P3-150 System 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



  • 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)

Tech Specs

PhysicalDepth: 360 mm (14.2 in.)Width: 482 mm (19.0 in.)Height (rackmount 1U): 45 mm (1.8 in.)Weight: 3.0 kg (6.7 lbs.)
Control/User InterfaceUser interface: SXGA (1280 x 1024) or better monitor (VGA, DVI, HDMI or DP), USB keyboard, USB mouseDevice status: Status indicator LEDs
DVI Video InputSupports all resolutions up to 1920x1080Supports both RGB and YCbCr, progressive scan only
Video ProcessingController 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 pixelsMaximum active capture area: 2 073 600 pixelsSystem processing depth: 16 bits per color (48 bits per pixel)System latency, DVI: 2 framesLatency between first and last panel: NoneImage rotationScaling (global and mixed pixel pitch)De-interlacingGamma curve selection and adjustmentReal-time panel content remappingReal-time color temperature and color space controlReal-time preview of video input and mapped canvasDMX 512 / Art-Net real-time controllable parametersUp to 32 universes of Art-Net input*Global intensityRGB intensityColor temperatureX-Y video image positionVideo image rotationFreezeBlackoutTest pattern selectionPreset recall (incl. video input selection and scaling)Kinesys K2 / Tait Navigator real-time controllable parametersX-Y video image positionVideo image rotation*See also P3 System Controller Capacity Info Note on Support & Downloads page
P3 Signal ProtocolSignal type: Gigabit EthernetProtocol: Proprietary Martin P3Hot pluggable: Yes, electrically isolated at all connectionsCable type: Ethernet, shielded, CAT 5e or betterCable length: Up to 100 m between any 2 devices, extendable with Ethernet switchMax. number of panels per line: 50, extendable with Ethernet switch
ConstructionHousing: Steel and aluminumColor: Matt blackProtection rating: IP20
InstallationMounting: 19-inch rackmount (1U) or free-standing
ConnectionsPower input: IEC socket with integrated power switchP3 data in/out: etherCON socketDVI video in: DVI-D (via DVI-I connector)Network (remote management, Art-Net and Kinesys K2/Vector): etherCON socketDMX in: 5-pin locking XLRDMX thru: 5-pin locking XLRDVI video thru: DVI-D (via DVI-I connector)Peripherals and USB memory devices: 4 x USB 2.0 portsUser interface monitor: DisplayPort++ (compatible with adapters to DVI, HDMI and VGA, not supplied)
ElectricalAC power: 100-240 V, 47-63 HzPower supply unit: Integrated, universal multi-voltage
ThermalCooling: Forced airMaximum 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.
ApprovalsEU safety: EN 60950-1EU 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 6100-4-11US safety: ANSI/UL 60950-1Canadian safety: CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
Included ItemsEU-type power cable with Schuko connectorUS-type power cableUK-type power cable
Related ItemsMartin P3-050™ System Controller: P/N 90721090Martin P3-100™ System Controller: P/N 90721010Martin P3-200™ System Controller: P/N 90721020Martin P3-300™ System Controller: P/N 90721060Martin P3-PC™ License on One-Key™ USB stick: P/N 90721030Martin P3-PC™ License only: P/N 39808028
Ordering InformationMartin P3-150™ System Controller: P/N 90721015


Filename Version Language Size Uploaded
Download 17 P3 Fixture Adjuster One-Key Conversion 2016-05-30    514 KB Nov 30, 2017
Download 17 P3-050/150/300 Software 4.5.0    50.8 MB May 22, 2018
Download 17 P3-050/150/300 Recovery Wizard 4.5.0    50.7 MB May 22, 2018
Tech Notes
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Service Notes
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Download 17 P3 System Controllers - Capacity info note en  357 KB Jul 03, 2017
Download 17 P3 System Controllers - Shortcuts en  152 KB Jul 03, 2017
Download 17 P3-050, P3-150, P3-300 - Monitor Connection Guide en  118 KB Jan 20, 2017
Download 17 P3 System Controllers - DMX Protocol 4.3.0  en  602 KB Jul 17, 2017
Download 17 P3 System Controllers – Kurzanleitung de  919 KB May 24, 2016
Download 17 P3 System Controllers - Quick Guide en  2.49 MB Apr 21, 2016
Download 17 P3 System Controllers – Guide de Démarrage fr  840 KB May 24, 2016
3D Symbols
Download 17 Vectorworks Symbols 2.5  en  110 MB Mar 27, 2018
Download 17 P3-050 / P3-150 – EU Declaration of Conformity en  45 KB May 19, 2016
Download 17 P3-050 / P3-150 – ETL Listing Verification en  103 KB May 12, 2016
Download 17 P3-150 System Controller Spec Sheet-English   en  600 KB Jul 09, 2018



P3-150 System Controller