Martin EC-20™ LED Panels: Creative LED Never Looked Better!
Posted on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
The EC-20 is a new generation LED panel by Martin Professional designed for those who place value on solid, dependable performance and superior image quality.
By combining the image quality and precision of conventional high resolution screens with the creativity and low weight of mesh type screens, the EC-20 provides new design possibilities for all manner of indoor and outdoor staging, as well as permanent installations.
The EC-20 offers several advantages over other types of LED panels. It features a 20 mm pixel pitch and delivers an impressive 4,000 nits of brightness. Designed for rapid setup and teardown in combination with maximum flexibility, color and brightness is calibrated for each individual pixel for maximum image quality.
Using high efficiency Nichia LEDs, the EC-20 offers visual performance at the highest level. Pinpoint 48-bit color processing ensures uncompromised color depth at any brightness setting. Each pixel is color and brightness calibrated for maximum color and brightness uniformity and consistency from pixel to pixel and panel to panel.
A high level of brightness – 4000 nits (cd/m²) – is more than sufficient for any indoor use and bright enough for virtually any outdoor application.
An optional integrated curving system enables a panel to panel angle of +/- 20° with maintained pixel pitch. This makes it easy to create curved screens and circles with a radius of only 1.5 m (5 ft) without visible gaps.
Each panel is made up of 18 pixel blocks, each one easily removable for creative design/shape flexibility, including the integration of different resolution pixel-blocks. The EC-20 operates completely flicker free thanks to a 3000Hz LED refresh rate (3-8 times higher than other screens).
The EC-20 panels are transparent and allow light and effects to pass through (audio, smoke and air too), creating increased possibilities for multi-layered looks.
The EC-20 is driven by Martin’s innovative and award-winning P3-100 System Controller, an ultra robust unit for advanced video signal processing and integration with lighting control. The P3 processing system makes setting up an LED screen a true “plug and play” experience. Based on Gigabit Ethernet and Cat5e wiring, P3 technology removes the limitations of video-type protocols for easy connectivity and speed of set up.
A key feature of the modular EC-20 system is its ease of set up (and tear down) with no tools required for savings in time and hassle. The panels are low weight for easy one man handling and the user-friendly design requires no separate rental structure. Integrated power and signal connections have eliminated the need for cables between panels.
Built of rugged materials with precise mechanics, the EC-20 features a true IP65 protection rating, fully protected LEDs, and a wide operating temperature range for use in all types of environments. They will remain specification-ready 2-3 times longer than cheaper LED screens.
Essentially maintenance free, the EC-20 panels are completely convection cooled and use no fans which means no noise, fewer parts to fail, less cleaning, and greater reliability. The panels are also ultra quiet for use in noise sensitive environments.