellner joins Show Sage as sales representative; Dataton designates Show Sage as their North American Center; and Show Sage debuts the WATCHOUT Fundamentals Workshop training program for WATCHOUT users

2006

Show Sage moves to Brighton, Michigan

2007-2009

Show Sage experiences record growth in both software and hardware sales; the customer list ranges from Fortune 100 companies to top Broadway and Canadian theaters

2010

The Show Sage torch is passed to Jim Testa; David Branson officially becomes Show Sage’s “Sage Emeritus”

2015

Show Sage moves to its current headquarters in Franklin Park, IL

Currently

Under Jim Testa’s leadership, Show Sage continues to thrive by introducing North America to new audio and visual innovations and forging more and stronger partnerships as the “team behind your team”