P3 100 System Controller (discontinued)

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The P3-100 System Controller is a robust video signal processing unit that allows video to join with lighting and scenic technologies for true visual integration. Based on embedded Linux and solid state storage, just one P3-100 Controller can handle up to 500.000 pixels scaled to any size.

  • Most user-friendly LED Video Controller on the market
  • Compatible with all Martin LED video products (panels and creative products)
  • Integration with lighting controls (DMX, Art-NET) and automation systems


  • Drives up to 500.000 pixels
  • Built-in scaler and mapper
  • DVI-D input up to 1280x1024
  • Analog video input up to 720x576
  • Built-in GUI (Graphical User Interface) including easy setup wizards
  • Real time visualization of the video mapping within the GUI (Graphical User interface)
  • Most user-friendly LED Video processor on the market
  • Compatible with all Martin LED Video products (panels and creative products)
  • Integration with lighting controls (DMX & Art-NET) and automation systems
  • All connected products report status and problems back to the controller for easy monitoring and maintenance
  • Showfiles compatible with all products within the P3 System Controller family (including the P3-PC offline editor)


Physical Depth: 380 mm (15.0 in.) Width: 482 mm (19.0 in.) Height (rackmount 2U): 90 mm (3.5 in.) Weight: 7.7 kg (17.0 lbs.)
Control/User Interface User interface: SXGA (1280 x 1024) or better monitor (VGA), USB keyboard, USB mouse Device status: Status indicator LEDs
DVI Video Input Supports all resolutions up to 1280x1024 Supports RGB and progressive scan only
Component Video Input Supports all resolutions up to 720x576 Supports progressive and interlaced scan 10-bits/color sampling Supports composite NTSC/PAL/Secam, S-Video (Y/C) and component YPbPr w/Sync-on-G (Y)
Video Processing Controller pixel processing capacity: 520 000 pixels (expandable by adding P3-100s)* Controller fixture capacity: 1000 fixtures (expandable by adding P3-100s)* Maximum workspace area: 1 310 720 pixels Maximum active capture area: 1 048 576 pixels System processing depth: 16 bits per color (48 bits per pixel) System latency, DVI: 2 frames System latency, component progressive: 2 frames System latency, component interlaced: 3 frames Latency between first and last panel: None Image rotation Scaling (global and mixed pixel pitch) De-interlacing Gamma curve selection and adjustment Real-time panel content remapping Real-time color temperature and color space control Real-time preview of video input and mapped canvas DMX 512 / Art-Net real-time controllable parameters Up to 4 universes of Art-Net input* Global intensity RGB intensity Color temperature X-Y video image position Video image rotation Freeze Blackout Test pattern selection Preset recall (incl. video input selection and scaling) Kinesys K2 / Tait Navigator real-time controllable parameters X-Y video image position Video image rotation *See also P3 System Controller Capacity Info Note on Support & Downloads page
P3 Signal Protocol Signal type: Gigabit Ethernet Protocol: Proprietary Martin P3 Hot pluggable: Yes, electrically isolated at all connections Cable type: Ethernet, shielded, CAT 5e or better Cable length: Up to 100 m between any 2 devices, extendable with Ethernet switch Max. number of panels per line: 50, extendable with Ethernet switch
Construction Housing: Steel and aluminum Color: Matt black Protection rating: IP20
Installation Mounting: 19-inch rackmount (2U) or free-standing
Connections Power input: IEC socket P3 data in/out: etherCON socket DVI video in: DVI-D (via DVI-I connector) Component video in: 3 x BNC Network (remote management, Art-Net and Kinesys K2/Vector): etherCON socket DMX in: 5-pin locking XLR Peripherals and USB memory devices: 4 x USB 2.0 ports User interface monitor: VGA Serial data (not used): RS-232 via DB9 connector
Electrical AC power: 115-250 V, 47-63 Hz Power supply unit: Integrated, universal multi-voltage Main fuse: 2A, T (slow blow)
Thermal Cooling: Forced air Maximum ambient temperature (Ta max.): 50° C Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): 0° C Total heat dissipation (calculated, +/- 10%): 685 BTU/hr.
Approvals EU safety: EN 60950-1 EU EMC: EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 6100-4-2, EN 6100-4-3, EN 6100-4-4, EN 6100-4-5, EN 6100-4-6, EN 6100-4-11 US safety: ANSI/UL 60950-1 Canadian safety: CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
CE ETL C US Intertek 
Included Items EU-type power cable with Schuko connector US-type power cable UK-type power cable
Related Items Martin P3-200™ System Controller: P/N 90721020 Martin P3-300™ System Controller: P/N 90721060 Martin P3-PC™ License on One-Key™ USB stick: P/N 90721030 Martin P3-PC™ License only: P/N 39808028
Ordering Information Martin P3-100™ System Controller: P/N 90721010


  Version Language Size Uploaded
P3 System Controllers - Shortcuts en  152 KB May 11, 2018
P3 System Controllers - Capacity Info Note en  410 KB Jul 01, 2019
P3 System Controllers - DMX Protocol 4.3.0  en  602 KB May 11, 2018
P3 System Controllers – Kurzanleitung de  919 KB May 11, 2018
P3 System Controllers - Quick Guide en  2.49 MB May 11, 2018
P3 System Controllers – Guide de Démarrage fr  840 KB May 11, 2018
P3 System Controllers – Training Videos       Aug 23, 2019
3D Symbols
Vectorworks Symbols 2.5  en  110 MB May 11, 2018
EU Declaration of Conformity en  321 KB May 18, 2018
ETL Listing Verification en  69.4 KB May 18, 2018
P3-100 / P3-200 Software 5.0.0    31.9 MB Jun 30, 2019
P3-100 / P3-200 Recovery Wizard 5.0.0    53.1 MB Jul 01, 2019
Service Notes
P3-100/200 warranty repair procedures en  43.4 KB May 19, 2018
VC-Grid/Strip products with P3 Software 3.1.1 or newer en  43.4 KB May 19, 2018
Main fuse blowing without specific reason en    May 22, 2018
Running P3 network in surge-sensitive environment en    May 22, 2018
Software 3.1.0 bug “Error getting frames” en    May 22, 2018

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