Your shortcut to creative stage design

VDO Dotron

Your creative VDO toolbox just got bigger, more dynamic and flexible, making your P3 System Controller even more versatile.

VDO Dotron is a compact and powerful outdoor-rated video pixel with many faces that truly sparks creativity for 3D stage setups. A wide variety of lenses and diffusers offers a wealth of different looks - or go with no front for a raw look. Easy video-mapping and creative mix ‘n’ match with other Martin LED video products via the P3 System Controller. It uses the same integrated power and data cabling as VDO Sceptron and VDO Fatron, making installation a breeze. Be creative.


  • The perfect expansion of your creative VDO toolbox for exciting 3D stage setups
  • Extensive range of field-exchangeable diffusers and lenses for a great variety of looks
  • Easy setup, mapping and configuration via P3 System Controller


  • Supported by integrated power and data processor (P3 PowerPort 1500 or P3 PowerPort 1000 IP) and a simplified cabling system
  • Combined power and data cabling (compatible with other products such as VDO Sceptron and VDO Fatron)
  • P3/DMX/RDM controllable (automatic protocol detection)
  • Extensive range of built-in pixelated effects
  • Intuitive mapping and addressing via P3 System Controller
  • Fully color and brightness calibrated for optimal cross-product consistency (colors match with VDO Sceptron and VDO Fatron)
  • High-quality 16-bit per color image processing technology
  • 100 lumen per dot calibrated
  • 4 different diffuser options plus 1 narrow lens array (all field-exchangeable)
  • IP65 rated for outdoor use
  • Versatile rigging accessories


Tech specs

Physical Diameter: 72 mm (2.9 in.) Height: 34 mm (1.4 in.), without diffuser/lens installed Weight: 0.3 kg (0.7 lbs.), without diffuser/lens installed
Control and Programming Control options: Martin P3™ System Controller via Martin P3™ PowerPort 1500 / Martin P3™ PowerPort 1000 IP and/or DMX Protocol detection: Automatic Control modes: RGB and basic DMX channels: 3/10 Setting and addressing: Martin P3™ System Controller or RDM-compliant controller Control resolution: 16-bit (P3) or 8-bit (DMX) control of each color Calibration: Color and intensity of entire dot DMX compliance: USITT DMX512-A RDM compliance: ANSI/ESTA E1.20 Firmware update: Via Martin P3™ System Controller
Control/User Interface Device status: Multi-color visual indication Device test and reset: Magnetic pushbutton to call up local test patterns and reset device
Optics Options Open Front Flat Diffuser Flat Smoked Diffuser Dome Diffuser (supplied standard with fixture) Dome Smoked Diffuser Lens Array Narrow Minimum LED lifetime: : 50 000 hours (to >70% luminous output)* *Figure obtained under manufacturer’s test conditions All options can be interchanged at any time
Photometric Data Color resolution: 16 bits per color (48 bits per pixel) Luminous intensity, calibrated mode: 40 cd Total output, calibrated mode: 4 000 nits (fixtures placed in array at 100 mm center-to-center) Total output, calibrated mode: 100 lumens Viewing Angle Open Front: 103° x 103° (half-peak) Flat Diffuser: TBA Dome Diffuser: 125° x 125° (half-peak) Lens Array: TBA
Video Processing Brightness control Gamma correction and control Color temperature control Color temperature control Calibration processing Synchronization
Signal Protocol Martin P3 (via Martin P3™ PowerPort) or DMX/RDM (direct)
Construction Housing: Cast aluminium Color: Matt black Protection rating: IP65 RoHS compliant
Installation Orientation: Any Mounting: Optional flange bracket and other accessories Mounting options: Flat surface at any angle, pedestal or other suitable support
Connections Power and data input: 6-pin custom (BBD) IP66-rated Power and data thru: 6-pin custom (BBD) IP66-rated Hot plugging compatible
Electrical Nominal input voltage: 48 VDC +/- 4% Power supply options: Martin P3™ PowerPort 1500, Martin P3™ PowerPort 1000 IP, Martin IP66 PSU 240W or generic 48 VDC PSU Total power consumption (at max. intensity, full white): 5 W
Thermal Cooling: Convection Maximum ambient temperature (Ta max.): 55° C Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): -20° C Total heat dissipation (calculated, +/- 10%): 20 BTU/hr
Approvals EU safety: EN 60950-1, EN 60950-22 EU EMC: EN 55024, EN 55032 (Class A), EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3 US safety: UL 60950-1, UL 60950-22 US EMC: FCC Part 15 Class A Canadian safety: CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, No. 60950-22 Canadian EMC: ICES-003 Class A Australia/NZ: RCM
Accessories Magnetic Test Tool, set of 10: P/N 91610139 Hardware VDO Dotron™ Flange Bracket: P/N 91611803 VDO Dotron™ Half Coupler: P/N 91611802 VDO Dotron™ to VDO Sceptron™/Fatron™ Coupler: P/N 91616071 VDO Dotron™ to VDO Sceptron™/Fatron™ Pivot Coupler: P/N 91616072 VDO Dotron MultiRig Bar, 1000 mm: P/N 91616100 Optical VDO Dotron™ Flat Diffuser: P/N 91611804 VDO Dotron™ Flat Smoked Diffuser: P/N 91611805 VDO Dotron™ Dome Diffuser: : P/N 91611806 VDO Dotron™ Dome Smoked Diffuser: P/N 91611807 VDO Dotron™ Lens Array Narrow: P/N 91611808 Combined DC power and data cables Power + Data Input Cable, 4-pin male XLR (for P3 PowerPort) to female BBD, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616046 Power + Data Input Cable, 5-pin male XLR (for DMX) + wire tails (for PSU) to female BBD, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616048 Power + Data Input Cable, 5-pin male XLR (for DMX) + 4-pin male XLR (for P3 PowerPort) to female BBD, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616049 Power + Data Input Cable, 5-pin male XLR (for DMX) + male Tripix type (for Martin IP66 PSU 240W) to female BBD, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616050 Power + Data Output Cable, male BBD to 4-pin female XLR, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616047 DMX Lead-out Cable, male BBD to 5-pin female XLR, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616051 BBD extension cables Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 1 m (3.3 ft.): P/N 91616041 Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 2.5 m (8.2 ft.): P/N 91616024 Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 5 m (16.4 ft.): P/N 91616042 Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 10 m (32.8 ft.): P/N 91616043 Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 25 m (82.1 ft.): P/N 91616044 Power + Data Cable, Rental Type, 100 m (328 ft.) bulk without connectors: P/N 91616045 Connectors Power + Data Cable Connector, BBD, Male: P/N 91611750 Power + Data Cable Connector, BBD, Female: P/N 91611751 Blanking Caps for unused female BBD connectors, set of 10: P/N 91616052
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Ordering Information Flightcase for 24 x VDO Dotron™: P/N 91515043 Flightcase Extender for 24 x VDO Dotron™: P/N 91515044 VDO Dotron™, in cardboard box: P/N 90357690