VC-Dot 9

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VC-Dot 9 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 9 contains nine 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.

     
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    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.

 

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Features

  • Flexible string-based direct-view LED lighting
  • Perfect for façade or stage integration
  • Individually controllable VC-dots
  • Up to 36 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: 48 x 40 x 13 mm (1.9 x 1.6 x 0.6 in.) Pixel dimensions with dome: 48 x 40 x 31 mm (1.9 x 1.6 x 1.3 in.) Weight: 1.8 kg (4.0 lbs.) for 36 Dots, 400 mm (15.8 in.) spacing, with 2 m (6.6 ft.) lead-in cable and connector Maximum number of pixels per string: 36 Standard pixel spacing (pitch): 400 mm (15.8 in.) Minimum pixel spacing (pitch): 150 mm (5.9 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 LED manufacturer: Cree Minimum LED lifetime: 50,000 hours (to >70% luminous output)* *Figure obtained under manufacturer's test conditions
    Photometric Data Light source : Nine RGB LEDs Viewing angle: 127° x 127° Viewing angle with dome: 180° x 180° Luminous intensity, RGB, calibrated mode: 18 cd Luminous intensity, RGB, raw mode: 22.5 cd Total output, RGB, calibrated mode: 55.3 lm Red output, RGB, calibrated mode: 14.8 lm Green output, RGB, calibrated mode: 36.9 lm Blue output, RGB, calibrated mode: 3.6 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 Power and data converter: Martin VC-Feeder™ Peak power consumption (at full intensity, full white): 2.75 W per Dot Typical power consumption (with typical video content): 0.92 W per Dot Figures for typical video content are indicative only and will vary Operating voltage: 15 VDC
    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): 12 BTU/hr. Typical heat dissipation (calculated, with typical video content): 4 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 9 Diffuser Domes, set of 10: P/N 90357200
    VC-Dot 9 Diffuser Domes, Smoked, set of 10: P/N 91610108
    VC-Dot 9 Diffuser Spheres, set of 10: P/N 91611530
    VC-Dot 9 Interior Mounting Clips, 10 pcs: P/N 90357170
    VC-Dot 9 Truss Clips, set of 10: P/N 91611373
    VC-Dot 9 Mounting Bracket: P/N 91611303
    VC-Dot 9 Aluminum Mounting Profile, Black, 2 m (6.6 ft.): P/N 91611382
    VC-Dot 9 Mounting Profile Cover, Black, 2 m (6.6 ft.): P/N 91611383
    VC-Dot 9 Mounting Profile End Caps, Black, set of 10: P/N 91611384
    VC-Dot 9 Mounting Profile Cable Entry End Caps, Black, set of 10: P/N 91611385
    VC-Dot 9 Aluminum Mounting Profile, Grey, 2 m (6.6 ft.): P/N 91611394
    VC-Dot 9 Mounting Profile Cover, Grey, 2 m (6.6 ft.): P/N 91611395
    VC-Dot 9 Mounting Profile End Caps, Grey, set of 10: P/N 91611396
    VC-Dot 9 Mounting Profile Cable Entry End Caps, Grey, set of 10: P/N 91611397
    VC-Dot 9 Plastic Mounting Profile, Black, 1.2 m (4.0 ft.): P/N 91611490
    VC-Dot 9 Plastic Mounting Profile Cover, Black, 1.2 m (4.0 ft.): P/N 91611510
    VC-Dot 9 Plastic Mounting Profile, White, 1.2 m (4.0 ft.): P/N 91611500
    VC-Dot 9 Plastic Mounting Profile Cover, White, 1.2 m (4.0 ft.): P/N 91611520

    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 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 P3-150™ System Controller: P/N 90721015 Martin P3-300™ System Controller: P/N 90721060 Martin P3-PC™ System Controller: Free download from martin.com
    Ordering Information VC-Dot 9™ RGB, 400 mm (15.8 in.) pitch, 36 pcs., 2 m (6.6 ft.) lead-in: P/N 90357140 Strings with custom Dot pitch and lead-in length can be manufactured to special order.

Downloads

  Version Language Size Uploaded
Specifications
VC-Dot 9 Spec Sheet-English
en version A4, updated: Jan 09, 2019
A4  en  706 KB Jan 09, 2019
VC-Dot 9 Systems Diagrams
en version E, updated: Jun 01, 2020
en  459 KB Jun 01, 2020
    199 KB Nov 28, 2017
VC-Dot 9 - Diffuser sphere specifications
en version C, updated: May 18, 2018
en  151 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot - Mounting clips specifications
en version C, updated: May 18, 2018
en  199 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot plastic mounting profile specifications
en version C, updated: May 18, 2018
en  253 KB May 18, 2018
Truss Clip - Specifications
en version B, updated: May 22, 2018
en  345 KB May 22, 2018
Smoked Diffuser Dome - Specifications
en version C, updated: May 22, 2018
en  294 KB May 22, 2018
    253 KB Nov 28, 2017
Aluminum Mounting Profile - Specifications
en version B, updated: May 22, 2018
en  644 KB May 22, 2018
Diffuser Dome Specifications
en version B, updated: May 18, 2018
en  275 KB May 18, 2018
Diffuser Dome - Specifications
en version C, updated: May 22, 2018
en  273 KB May 22, 2018
Smoked Diffuser Dome Specifications
en version B, updated: May 18, 2018
en  304 KB May 18, 2018
Manuals
VC-Dots - User Manual
en version D, updated: May 22, 2018
en  1.87 MB May 22, 2018
Illustrations
VC-Dot 9 with Diffuser Dome - 2D dimensions (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  117 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 with Diffuser Dome - 2D dimensions (DXF)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  415 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 with Diffuser Dome - 2D dimensions (PDF)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  58.1 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 without Diffuser Dome - 2D dimensions (DXF)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  336 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 without Diffuser Dome - 2D dimensions (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  100 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 without Diffuser Dome - 2D dimensions (PDF)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  53 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot cables
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  64.5 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot Termination Cap - 2D dimensions (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  98.8 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot Termination Cap - 2D dimensions (DXF)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  305 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot Termination Cap - 2D dimensions (PDF)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  50.4 KB May 18, 2018
Mounting Bracket VC-Dot 9 - 2D dimensions (DWG)
version A, updated: Sep 21, 2018
  409 KB Sep 21, 2018
Mounting Bracket VC-Dot 9 - 2D dimensions (PDF)
version A, updated: Sep 21, 2018
  110 KB Sep 21, 2018
VC-Dot 9 TrussClip - 2D dimensions (PDF).pdf
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  76.7 KB May 18, 2018
Diffuser dome for VC-Dot 9, 2D dimension (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  431 KB May 18, 2018
Diffuser dome for VC-Dot 9, 2D dimension (DXF)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  449 KB May 18, 2018
Diffuser dome for VC-Dot 9, 2D dimension (PDF)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  150 KB May 18, 2018
en  40.7 KB May 18, 2018
en  75.6 KB May 18, 2018
en  40.2 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Alu Profile Endcap - 2D dimensions (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  40 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Alu Profile Endcap - 2D dimensions (DXF)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  72.3 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Diffuser Sphere - 2D dimensions (DXF)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  483 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Diffuser Sphere - 2D dimensions (PDF)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  61.8 KB May 18, 2018
en  177 KB May 18, 2018
en  396 KB May 18, 2018
en  55.2 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Plastic Profile Cover - 2D Dimensions (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  169 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Plastic Profile Cover - 2D Dimensions (DXF)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  360 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Plastic Profile Cover - 2D Dimensions (PDF)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  52.8 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 TrussClip - 2D dimensions (DWG).dwg
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  274 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Diffuser Sphere - 2D dimensions (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  201 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Clip - 2D dimensions (PDF)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  42 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Alu Profile Endcap - 2D dimensions (PDF)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  40.4 KB May 18, 2018
en  80.2 KB May 18, 2018
en  237 KB May 18, 2018
en  45.1 KB May 18, 2018
en  40.9 KB May 18, 2018
en  79.5 KB May 18, 2018
en  38.2 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Clip - 2D dimensions (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  46.6 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Clip - 2D dimensions (DXF)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  106 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 TrussClip - 2D dimensions (DXF)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  799 KB May 18, 2018
Symbols
Vectorworks Symbols
en version 2.9, updated: Oct 01, 2020
2.9  en  373 MB Oct 01, 2020
CAD Drawings
VC-Dot 9 Alu Profile CableEntry Endcap - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  28.7 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Alu Profile Endcap - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  24.8 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Aluminium Mounting Profile - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  138 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Aluminium Profile Cover - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  28.6 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Clip - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  177 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Clip - Simple 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  13.8 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Diffuser Sphere - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  243 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Diffuser Sphere - Simple 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  36.3 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Plastic Mounting Profile - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  40.7 KB May 18, 2018
Diffuser_dome_for_VC_Dot9_3DS
updated: May 18, 2018
    107 KB May 18, 2018
Diffuser dome for VC-Dot 9, 3D dimension (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  153 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 Plastic Profile Cover - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  26.2 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 with Diffuser Dome - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  492 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 with Diffuser Dome - Simple 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  26.8 KB May 18, 2018
Mounting Bracket VC-Dot 9 - 3D DWG
version A, updated: Sep 21, 2018
  30.4 KB Sep 21, 2018
Mounting Bracket VC-Dot 9 - 3DS
version A, updated: Sep 21, 2018
  53.6 KB Sep 21, 2018
VC-Dot 9 without Diffuser Dome - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  386 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot 9 without Diffuser Dome - Simple 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  27.4 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot Termination Cap - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  309 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Dot TrussClip - 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  1.11 MB May 18, 2018
Compliances
en  630 KB May 18, 2018
ETL Test Verification of Conformity
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  187 KB May 18, 2018
EU Declaration of Conformity
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  321 KB May 18, 2018
Software
VC-Dot 9 White Personality Files
updated: Apr 12, 2019
    3.63 KB Apr 12, 2019
Service Notes
Cable Termination End Cap Installation Guide
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  893 KB May 18, 2018
Mounting Profile Installation Guide
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  243 KB May 18, 2018
Surface Mounting Clip Installation Guide
en version B, updated: May 18, 2018
en  111 KB May 18, 2018
Truss Clip Installation Guide
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  258 KB May 18, 2018
Firmware
VC-Dot Family - Firmware
version 2.4.1, updated: Oct 15, 2020
2.4.1     Oct 15, 2020

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