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Merging Technologies provides advanced audio capabilities to Dataton at InfoComm MEA 2012

  WATCHOUT and Ovation synchronize video and audio cues

Puidoux, Switzerland, October 2012: Merging Technologies will support Dataton to demonstrate TCP/IP based advanced channel audio and video display on the Dataton stand TA-C40 at InfoComm MEA 2012.

Merging Technologies are the creators of the Ovation media server and sequencer. Advanced audio features such as the incorporation of 300+ tracks of playback, management and treatment of live audio inputs, a comprehensive internal mix engine with 256 busses and a full complement of EQ/Dynamics/processing, control protocol I/O and the immense power of the MassCore Audio Engine will be demonstrated at InfoComm MEA 2012.

All these features can easily be integrated with Dataton WATCHOUT multi-image display and presentation software.

"The Ovation cue containing multitrack audio and control information is now possible over standard Layer3 networks. This synchronization is capable of having a WATCHOUT master providing a reference to multiple Ovations, allowing for remote Ovation sequencers to be placed at various points in a much larger installation if required", says Johan Wadsten, Product Manager for the Ovation Media Server and Sequencer at Merging Technologies.

"We are thrilled to be able to demonstrate Ovation on the Dataton booth at InfoComm MEA, helping to show how easy it is to manipulate advanced audio and control audio information working on the WATCHOUT time line."

Fredrik Svahnberg, Marketing Director at Dataton adds: "At this year’s InfoComm MEA our booth will be entirely focused on showing the most informative images and high-quality content. We’re delighted to once again collaborate with Merging Technologies to jointly show the audiovisual community what can be achieved and opportunities for new ways of communicating using technology in Dubai."

Ovation is a revolutionary media server and sequencer from Merging Technologies SA in Switzerland. Ovation provides playback and sequencing for large scale audio productions with an internal mix engine providing control over playback and live input feeds. Able to manage up to 384 discrete audio feeds into 256 bus outputs, complete with eq, compression and other fx, scene saving and recall, as well as being able to receive and transmit a wide variety of control protocols at the same time, Ovation is the perfect tool for any audio based production.

    Ovation Media Server & Sequencer

About Merging Technologies

Merging Technologies SA is a Swiss manufacturer with over 20 years of experience in developing groundbreaking, professional Audio and Video products for a wide range of entertainment and media industries. With a dedicated user base in the elite end of the music, film, television, mastering and performances industries, Merging is committed to developing product ranges with unrivalled quality and flexibility, no matter what the application. Merging builds tools for people who want more from their systems, have an inherent need to push boundaries, and believe that quality always comes first, every time.

About Dataton

Renowned Swedish show control developer and manufacturer, Dataton has been established on the international market since the 1980s. The company's flagship products include the award-winning Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-display production and presentation system as well as the intuitive Dataton PICKUP™ audio guide. WATCHOUT version 5 is a multi-display, timeline-based software system that comprises stereoscopic playback and 3D effects, and a strong array of groundbreaking features, including enhanced live interaction.

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