VDO Dotron

High power single pixel LED Video dot

Your creative VDO toolbox just got bigger, more dynamic and flexible, making your P3 System Controller even more versatile.

VDO Dotron is a compact and powerful outdoor-rated video pixel with many faces that truly sparks creativity for 3D stage setups. A wide variety of lenses and diffusers offers a wealth of different looks - or go with no front for a raw look. Easy video-mapping and creative mix ‘n’ match with other Martin LED video products via the P3 System Controller. It uses the same integrated power and data cabling as VDO Sceptron and VDO Fatron, making installation a breeze. Be creative.















  • Supported by integrated power and data processor (P3 PowerPort 1500 or P3 PowerPort 1000 IP) and a simplified cabling system
  • Combined power and data cabling (compatible with other products such as VDO Sceptron and VDO Fatron)
  • P3/DMX/RDM controllable (automatic protocol detection)
  • Extensive range of built-in pixelated effects
  • Intuitive mapping and addressing via P3 System Controller
  • Fully color and brightness calibrated for optimal cross-product consistency (colors match with VDO Sceptron and VDO Fatron)
  • High-quality 16-bit per color image processing technology
  • 100 lumen per dot calibrated
  • 4 different diffuser options plus 1 narrow lens array (all field-exchangeable)
  • IP65 rated for outdoor use
  • Versatile rigging accessories


  • Physical Diameter: 72 mm (2.9 in.) Height: 34 mm (1.4 in.), without diffuser/lens installed Weight: 0.3 kg (0.7 lbs.), without diffuser/lens installed
    Control and Programming Control options: Martin P3™ System Controller via Martin P3™ PowerPort 1500 / Martin P3™ PowerPort 1000 IP and/or DMX Control modes: RGB and basic Control resolution: 16-bit (P3) or 8-bit (DMX) control of each color Protocol detection: Automatic Setting and addressing: Martin P3™ System Controller or RDM-compliant controller DMX channels: 3/10 Calibration: Color and intensity of entire dot DMX compliance: USITT DMX512-A RDM compliance: ANSI/ESTA E1.20 Firmware update: Via Martin P3™ System Controller
    Control/User Interface Device status: Multi-color visual indication Device test and reset: Magnetic pushbutton to call up local test patterns and reset device
    Optics Minimum LED lifetime:

    Minimum LED lifetime: 50,000 hours (to >70% luminous output)*
    *Figure obtained under manufacturer’s test conditions

    Open Front
    Flat Diffuser
    Flat Smoked Diffuser
    Dome Diffuser (supplied standard with fixture)
    Dome Smoked Diffuser
    Lens Array Narrow
    All options can be interchanged at any time

    Photometric Data Color resolution: 16 bits per color (48 bits per pixel) Luminous intensity, calibrated mode: 40 cd Viewing angle:

    Open Front: 103° x 103° (half-peak)
    Flat Diffuser: TBA
    Dome Diffuser: 125° x 125° (half-peak)
    Lens Array: TBA

    Total output, calibrated mode: 4,000 nits (fixtures placed in array at 100 mm center-to-center), 100 lumens
    Video Processing

    Brightness control
    Gamma correction and control
    Color temperature control
    Calibration processing

    Signal Protocol Martin P3 (via Martin P3™ PowerPort) or DMX/RDM (direct)
    Construction Housing: Cast aluminum Color: Matte black Protection rating: IP65 RoHS compliant
  • Installation Mounting: Optional flange bracket and other accessories Mounting options: Flat surface at any angle, pedestal or other suitable support Orientation: Any
    Connections Power & data input: 6-pin custom (BBD) IP66-rated Power & data thru: 6-pin custom (BBD) IP66-rated Hot plugging compatible
    Electrical Nominal input voltage: 48 VDC +/- 4% Power supply options: Martin P3™ PowerPort 1500, Martin P3™ PowerPort 1000 IP, Martin IP66 PSU 240W or generic 48 VDC PSU Total power consumption (at maximum intensity, full white): 5 W
    Thermal Cooling: Convection Maximum ambient temperature (Ta max.): 55° C Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): -20° C Total heat dissipation (calculated, +/- 10%): 20 BTU/hr
    Approvals EU safety: EN 60950-1, EN 60950-22 EU EMC: EN 55024, EN 55032 (Class A), EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3 US safety: UL 60950-1, UL 60950-22 US EMC: FCC Part 15 Class A Canadian safety: CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, No. 60950-22 Canadian EMC: ICES-003 Class A Australia/NZ: RCM

    Magnetic Test Tool, set of 10: P/N 91610139

    VDO Dotron™ Flange Bracket: P/N 91611803
    VDO Dotron™ Half Coupler: P/N 91611802
    VDO Dotron™ to VDO Sceptron™/Fatron™ Coupler: P/N 91616071
    VDO Dotron™ to VDO Sceptron™/Fatron™ Pivot Coupler: P/N 91616072
    VDO Dotron MultiRig Bar, 1000 mm: P/N 91616100
    Safety Cable, SWL 60 kg, BGV C1 / DGUV 17, black: P/N 91604006
    Safety Cable, SWL 60 kg, BGV C1 / DGUV 17, silver: P/N 91604007

    VDO Dotron™ Flat Diffuser: P/N 91611804
    VDO Dotron™ Flat Smoked Diffuser: P/N 91611805
    VDO Dotron™ Dome Diffuser: : P/N 91611806
    VDO Dotron™ Dome Smoked Diffuser: P/N 91611807
    VDO Dotron™ Lens Array Narrow: P/N 91611808

    Combined DC power and data cables:
    Power + Data Input Cable, 4-pin male XLR (for P3 PowerPort) to female BBD, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616046
    Power + Data Input Cable, 5-pin male XLR (for DMX) + wire tails (for PSU) to female BBD, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616048
    Power + Data Input Cable, 5-pin male XLR (for DMX) + 4-pin male XLR (for P3 PowerPort) to female BBD, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616049

    Power + Data Input Cable, 5-pin male XLR (for DMX) + male Tripix type (for Martin IP66 PSU 240W) to female BBD, 0.25 m (9.8 in.):P/N 91616050
    Power + Data Output Cable, male BBD to 4-pin female XLR, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616047
    DMX Lead-out Cable, male BBD to 5-pin female XLR, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616051

    BBD extension cables:
    Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 1 m (3.3 ft.): P/N 91616041
    Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 2.5 m (8.2 ft.): P/N 91616024
    Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 5 m (16.4 ft.): P/N 91616042
    Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 10 m (32.8 ft.): P/N 91616043
    Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 25 m (82.1 ft.): P/N 91616044
    Power + Data Cable, Rental Type, 100 m (328 ft.) bulk without connectors: P/N 91616045

    Power + Data Cable Connector, BBD, Male: P/N 91611750
    Power + Data Cable Connector, BBD, Female: P/N 91611751
    Blanking Caps for unused female BBD connectors, set of 10: P/N 91616052

    Related Items Martin P3™ PowerPort 1500: P/N 90721040 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 P3-100™ System Controller: P/N 90721010 Martin P3-150™ System Controller: P/N 90721015 Martin P3-200™ System Controller: P/N 90721020 Martin P3-300™ System Controller: P/N 90721060 Martin P3-PC™ System Controller: Free download from martin.com
    Ordering Information Flightcase for 24 x VDO Dotron™: P/N 91515043 Flightcase Extender for 24 x VDO Dotron™: P/N 91515044 VDO Dotron™, in cardboard box: P/N 90357690


  Version Language Size Uploaded
VDO Dotron - Photometric files
en version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  47 KB Oct 22, 2020
VDO Dotron Spec Sheet-English
en updated: Mar 17, 2020
  en  3.92 MB Mar 17, 2020
VDO Dotron - User Manual
en version B, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  1.85 MB Oct 22, 2020
VDO Dotron - 2D Drawings
en version C, updated: Sep 03, 2019
en  4.9 MB Sep 03, 2019
Vectorworks Symbols
en version 2.9, updated: Oct 22, 2020
2.9  en  373 MB Oct 22, 2020
CAD Drawings
VDO Dotron - 3D Models
en version B, updated: Sep 03, 2019
en  3.4 MB Sep 03, 2019
  447 KB Oct 22, 2020
  95.3 KB Oct 22, 2020
VDO Dotron Family - Firmware
version 2.4.1, updated: Nov 13, 2020
2.4.1     Nov 13, 2020

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