VDO Dotron

Your shortcut to creative stage design

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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.

  • The perfect expansion of your creative VDO toolbox for exciting 3D stage setups
  • Extensive range of field-exchangeable diffusers and lenses for a great variety of looks
  • Easy setup, mapping and configuration via P3 System Controller


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Martin VDO Dotron – creative LED video pixel


The Many Faces Of VDO Dotron



  • 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

Tech Specs

PhysicalDiameter: 72 mm (2.9 in.)Height: 34 mm (1.4 in.), without diffuser/lens installedWeight: 0.3 kg (0.7 lbs.), without diffuser/lens installed
Control and ProgrammingControl options: Martin P3™ System Controller via Martin P3™ PowerPort 1500 / Martin P3™ PowerPort 1000 IP and/or DMXProtocol detection: AutomaticControl modes: RGB and basicDMX channels: 3/10Setting and addressing: Martin P3™ System Controller or RDM-compliant controllerControl resolution: 16-bit (P3) or 8-bit (DMX) control of each colorCalibration: Color and intensity of entire dotDMX compliance: USITT DMX512-ARDM compliance: ANSI/ESTA E1.20Firmware update: Via Martin P3™ System Controller
Control/User InterfaceDevice status: Multi-color visual indicationDevice test and reset: Magnetic pushbutton to call up local test patterns and reset device
OpticsOptionsOpen FrontFlat DiffuserFlat Smoked DiffuserDome Diffuser (supplied standard with fixture)Dome Smoked DiffuserLens Array NarrowMinimum LED lifetime: : 50 000 hours (to >70% luminous output)**Figure obtained under manufacturer’s test conditionsAll options can be interchanged at any time
Photometric DataColor resolution: 16 bits per color (48 bits per pixel)Luminous intensity, calibrated mode: 40 cdTotal output, calibrated mode: 4 000 nits (fixtures placed in array at 100 mm center-to-center)Total output, calibrated mode: 100 lumensViewing AngleOpen Front: 103° x 103° (half-peak)Flat Diffuser: TBADome Diffuser: 125° x 125° (half-peak)Lens Array: TBA
Video ProcessingBrightness controlGamma correction and controlColor temperature controlColor temperature controlCalibration processingSynchronization
Signal ProtocolMartin P3 (via Martin P3™ PowerPort) or DMX/RDM (direct)
ConstructionHousing: Cast aluminiumColor: Matt blackProtection rating: IP65RoHS compliant
InstallationOrientation: AnyMounting: Optional flange bracket and other accessoriesMounting options: Flat surface at any angle, pedestal or other suitable support
ConnectionsPower and data input: 6-pin custom (BBD) IP66-ratedPower and data thru: 6-pin custom (BBD) IP66-ratedHot plugging compatible
ElectricalNominal 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 PSUTotal power consumption (at max. intensity, full white): 5 W
ThermalCooling: ConvectionMaximum ambient temperature (Ta max.): 55° CMinimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): -20° CTotal heat dissipation (calculated, +/- 10%): 20 BTU/hr
ApprovalsEU safety: EN 60950-1, EN 60950-22EU EMC: EN 55024, EN 55032 (Class A), EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3US safety: UL 60950-1, UL 60950-22US EMC: FCC Part 15 Class ACanadian safety: CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, No. 60950-22Canadian EMC: ICES-003 Class AAustralia/NZ: RCM
AccessoriesMagnetic Test Tool, set of 10: P/N 91610139HardwareVDO Dotron™ Flange Bracket: P/N 91611803VDO Dotron™ Half Coupler: P/N 91611802VDO Dotron™ to VDO Sceptron™/Fatron™ Coupler: P/N 91616071VDO Dotron™ to VDO Sceptron™/Fatron™ Pivot Coupler: P/N 91616072VDO Dotron MultiRig Bar, 1000 mm: P/N 91616100OpticalVDO Dotron™ Flat Diffuser: P/N 91611804VDO Dotron™ Flat Smoked Diffuser: P/N 91611805VDO Dotron™ Dome Diffuser: : P/N 91611806VDO Dotron™ Dome Smoked Diffuser: P/N 91611807VDO Dotron™ Lens Array Narrow: P/N 91611808Combined DC power and data cablesPower + Data Input Cable, 4-pin male XLR (for P3 PowerPort) to female BBD, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616046Power + Data Input Cable, 5-pin male XLR (for DMX) + wire tails (for PSU) to female BBD, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616048Power + 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 91616049Power + 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 91616050Power + Data Output Cable, male BBD to 4-pin female XLR, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616047DMX Lead-out Cable, male BBD to 5-pin female XLR, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616051BBD extension cablesPower + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 1 m (3.3 ft.): P/N 91616041Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 2.5 m (8.2 ft.): P/N 91616024Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 5 m (16.4 ft.): P/N 91616042Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 10 m (32.8 ft.): P/N 91616043Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 25 m (82.1 ft.): P/N 91616044Power + Data Cable, Rental Type, 100 m (328 ft.) bulk without connectors: P/N 91616045ConnectorsPower + Data Cable Connector, BBD, Male: P/N 91611750Power + Data Cable Connector, BBD, Female: P/N 91611751Blanking Caps for unused female BBD connectors, set of 10: P/N 91616052
Related ItemsMartin P3 PowerPort 1500™: P/N 90721040Martin P3 PowerPort 1000 IP™ Rental: P/N 90721070Martin™ IP66 PSU 240 W external power supply unit: P/N 90760330Martin P3-050™ System Controller: P/N 90721090Martin P3-100™ System Controller: P/N 90721010Martin P3-150™ System Controller: P/N 90721015Martin P3-200™ System Controller: P/N 90721020Martin P3-300™ System Controller: P/N 90721060Martin P3-PC™ System Controller: P/N 90721030
Ordering InformationFlightcase for 24 x VDO Dotron™: P/N 91515043Flightcase Extender for 24 x VDO Dotron™: P/N 91515044VDO Dotron™, in cardboard box: P/N 90357690


  Version Language Size Uploaded
VDO Dotron Spec Sheet-English   en  3.82 MB Jul 09, 2018
VDO Dotron - Photometric files en  47 KB Jun 27, 2017
VDO Dotron - User Manual en  1.85 MB Aug 31, 2017
VDO Dotron - 2D Drawings en  4.65 MB May 01, 2019
3D Symbols
Vectorworks Symbols 2.6  en  66.4 MB May 01, 2019
CAD Drawings
VDO Dotron - 3D Models en  3.24 MB Jan 11, 2018
Ext. PixLine / VDO Sceptron / Ext. Dot-HP / VDO Dotron / VDO Fatron - ETL Listing Verification   447 KB Aug 01, 2017
Exterior Dot-HP / VDO Dotron - EU Declaration of Conformity   95.3 KB Jul 26, 2017
VDO Dotron Firmware 2.4.1    56.8 KB May 22, 2018

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