Martin Companion

Unified firmware upload tool for all Martin fixtures

Martin Companion
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Martin Companion is the unified firmware upload tool compatible with all Martin lighting fixtures for maximal ease of use. The Martin Companion application synchronizes with Martin’s firmware library over the Internet, so gone are the days of browsing the support pages to find the latest fixture firmware. 

  • Compatible with all Martin lighting fixtures including MAC, ERA, ELP, RUSH & Exterior
  • Robust upload cable to connect fixture with computer
  • Automatic online synchronization of firmware library
  • Optional export for fixture update via USB memory device or P3 System Controller
  • Optional export for Atmospheric Effects machine update via Epsilon 5 AVR Programmer
  • Compatible with all Martin lighting fixtures

    The Martin Companion can upload firmware to all Martin product ranges including MAC, ERA, ELP, RUSH & Exterior.

  • Robust USB to DMX interface cable

    Connection between Martin Companion and the fixtures is made via Martin Companion Cable.

  • Automatic synchronization of firmware database

    Online synchronization makes sure that you always have the latest fixture firmwares with you. No need to browse support pages to find the latest firmwares, Martin Companion does this for you.

  • Export for update via USB or P3

    Firmware can also be exported out of Martin Companion to update a fixture via a USB memory device or Martin P3 System Controller, as alternative to updating fixtures via DMX cable using the Martin Companion Cable.

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Compatible with all Martin lighting fixtures

The Martin Companion can upload firmware to all Martin product ranges including MAC, ERA, ELP, RUSH & Exterior.

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Robust USB to DMX interface cable

Connection between Martin Companion and the fixtures is made via Martin Companion Cable.

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Automatic synchronization of firmware database

Online synchronization makes sure that you always have the latest fixture firmwares with you. No need to browse support pages to find the latest firmwares, Martin Companion does this for you.

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Export for update via USB or P3

Firmware can also be exported out of Martin Companion to update a fixture via a USB memory device or Martin P3 System Controller, as alternative to updating fixtures via DMX cable using the Martin Companion Cable.

Features

  • Compatible with all Martin light fixture ranges including MAC, ERA, ELP, RUSH & Exterior
  • Automatic online synchronization of firmware library
  • Robust Martin Companion Cable to connect fixture with computer
  • Martin Companion Application downloaded free of charge from Martin website
  • Optional export for fixture update via USB memory device or P3 System Controller
  • Optional export for Atmospheric Effects machine update via Epsilon 5 AVR Programmer

Specifications

  • Physical Length: 68 mm (2.7 in.) Width: 29 mm (1.2 in.) Height: 17 mm (0.7 in.) Weight: 99 g (3.5 oz.)
    Control/User Interface Configuration and management: Martin Companion Software Device status: 3 x status LEDs (USB, DMX & Status)
    Construction Housing: Plastic Protection rating: IP20 Non-domestic use in dry location only
    Connections Computer Interface: USB 2.0 DMX/RDM data: 1 x 5-pin locking XLR
    Electrical Power Rating: 5 VDC over USB Maximum current draw: 150 mA
  • Thermal Maximum ambient temperature (Ta max.): 50° C (122° F) Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): 0° C (32° F)
    System Requirements

    PC running Windows 7 SP1, 8.1 or 10 (32 and 64-bit)
    Intel Core (or better) processor
    1024 MB (or more) RAM
    1 GB (or more) available hard disk space
    Display with 1280 x 1024 (or higher) resolution
    USB 1.1 (or higher) port for Martin® USB-DMX hardware interface
    Full administrator rights on PC

    Approvals EMC: CAN ICES-3 U(B) / NMB-3 (B)
    Supported Fixtures*

    Firmware Upload via DMX Cable:
    - All products from Martin MAC, ERA, ELP, RUSH and Exterior ranges
    - Select products from Martin VDO range
    Firmware Export and Upload into Fixture via USB stick:
    - Select products from Martin MAC and ERA ranges
    Firmware Export and Upload into Fixture via P3 System Controller:
    - All products from Martin VDO and VC ranges
    - Select products from Martin MAC and Exterior ranges
    Firmware Export and Upload into Fixture via Epsilon 5 AVR Programmer:
    - Atmospheric Effects in Martin JEM, Magnum and RUSH ranges
    *Detailed Overview can be found here.

    Ordering Information Martin® Companion Cable: P/N 91616091 Martin® Companion Software: free download from martin.com

Downloads

  Version Language Size Uploaded
Manuals
file type icon Martin Companion Cable - User Manual
en version B, updated: Apr 22, 2019
en  343 KB Apr 22, 2019
Compliances
file type icon FCC Declaration of Conformity
en updated: Oct 22, 2020
  en  287 KB Oct 22, 2020
file type icon Declaration of Conformity
en updated: Oct 22, 2020
  en  498 KB Oct 22, 2020
Software
platform icon Martin Companion
version 1.4.0, updated: Jul 17, 2020
1.4.0     173 MB Jul 17, 2020
Service Notes
file type icon Updating Legacy USB-DMX devices
en version A, updated: Dec 21, 2018
en  723 KB Dec 21, 2018

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Martin Companion

Unified firmware upload tool for all Martin fixtures