VDO Atomic Bold

Full color blinder / strobe / wash / eye-candy fixture

The Martin VDO Atomic Bold is an incredibly versatile creative LED hybrid fixture and the newest addition to the VDO Atomic family. It includes a wide range of functionality to support a myriad of applications as an audience blinder, strobe light, creative LED pixelmapping surface, eye-candy effect light and stage wash – all in a single, compact fixture.

Including many of the benefits that made its sibling, the VDO Atomic Dot a popular hybrid fixture, the VDO Atomic Bold retains the same interlocking mechanics, same cabling and a similar look but is a larger fixture with higher, full color output to offer lighting designers even more creative potential.

It features a unique octagonal-shaped design with simple connections to work as a single light or in multiples to form a large array. In addition to industry-standard protocols such as Art-Net, sACN and DMX, Martin P3 control unleashes creative freedom to mix video mapping with DMX control.

The VDO Atomic Bold targets rental customers and set and lighting designers working in concert/touring and TV shows but is also a perfect fit for corporate and customers in the higher end nightclub market.

  • DUAL LAYER FIXTURE

    A high lumen output, full color beam combined with a pixel-controllable RGB Aura backlight enables truly, unique effects. Both layers can be controlled individually via P3, DMX, Art-Net, sACN or a mix.

  • COMPACT AND ROBUST

    For such a compact fixture, the VDO Atomic Bold packs a mighty punch and its robust and IP65-rated housing enables it to be used in any application – indoors or outdoors.

  • BEAUTIFUL TUNGSTEN EFFECT

    The VDO Atomic Bold’s beam and aura work together to provide an authentic looking tungsten emulation, providing color shift and dimming decay.

  • EASILY COMBINE MULTIPLE FIXTURES IN ARRAYS

    The smart interlocking mechanics allow fixtures to be combined into battens, arrays or creative shapes - creative imagination is your only limit. Or go extra creative and combine the VDO Atomic Bold with the smaller VDO Atomic Dot in a mixed array.

  • HYBRID DATA AND POWER CABLE

    The hybrid power and data cable carries all power and data for the fixtures, allowing them to be daisychained very easily in large quantities.

  • FRONT-ACCESSORY HOLDER

    The industry-standard PAR64-sized front-accessory holder can hold a diffuser to widen the beam-angle of the fixture. It also fits standard barndoors to give the fixture an artistic look on stage.

DUAL LAYER FIXTURE

A high lumen output, full color beam combined with a pixel-controllable RGB Aura backlight enables truly, unique effects. Both layers can be controlled individually via P3, DMX, Art-Net, sACN or a mix.

COMPACT AND ROBUST

For such a compact fixture, the VDO Atomic Bold packs a mighty punch and its robust and IP65-rated housing enables it to be used in any application – indoors or outdoors.

BEAUTIFUL TUNGSTEN EFFECT

The VDO Atomic Bold’s beam and aura work together to provide an authentic looking tungsten emulation, providing color shift and dimming decay.

EASILY COMBINE MULTIPLE FIXTURES IN ARRAYS

The smart interlocking mechanics allow fixtures to be combined into battens, arrays or creative shapes - creative imagination is your only limit. Or go extra creative and combine the VDO Atomic Bold with the smaller VDO Atomic Dot in a mixed array.

HYBRID DATA AND POWER CABLE

The hybrid power and data cable carries all power and data for the fixtures, allowing them to be daisychained very easily in large quantities.

FRONT-ACCESSORY HOLDER

The industry-standard PAR64-sized front-accessory holder can hold a diffuser to widen the beam-angle of the fixture. It also fits standard barndoors to give the fixture an artistic look on stage.

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Features

  • High power, full color strobe/blind/wash/eye-candy fixture
  • 12,000 lumen boost/strobe
  • 7,500 lumen continuous
  • Beam angle of 13 degrees
  • Field angle of 27 degrees
  • Pixel-controllable RGB Aura backlight with 72 LEDs
  • Compact form-factor
  • Built-in power supply (100-240V)
  • Power and Data IN & THRU via hybrid cable (PDE system)
  • P3, DMX, Art-Net & sACN compatible
  • Built-in pixel-FX on backlight and beam
  • Front-accessory holder for barndoors and/or diffuser/lens
  • Detachable yoke-assembly which can also be used as floor-stand
  • Smart interlocking mechanics to build battens, arrays and creative shapes
  • Compatible with Martin VDO Atomic Dot interlocking mechanics for mixed arrays
  • IP65 rated

    Specifications

    • Physical

      Width excluding hanging bracket: 288 mm (11.3 in.) (identical to 2x VDO Atomic Dot locked together)
      Width including hanging bracket: 371 mm (14.6 in.)
      Height excluding hanging bracket: 288 mm (11.3 in.) (identical to 2x VDO Atomic Dot locked together)
      Height including hanging bracket: 394 mm (15.5 in.)
      Horizontal fixture spacing: 300 mm (11.8 in.) (center-to-center using interlock couplers)
      Vertical fixture spacing: 300 mm (11.8 in.) (center-to-center using interlock couplers)
      Depth: 161 mm (6.3 in.)
      Weight including hanging bracket: 9.32 kg (20.5 lbs.)
      Weight excluding hanging bracket: 7.65 kg (16.9 lbs.)

      Dynamic Effects

      Beam Dimmer/Shutter: 0 – 100% continuous dimming, variable flash rate and duration, and atomic effects
      Beam Dimming options: Choice of four dimming curves
      Beam Color mixing: RGB, independently variable 0 - 100%
      Beam Color temperature control: Variable 2000 – 11,000 K
      Beam Virtual Color wheel: 48 color presets, continuous rotation and random color
      Beam P3 Mix: Videomapping of fixture with variable crossfade between DMX control and video control
      Aura Dimmer/Shutter: 0 – 100% continuous dimming, regular and random strobe effects
      Aura Dimming options: Choice of four dimming curves
      Aura Color mixing: RGB, independently variable 0 - 100%
      Aura Color temperature control: Variable 2000 – 11,000 K
      Aura Virtual Color wheel: 48 color presets, continuous rotation & random color
      Aura PixelMapping: individual RGB control of each Aura pixel
      Aura P3 Mix: Videomapping of fixture with variable crossfade between DMX control and video control
      Built-in FX: Various pre-programmed FX on Beam, Aura and combination of both

      Control and Programming Control Protocols: DMX, RDM, Art-Net, RDM over Art-Net, sACN and P3 Protocol detection: Automatic Setting and addressing: RDM, RDM over Art-Net or P3 DMX Modes: 1-channel, 3-channel, 4-channel, Compact, Basic, Extended DMX channels: 1, 3, 4, 10, 27, 243 Fixture Identification: User-settable ID number DMX compliance: USITT DMX512-A RDM compliance: ANSI/ESTA E1.20 Art-Net Compliance: Art-Net 1, 2, 3 and 4; including RDM over Art-Net sACN Compliance: ANSI E1.31 - 2016 Martin P3 Compliance: P3 System Controller Software 5.1.0 or newer DMX/RDM Transceiver: RS-485 Ethernet Transceiver: 10/100 Mbit (with fail-safe bypass) Firmware update: via DMX using Martin Companion or via Ethernet using P3 System Controller
      Control/User Interface Device status: Multi-color status LED Device test and reset: Pushbutton to call up local test patterns and reset device
      Optics and Photometric Data

      Lens Diameter: 200 mm
      Front Accessory Holder: PAR64 size

      Beam/Strobe LED
      LED Type: RGBW
      Max. total lumen output: 12,000 lumens (boost/strobe mode)
      Max. total lumen output: 7,500 lumens (continuous mode)
      Beam Angle: 12.7 Degrees (half peak)
      Field Angle: 27.0 Degrees (one-tenth peak)
      Color Temperature: variable (2000-11,000 K)
      CRI (Color Rendering Index): >80 (at 6500K mixed white)
      Resolution: 16-bit per color
      Minimum LED lifetime: 50,000 hours (to >70% luminous output)
      Calibration: Yes, color calibrated
      Color Modes: Extended Mode and Calibrated Mode

      Aura Backlight LEDs
      LED Type: RGB
      LED Quantity: 72
      Color Temperature: Variable (2000-11,000 K)
      Resolution: 16-bit per color per pixel
      Minimum LED lifetime: 50,000 hours (to >70% luminous output)
      Calibration: Yes, color calibrated
      Color Modes: Extended Mode and Calibrated Mode

      P3 Video Processing Color Resolution: 16 bit per color (48 bit per pixel) (Beam & Aura) Color Temperature Control: 2000-11,000 K (Beam & Aura) Synchronization: system-wide Frame Rate: up to 75 frames/sec Brightness Control: 0-100% (maintaining full color depth) Color Gamut Control: full spectrum control (Beam & Aura) Gamma Correction and Control: fully controllable (Beam & Aura)
      Construction Housing: Aluminum Color: Black Protection rating: IP65 RoHS: Compliant REACH: Compliant
      Installation Mounting options: hanging from bracket, hanging from clamp attached directly to fixture, hanging from other fixture using interlock mechanism or floor standing using integrated double bracket Location: indoor or temporary outdoor use Clamp attachment to hanging bracket: M12 Clamp attachment directly to fixture: M8 Maximum vertical column height: 4 fixtures Orientation: Any Minimum distance to combustible materials: 0.1 m Minimum distance to illuminated surfaces: 0.5 m
    • Connections

      AC Power, DMX and Network input: cable tail with PDE hybrid connector (IP65)
      AC Power, DMX and Network thru: chassis-mount PDE hybrid connector (IP65)
      All connections hot plugging compatible

      Electrical AC power: 100-240 V AC nominal, 50/60 Hz Power supply unit: Auto-ranging electronic switch mode Maximum power consumption: 400 W Typical half-cycle RMS inrush current at 230 V, 50 Hz: 3.0 A Typical earth-leakage current: 0.80 mA
      Typical Power and Current 100 V, 60 Hz: 358 W, 3.58 A, PF 0.99 120 V, 60 Hz: 353 W, 2.96 A, PF 0.99 208 V, 60 Hz: 350 W, 1.73 A, PF 0.97 230 V, 50 Hz: 349 W, 1.59 A, PF 0.96 240 V, 50 Hz: 351 W, 1.55 A, PF 0.95 Measurements made at nominal voltage with all LEDs at full intensity. Allow for a deviation of +/- 10%. PF = power factor.
      Thermal Cooling: Forced air (temperature regulated, low noise) Maximum ambient temperature (Ta max.): 40 C Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): 0 C Typical heat dissipation (calculated, +/- 10%): 1365 BTU/hr
      Approvals EU safety: EN 60598-2-17 (EN 60598-1), EN 62471, EN62493 EU EMC: EN 55015, EN 55032 Class B, EN 55035, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 61547 US safety: UL1573 US EMC: FCC Part 15 Class A Canadian safety: CSA 22.2 No. 166 Canadian EMC: ICES-003 Class A; ICES-005 Class A Australia/NZ: RCM United Kingdom: UKCA
      Accessories

      Junction Boxes
      Passive Junction Box Power-DMX-Ethernet to PDE: P/N 91610001
      Active Junction Box Power-DMX-Ethernet to PDE: P/N MAR-91700002

      Adapters Cables
      BreakIn Cable Power-DMX-Ethernet to PDE: P/N MAR-91700000
      BreakOut Cable PDE to Power-DMX-Ethernet: P/N MAR-91700001

      Optical Accessories
      VDO Atomic Bold Diffuser 60 Degrees: P/N MAR-91616119
      VDO Atomic Bold Diffuser 30 Degrees: P/N MAR-91616120

      Mechanical Accessories
      Super Lightweight Half Coupler Rigging Clamp, black: P/N 91602018
      G-clamp (vertical hanging installation only): P/N 91602003
      Half-coupler clamp: P/N 91602005
      Quick trigger clamp (vertical hanging installation only): P/N 91602007
      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 Atomic Bold Interlock Doubler: P/N MAR-91616122
      Set of 10 VDO Atomic Couplers: P/N 91610003
      VDO Atomic Half Coupler: P/N 91610004
      VDO Atomic Interlock Adapter: P/N 91610006
      VDO Atomic Pivot Coupler: P/N 91610007
      VDO Atomic Spigot Adapter 28mm: P/N MAR-91616118
      VDO Atomic Bold Double Width Bracket: P/N MAR-91616121

      Pre-Assembled Hybrid PDE Cables
      Power+Data Cable Rental PDE-PDE 1 m: P/N 91616001
      Power+Data Cable Rental PDE-PDE 2.5 m: P/N 91616002
      Power+Data Cable Rental PDE-PDE 5 m: P/N 91616003
      Power+Data Cable Rental PDE-PDE 10 m: P/N 91616004
      Power+Data Cable Rental PDE-PDE 25 m: P/N 91616005

      Bulk Hybrid PDE Cable and Connectors
      Power+Data Connector PDE Male: P/N 91611701
      Power+Data Connector PDE Female: P/N 91611702
      Power+Data Cable Power-DMX-Ethernet Rental 100 m: P/N 91616006

      Flightcase
      Flightcase for 6 x VDO Atomic Bold: P/N MAR-91515056

      Related Items 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 Martin Companion Cable (for firmware update over DMX): P/N 91616091
      Ordering Information VDO Atomic Bold in cardboard: P/N MAR-90357703

    Downloads

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    Specifications
    VDO Atomic Bold - Spec Sheet
    en version A, updated: May 19, 2021
    en  1.54 MB May 19, 2021
    VDO Atomic Bold - System Diagrams
    en version A, updated: May 12, 2021
    en  735 KB May 12, 2021
    PDE Rental Cable & Connectors - Drawing
    en version B, updated: May 10, 2021
    en  212 KB May 10, 2021
    VDO Atomic Bold - Flightcase Spec Sheet
    en version A, updated: Jun 01, 2021
    en  1.31 MB Jun 01, 2021
    Manuals
    VDO Atomic Bold - User Guide
    en version A, updated: May 11, 2021
    en  5.29 MB May 11, 2021
    VDO Atomic Bold - Guide de l'utilisateur
    fr version A, updated: May 31, 2021
    fr  7.55 MB May 31, 2021
    VDO Atomic Bold - Bedienungsanleitung
    de version A, updated: May 31, 2021
    de  4.31 MB May 31, 2021
    Illustrations
    VDO Atomic Bold - 2D Dimensions
    en version B, updated: May 25, 2021
    en  3.44 MB May 25, 2021
    Symbols
    AutoCAD 3D Symbols
    en version 1.4, updated: May 19, 2021
    1.4  en  10.7 MB May 19, 2021
    AutoCAD 2D Symbols
    en version 1.4, updated: May 19, 2021
    1.4  en  2.49 MB May 19, 2021
    Vectorworks Symbols
    en version 3.1, updated: May 19, 2021
    3.1  en  339 MB May 19, 2021
    CAD Drawings
    VDO Atomic Bold - 3D Dimensions
    en version B, updated: May 25, 2021
    en  15.9 MB May 25, 2021
    Firmware
    VDO Atomic Bold - P3 Personality File
    updated: May 19, 2021
        3.71 KB May 19, 2021

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    VDO Atomic Bold

    Full color blinder / strobe / wash / eye-candy fixture