Dataton WATCHPAX 42 Compact Media Server


WATCHPAX 42 features a high-performance four-channel output configuration housed in a compact, rack-mountable case. The unit offers four times UHD (4K) playback. WATCHOUT License Included.

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Compact and smart, the WATCHPAX 42 offers four times 4K playback, optimized playback performance for WATCHOUT shows, as well as EDID emulation and quick restore.


Watchpax4 600X600

Practical, portable and perfectly at home in both permanent and temporary installs, new WATCHPAX 42 offers four 4K channels, 1 TB storage and a tech spec designed to do justice to your WATCHOUT shows! Built into the sleek, letter-size media server, you’ll also find EDID emulation and smart restore/reset functions making it easier than ever to deploy on-site – and move on!


Watchpax4 Back Cables To Right 500X500

• Plug and play – fast and easy to install
• Built-in WATCHOUT license
• EDID emulation/management
• Outputs –4x4K playback, DisplayPort
• Industrial-grade components, optimized for WATCHOUT
• Media storage –1TB (1GB/second) for fast playback of large files
• Network –1Gb Ethernet for high-speed transfer of content
• Optional 4K video capture and multi-channel audio – 2 × USB3 for flexibility
• Audio output –3.5 mm stereo


Watchpax4 Two Unit Rack 500X500

• Join two units for 19″ rack installation
• Standalone or stack
• Quad fans for cooling
• Kensington security slot
• Clean shutdown and power up – IEC C14 input
• Two levels of reset
• Powers up and launches WATCHOUT automatically after power cut
• Locked-down unit

* Rack kit sold separately



Watchpax4 Person Walking 500X500

• Width 214 mm, height 43 mm (1U), depth 276 mm (8.5 × 1.7 × 11 inches)
• Light, just 2950 g (6.7 lbs)
• Sleek look – locate it close to displays and avoid long cable runs
• Robust aluminum housing
• Strap for hand carrying
• Removable rubber bumpers




Max output resolution per channelUp to 4096 x 2160
Video playbackUp to 4K per channel
Output channels4 x DisplayPort
CaptureNewtek NDI and USB (3rd party component required)
Storage1 TB
Audio output1 x 3.5 mm stereo audio out
Ethernet, 1 GbYes
Size214 x 276 x 43 mm (1 U)
Weight2.95 kg (6.5 lbs)
HousingAluminum, black finish
Kensington security slotYes
EDID emulationYes
Quick restore/resetYes
RackConnect two units for 19-inch rack installation

Additional information

Weight10 lbs
Dimensions14 × 12 × 4 in


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