P3 200 System Controller (discontinued)

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The P3-200 System Controller enables DVI and SDI signals to be mapped onto the entire range of Martin LED Video products, driving up to 500.000 pixels. Featuring the integration with lighting and automation that makes the P3 System Controller family open so much new creative potential.

  • Most user-friendly LED Video Controller on the market
  • 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
  • HD-SDI 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

Physical Depth: 380 mm (15.0 in.) Width: 482 mm (19.0 in.) Height (rackmount 2U): 90 mm (3.5 in.) Weight: 7.7 kg (17.0 lbs.)
Control/User Interface User interface: SXGA (1280 x 1024) or better monitor (VGA), USB keyboard, USB mouse Device status: Status indicator LEDs
DVI Video Input Supports all resolutions up to 1920x1080 Supports RGB and progressive scan only
SDI Video Input 1 x SD-SDI 525/60 (NTSC) or 625/50 (PAL) per SMPTE 259M 1 x HD-SDI 720p per SMPTE 296M or 1080i per SMPTE 292M 1 x 3G-SDI per SMPTE 424M (compatible with level A sync only)
Video Processing Controller pixel processing capacity: 520 000 pixels (expandable by adding P3-200s)* Controller fixture capacity: 1000 fixtures (expandable by adding P3-200s) Maximum workspace area: 1 310 720 pixels Maximum active capture area: 1 048 576 pixels System processing depth: 16 bits per color (48 bits per pixel) System latency, DVI: 2 frames System latency, SDI progressive: 2 frames System latency, SDI interlaced: 3 frames Latency between first and last panel: None Image rotation Scaling (global and mixed pixel pitch) De-interlacing 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 DMX 512 / Art-Net real-time controllable parameters Up to 4 universes of Art-Net input* Global intensity RGB intensity Color temperature X-Y video image position Video image rotation Freeze Blackout 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 *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 (328 ft.) between any 2 devices, extendable with Ethernet switch Max. number of panels per line: 50, extendable with Ethernet switch
Construction Housing: Steel and aluminum Color: Matt black Protection rating: IP20
Installation Mounting: 19-inch rackmount (2U) or free-standing
Connections Power input: IEC socket P3 data in/out: etherCON socket DVI video in: DVI-D (via DVI-I connector) SDI video in: 1 x BNC SDI video thru: 1 x BNC Network (remote management, Art-Net and Kinesys K2/Vector): etherCON socket DMX in: 5-pin locking XLR Peripherals and USB memory devices: 4 x USB 2.0 ports User interface monitor: VGA Serial data (not used): RS-232 via DB9 connector
Electrical AC power: 115-250 V, 47-63 Hz Power supply unit: Integrated, universal multi-voltage Main fuse: 2A, T (slow blow)
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
CE ETL C US Intertek 
Included Items EU-type power cable with Schuko connector US-type power cable UK-type power cable
Related Items Martin P3-100™ System Controller: P/N 90721010 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 P3-200™ System Controller: P/N 90721020


Filename Version Language Size Uploaded
P3 Fixture Adjuster One-Key Conversion 2016-05-30    514 KB Nov 30, 2017
P3-100 / P3-200 Recovery Wizard 4.5.2    49.8 MB Oct 09, 2018
P3-100 / P3-200 Software 4.5.2    28.6 MB Oct 09, 2018
P3 System Controllers - Capacity info note en  357 KB Jul 03, 2017
P3 System Controllers - Shortcuts en  152 KB Jul 03, 2017
P3 System Controllers - DMX Protocol 4.3.0  en  602 KB Jul 17, 2017
P3 System Controllers – Kurzanleitung de  919 KB May 24, 2016
P3 System Controllers - Quick Guide en  2.49 MB Apr 21, 2016
P3 System Controllers – Guide de Démarrage fr  840 KB May 24, 2016
3D Symbols
Vectorworks Symbols 2.5  en  110 MB Mar 27, 2018
Service Procedures
Martin P3-200 DVI 1920x1080 en  205 KB Apr 07, 2015
EU Declaration of Conformity en  321 KB Aug 12, 2013
ETL Listing Verification en  69.4 KB Oct 24, 2013
Service Notes
P3-100/200 warranty repair procedures en  43.4 KB Jan 29, 2016
VC-Grid/Strip products with P3 Software 3.1.1 or newer en  43.4 KB Apr 14, 2015
Main fuse blowing without specific reason en    Apr 14, 2015
Running P3 network in surge-sensitive environment en    May 03, 2016
Software 3.1.0 bug “Error getting frames” en    Apr 14, 2015


P3 200 System Controller (discontinued)