VC-Dot 1

Outdoor rated string-based LED dots - small

VC-Dot 1 is a lightweight string of individually controllable, bright Dots useful in creating customized LED video solutions with maximum artistic flexibility and a minimum of effort. Fully customizable and controllable via the award-winning P3 System Controller™ family and/or DMX512, it is a perfect solution for integrating LED video technology into façades, stage designs, ceilings or any other structure, indoors or out.

Mapping video onto VC-Dots goes quickly and intuitively via the P3 System Controller. No need for complex setups and time-consuming addressing. VC-Dot 1 contains one LED and is available in an RGB color mixing version.

How processing works for LED video

  • Creative LED Video element for building and stage integration
  • Customizable pixel-pitch
  • Bright and fully calibrated for optimal consistency
  • Family of ultimate creative possibilities

    The VC-dot family consist of three different sizes, which meets the needs of the project. White and smoked diffussed domes are available for further creative looks.

     
  • Easy infrastructure

    The VC-Dot products can be controlled via the Martin P3 protocol for easy mapping and integration with other Martin LED Video products onto the same control system. 
    For small or pure lighting applications, the VC-Dot also accepts RDM/DMX, enabling even more versatile use.

  • Flexible installation

    The flexible string solution is fully customizable in terms of pixel pitch, number of VC-dots, total lenght of string and lead-in cable. This allows for many creative designs in building or stage elements.

     
  • Calibrated color and Intensity

    Each VC-Dot is calibrated for color and intensity consistency across the entire Martin creative LED range

     

Family of ultimate creative possibilities

The VC-dot family consist of three different sizes, which meets the needs of the project. White and smoked diffussed domes are available for further creative looks.

 

Easy infrastructure

The VC-Dot products can be controlled via the Martin P3 protocol for easy mapping and integration with other Martin LED Video products onto the same control system. 
For small or pure lighting applications, the VC-Dot also accepts RDM/DMX, enabling even more versatile use.

Flexible installation

The flexible string solution is fully customizable in terms of pixel pitch, number of VC-dots, total lenght of string and lead-in cable. This allows for many creative designs in building or stage elements.

 

Calibrated color and Intensity

Each VC-Dot is calibrated for color and intensity consistency across the entire Martin creative LED range

 

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Features

  • Flexible string-based direct-view LED lighting
  • Perfect for façade or stage integration
  • Individually controllable VC-dots
  • Up to 100 VC-dots per string
  • Customizable VC-dot pixel pitch and string length
  • Calibrated brightness and colors for each VC-Dot
  • P3 and RDM/DMX controllable
  • Intuitive mapping and addressing via P3 System Controller family
  • Efficient and long-lasting
  • IP67 rated for permanent outdoor or indoor use
  • Simple infrastructure via VC-Feeder and P3 PowerPort
  • Great number of mounting options using clips, brackets or profiles

Specifications

  • Physical Pixel dimensions: 28 x 23 x 11 mm (1.1 x 0.9 x 0.5 in.) Pixel dimensions with dome: 28 mm x 23 mm x 20 mm (1.1 x 0.9 x 0.8 in.) Weight: 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs.) for 100 Dots, 100 mm (4.0 in.) spacing, with 2 m (6.6 ft.) lead-in cable and connector Maximum number of pixels per string: 100 Standard pixel spacing (pitch): 100 mm (4.0 in.) Minimum pixel spacing (pitch): 100 mm (4.0 in.) Maximum pixel spacing (pitch): 1000 mm (39.4 in.) Standard lead-in cable length: 2000 mm (78.8 in.) Maximum lead-in cable length: 5000 mm (196.9 in.) One pixel = one Dot
    Control and Programming Control options: Martin™ P3 System controller and/or DMX Control modes: Calibrated and raw Control resolution: 16-bit (P3) or 8-bit (DMX) control of each color Setting and addressing: P3 System Controller or RDM-compliant controller DMX channels: 3 per RGB Dot, string or group Color and intensity calibration: Dot-level DMX compliance: USITT DMX512-A RDM compliance: ANSI/ESTA E1.20
    Optics LED manufacturer: Cree Minimum LED lifetime: 50,000 hours (to >70% luminous output)* *Figure obtained under manufacturer´s test conditions.
    Photometric Data Light source : One RGB LED Viewing angle: 127° x 127° Viewing angle with dome: 180° x 180° Luminous intensity, RGB, calibrated mode: 2 cd Luminous intensity, RGB, raw mode: 2.5 cd Total output, RGB, calibrated mode: 5.4 lm Red output, RGB, calibrated mode: 1.5 lm Green output, RGB, calibrated mode: 3.6 lm Blue output, RGB, calibrated mode: 0.4 lm
    Construction Dot: Clear polycarbonate, clear silicone filled Diffuser dome: White translucent polycarbonate Mounting clip: White polycarbonate Interconnecting cable: 6 x 20 AWG, black Minimum cable bend radius: 26 mm (1.1 in.) Protection rating: IP67 RoHS compliant
    Installation Orientation: Any
  • Connections Power & data input to VC-Dot string from VC-Feeder™: Custom 8-pin connector, IP67-rated
    Electrical Power and data converter: Martin VC-Feeder™ Peak power consumption (at full intensity, full white): 0.95 W per Dot Typical power consumption (with typical video content): 0.32 W per Dot Figures for typical video content are indicative only and will vary. Operating voltage: 15 VDC
    Approvals EU safety: EN 60950-1 EU EMC: EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3 US safety: UL 60950-1 US EMC: FCC Part 15 Class A Canadian safety: CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 Canadian EMC: ICES-003 Class A Australia/NZ: C-TICK N4241
    Accessories

    VC-Dots ribbon cable extension, 10 m (32.8 ft.): P/N 90357230
    Quick splice connectors for VC-Dots ribbon cable extension, set of 15: P/N 90357240
    VC-Dots ribbon cable termination cap, set of 10: P/N 91611400
    VC-Dot 1 Diffuser Domes, set of 10: P/N 90357180
    VC-Dot 1 Diffuser Domes, Smoked, 10 pcs: P/N 91610110
    VC-Dot 1 Mounting Clips, set of 10: P/N 90357210
    VC-Dot 1 Truss Clips, set of 10: P/N 91611371
    VC-Dot 1 Mounting Bracket: P/N 91611301
    VC-Dot 1 Mounting Profile Cover, Black, 2 m (6.6 ft.): P/N 91611375
    VC-Dot 1 Mounting Profile End Caps, Black, set of 10: P/N 91611376
    VC-Dot 1 Mounting Profile Cable Entry End Caps, Black, set of 10: P/N 91611377
    VC-Dot 1 Aluminum Mounting Profile, Grey, 2 m (6.6 ft.): P/N 91611386
    VC-Dot 1 Mounting Profile Cover, Grey, 2 m (6.6 ft.): P/N 91611387
    VC-Dot 1 Mounting Profile End Caps, Grey, set of 10: P/N 91611388
    VC-Dot Mounting Profile Cable Entry End Caps, Grey, set of 10: P/N 91611389
    VC-Dot 1 Plastic Mounting Profile, Black, 1.2 m (4.0 ft.): P/N 91611410
    VC-Dot 1 Plastic Mounting Profile Cover, Black, 1.2 m (4.0 ft.): P/N 91611420
    VC-Dot 1 Plastic Mounting Profile, White, 1.2 m (4.0 ft.): P/N 91611430
    VC-Dot 1 Plastic Mounting Profile Cover, White, 1.2 m (4.0 ft.): P/N 91611440

    Related Items Martin VC-Feeder™ with BBD connector: P/N 90357041 Martin P3™ PowerPort 1500: P/N 90721040 Martin P3™ PowerPort 1000 IP Installation: P/N 90721080 Martin P3™ PowerPort 1000 IP Rental: P/N 90721070 Martin DMX PowerPort 375: P/N 90721094 Martin™ IP66 PSU 240 W external power supply unit: P/N 90760330 Martin P3-050™ System Controller: P/N 90721090 Martin P3-150™ System Controller: P/N 90721015 Martin P3-300™ System Controller: P/N 90721060 Martin P3-PC™ System Controller: Free download from martin.com
    Ordering Information VC-Dot 1™ RGB, 100 mm (4.0 in.) pitch, 100 pcs., 2 m (6.6 ft.) lead-in: P/N 90357060 Strings with custom Dot pitch and lead-in length can be manufactured to special order.

Downloads

  Version Language Size Uploaded
Specifications
VC-Dot 1 Spec Sheet-English
en version A4, updated: Jan 09, 2019
A4  en  724 KB Jan 09, 2019
VC-Dot 1 System Diagrams
en version E, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  445 KB Oct 22, 2020
Aluminum Mounting Profile - Specifications
en version B, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  644 KB Oct 22, 2020
Diffuser Dome - Specifications
en version C, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  273 KB Oct 22, 2020
Smoked Diffuser Dome - Specifications
en version C, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  294 KB Oct 22, 2020
Truss Clip - Specifications
en version B, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  345 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot - Mounting clips specifications
en version C, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  199 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot plastic mounting profile specifications
en version C, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  253 KB Oct 22, 2020
Manuals
VC-Dots - User Manual
en version D, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  1.87 MB Oct 22, 2020
Illustrations
Mounting Bracket VC-Dot 1 - 2D dimensions (DWG)
version B, updated: Dec 01, 2020
  3.04 MB Dec 01, 2020
VC-Dot 1 without Diffuser Dome - 2D dimensions (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  94.5 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 without Diffuser Dome - 2D dimensions (DXF)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  312 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 without Diffuser Dome - 2D dimensions (PDF)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  54 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot cables
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  64.5 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot Termination Cap - 2D dimensions (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  98.8 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot Termination Cap - 2D dimensions (DXF)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  305 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot Termination Cap - 2D dimensions (PDF)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  50.4 KB Oct 22, 2020
Mounting Bracket VC-Dot 1 - 2D dimensions (PDF)
version B, updated: Dec 01, 2020
  113 KB Dec 01, 2020
VC-Dot 1 with Diffuser Dome - 2D dimensions (PDF)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  59.6 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 with Diffuser Dome - 2D dimensions (DXF)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  401 KB Oct 22, 2020
Diffuser dome for VC-Dot 1, 2D dimension (DXF)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  464 KB Oct 22, 2020
Diffuser dome for VC-Dot 1, 2D dimension (PDF)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  98.4 KB Oct 22, 2020
Diffuser dome for VC-Dot 1, 2D dimension (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  432 KB Oct 22, 2020
en  41 KB Oct 22, 2020
en  76.9 KB Oct 22, 2020
en  40.4 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 Alu Profile Endcap - 2D dimensions (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  40.4 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 Alu Profile Endcap - 2D dimensions (DXF)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  73.5 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 Alu Profile Endcap - 2D dimensions (PDF)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  40.7 KB Oct 22, 2020
en  79.5 KB Oct 22, 2020
en  54 KB Oct 22, 2020
en  169 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 Plastic Profile Cover - 2D Dimensions (DXF)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  360 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 Plastic Profile Cover - 2D Dimensions (PDF)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  54 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 TrussClip - 2D dimensions (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  293 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 TrussClip - 2D dimensions (DXF)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  884 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 TrussClip - 2D dimensions (PDF)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  80.9 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 with Diffuser Dome - 2D dimensions (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  114 KB Oct 22, 2020
en  380 KB Oct 22, 2020
en  173 KB Oct 22, 2020
en  234 KB Oct 22, 2020
en  45.8 KB Oct 22, 2020
en  40.8 KB Oct 22, 2020
en  79 KB Oct 22, 2020
en  37.8 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 Clip - 2D dimensions (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  46.5 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 Clip - 2D dimensions (DXF)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  104 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 Clip - 2D dimensions (PDF)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  42.5 KB Oct 22, 2020
Symbols
Vectorworks Symbols
en version 2.9, updated: Oct 22, 2020
2.9  en  373 MB Oct 22, 2020
CAD Drawings
VC-Dot 1 Aluminium Mounting Profile - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  137 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 Aluminium Profile Cover - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  28.9 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 Clip - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  191 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 Clip - Simple 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  14 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 Plastic Mounting Profile - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  33.9 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 Plastic Profile Cover - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  26.4 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 with Diffuser Dome - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  496 KB Oct 23, 2020
VC-Dot 1 with Diffuser Dome - Simple 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  25.7 KB Oct 23, 2020
VC-Dot 1 Alu Profile Endcap - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  24.6 KB Oct 22, 2020
Diffuser_dome_for_VC_Dot1_3DS
updated: Oct 22, 2020
    88.1 KB Oct 22, 2020
Diffuser dome for VC-Dot 1, 3D dimension (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  145 KB Oct 22, 2020
VC-Dot 1 without Diffuser Dome - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  397 KB Oct 23, 2020
VC-Dot 1 without Diffuser Dome - Simple 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  20.5 KB Oct 23, 2020
Mounting Bracket VC-Dot 1 - 3D DWG
version A, updated: Sep 21, 2018
  30.8 KB Sep 21, 2018
Mounting Bracket VC-Dot 1 - 3DS
version A, updated: Sep 21, 2018
  54.4 KB Sep 21, 2018
VC-Dot Termination Cap - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  309 KB Oct 23, 2020
VC-Dot TrussClip - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  1.11 MB Oct 23, 2020
Compliances
en  630 KB Oct 23, 2020
EU Declaration of Conformity
en version A, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  321 KB Oct 23, 2020
ETL Test Verification of Conformity
en version A, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  187 KB Oct 23, 2020
Software
VC-Dot 1 White Personality Files
updated: Apr 12, 2019
    3.6 KB Apr 12, 2019
Service Notes
Cable Termination End Cap Installation Guide
en version A, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  893 KB Oct 23, 2020
Mounting Profile Installation Guide
en version A, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  243 KB Oct 23, 2020
Surface Mounting Clip Installation Guide
en version B, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  111 KB Oct 23, 2020
Truss Clip Installation Guide
en version A, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  258 KB Oct 23, 2020
Firmware
VC-Dot Family - Firmware
version 2.4.1, updated: Nov 24, 2020
2.4.1     Nov 24, 2020

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