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, P3 PowerPort 1000 IP or DMX PowerPort 375) and a simple cabling system
  • Combined power and data cabling (compatible with other products such as VDO Sceptron and VDO Fatron)
  • DMX Control
  • P3 Control with VideoMapping
  • Hybrid DMX + P3 Control (toggle in real-time between DMX, PixelMapping and VideoMapping using P3 Switch channel)
  • 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™) or DMX 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 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 modes, direct DMX control: RGB and Basic DMX channels, direct DMX control: 3/10 Control modes, DMX via P3: P3 Intensity, P3 RGB, P3 Basic, P3 Hybrid and P3 PixelMap DMX channels, DMX via P3: 1/3/5/6/3

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

    Diffuser/Lens Options:
    Open Front
    Flat Diffuser
    Flat Smoked Diffuser
    Dome Diffuser (supplied standard with fixture)
    Dome Smoked Diffuser
    Lens Array Narrow
    All optical accessories are interchangeable and screw onto fixtures

    Photometric Data Color resolution: 16 bits per color (48 bits per pixel) Viewing angle: Open Front: 103° x 103° (half-peak)
    Dome Diffuser: 125° x 125° (half-peak)
    Lens Array: 22° x 22° (half-peak)

    Luminous intensity, calibrated mode: 40 cd per dot Luminous output, calibrated mode: 120 lumen per dot Total output, calibrated mode: 4000 nits (fixtures placed in array at 100 mm center-to-center)

    Video Processing

    Brightness control
    Gamma correction and control
    Color temperature control
    Color space 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: Four M4 threaded holes on back of fixture Mounting options: M4 bolts, optional flange bracket, half coupler, multirig bar, coupler to VDO Sceptron/Fatron, pivot coupler to VDO Sceptron/Fatron 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™ DMX PowerPort 375, 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 (131° F) Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): -20° C (-4° F) 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

    BBD input adapters:
    Power + Data Input Cable, 4-pin male XLR (for P3 PowerPort 1500 or DMX PowerPort 375) 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

    BBD output adapters:
    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


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VDO Dotron Family - System Diagrams
en version A, updated: Apr 14, 2021
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VDO Dotron Family - Spec Sheet
en updated: Feb 24, 2021
  en  544 KB Feb 24, 2021
VDO Dotron - User Manual
en version C, updated: Dec 14, 2020
en  1.96 MB Dec 14, 2020
VDO Dotron - Photometric files
en version A, updated: Apr 14, 2021
en  47 KB Apr 14, 2021
VDO Dotron - 2D Drawings
en version C, updated: Sep 03, 2019
en  4.9 MB Sep 03, 2019
Vectorworks Symbols
en version 3.1, updated: May 19, 2021
3.1  en  339 MB May 19, 2021
Martin Professional GDTF Library
en version A, updated: Jul 22, 2021
en  203 Bytes Jul 22, 2021
CAD Drawings
VDO Dotron - 3D Models
en version B, updated: Sep 03, 2019
en  3.4 MB Sep 03, 2019
Ext. PixLine / VDO Sceptron / Ext. Dot-HP / VDO Dotron / VDO Fatron - ETL Listing Verification
version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
  447 KB Oct 22, 2020
Exterior Dot-HP / VDO Dotron - EU Declaration of Conformity
version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
  95.3 KB Oct 22, 2020
VDO Dotron Family - Firmware
version 2.4.1, updated: Aug 17, 2021
2.4.1     Aug 17, 2021

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