P3-150 System Controller

Mid range P3 LED Video controller

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The P3-150 System Controller is a user-friendly and reliable video processor for the entire range of Martin LED Video products, driving up to 500.000 pixels. Both traditional video panels and more creative elements such as strips and dots can be controlled just as easy. Integration with lighting and automation controls is facilitated via the integrated DMX, Art-Net and Kinesys interfaces.

  • Compact and ergonomic LED Video Controller
  • Compatible with all Martin LED video products (panels and creative products)
  • Integration with lighting controls (DMX, Art-NET) and automation systems


Getting a Screen Up and Running with P3—P3 lifehack#1


Fast Deployment of Pre-Made Map on P3—P3 lifehack#2


P3 Live Preview and Flexible Video Mapping—P3 lifehack#3


Complicated Mapping Made Easy with P3—P3 lifehack#4


P3 Directly from Green Hippo Media Server—P3 lifehack#5


Mixing P3 Video and DMX for Creative Control—P3 lifehack#6


Match Used Panels and Brand New Ones with P3—P3 lifehack#7



  • Drives up to 500.000 pixels
  • Built-in scaler and mapper
  • DVI-D input up to 1920x1080
  • Built-in GUI (Graphical User Interface) including easy setup wizards
  • Real time visualization of the video mapping within the GUI (Graphical User interface)
  • Most user-friendly LED Video processor on the market
  • Compatible with all Martin LED Video products (panels and creative products)
  • Integration with lighting controls (DMX & Art-NET) and automation systems
  • All connected products report status and problems back to the controller for easy monitoring and maintenance
  • Showfiles compatible with all products within the P3 System Controller family (including the P3-PC offline editor)


  • Physical Width: 482 mm (19.0 in.) Height: 45 mm (1.8 in.) rackmount 1U Depth: 360 mm (14.2 in.) Weight: 3.0 kg (6.7 lbs.) Control/User Interface User interface : SXGA (1280 x 1024) or better monitor (VGA, DVI, HDMI or DP), USB keyboard, USB mouse Device status: Status indicator LEDs DVI Video Input

    Supports all resolutions up to 1920x1080
    Supports both RGB and YCbCr, progressive scan only

    Video Processing Controller pixel processing capacity: 520,000 pixels (expandable by adding P3-150s)* Controller fixture capacity: 2000 fixtures (expandable by adding P3-150s)* Maximum workspace area: 2,073,600 pixels Maximum active capture area: 2,073,600 pixels System processing depth: 16 bits per color (48 bits per pixel) System latency, DVI: 2 frames Latency between first and last panel: None DMX 512 / Art-Net real-time controllable parameters:

    Up to 32 universes of Art-Net input*
    Global intensity
    RGB intensity
    Color temperature
    X-Y video image position
    Video image rotation
    Test pattern selection
    Preset recall (incl. video input selection and scaling)

    Kinesys K2 / Tait Navigator real-time controllable parameters:

    X-Y video image position
    Video image rotation

    Image rotation
    Scaling (global and mixed pixel pitch)
    Gamma curve selection and adjustment
    Real-time panel content remapping
    Real-time color temperature and color space control
    Real-time preview of video input and mapped canvas
    *See also P3 System Controller Capacity Info Note on Support & Downloads page

    P3 Signal Protocol Signal type: Gigabit Ethernet Protocol : Proprietary Martin P3 Hot pluggable: Yes, electrically isolated at all connections Cable type: Ethernet, shielded, CAT 5e or better Cable length: Up to 100 m between any 2 devices, extendable with Ethernet switch Maximum number of panels per line: 50, extendable with Ethernet switch Construction Housing: Steel and aluminum Color: Matte black Protection rating: IP20 Installation Mounting: 19-inch rackmount (1U) or free-standing
  • Connections Power input: IEC socket with integrated power switch P3 data in/out: etherCON socket Network (remote management, Art-Net and Kinesys K2/Vector): etherCON socket DVI video in: DVI-D (via DVI-I connector) DVI video thru: DVI-D (via DVI-I connector) DMX in: 5-pin locking XLR DMX thru: 5-pin locking XLR Peripherals and USB memory devices: 4 x USB 2.0 ports User interface monitor: DisplayPort++ (compatible with adapters to DVI, HDMI and VGA, not supplied) Electrical AC power: 100-240 V, 47-63 Hz Power supply unit: Integrated, universal multi-voltage Thermal Cooling: Forced air Maximum ambient temperature (Ta max.): 50° C (122° F) Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): 0° C (32° F) Total heat dissipation (calculated, +/- 10%): 685 BTU/hr. Approvals EU safety: EN 60950-1 EU EMC: EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 6100-4-2, EN 6100-4-3, EN 6100-4-4, EN 6100-4-5, EN 6100-4-6, EN 6100-4-11 US safety: ANSI/UL 60950-1 Canadian safety: CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 Included Items

    EU-type power cable with Schuko connector
    US-type power cable
    UK-type power cable

    Related Items Martin P3-050™ System Controller: P/N 90721090 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™ License on One-Key™ USB stick: P/N 90721030 Martin P3-PC™ License only: P/N 39808028 Ordering Information Martin P3-150 System Controller: P/N 90721015


  Version Language Size Uploaded
P3-150 System Controller Spec Sheet-English   en  600 KB Jul 09, 2018
P3 System Controllers - Capacity Info Note en  410 KB Jul 01, 2019
P3 System Controllers – Training Videos       Aug 23, 2019
P3 System Controllers – Guide de Démarrage fr  840 KB May 11, 2018
P3 System Controllers - Shortcuts en  152 KB May 11, 2018
P3-050, P3-150, P3-300 - Monitor Connection Guide en  118 KB May 22, 2018
P3 System Controllers - DMX Protocol 4.3.0  en  602 KB May 11, 2018
P3 System Controllers – Kurzanleitung de  919 KB May 11, 2018
P3 System Controllers - Quick Guide en  2.49 MB May 11, 2018
3D Symbols
Vectorworks Symbols 2.7  en  251 MB Oct 08, 2019
P3-050 / P3-150 – ETL Listing Verification en  103 KB May 18, 2018
P3-050 / P3-150 – EU Declaration of Conformity en  45 KB May 18, 2018
P3 Fixture Adjuster One-Key Conversion 2016-05-30    514 KB May 18, 2018
P3-050/150/300 Software 5.0.0    51.2 MB Jul 01, 2019
P3-050/150/300 Recovery Wizard 5.0.0    51 MB Jul 01, 2019
Service Notes
Running P3 network in surge-sensitive environment en    May 22, 2018
Using EC-10 LED Video panels with P3-050/150/300 System Controller en    May 22, 2018
Using EC-20 LED Video panels with P3-050/150/300 System Controller en    May 22, 2018
Using P3 PowerPort 1500 with P3-05/150/300 System Controller en    May 22, 2018
VC-Grid/Strip products with P3 Software 3.1.1 or newer en    May 22, 2018
3D Partsfinder - Opening using Solid Works Composer Player   814 KB Oct 01, 2019

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