VDO Sceptron 40

The VDO Sceptron 40 is a linear outdoor-rated LED video fixture for the rental market with 40 mm pixel pitch and an extensive range of optical accessories for a wide variety of looks. The VDO Sceptron 40 is driven by the Martin P3 System Controller family for easy configuration, mapping and setup, and is also backwards compatible with DMX for smaller setups. The integrated power and data cabling allows for long daisy-chains with many fixtures per cable-run, while the power supply can be located backstage (up to 50 m away) for a clean setup avoiding messy cabling and several driver boxes.


  • Extensive range of field-exchangeable optical accessories for a wide variety of looks
  • Easy setup, mapping and configuration
  • Bright and fully calibrated for optimal consistency

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  • 40 mm pixel pitch
  • 62 cd per meter calibrated
  • 187 lumen per meter calibrated
  • High-quality 16-bit per color image processing technology
  • Pixel-level brightness and color calibration for optimal image quality
  • P3/DMX controllable (automatic protocol detection)
  • Intuitive mapping and addressing via P3 System Controller
  • Combined power/data input (single cable for power and data input)
  • Supported by integrated power and data processor (P3 PowerPort 1500 or P3 PowerPort 1000 IP) and simple cabling system
  • Available in lengths of 1000 mm and 320 mm
Physical Length: Available in 320 mm (12.6 in.) and 1000 mm (39.4 in.) versions Width: 27 mm (1.07 in.) Height: 28 mm (1.10 in.) Weight: 1.2 kg / m (0.81 lbs. per foot)
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, basic, segment and pixel-level Setting and addressing: Martin P3™ System Controller or RDM-compliant controller Control resolution: 16-bit (P3) or 8-bit (DMX) control of each color Color and intensity calibration: Pixel-level DMX compliance: USITT DMX512-A RDM compliance: ANSI/ESTA E1.20 Firmware update: Via Martin P3™ System Controller DMX channels: 3/10/13/22/31/82
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 Round Diffuser Round Smoked Diffuser Square Diffuser Square Smoked Diffuser Tube Diffuser Tube Smoked Diffuser 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) Viewing angle: 120° x 120° Pixels per meter: 25 Pitch (pixel center-to-center): 40.00 mm Luminous intensity, calibrated mode: 62 cd per meter* Total output, calibrated mode: 2 083 nits (modules spaced 30 mm center-to-center)* Total output, calibrated mode: 187 lumens per meter* *Preliminary data, figures are approximate
Video Processing Brightness control Gamma correction and control Color temperature control Color space control Calibration processing Synchronization
Signal Protocol Martin P3 (via Martin P3™ PowerPort) or DMX
Construction Base: Extruded aluminum profile Color: Matt black Protection rating: IP65 RoHS compliant
Installation Orientation: Any Mounting: Slot for locking nuts on back of profile (M6) and optional sliding bracket for M12 bolt 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, P3™ PowerPort 1000 IP, Tripix™ Power or generic 48 VDC PSU Total power consumption (at max. intensity, full white): 8.5 W per meter
Thermal Cooling: Convection Maximum ambient temperature (Ta max.): 55° C (131° F) Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): -20° C (-4° F) Total heat dissipation (calculated, +/- 10%): 30 BTU/hr per meter
Approvals EU safety: EN 60950-1, EN 60950-22, EN 62471 EU EMC: EN 55032, EN 55024 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 Sceptron™ Sliding Brackets, set of 10: P/N 91610123 VDO Sceptron™ Parallel Couplers, 30/40/50 mm, set of 10: P/N 91610125 VDO Sceptron™ Parallel Couplers, 60/70/80 mm, set of 10: P/N 91610138 VDO Sceptron™ Linear (End-to-End) Couplers, set of 10: P/N 91610124 Super Lightweight Half Coupler Rigging Clamp, black: P/N 91602018 Low Profile VDO Sceptron™ Half Coupler: P/N 91611790 VDO Sceptron™ Spigot Adapter, 28 mm: P/N 91611791 VDO Sceptron™ Floorstands, set of two: P/N 91611792 VDO Sceptron™ Pivot Coupler: P/N 91611793 Optical 320 mm modules VDO Sceptron™ Flat Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610111 VDO Sceptron™ Flat Smoked Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610113 VDO Sceptron™ Round Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610115 VDO Sceptron™ Round Smoked Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610117 VDO Sceptron™ Square Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610119 VDO Sceptron™ Square Smoked Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610121 VDO Sceptron™ Tube Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91611630 VDO Sceptron™ Tube Smoked Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91611650 VDO Sceptron 40™ NoBlend Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610134 VDO Sceptron 40™ NoBlend Smoked Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610136 VDO Sceptron 40™ Lens Array Narrow, 320 mm: P/N 91610142 VDO Sceptron™ Asymmetric Lens, 320 mm: P/N 91611670 1000 mm modules VDO Sceptron™ Flat Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610112 VDO Sceptron™ Flat Smoked Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610114 VDO Sceptron™ Round Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610116 VDO Sceptron™ Round Smoked Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610118 VDO Sceptron™ Square Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610120 VDO Sceptron™ Square Smoked Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610122 VDO Sceptron™ Tube Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91611640 VDO Sceptron™ Tube Smoked Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91611660 VDO Sceptron 40™ NoBlend Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610135 VDO Sceptron 40™ NoBlend Smoked Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610137 VDO Sceptron 40™ Lens Array Narrow, 1000 mm™: P/N 91610143 VDO Sceptron™ Asymmetric Lens, 1000 mm: P/N 91611680 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
Related Items Martin P3™ PowerPort 1500: P/N 90721040 Martin P3™ PowerPort 1000 IP Rental: P/N 90721070 Martin™ IP66 PSU 240 W external power supply unit: P/N 90760330 Martin P3-100™ System Controller: P/N 90721010 Martin P3-200™ System Controller: P/N 90721020 Martin P3-300™ System Controller:: P/N 90721060 Martin P3-PC™ System Controller: P/N 90721030
Ordering Information Flightcase for 10 x VDO Sceptron™ 1000 mm / 30 x VDO Sceptron™ 320 mm: P/N 91515030 Flightcase Extender for 10 x VDO Sceptron™ 1000 mm / 30 x VDO Sceptron™ 320 mm: P/N 91515031 VDO Sceptron 40™, 320 mm, in cardboard box: P/N 90357670 VDO Sceptron 40™, 1000 mm, in cardboard box: P/N 90357675

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