new contact for AVtrade

From 2023, Walter van Maris will be AVtrade's new point of contact. With years of experience in the audiovisual sector in general and Watchout in particular, the representation of Dataton and Pixilab products is in good hands. For Jan Breel it is now time for retirement and everything that goes with it, although he will remain involved in the background for a while. The well-known telephone number 0641047441 remains in use and the email address is the new contact address.


Download WATCHOUT 6.7.2 now

Released September 30, 2022
This release focuses on support for new WATCHPAX hardware and a solution for duplicate layer names. Support has been added for the Dataton WATCHPAX 62 media server. Duplicate layer names are now also banned for compositions (this was already implemented for other timelines in release 6.6.7).

Note: To access SDI playback features with the WATCHPAX 60C and WATCHOUT version 6.7.2, the media server must have hardware image version r22 or higher.
Download the full Release Notes here.


Released January 27, 2022
This release contains a version update for NewTek NDI®, as well as fixes related to DMX, NDI, cropping and layer names. NDI support has been upgraded to NDI 5 (the latest iteration of NDI).
Previously an external DMX universe could continue to transmit even when removed from the output window. This has now been resolved.
Pixels are no longer blurred when cropped more than 50% of the original size.
The list of available NDI devices was not visible when the NDI dialog (Media menu, “Add NDI Video”) was opened for the first time in a show. This has now been fixed.
As introduced in version 6.6.7, duplicate layer names are automatically renamed to default values (e.g., Layer 1). Also leaving the name field empty, in the layer dialog, will change the layer name to the default name.
Support for WATCHPAX 42 and WATCHPAX 62 next generation media servers has been added.
Known issues and limitations Important: Before updating Dataton WATCHPAX (product number: 3360 ) or WATCHPAX 2 (product number: 3362) media players to WATCHOUT version 6.6.7 or 6.7, please ensure that the unit’s hardware image version is version r23 or higher for WATCHPAX, and r33 or higher for WATCHPAX 2. If the image version is older, the unit will stop working and a “license key not found” error will be shown after the WATCHOUT version is updated. For more information on how to update your hardware image please contact your local partner or Dataton.
Download the Release Notes here.

introduction BLOCKS 5

The next generation of BLOCKS was introduced on March 31.
BLOCKS is PIXILAB's software for display, interaction and control in museums, visitor centers, trade shows and showrooms. This is a unique opportunity to see what BLOCKS stands for. Meet the PIXILAB team, along with some of our partners, for a taste of what you could do with BLOCKS.


PIXILAB Blocks Basic Online Training

If you're interested to learn the basics of PIXILAB Blocks, this online training session is perfect for you.
The only thing you need to attend this training is a good internet connection. The session will run via Microsoft Teams and you will receive a meeting link one week in advance The program (outline below) is in english, 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon.
10.00 Meet & Greet
* The concepts of PIXILAB Blocks®
* Overview of the Blocks Editor
* Spots and blocks
* Basic editing and publishing
12.00 Lunch Break
13:00 Afternoon session: Hands-On exercises
14.30 Q & A
15.00 End
See the agenda for the planned dates


WATCHPAX 60 campaign!

Now is the moment to invest in a POWERFUL plug-and-play media server that exceeds demands of the toughest environments in media handling, performance and rendering! The WATCHPAX 60 servers support uncompressed 4K playback and are equipped with a dual power supply. Choose from three models with 4-12 outputs (including 8 bi-directional SDI channels).
If you register here for this special offer AVtrade, as the the Premium Partner in your region, will contact you shortly to help you profit from this special offer!


compact BLOCKS server with integrated Producers License

For off-site content preparation or smaller systems, a compact ready-to-use Linux server is available. A BLOCKS USB license dongle can be built in internally and the server also contains an integrated Display Spot.


BLOCKS 4 is available!

In version 4 Pixilab introduces several "Premium Blocks". There is a fee to unlock the Premium Blocks and then it can be used without limitations on a single License key. Please note that the Evaluation and Producer (previously Personal) License have all Premium Blocks activated.
Premium Blocks are Live Video Block, Panorama Block and Mirror Service


Get WATCHOUT 6 today, invest in tomorrow!

Are you using an older version of WATCHOUT but are keen to step up to the latest release? Or maybe you’re building your own servers and need new WATCHOUT licenses? Now's the time to do it! Starting May 15, we're offering approximately 40% discount on WATCHOUT version 6 upgrades and new WATCHOUT license keys.
If you register here for this special offer AVtrade, as the the Premium Partner in your region, will contact you shortly to finalize your order!


The Marketers' guide to projection mapping

Dataton publishes an ebook on projection mapping.
In this book, you'll learn why projection mapping is used to:
* Build brands
* Engage audiences around the world
* Create memorable events
* Increase social media reach
Fill in the form then download the Marketers' Guide to Projection Mapping to find out how and why you should consider using projection mapping in your next event!



Unveiled at ISE2019, this addition to the Dataton mediaserver range, with up to 12 outputs, is available for demonstration now.


Dataton training approved for InfoComm CTS Renewal Units

Dataton is pleased to announce its appointment as an official Avixa Renewal Unit (RU) Provider. The new classification means more than 10,000 professionals who hold InfoComm’s Certified Technology Specialist credentials now have the opportunity to earn certification renewal units by completing Dataton’s WATCHOUT Academy training program. Dataton’s Academy program focuses on WATCHOUT, the award-winning multi-display system which is widely used in live, broadcast, event and fixed installations. The Academy aims to provide users with a strong set of skills in programming and deploying the system, including an understanding of relevant related technologies. The WATCHOUT Overview will earn attendees with CTS certification 2 RUs, while the WATCHOUT Certified while the WATCHOUT Certified User session gives 6 RUs.

Avixa® is the global trade association representing the commercial audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has more than 5,400 members, representing over 70,000 AV professionals worldwide, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV standards, market research and news. Its training, certification and education programs set a standard of excellence for AV professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers in the Western Hemisphere. InfoComm also produces trade shows in China, Europe, India, Latin America and the Middle East.

Additional information is available at and


Discover what Blocks can do for your projects.

15-19 mei 2023

the Netherlands and Belgium

PIXILAB Blocks launched version 6 last December. A whole series of new functions have been added, but the most striking feature is the ability to collect and process information from visitors and to interact with it. Together with Fredrik Svahnberg (PIXILAB), Jan Breel and Walter van Maris (AVTRADE), we will be holding a demo tour in the Benelux between 15 and 19 May to tell you more about what Blocks can do for your projects.
If you want to know more about Blocks during a live demonstration, sign up now. We will make the exact planning based on the number of registrations.
Sign up here.


December 20-21 2022

Vision Tools Campus, tt. Vasumweg 170, 1033 SH Amsterdam

The WATCHOUT Certified User seminar will be held on December 20-21 and focuses on practical examples with practical programming and tasks. The instructors provide step-by-step guidance; participants are expected to bring their own laptop with WATCHOUT 6 installed and actively participate in the seminar. Participants receive the AVIXA registered Certified User course diploma upon completion.
You can register at:

Integrated Systems Europe

31 January - 3 February 2023


The latest edition of ISE, which takes place at Fira Barcelona, Gran Vía, will be held on 31 January - 3 February 2023.

Join Dataton (booth 3C890) and Pixilab (booth 5H610) at Integrated Systems Europe and check out the very latest developments.
Registration for the 2023 edition of Integrated Systems Europe ( is now open. Don't forget to use the Dataton invite code (E9HZ7C10)for free entry to the show.

Dataton Digital Academy

September 21-30 2021


Dataton's highly successful, global training program has expanded its online offering with the roll-out of the Dataton Digital Academy. The digital academy offers a carefully thought-out program of seminars, assignments and e-learning for small groups of enrolled participants.
Check fot upcoming dates and register via

PIXILAB Blocks Introduction

September16 2021


PIXILAB Blocks Intermediate Training

September 29 2021


Check for upcoming dates on and register via or

We hope to resume the real-life WATCHOUT and BLOCKS training as soon as possible.

On November 6th, Mirage Associates and AVtrade, in collaboration with Dataton, organise a WATCHOUT Operator's Course in Amsterdam.
Registration can be done on:


November 7th 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

On Thursday 7 November a basic training on the PIXILAB BLOCKS system will be held. PIXILAB BLOCKS is software for producing and managing rich experiences for museums, exhibitions, visitor centers and company presentations. It features a unique mix of content and display management, operating system capabilities, interactive presentation, and mobile guide functions. more information can be found on: 10:00-12:00 — Introduction session: This seminar is suitable for anyone who works in the AV and exhibition industry and wants to know more about BLOCKS or wants to get new ideas about the use of the system. No prior knowledge of the system is required. 13:00-17:00 — User session (bring your own computer) This training offers you the knowledge needed to set up a basic BLOCKS system and to configure displays, media and control inputs and outputs.
Please register via

The working language during these training courses is English.

Museum Vakdagen

April 17-18th 2019


The fourth edition of the Museum Vakdagen, the professional trade fair for the Dutch and Flemish museum industry, will be organized on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 April 2019.

The Museum Vakdagen is again held in the Evoluon in Eindhoven. The Evoluon is a retro-futuristic design by Louis Kalff and Leo de Bever, which was built as a Philips museum. A highly appreciated location by the Museum Vakdagen visitor.


Integrated Systems Europe

Feruary 5-8 2019


The 16th edition of ISE, which takes place at the RAI Amsterdam, will be held on 5-8 februari 2019.

Join Dataton at Integrated Systems Europe, hall 12, booth E90 and check out the very latest.
Registration for the 2018 edition of Integrated Systems Europe is now open. don't forget to use the Dataton invite code for free entry to the show: 706353.



January 16-17th 2018

Ahoy Rotterdam

On January 16 and 17, in collaboration with Dataton and Mirage Associates, Avtrade organizes a Dataton Academy WATCHOUT training in Rotterdam.
For a thorough general overview of WATCHOUT's applications, usage and features, the Overview session will be held on Tuesday, January 16th, from 09:00 to 12:00.

Participation is free, but the number of participants is limited.

For users, such as designers and producers of shows, installation and deployment technicians, rental employees, etc., there is the hands-on Certified session on Tuesday, January 16, from 13:00 to 17:00 and Wednesday, January 17, from 09:00 to 16:00. As a basis for this training, it is assumed that the Overview session has been attended.
On the attachment you will find an overview of the day program of the Certified Training.
The Dataton Academy training has recently been certified by Infocomm International, a worldwide audiovisual industry organization.
Participation in the Certified training costs € 500 ex VAT and includes coffee / tea and lunch.
Registration Certified session.

The location is the meeting room Dock 1 in Rotterdam Ahoy, Ahoyweg 10, 3084 BA Rotterdam.

CUE 2018

January 15-17th 2018

Ahoy, Rotterdam

Visit us at CUE 2018, booth 411 and see all the latest developments concerning WATCHOUT.

Registration for the 2018 edition of the CUE tradeshow is now open.

Don’t forget to use the invitation code 181501 for free entry to the show.