Martin P3-050 & P3-150 System Controllers Get Software Upgrade

Posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2016

martin800Harman’s Martin debuted two additions to the P3 System Controller family of LED video processors at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt last month, and in early May announced v4.2.0, a feature-packed software upgrade for the entire line of P3 System Controller, including P3-050/100/150/200/300/PC and P3-on-Hippo.

The 4.2.0 software adds many new features, including LightAll, Alignment Bar, Global Status, Increased Group Count and Improved Shortcuts that make the workflow even simpler and faster. It also introduces the support of Art-Net input on the P3 System Controllers and the P3 Fixture Adjuster, which enables LED Video fixtures to be compensated for LED aging and make them look like new again. The first P3-050 and P3-150 units are shipping to customers now.

“The feedback I received on the new P3 System Controllers during the Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt was extremely positive,” said Wouter Verlinden, Product Manager, LED Video, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “Using the new 4.2.0 software during the programming of the tradeshow really showed me how much of a time-saver it is, as I spent far less time than I had on previous demos, where I was using an older software version.”

Since the launch of the first P3 System Controller in 2009, Martin has continued to innovate on the product line, offering improved ease of use and new creative features. These controllers are some of the most ergonomic solutions available for configuring and running a system with LED Video Panels and Creative LED Video fixtures, like the Martin VDO Sceptron.

The P3-150 System Controller is a replacement for the P3-100 and P3-200 controllers, which have led the industry for more than seven years. But the P3-150 is not just a simple replacement. Many improvements have been packed into the P3-150, including a more compact one-unit rack housing, thru connections on DVI and DMX, full HD DVI (1920×1080) input and active workspace, and more robust construction.

In addition, the P3-150 inherits the many features that have made Martin P3 System Controllers the most preferred LED Video processors available, like a highly user-friendly interface; DMX and Art-Net input for lighting control integration; Kinesys and TAIT Navigator input for automation system integration; real-time preview of video canvas and mapped fixtures; and compatibility with all Martin LED video products.

The P3-050 System Controller brings the power of P3 to a price point unseen before. It packs the same features as the P3-150, but with an output restricted to 100,000 pixels, allowing a significantly lower price. It is an ideal companion to the Martin VDO Sceptron, as it can drive 1,000 VDO Sceptron 10 fixtures.

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