Dataton WATCHPAX 4 Media Player

by Michael Eddy
Dataton's WATCHPAX 4 media player
Dataton's WATCHPAX 4 media player

Dataton introduces the WATCHPAX 4 media player, the newest addition the WATCHPAX range of media players. Designed for playback of multi-display shows created in Dataton WATCHOUT, the unit offers an 8K output (4 x 4K). WATCHPAX 4 is housed in a compact, rack-mountable case and comes with a WATCHOUT license pre-installed.

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WATCHPAX 4 is designed to be plug-and-play to save time in the field—power up the units, connect to the network, and you can get started. The unit is lightweight and compact—each unit weighs just 6.6 lbs (3.0 kg) and measures 8.5 x 11 x 1.7” (215 x 279 x 42.5 mm). Housed in an aluminium case, WATCHPAX 4 is both portable and robust. Stackable, the unit is equipped with rubber feet and has the air intake at front with discharge at back, which makes it ideal for installs where space is at a premium.

As a dedicated server, the WATCHPAX 4 taps into Dataton's WATCHOUT multi-display production and playback software with its projection-mapping workflow, pre-visualization, and support for NDI. WATCHOUT is fully scalable and multiple WATCHPAX 4 units can be used in the same installation. With four DisplayPort outputs per unit, WATCHPAX 4 is suited to a range of applications including live events and fixed installations. The units can be stacked, or mounted in a standard 19-inch rack for extra flexibility, in fact, two units may be mounted side-by-side in a 19-inch rack.

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