VC-Dot 4

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VC-Dot 4 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 4 contains four LEDs 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 diffused 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 length 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 diffused 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 length 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.

 

Videos

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

 

Features

  • Flexible string-based direct-view LED lighting
  • Perfect for façade or stage integration
  • Individually controllable VC-dots
  • Up to 64 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: 36 x 30 x 13 mm (1.5 x 1.2 x 0.6 in.) Pixel dimensions with dome: 36 mm x 30 mm x 27 mm (1.5 x 1.2 x 1.1 in.) Weight: 1.8 kg (4.0 lbs.) for 64 Dots, 200 mm (7.9 in.) spacing, with 2 m (6.6 ft.) lead-in cable and connector Maximum number of pixels per string: 64 Standard pixel spacing (pitch): 200 mm (7.9 in.) Minimum pixel spacing (pitch): 110 mm (4.3 in.) Maximum pixel spacing (pitch): 2000 mm (78.8 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 Minimum LED lifetime: 50,000 hours (to >70% luminous output)* LED manufacturer: Cree *Figure obtained under manufacturer´s test conditions Photometric Data Light source : Four RGB LEDs Viewing angle: 127° x 127° Viewing angle with dome: 180° x 180° Luminous intensity, RGB, calibrated mode: 6 cd Luminous intensity, RGB, raw mode: 7.5 cd Total output, RGB, calibrated mode: 18.8 lm Red output, RGB, calibrated mode: 5.2 lm Green output, RGB, calibrated mode: 12.3 lm Blue output, RGB, calibrated mode: 1.4 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 Operating voltage: 15 VDC Power and data converter: Martin VC-Feeder™ Peak power consumption (at full intensity, full white): 1.50 W per Dot Typical power consumption (with typical video content): 0.50 W per Dot Figures for typical video content are indicative only and will vary. Thermal Cooling: Convection Maximum ambient temperature (Ta max.): 55° C Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): -20° C Peak heat dissipation (calculated, at full intensity, full white): 6.5 BTU/hr. Typical heat dissipation (calculated, with typical video content): 2.5 BTU/hr. Figures for typical video content are indicative only and will vary. Approvals EU safety: EN 60950-1 EU EMC: EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3 US safety: ANSI/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 4 Diffuser Domes, set of 10: P/N 90357190
    VC-Dot 4 Diffuser Domes, Smoked, set of 10: P/N 91610109
    VC-Dot 4 Interior Mounting Clips, 10 pcs: P/N 90357220
    VC-Dot 4 Truss Clips, set of 10: P/N 91611372
    VC-Dot 4 Mounting Bracket: P/N 91611302
    VC-Dot 4 Aluminum Mounting Profile, Black, 2 m (6.6 ft.): P/N 91611378
    VC-Dot 4 Mounting Profile Cover, Black, 2 m (6.6 ft.): P/N 91611379
    VC-Dot 4 Mounting Profile End Caps, Black, set of 10: P/N 91611380
    VC-Dot 4™ Mounting Profile Cable Entry End Caps, Black, set of 10: P/N 91611381
    VC-Dot 4 Aluminum Mounting Profile, Grey, 2 m (6.6 ft.): P/N 91611390
    VC-Dot 4 Mounting Profile Cover, Grey, 2 m (6.6 ft.): P/N 91611391
    VC-Dot 4 Mounting Profile End Caps, Grey, set of 10: P/N 91611392
    VC-Dot 4 Mounting Profile Cable Entry End Caps, Grey, set of 10: P/N 91611393
    VC-Dot 4 Plastic Mounting Profile, Black, 1.2 m (4.0 ft.): P/N 91611450
    VC-Dot 4 Plastic Mounting Profile Cover, Black, 1.2 m (4.0 ft.): P/N 91611470
    VC-Dot 4 Plastic Mounting Profile, White, 1.2 m (4.0 ft.): P/N 91611460
    VC-Dot 4 Plastic Mounting Profile Cover, White, 1.2 m (4.0 ft.):P/N 91611480

    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 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: P/N 90721030 Ordering Information VC-Dot 4™ RGB, 200 mm (7.9 in.) pitch, 64 pcs., 2 m (6.6 ft.) lead-in: P/N 90357100 Strings with custom Dot pitch and lead-in length can be manufactured to special order

Downloads

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Specifications
VC-Dot 4 Spec Sheet-English A4  en  721 KB Jan 09, 2019
VC-Dot 4 Systems Diagrams en  320 KB May 13, 2019
VC-Dot - Mounting clips specifications     199 KB Nov 28, 2017
VC-Dot plastic mounting profile specifications en  253 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot - Mounting clips specifications en  199 KB May 18, 2018
Truss Clip - Specifications en  345 KB May 22, 2018
VC-Dot plastic mounting profile specifications     253 KB Nov 28, 2017
Aluminum Mounting Profile - Specifications en  644 KB May 22, 2018
Diffuser Dome - Specifications en  273 KB May 22, 2018
Smoked Diffuser Dome Specifications en  304 KB May 18, 2018
Smoked Diffuser Dome - Specifications en  294 KB May 22, 2018
Manuals
VC-Dots - User Manual en  1.87 MB May 22, 2018
Illustrations
VC-Dot 4 with Diffuser Dome - 2D dimensions (DXF) en  433 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 with Diffuser Dome - 2D dimensions (PDF) en  58.2 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 without Diffuser Dome - 2D dimensions (DWG) en  101 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 without Diffuser Dome - 2D dimensions (DXF) en  339 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 without Diffuser Dome - 2D dimensions (PDF) en  52.7 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot cables en  64.5 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot Termination Cap - 2D dimensions (DWG) en  98.8 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot Termination Cap - 2D dimensions (DXF) en  305 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot Termination Cap - 2D dimensions (PDF) en  50.4 KB May 18, 2018
Mounting Bracket VC-Dot 4 - 2D dimensions (DWG)   409 KB Sep 21, 2018
Mounting Bracket VC-Dot 4 - 2D dimensions (PDF)   106 KB Sep 21, 2018
Diffuser dome for VC-Dot 4, 2D dimension (DWG) en  431 KB May 18, 2018
Diffuser dome for VC-Dot 4, 2D dimension (DXF) en  459 KB May 18, 2018
Diffuser dome for VC-Dot 4, 2D dimension (PDF) en  125 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Alu Profile CableEntry Endcap - 2D dimensions (DWG) en  40.9 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Alu Profile CableEntry Endcap - 2D dimensions (DXF) en  76.3 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Alu Profile CableEntry Endcap - 2D dimensions (PDF) en  40.3 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Alu Profile Endcap - 2D dimensions (DWG) en  40.2 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Alu Profile Endcap - 2D dimensions (DXF) en  72.9 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Plastic Mounting Profile - 2D Dimensions (DXF) en  396 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Plastic Mounting Profile - 2D Dimensions (PDF) en  55.5 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Plastic Profile Cover - 2D Dimensions (DWG) en  169 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Plastic Profile Cover - 2D Dimensions (DXF) en  362 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Plastic Profile Cover - 2D Dimensions (PDF) en  53.2 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 TrussClip - 2D dimensions (DWG).dwg en  298 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 TrussClip - 2D dimensions (DXF).dxf en  898 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 TrussClip - 2D dimensions (PDF).pdf en  80.6 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Plastic Mounting Profile - 2D Dimensions (DWG) en  177 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Clip - 2D dimensions (PDF) en  42.5 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Clip - 2D dimensions (DXF) en  106 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Alu Profile Endcap - 2D dimensions (PDF) en  40.5 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Aluminium Mounting Profile - 2D dimensions (DWG) en  80.8 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Aluminium Mounting Profile - 2D dimensions (DXF) en  240 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Aluminium Mounting Profile - 2D dimensions (PDF) en  45.2 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Aluminium Profile Cover - 2D dimensions (DWG) en  40.9 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Aluminium Profile Cover - 2D dimensions (DXF) en  79.5 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Aluminium Profile Cover - 2D dimensions (PDF) en  37.6 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Clip - 2D dimensions (DWG) en  46.8 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 with Diffuser Dome - 2D dimensions (DWG) en  121 KB May 18, 2018
3D Symbols
Vectorworks Symbols 2.7  en  251 MB Oct 08, 2019
CAD Drawings
VC-Dot 4 Alu Profile Endcap - 3D (DWG) en  24.7 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Aluminium Mounting Profile - 3D (DWG) en  139 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Aluminium Profile Cover - 3D (DWG) en  28.6 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Clip - 3D (DWG) en  183 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Clip - Simple 3D (DWG) en  13.9 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Plastic Mounting Profile - 3D (DWG) en  41.5 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Plastic Profile Cover - 3D (DWG) en  26.9 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 with Diffuser Dome - 3D (DWG) en  491 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 Alu Profile CableEntry Endcap - 3D (DWG) en  28.8 KB May 18, 2018
Diffuser dome for VC-Dot 4, 3D dimension (3ds) en  109 KB May 18, 2018
Diffuser dome for VC-Dot 4, 3D dimension (DWG) en  165 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 with Diffuser Dome - Simple 3D (DWG) en  26.7 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 4 without Diffuser Dome - 3D (DWG) en  380 KB May 18, 2018
Mounting Bracket VC-Dot 4 - 3D DWG   31.1 KB Sep 21, 2018
Mounting Bracket VC-Dot 4 - 3DS   54.6 KB Sep 21, 2018
VC-Dot 4 without Diffuser Dome - Simple 3D (DWG) en  21.5 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot Termination Cap - 3D (DWG) en  309 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot TrussClip - 3D (DWG) en  1.11 MB May 18, 2018
Compliances
VC-Dot Series - Product verification and reliability report en  630 KB May 18, 2018
ETL Test Verification of Conformity en  187 KB May 18, 2018
EU Declaration of Conformity en  321 KB May 18, 2018
Software
VC-Dot 4 White Personality Files     3.63 KB Apr 12, 2019
VC-Dots and Feeder Firmware 2.4.1    56.8 KB May 22, 2018
Service Notes
Cable Termination End Cap Installation Guide en  893 KB May 18, 2018
Mounting Profile Installation Guide en  243 KB May 18, 2018
Surface Mounting Clip Installation Guide en  111 KB May 18, 2018
Truss Clip Installation Guide en  258 KB May 18, 2018

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