Martin Companion

Unified firmware upload tool for all Martin fixtures

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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
  • 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.

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.

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

Specifications

  • 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
    500 MB (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

    Supported Fixtures*

    All products in Martin® MAC®, ERA®, ELP®, RUSH® and Exterior ranges Excluding Martin LED Video products (please use Martin® P3-PC or P3 System Controller to upgrade firmware in these) Excluding Martin JEM Atmospheric Effects (please use Epsilon 5 AVR to upgrade firmware in these)

    Supported USB-DMX interfaces for connection to fixtures

    Martin Companion Cable: P/N 91616091
    Martin® M-DMX (no longer sold)
    Martin® USB Duo (no longer sold)
    Martin® Universal USB-DMX (no longer sold)

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

Downloads

  Version Language Size Uploaded
Manuals
Martin Companion Cable - User Manual
en version B, updated: Apr 22, 2019
en  343 KB Apr 22, 2019
Compliances
FCC Declaration of Conformity
en updated: Feb 28, 2019
  en  287 KB Feb 28, 2019
Declaration of Conformity
en updated: Jan 22, 2019
  en  498 KB Jan 22, 2019
Software
Martin Companion
version 1.4.0, updated: Jul 17, 2020
1.4.0     173 MB Jul 17, 2020
Service Notes
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